I was hoping that it wasn't burnt… maybe thats just the way it looked… Nope it was definitely burnt. I did manage to get 5 pieces from the batch… yep 5 measly pieces. If you were to add up the amount of money I spent on both batches of strawberries, that would be $20.. I only got 5 edible pieces from that.. Therefore those 5 pieces cost me $4 each…. Hmm definitely a once a month treat…
I am so itching to conquer this recipe. I went out and got 2 more punnets of strawberries, but I'm scared of failing AGAIN!! I was given the advice to spend $30-$50 on a dehydrator. I'm tempted, oh boy I'm tempted but first I need to make the oven version my b*tch!! Maybe I need to invest in some strawberry seeds, cause this could end up being a very costly little adventure.
Here is the recipe. I really hope you have more luck then me!!
Obviously I was feeling really crappy last night after my rollup failure and needed a pick me up. I found a recipe for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Thickshake from the IQS website. I was a little hesitant, as it had avocado as one of the ingredients and the thought of putting avocado in my drink made me want to hurl. However I decided that in the name of trying things once, I would give it a go. On first taste… ickk! The chocolate and peanut butter taste was there, but the avocado was really overpowering and there was no sweetness at all. I added two tablespoons of rice malt syrup to my glass and seriously it tasted NAUGHTY!! I couldn't believe how different it tasted. If you would have asked me to list the ingredients, there is no way I would have ever thought avocado was one of them.
Today I seriously baked all day. Well lets define all day, as beginning at 10am and finishing at 6pm!! My Sundays for the last 14 weeks has been declared my "baking day". Before I quit sugar, Sunday was my grocery shopping and do Fruc All Day.. I do miss the doing nothing part!! Although honestly, there is nothing that feels more satisfying than opening the fridge and cupboards and seeing containers of your own cooking, replacing a mountain of sugar laden kids snacks. It really makes all that time and washing up worth it. (except when I burn rollups.. that is not worth shit..)
Today I made the following (click on the title for link)
I can not put into words how bloody good these tasted. To the point where I would probably declare it the best item I have ever made in my life and I am not talking myself up or exaggerating. It tasted like heaven in a roll. The scroll basically melted in my mouth and the icing (which was more of a glaze) was to die for. If I bought this from a bakery or a restaurant I would be going back for more!
I loved this recipe so much, that I am thinking of ways to make it even better by adding different fillings etc. Seriously though, you must give this recipe a try. I may or may not have eaten 6 scrolls today….
I made mine in the thermomix, but there would be nothing stopping you making it in a mixer or even with your hands. I wouldn't change a single ingredient because it was perfection.
I obviously swapped out any sugar with dextrose…
***This obviously means I ate something with dextrose in it!!! My No Dextrose July failed on day 19. However, this scroll was worth the FAILURE stamp on my forehead (no stress, I'll continue tomorrow and keep on trucking)
This was a request by the 7 year old and the husband!! Funny enough, I still haven't tasted them ha!! But they must be good!!!
This came about from the 7 year old asking for a break from the sour dough bread. He doesn't particularly like it for school and said it gets really dry by the time he eats it.
I have not packed these in a lunchbox before, as be honest, they never lasted that long.
This is a favourite of the 1 year old. I decided to be a little fancy today and use a star cookie cutter instead of squishing them down with a fork, like I usually do. I thought they looked pretty cool and so did the 7 year old but the 1 year old just shoved them into her mouth. I could have reconstructed the Mona Lisa in dough form and she wouldn't have given a sh*t… These biscuits are so simple and easy to make!
This is another lunchbox filler for the 1 year old. I am yet to find a fructose free alternative to yoghurt that the kids like, so this is my replacement. I made this one really thick (added more rice and less milk) this makes it easier for little hands to pick up with a spoon.
I made this one in the thermomix today, from the Basic Cook Book Chip and replaced sugar with dextrose. This is the first time doing it in the thermomix and it was just as good as my stove top version (just a lot less string from me)
Sesame Seed Balls
This is my 3rd batch of creating this little sweet treat! I decided to make these ones really big, so that one ball is enough (you will want to go back for 4th and 5ths trust me) The 7 year old was quite impressed with the size of these treats.. (I had to swap the word balls for treats because that sentence started to look like 10 types of wrong)
Chocolate Balls or Fructose Free Protein Kid Balls
This has been a staple in our fridge since week 3. Every time I get the urge to have something sweet,I grab a couple of these balls. The 7 year old is not the biggest fan, but he will eat them if there is nothing else going!! The husband and I devour these like no ones business.
This was also my 3rd attempt at making these and I think I perfected them today. I only used nuts that we really enjoy, almonds and macadamias and also added some sunflower kernels. I mixed some rice malt syrup with my peanut butter (to taste) and cut out the cinnamon. Honestly this is a recipe that you need to alter to suit your own tastes. It is more of a slice than the typical muesli bar but the 7 year old seems pretty happy with the swap.
I took out the coconut today and wow it tasted completely different. I think I like it better this way, or maybe I was just getting sick of the version with coconut!! This is the husbands request and trust me, I'm not complaining. It is from David Gilespie and this man knows his Fructose Free goods!!
So that ladies and gentleman was how I spent my Sunday, and no doubt I will be doing it again next Sunday.
Heres to a beautiful week!!