Tag Archives : dessert

Firni – a traditional rice pudding


Firni or phirni is a rice pudding recipe which one of my Bengali friends always makes for Eid celebrations. She uses a traditional recipe which was handed down from her mother, who used the recipe handed down from her mother. It is still Eid now – it started yesterday (Tuesday), and we were invited to dinner, and how fortunate was…

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Quick Banoffee Pie : Vegan & Free-From


Quick Banoffee Pie Banoffee Pie! We always used to choose it when we went out, or we made a whole one at home and argued over the last slice! A crisp biscuit base, fresh bananas, lashings of cream and delicious toffee sauce make this dessert one to always remember. I dread to think how much fat, how much cholesterol and…

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Two minute soft-serve Raspberry Ice-cream… Dairy Free!


Two minute soft-serve raspberry ice-cream… Dairy Free! It’s Summer! πŸ˜€ We’re in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK! It’s hot! Very hot! Some say too hot, but we mustn’t complain as it doesn’t happen very often! πŸ˜€ So it’s most definitely barbecue weather, and we’ve eaten most meals outside for the past week, but rather than post…

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Back to Basics: Baked Apples!


Back to Basics: Baked Apples! Are you aware that this week is officially “Bramley Apple Week”? If, you are in the UK, then no doubt you know what a ‘Bramley’ is – as I believe it is native to Britain! Bramleys are large hard green skinned tart cooking apples. The great thing about Bramley apples, is that they keep their…

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Oaty Bites! with Chocolate!


Oaty Bites! with Chocolate! Bites there were… several of them! πŸ˜› I really can’t believe these disappeared so quickly, but I guess it’s just like eating a perfect bowl of porridge yes? Well it has almost all the same ingredients that my breakfast oats would have (okay, maybe not the chocolate), so that makes it similar …nutrition-wise at least! πŸ™‚…

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Back to Basics: Rainbows & Green Smoothies


Back to Basics: Rainbows & Green Smoothies RecentlyΒ I’ve been getting my greens in the form of smoothies! You can’t imagine how many people turn their noses up at that! πŸ˜› Smoothies yes. πŸ™‚ Green smoothies no! So, just because of the colour it becomes less tasty? Really? I’ve added this to the back to basics series (along with crumble, pancakes…

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CAKE!!! Free-From & good for you!!!


CAKE!!! Free-From & good for you!!! Hello everyone! πŸ™‚ I hope this week has gone smoothly so far if you’ve had children go back to school, start school, start college or get ready for university? Also to all the teachers out there who have new classes (& new schools!) – I hope it’s going great and you’re all enjoying it…

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Mixed Berry Sorbet – Vegan & FreeFrom


Mixed Berry Sorbet – Vegan & FreeFrom Hello! πŸ˜€ It seems like ages since I’ve been on my blog but it as (as usual) only a week since I posted last time! I guess because we’ve been on a UK road trip and packed so much into a short space that it appears to have been longer! My boys have…

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Leave, Lincoln & Luscious Lasagne!


Leave, Lincoln & Luscious Lasagne! My laptop hasn’t been on since last Friday! I’m not (so I thought) interested in politics, but unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or maybe in the desert) it’s a bit hard to avoid what’s been going on in the world. Even my primary school aged son came home and said they’d had their…

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