Posts Tagged“chocolate”

This slice makes a wonderful treat for special occasions, it is one of our family favourites for Christmas along with peanut butter balls and choc chip cookies.    It can be made a couple of days ahead and kept in the refrigerator, or alternatively keeps well in the freezer too.   This slice can easily be made  gluten free if you just use gluten free flour in place of ordinary flour, I find the Aldi brand of gluten free flour the best tasting and most economical.  All of these home made treats will cost a fraction of the price of…

I have been searching for a gluten free chocolate cake recipe which will freeze well, with mixed results. Not having found a recipe I am happy with, I decided to make my own. This very moist gluten free chocolate cake is not only delicious, but freezes very well! Hooray! It is a great one to make when you have some excess eggs which you want to “preserve”. I also find it very handy to keep a few frozen pieces of cake in the freezer for when you have unexpected visitors or for when time is short. Since I use a…

I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things to do at this time of year is a little bit of festive baking.  I know you can buy all sorts of Christmas treats at the supermarket, but you just can’t beat the taste of homemade treats.  This recipe was an experiment and turned out delicious so I thought I would share it.  I have made these gluten free, but if you don’t need to eat a gluten free diet you could easily substitute any sweet biscuit you like.  They also can be dairy free, if you use the…

I was very fortunate to receive an ice cream maker for a gift this year, and boy is it a fun “tool” to have.  I do joke with the family that it is an item which needs to be used “responsibly”!  The one I got is a Cuisinart ICE 30 A and if you are in the market for an ice cream maker I would recommend this model, it works wonderfully well.  Homestead hubby found this one on sale for only $99 (RRP was $179) on the internet.  I think it was the end of the purple stock, as the…

This lovely moist chocolate cake is very easy to make and always turns out beautifully.  It can be made either gluten free or regular depending on what you need.  It makes quite a large cake, I usually make it in a  12 x 9 1/2 inch rectangular baking tin.   It is a great cake to make on the weekend for a treat and then to have plenty left over to wrap and freeze for lunch box snacks.  Home baking is a great way to reduce your grocery bill significantly, I just noticed that a cake a third of this…