Tag: Organic homemade chocolate

Pecan & white chocolate cake

This recipe is for my sister. Sister # 2 cause she asked nicely. More and more people are gluten intolerant and find it hard to find any wheat-free treats that are in the pastry/bakery section. Go on…try this. Go buy a wheat-free something in the shops…did you enjoy it? No. Did you feel satisfied afterwards? No, cause it probably tasted like a loo roll with carob on it.

Here’s what we had last night for Bossladys birthday: A wheat-free Pecan and white chocolate cake.

Taskmaster is gluten intolerant so everything I make is minus wheat. Sounds hard, but really simple – Just Substitute.

Wheat flour is really bad and bleached and etc, blah blah blah anyway, so just use rice/millet/quinoa/corn/almond/chickpea/rye(not gluten-free) potato/and the list goes on/ flour instead.

Recipe for Pecan & white chocolate cake:

  • Preheat oven to 180 deg cel.
  • In mixing bowl cream:

250g butter

250g sugar

  • Add

3 eggs

  • Mix well. Add

1 tsp vanilla/caramel essence

290g rice/rye/millet flour or mixture of all for best results

100g ground pecans

3 tsp baking powder

185ml milk/cream/buttermilk

Mix untill combined.

Pour into greased baking tin and bake for +- 40 mins or untill knife comes out clean.

Topping for the cake:

handful of white chocolate

1 Tbs butter

  • Melt over a low heat on the stove. Pour evenly over the top of the cooled cake. Let it set.

Icing:

100g butter

2 tbs cream

2.5 cups sifted icing sugar

1 tbs vanilla essence

drop of milk

  • Cream all ingredients together and ice cake.

1 packet of flaked almonds

  • Press the flakes around the side of the cake to decorate.

So, there we go. Tea anyone?

Heres a photo to brighten up your day…Kingoftheplayground – sweet deprived child of the bush – after a homemade chocolate escaped off the table….hmmmm.

Sunny daze

Another fantastic day.

Took a German navy sailor for a guided walk. Hehe I led him up the garden path. No, not actually. After tea in the tea garden with his two lady friends, we had the luck of finding

A shy Geometric  Tortoise,  a flaming red Paintbrush Lily in the middle of the path, lots of orange parasite plants (Dodder) looking like telephone wire suffocating the plants ( Apparently, this means the suffering bush is ready for a burn) the reservoir, termite hills, beautiful Helychrisum flowering bush and the windmills. The wind was kind, the sun was hot. Thank goodness for my hat!

Later I heard my 2 and a half-year old boy, crying halfway down the path.

“Why are you crying?”

“I’m so, so sad!”

“Oh why? What happened?”

“I did step on a sharp stone. But I do want to go down there and make mud pies in the Tea Garden.” weep weep.

Pick him up, carry him back up the path and sense someone behind me. Its Nootnoot the kitten, followed by Pollox the  dog, followed by three chickens running to keep up. The word Circus leaps to mind…

Today I made      Wheat-free  Cupcakes                                                               and                      Cake                        for the Tea GardenAnd homemade chocolate                                                        and                                                    seeds for sprouting

Spot the odd one out?

Meanwhile, work of a different sort was in action….Taskmaster and the Lovely Lutho were hammers a blazing (my poor aching head) and renovations are going well. Note to self: Book into relaxing spa holiday next time renovations happens!

To make temporary space, these toys and one small happy boy looked like this:

Recipe for Homemade melt-in-the-mouth Chocolate:

5 tbsp coconut oil

5tbsp organic cacao powder

5 tbsp ground nuts (I used pecans)

2 tbsp icing sugar/honey

pinch of salt

Method:  1.Melt oil in a pot on a low heat on the stove. 2.Remove from heat. 3.Add rest of the ingredients and mix well. 4.Spoon into silicon ice tray and leave to set in the freezer for a couple of hours. 5. Eat them all fast before anyone sees. …..Oh its Valentines day so 6. Eat with a loved one and share the bliss!

Bye bye for now.