Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Yum Dum Dammer Foods

A little side line of mine is beginning to come to fruition...........healthy eating 'treats'. Who out there doesn't like a little sweet treat every now and again, or even more regularly than that! But most of the cakes, biscuits, scones, flapjacks etc that you can buy anywhere from supermarkets to little corner cafes contain so much refined sugar and flours, and hydrogated fats that you end up feeling guilty , with weight problems, particularly fat around your middle, and other health problems, which takes away alot of the enjoyment of eating them in the first place.

All my 'treats' are full of organic ingredients and NO hydrogenated fats and NO refined sugar and NO refined carbohydrates, so you can enjoy them without the guilt and without the blood sugar spikes. Still in moderation though.

Here's a recipe for Chocolate Brownies for you to try, and if you do please let me know what you think. I love them and so do my kids. The variations are endless too, try adding different nuts, coconut, berries, seeds etc. for a different treat every time.


Plain chocolate, at least 70% cocoa, and organic 175g
Butter, organic 175g
Cocoa powder, organic 40g
Baking Powder ( I use wheat free) 1/4 tsp
Buckwheat flour, organic,85g
Seasalt, optional 1/4tsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Zylitol/Agave syrup mix 300g

Melt butter and chocolate over pan of boiling water
Sieve flour, cocoa powder,baking powder into bowl.
Whizz up eggs and zylitol/syrup with electric mixer for a few minutes until frothy.
Mix flour mixture into egg mixture and add choc/butter mixture.

Pour into lined baking tin (I use grease proof paper) and bake for 20 minutes, approx, at 180 degrees. Leave to cool before transferring to a cooling tray and cutting into pieces. A little goes a long way.

Hope you like it. RX

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