Chocolate Orange Muffins

Here we go again with the magnificent combo of dark chocolate and juicylicious orange, I’ll never tire of it, NEVER! I managed to buy some more of my favoured buckwheat flour, I love how soft and light the cakes are when I use this particular flour, it is a bit harder to get hold of for me, but it’s worth stocking up when I see it as it’s great for cakes and cookies, so worth having in the cupboard, especially for Gluten free peeps (don’t let the buckWHEAT part fool you, this flour is completely gluten free). I spotted a […]

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Orange & Cranberry Scones, perfect for afternoon tea.

I think I may have slightly overdone it at the gym today, I stared off with a Sh’Bam class then took myself off for a solo half hour on the spin bike, then decided that I should try out the Zuzana Light workout that I saw on facebook yesterday and now I think I’m broken! I was doing fabulously well, felt great after the workout and now, well, now my legs have taken on a personality of their own and are not at all happy with me! But it was great and I feel great too. I was doing all […]

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Cinnamonbread Men with a touch of Orange Zestiness

Yes, yes, I know, it’s supposed to be gingerbread men, but a certain man of the house doesn’t like ginger so I thought it was an acceptable trade off to make them from cinnamon. I’d originally thought of making these for Halloween along with a strawberry sauce for gory bits but I didn’t get the little cookie cutters I needed, then I saw a post on cookingstoned this week for sweet potato gingerbread men and it reminded me that I was going to bake them and so I finally got around to it. Looking at my finished product, the men […]

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St Clements Orange & Lemon Cheesecake with a Dark Chocolate Amaretto Drizzle

I got around to using one of my packs of Silken Tofu the other day and what better way to use it than in a delicious cheesecake! I was originally just going to do a plain lemon cheesecake, but for some reason I got the tune of St Clements in my head (oranges and lemons are the bells of St Clements…) and suggestible as I am, I threw a cheeky orange in there as well, the zest gives it a lovely colour as well, which is always nice. This recipe will serve 4 quite nicely, but as you can see […]

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Luxury Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with a Zesty Chocolate Frosting

Wooo hoooo back in the kitchen today and raring to get cooking. The in-laws came back the other day with a big bag of beautiful oranges… and we all know what that means…. Chocolate Orange time! I thought I’d freestyle it a little bit with the frosting, there’s no icing sugar in this one, I just love peanut butter in my cookies and cakes these days and I thought it would serve me well as a frosting and I was proved correct, it worked really well with the almond and orange juice… I had to taste it frequently to make […]

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