Not entirely sugar free as there is a tablespoon of treacle in the recipe, hwoever, the gingerbread is soft not crisp and it tastes really good. My husband and children ate it without flinching, said they preferred the original ginger snap recipe but this was good. Praise indeed.
Category: Sweet treats – that aren’t baking or puddings
Sweet treats, chocolate and delicious things, all probably very bad for you
Raw Chocolate Coconut Bars aka Sugar Free Bounty Bars
I’m trying hard to wean myself off sugar (again) but I have such a sweet tooth it’s torture. Therefore I’ve been experimenting with sugar free, low carb sweet fixes, one of them are these lovely raw chocolate coconut bars
Salted Peanut Brittle
A classic homemade sweetie, I have used salted peanuts which takes the edge off the sweetness. It’s still full of sugar, rots your teeth but it tastes so good
Mini snowball truffles
A white chocolate version of my popular Ginger Chocolate Truffles, great for children to make as gifts.
Ginger chocolate truffles
The easiest truffles in the world to make and ideal for young children to make for gifts. They are more like old fashioned ‘rum truffles’ as they are made with cake crumbs rather than fresh cream, they taste lovely.
Making fudge with someone who means a lot to you is a right of passage for any child, be it a grandparent, parent, auntie or family friend. Just don’t eat it too often and always brush your teeth well afterwards.
My middle daughter is 15 years old tomorrow, so I figured this was a good excuse to have a go at making chocolate lipsticks.
Cheat Cherry Brownies
This is a very quick, cheat version of black forest gateau using shop bought brownies so all you have to do is arrange them on the plate, drain the cherries and whip the cream, you can even buy ready whipped cream
This fragrant sugar makes a fabulous present, attach a label with the lavender shortbread recipe handwritten to finish it off beautifully. Also lovely sprinkled over summer berries. This will keep for 6 months.
Fruit leathers have been made since the middle ages as a way of preserving fruit for the winter months. They are delicious, easy to make and also great for snacks and lunch boxes