Category Archives: Bars and slices

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars

Part 2 of baking with chickpeas. This was initially intended to be a chocolate cake. When it emerged from the oven, I thought it was ruined, but in fact, it was something even better! Advertisements

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White Chocolate Glazed Beetroot and Fig Bars

These gloriously pink bars are akin to a blondie in texture – moist and fudgy with jammy bursts of fig laced throughout and a subtle background of fragrant coconut. The beetroot flavour doesn’t come through but adds this wonderful pink … Continue reading

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Fruity Mincemeat & Almond Cake Bars – Fat Free!

I adore the flavours of fruit mincemeat. It is the quintessential taste of Christmas with it’s warm, sweet spicing and plump, juicy fruit. It follows that I also adore mince pies and have very little control when I and they … Continue reading

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Beetroot and Avocado Fudge Brownies

Brownies are one of the most personal desserts there is. People like them in very specific forms – cake-y, gooey, fudgey, crunchy, with nuts, with chocolate chips, or with dried fruit. For me, I’m pretty easy going when it comes … Continue reading

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World Baking Day – Orange, Blueberry Oat Bars and Homemade Apple Sauce

OK, I couldn’t not bake something on World Baking Day, despite it falling on the day before my final exam. Are you all sick of hearing about these blasted exams now? It’s OK, I am too! So, these bars are … Continue reading

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Easter Treats – Hot Cross Buns, Fridge Cake and Chocolates

My birthday fell on Easter Monday this year for the third time in my life so far, the first time being the day I was born. It was a great day, seeing special friends and family and a delicious meal … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Crumble Slice

A tumble down the stairs this morning has left me home bound with a poorly knee. But the new kitties, Tiger Lily Rios and Aria are keeping me good company, along with Winifred, the Goose who turned up on Wednesday and made … Continue reading

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Dark and Rich Brownies

Now I’m the kind who can eat a chunk when everyone around can only manage a slither, when everyone says ‘oh, they’re very rich’, I’m thinking ‘huh?’ beside a mouthful of sugary yumminess. However, even I struggled to get through … Continue reading

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Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Bars

These rich treats veganised from Smitten Kitchen are sure to keep both the kids and adults happy over the school holidays! They are a real American combo, reminding me of the famous Reese’s cups. Also, an 8 inch slab serves … Continue reading

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Choc Chip Blondies

MMMMM…Yummy, gooey, blondies – brownies just without the brown. Such a treat and these blondies veganized from Smitten Kitchen are ‘infinitely adaptable’ and give you a base recipe to experiment with. As these were for a school bake sale, I … Continue reading

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