So after a few slightly tiring weeks to mark the beginning of my second season in the Alps, I finally bring you my first proper blog post! And while it may be a complete cop out in terms of originality and skill, you will definitely thank me later.
After my recent attempts at some slightly more complicated recipes, I decided this week I would give myself a little bit of respite and revisit my absolute go-to, traybakes. However, unlike with my honeycomb and chocolate cheesecake, I thought I would make some attempts to stick with the healthier theme.
So after deciding that I needed to branch out my ideas a little more in my review for the hazelnut and raspberry baked cheesecake brownie at Olive and Bean last week, I have completely contradicted myself already. I think it’s safe to say that my raspberry, hazelnut and meringue squares might not be the most original, but they are pretty yummy so, again, it’s a very sorry not sorry situation.
So after my first ever review on my blog last week, I return to my attempts at concocting recipes in true form. Essentially, this means I run out of time and can’t do anything even nearly as ambitious as I would have liked it to be. This week I definitely faced the same issue, but this time I didn’t even have time to get any ingredients. So, after scouring the larder I have orange, marzipan and date cake and, I have to say, it’s pretty delicious.
From Jaffa Cakes to Nutella, it’s safe to say I am piling the sugar in for these blog posts and, even though my jeans might disagree, not a single part of my is even slightly sorry. While this recipe in particular is definitely geared towards those with a sweet tooth and could fall into the borderline health risk category, it is absolutely delicious and I would modestly recommend it.
In this weeks post I inform you, with regret, that there is a very slim chance I might have slightly cheated. I have recently been trying to stick to a ‘no refined sugar ‘ kind of health kick in the upcoming weeks to the tough mudder I have signed up for (there it is), but I couldn’t resist giving these bad boys a go.
First of all I apologise for the tardiness of this post; even though the hard part (i.e. the baking) was done in time, I ran out of time to find an opportunity to bore you with my thoughts as I usually do on a Sunday night so you will have to find it in your hearts to forgive me. I promise to get back on track now my schedule is returning to normal.
After a week of offering you something slightly healthier, I thought for this post I would offer you something a little more true to form. Unlike my healthier honey gingerbread, it is safe to say there is nothing even remotely slimming about my traybake this week. But, being modest as per, it is still pretty good!
I’ll admit now that this blog post is definitely the most spontaneous one yet even though the flavours are fairly basic. The recipe came about from a combination of an early finish from work and a hungry father whinging that there was ‘nowt to eat’ with his cup of tea. After beating an answer out of him (not literally) to find out what he actually fancied, I came up with these little apple and ginger crumble shortbreads. I have made a similar rhubarb crumble shortbread at work before which has proved quite popular, but since I was limited to the ingredients I had in the house I decided to go for a more traditional take. Continue reading “Apple and Ginger Crumble Shortbread”