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Litchi and Lemon Sorbet

This sorbet is fruity and fresh (and vegan!) Litchi was always a prominent feature of my childhood and I would wait for the season when my dad with return with a bunch, literally a bunch of litchis on their branches with leaves, bought fresh from a roadside vendor. He also had the unenviable task of peeling them for me – all that was left for me to do was relish…

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Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream

There used to be a blueberry cheesecake ice cream which I used to enjoy as a child and this ice cream brings back a lot of childhood memories I have been baking for years, and feel quite comfortable with cakes and other desserts. Ice cream is less demystified, however. I have made many no churn versions before, but none come close to the silky bite of a custard ice cream.…

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Gluten-Free Coconut Loaf

A light and soft coconut loaf with a wonderful toasted coconut icing I have been experimenting with a few gluten-free recipes with mixed success. This gluten-free coconut loaf is one of the successes. It has all the coconut I could possibly cram into a cake – coconut flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, desiccated coconut, coconut milk. Coconut flour is extremely tricky to work with and can really produce a dry…

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Whole Orange, Cardamom and Polenta Cake

An incredibly moist and flavourful cake, fragrant with freshly ground cardamom and free from gluten and dairy. We were having dinner with a friend a few weeks back and, unsurprisingly, I wanted to bake something to take along. I thought that this orange, cardamom and polenta cake would be the perfect accompaniment to the end of a meal. I also wanted to create something Eid-inspired, as I have many Muslim…

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Gluten-Free Lemon and Poppyseed Loaf

This classic bake gets a gluten free twist and a glaze added to it, to amp up the lemony flavour. Lemon and poppyseed cake has to be up there with one of my favourite cakes. As a student, I would always go to the local student restaurant, Cocoa Wah Wah for a slice of indulgence during exam study breaks. They had the most incredibly moist lemon and poppyseed layer cake…

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Date and Nut Caramel Bars

These date and nut caramel bars are gooey, but have a wonderful texture thanks to the nuts and seeds included in them. This is such a quick bake and works wonders for a teatime treat. The recipe is really a mish mash of everything I can find in my kitchen when making them. The inspiration for the date and nut flavours come from my favourite muffin from Mugg and Bean,…

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