Category: dessert

  • Indian Carrot dessert

    Also known as gajar halwa, this is a delicious dessert that also allows you to sneak veggies into the veggie-hesitant! 1kg / 2lb carrots, shredded 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 tsp ground cardamom seeds 3 tbsp butter 1/2 cup / 120ml chopped nuts OPTIONAL sufficient raisins, craisins, or similar fruit OPTIONAL pinch of salt […]

  • Vegan brownies that don’t suck

    A daring title, but I have cracked it. I can also make them keto friendly. Oh, and by the way? It’s gluten free, too! 4 tablespoons ground flax 1/2 cup / 120ml water 1 tablespoon vanilla 4oz / 112g cocoa butter 1 cup / 200g allulose or similar keto friendly sugar 1 cup / 220g […]

  • Keto friendly British sponge pudding

    What I’m writing here is an incomplete recipe. This is because the sheer diversity of British sponge puddings is ridiculous, so I’d rather give you the basic recipe that you can tweak with any of the eleventy zillion different options. Chocolate sponge, jam sponge, chocolate, and did I mention chocolate? Yum yum. All tweaks from […]

  • Keto friendly chocolate sponge pudding

    Look, America, you are responsible for lots of good stuff. But your understanding of “pudding” is desperately bad. It’s not just yellow flavour or brown flavour. It’s so much more. And here’s an example. It’s rich, decadent, chocolatey goodness. It’s keto friendly, so low carb. And it’s … well, it’s brown. Shut up! 6oz / […]

  • Nougat

    Nougat is something I always associated with a sickly sweet, weirdly papery, somewhat stale confection. Freshly home made nougat is far from that, and well worth making at home. A couple of warnings. You will be handling sugar syrup, also known as culinary napalm. Please handle with extreme care, you don’t want 3rd degree burns. […]

  • Figgy Pudding Cheesecake

    So, you want a plum pudding cheesecake. I have you covered. Yes, the title says figgy pudding…. this has both figs and plums in it, so I still have you covered! This is a crustless cheesecake. You are welcome to add one if you wish. 3 packs cream cheese (8oz / 225g each) 1 cup […]

  • Historically Inspired pumpkin pie – Pompion Pie

    Inspired by this recipe, I came up with my own version. This Pompion Pie version is delicious and will definitely feature in future Thanksgiving dinners! 1 batch pie crust for a 9 inch pie dish (see here for GF crust) 1 sugar, or pie, pumpkin, whole (not puree) 2 medium or 3 small apples half […]

  • Baked custard

    Baked custard is another classic British pudding. It’s simple, cheap, and feels way more gluttonous and indulgent than the ingredients would suggest. It’s also inherently gluten free! 600ml / 18 US fl oz heavy whipping cream 3 large eggs 50g / 2oz caster (fine table) sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence (or to taste) 1/4tsp ground […]

  • Gluten free instant chocolate mug cake

    Yes, another mug cake. I’m having fun with it, so why not? Add to a large mug 2 tablespoons butter 1 to 4 tablespoons monkfruit/erithrytol blend, or similar, to your taste optional – pinch of salt Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds until the butter is melted. Stir to incorporate and allow to cool slightly. […]

  • Spotted Dick Mug Cake

    This is the instant version of my full Spotted Dick recipe. See there for my comments on the name! This version is gluten free, sugar free, and can be easily tweaked to be keto friendly. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon (or so) of currants, raisins, or as you prefer 1 tbsp of brown liquor or water […]