Friday, November 17, 2017

Cocoa, Banana, Oats & Almond Milk Smoothie

This would be a great start to a weekend ;)

Cocoa, Banana, Oats & Almond Milk Smoothie
Serves 1
1 g (1 tube sachet) Huletts EquiSweet Classic
1 cup (250 ml) Almond Milk
½ ripe banana
¼ cup rolled oats
½ T unsweetened cocoa powder
Combine all the ingredients in a smoothie maker, blender or use a stick blender.
Blitz until smooth (add more almond milk if needed).
Serve immediately.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Frozen Custard

This delicious gluten and dairy free dessert is perfect for warm weather celebrations.

Frozen Custard
Serves 4


25 ml (5t) Corn flour
375 ml (1.5c) Soy milk
3 ex large egg yolks
30 ml (2T) Huletts Castor Sugar
80 ml (⅓c) pecan nuts
1.5 T Huletts Maple Syrup

4 x 125ml capacity moulds
Combine corn flour with ¼ cup soy milk in a microwave proof bowl or jug. Stir until smooth. Stir in remaining milk.
Microwave on medium high for 1 to 2 minutes until hot (do not allow to boil). Set aside.
Place the egg yolks and sugar in a large microwave bowl and beat using an electric mixer until thick and pale. Add the milk mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine.
Microwave on medium high for 1½ minutes and stir. Microwave for a further 1½ minutes or until custard is thick.
Pour custard into moulds and cover with plastic wrap.
Place in freezer for 2 - 3 hours or until just frozen.
Place the pecan nuts between 2 sheets of paper towel on a microwave plate.
Microwave on low for 2 – 3 minutes or until just toasted. (Watch as nuts burn easily). Cool and chop into small pieces.
Combine the pecans and maple syrup in a small jug.
To serve: run a knife around the inside of each mould and turn the custards out onto serving plates.
Top the custards with the maple pecans.

Pitch Black Halloween Party

My Pitch Black 35th party was an absolute blast! The husband and I went as corps bride & groom ;)

The starters: Caviar, black olives, charcoal crackers, black sesame crackers & black berry compote on cambrini.

The dessert table was the best! Black candy apples, black chocolate cakes, zout drops, licorice and loads of other black sweets.

The husband cooked 10kg of blackened sirloin to perfection! He used activated charcoal for the crust. 

The side salads: Black garlic salad dressing, black rice with macarel & squid and black beans with morcilla, woodear mushrooms and chorizo.