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Apple and Cinnamon Bread

9 Jul
My gorgeous nephews, Campbell and Lucas 😀

My gorgeous nephews, Campbell and Lucas 😀

My nephews were coming over for afternoon tea today so I thought I had better make them cake 😀

I had a quick look at my favourite website – The Healthy Chef and decided on the apple and cinnamon bread. The Healthy Chef recipes are usually sweetened with honey, dates or maple syrup so I was surprised that this one didn’t have any sweetener in it at all. The original recipe does say don’t be tempted to add any sugar as the apples will be sweet enough. It got the thumbs up from my nephews so safe to say, it was sweet enough. I have converted the recipe to Thermomix however the original recipe can be found here.

You will need:
450g fuji apples cut into quarters
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 free range eggs
40g macadamia nut oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
200g wholemeal spelt flour

Method:
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
Chop apples for 3 seconds on speed 4-5 or until grated. Then add the baking powder, salt, eggs, oil, cinnamon and vanilla into the bowl and mix on reverse, speed 2 for 10 seconds.
Add the spelt flout and mix on reverse, speed 1.5 for 20 seconds.
Line a loaf tin with baking powder and pour mixture into loaf tin. I thinly sliced up another fuji apple and layered on top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. I had to cover my tin after 45 mins as it started to brown too much on top. I then baked for a further 10 mins.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1 hour before taking cake out of the tin.

Enjoy xx

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Print this one out!

7 Jul

I love this one. Print it out and put it where you need it…. inspiration board, fridge, desk, wardrobe, everywhere!!

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Salmon Burgers

23 Jun

I’ve seen this recipe in Teresa Cutter’s 80/20 book but never really flagged it as one to cook until I saw it come up on her Facebook page the other day.  I had all the ingredients except for the salmon, so off to the shops I went and I’m so glad I did!

I have converted this for the thermomix however if you don’t have one, you can find the original recipe here.

You will need:

500g fresh raw skinless and boneless salmon, chopped roughly

1 small bunch parsley

2 spring onions chopped into thirds

zest and juice of one whole lemon

pepper and salt

1 egg

50 grams of almonds (to make almond meal)

Method:

Place almonds into TM bowl and chop for 10 seconds on speed 9 and set aside.

Peel lemon skin and place into TM bowl and zest for 10 seconds on speed 9.

Add your parsley and spring onions and chop for 5 seconds on speed 6.

Next, add the remaining ingredients and chop for 10 seconds on speed 5-6.

Remove mixture from TM bowl and shape into burgers.

Lightly coat with almond meal.  If your burgers are quite soft, place them in the fridge for 10 mins to firm up.

Cook the burgers over a low heat  with some olive oil until crisp, golden and cooked through.

I served mine with some sweet potato chips and lemon wedges.

Enjoy!Salmon Burgers