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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Chocolate Cupcakes with a Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Frosting

Here's the bad news...

This is made from a new exciting premix range that will be launched soon by Banting Blvd.
Its a Vanilla muffin premix which works well as cupcake mixes as well as muffin mixes. Its a vanilla base and you add your own flavour to it. For the purpose of the recipes and because frankly I don't know what they will be calling it - I'll be calling them "Vanilla X".


Ingredients:

1 Pack Vanilla X
4 Eggs
2 cups milk
4 tbs sweetener
2 tsp vanilla
6 tbs cocoa

Method:

Preheat oven to 180C.
Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla together.
Add premix, cocoa and sweetener and mix well.
Bake for around 20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before icing.

For the frosting recipe used here, find it here:

Lemon Sponge with a Lemon Cheesecake Frosting

Here's the bad news...

This is made from a new exciting premix range that will be launched soon by Banting Blvd.
Its a Vanilla muffin premix which works well as cupcake mixes as well as muffin mixes. Its a vanilla base and you add your own flavour to it. For the purpose of the recipes and because frankly I don't know what they will be calling it - I'll be calling them "Vanilla X".


Ingredients:

1 Pack Vanilla X
4 Eggs
2 cups milk
4 tbs sweetener
2 tsp vanilla
The Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon

Method:

Preheat oven to 180C.
Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla and Lemon juice together.
Add premix, zest and sweetener and mix well.
Bake for around 20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before icing.

For the frosting recipe used here, find it here:

Vanilla Cupcakes with a Raspberry Frosting

Here's the bad news...

This is made from a new exciting premix range that will be launched soon by Banting Blvd.
Its a Vanilla muffin premix which works well as cupcake mixes as well as muffin mixes. Its a vanilla base and you add your own flavour to it. For the purpose of the recipes and because frankly I don't know what they will be calling it - I'll be calling them "Vanilla X".


Ingredients:

1 Pack Vanilla X
4 Eggs
2 cups milk
4 tbs sweetener
2 tsp vanilla

Method:

Preheat oven to 180C.
Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla together.
Add premix and sweetener and mix well.
Bake for around 20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before icing.

For the frosting recipe used here, find it here:


Chocolate Frosting - Tastes like creamy chocolate!


Ingredients:

200g butter
4 tbs xylitol icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
100ml cream
75ml Cocoa
45ml Boiling water

Method:

Cream together butter and icing sugar ingredients until smooth.
Add vanilla and cream and mix together.
Add cocoa and mix.
Add boiling water to mixture, little by little and mix until smooth.
What you're left with is an amazing cheesecake textured and tasting frosting!
Pipe on top of cupcakes.

Cheese Cake Frosting


Ingredients:

200g butter
4 tbs xylitol icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
100ml cream
180ml cream cheese
60ml Lemon Juice

Method:

Cream together all ingredients until smooth
What you're left with is an amazing cheesecake textured and tasting frosting!
Pipe on top of cupcakes.

Raspberry Frosting


Ingredients:

200g butter
4 tbs xylitol icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
100ml cream
30ml cream cheese
12 raspberries

Method:

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blitz with a stick blender to combine!
What you're left with is an amazing cheesecake like frosting, perfect for a plain vanilla cupcake.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Flourless Mug Bread - Peanut Butter

So moist, so simple - a must try!

Ingredients:

1 tbs peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg

Method:

Mix thoroughly until smooth.
Add to a mug or suitable microwave container.
Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
Remove and slice

There are, however, a few things you need to know before you continue with the above recipe. 

Peanuts are high in omega 6 and excess amounts may cause inflammation. 
My suggestion would be 2 things:

1. Include pilchards in your meals on the day you have the peanut butter bread.
2. Don't have it daily due to the omega 6 content.

These are the approximate nutritional values, per bread:


Flourless mug bread - Coconut butter


So moist, so simple - a must try!

Ingredients:

1 tbs coconut butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg

Method:

Mix thoroughly until smooth.
Add to a mug or suitable microwave container.
Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
Remove and slice