I love baking. It’s probably one of my favourite things to do in the kitchen. I’m the cake maker in our family and whenever we have a big birthday or celebration I’m always the go-to person to bake for the occasion.
With Molly’s first birthday (and mine – we’re born on the same day) just around the corner (AHHH can it really be that soon?!?!?) I wanted to come up with a cake option that wasn’t loaded with sugar but that still tasted great. I’ve been testing out my recipes at Molly’s childcare and given it’s an egg and nut free centre I wanted to make a cupcake that had no eggs in it so I could try it out with the kids there. I also wanted to create something that almost any child could eat, regardless of allergies.
A friend of mine tried this frosting and said that she found it hard to believe that there really was no sugar in it. “But it tastes so naughty,” she said.
I 100 per cent agree with her and am always tempted to eat it before it actually makes it onto whatever I’m icing.
This frosting is delicious on my egg-free. sugar-free, caffeine-free chocolate cupcakes but you can use it as an alternative on anything you would normally put buttercream on.
Raspberries are such a great fruit. I always have a big packet of frozen raspberries in the freezer to chuck in smoothies, use in baking or just put on my cereal in the mornings.
This frosting is the perfect complement to my egg-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free chocolate cupcakes as it cuts through the sweetness of the cupcake so nicely.
Molly isn’t the only one in our household that absolutely adores this dish. My husband gobbles it up in a flash and almost always asks for seconds.
It’s designed as a finger food alternative to meatballs. Molly has been fiercely independent when it comes to feeding herself right from the start so I came up with the idea for these when I was searching for easy finger foods to make.
The sauce is super tasty and quick to prepare and the fingers are soft enough that even without teeth Molly was able to suck away on them and still get off bits of meat. They also have hidden veggies in the fingers which is always a winner when it comes to kids.
I love porridge in summer or winter and there’s something about the smell of cinnamon in the morning that really gets me excited about eating breakfast.
Porridge is a great low GI option to help keep you full for most of the morning when you’re running around like a crazy person. This is such an easy and quick way to liven up a bowl of porridge and turn it into something really tasty.