Sweet buns with Baby Green Walnuts

Sweet buns with Baby Green Walnuts

 

 

Baby Green Walnuts

Baby Green Walnuts

These sweet buns are delicious in the afternoon or as a decadent breakfast.

Ingredients:

500g strong flour

15g of yeast

40g of cinnamon sugar ( mix a good sprinkle of cinnamon into soft brown sugar)

60g of butter

250g of milk

2 medium eggs

4 baby green walnuts chopped into small pieces. I used baby green walnuts from  Verita Vita

http://www.veritavita.com/?shop=shopitems/whole.green.baby.walnuts.luxury.preserve.single.or.pack.of.6.1126.aspx&prev=?shop=search/baby.green.walnuts

Warm the milk. Rub the yeast then the butter into the flour. Add the cinnamon sugar and mix. Make a well in the centre and add the mill and eggs. Combine into a dough and work for around 10 minutes.

This is a wet dough and will take around 10 minutes to loose its stickiness.

Rest for an hour.

Gently turn our and mix in the chopped baby green walnuts. Shape into roughly 100g rolls and place inside a cake tin. I used a 22cm cake time.

Prove for 25 minutes.

Bake in a pre heated oven on 160oc for 25 minutes or until cooked.

Use an apricot glaze and allow to cook.

Sweet buns


Delicious and very good for you

Delicious and very good for you

 

I love Muffins but they are usually pretty sugar laden and have a high fat content. These little beauties however are packed with goodness. Guilt free and from my ‘Saint’ recipes ( I will also post the ‘Sinner’ version, they are chocalicious)

So easy to make, great to get the kids involved.

Ingredients:

40Ml Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – if you haven’t used this before you are in for a treat. It is one of my favourite things to work with

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar

100g spelt flour

100g Rye flour

4 tablespoons of bran

4 tablespoons of ground almond

4 chopped dates

4 Baby Green Walnuts – If you haven’t used these before then I can highly recommend them. They are soft but still have a great texture. They are also sweet so you don’t need to add refined sugar. I found mine at http://www.veritavita.com

5 tablespoon of mixed nuts and seeds ( I toasted walnuts, pumpkin, sunflower and pine nuts)

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of bicarb

1 teaspoon of baking powder

I avocado mashed

2 tablespoons of water to loosed the mixture

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ( thats how easy it is) and mix together. Do not over mix! 

Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through. I baked on 160. Depending on the strength of your oven you may need to go higher. However, it is OK to bake them on a lower heat for longer.

 

Enjoy!

 

If you toast the nuts and seed it releases the oils and brings out the flavour

If you toast the nuts and seed it releases the oils and brings out the flavour

 

 

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

 

 

Baby Green Walnuts

Baby Green Walnuts

 

 

So amazing. Whole baby green walnuts. A real treat.

So amazing. Whole baby green walnuts. A real treat.

 

 


Most precious Olive Oils in the world

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Masia El Altet EVOO Classed as one of the Best and most Precious Olive oils in the World   It’s so exciting discovering new produce. Especially when it’s this good. I truly believe what you eat can effect your whole life. It effects the way you feel, look, act and think. So when I was introduced

Made with sour cherries

 

Whole Sour Cherries

Whole Sour Cherries

A wonderful gift to a friend or yourself!

A wonderful gift to a friend or yourself!

I love discovering new and exciting produce to enjoy. Verita Vita do the job for you by saucing the best produce from around the world. The team were kind enough to send me a few things to try. I have started with the Sour Cherries as I love the colour and decadence of them.

Here is what Verita Vita have to say:

 To us food is such a unique cultural experiance because it involves everyone and it has existed forever. We are devoted  to keep discovering  unusual  and high quality ingredients  to help you enhance  your dishes. Cooking is an art, so careful selection of  fresh nutritious ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing – love.  Love for food and love for those you invite to your table…

 Our love for  great food and the need to share our findings are  the driving force behind all we do, whatever it may be  – searching for the best extra virgin olive oils to bring to you, creating new recipe for a tasty  spread or appetizer,  learning the secrets and traditions of making the perfect preserve, producing pure argan oil in  exotic lands  or exploring  vineyards in quest to find that special wine.

 Our promise to you is that we will keep finding the new , the forgotten and the unusual to make your  experience with food  more enjoyable and more healthy of course. After all ” let  food be your medicine and  medicine be your  food ”  Hippocrates has said.

 

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Sweet and  tangy  flavour  of cherries   with every mouthful. 

A real treat  for your  taste buds  –  just spread on some toasted bread ,  use on  freshly baked  scones ,   yummy on  toasted panetone bread,   add to pancakes,  add to cheese boards ,   use as toppings to   cakes and cheese cakes,   or  use with roasted turkey ,  duck and game meats . Wonderful accompaniment to pate and terines.   Your  only  limitation is your imagination . Enjoy it !!!

 

I find the sour cherries really versatile and they work with so many things.

I enjoyed them with my chick pea pancake and my porridge.

 

Texture, flavour and colour

Texture, flavour and colour

 

Like adding magic to my breakfast

Like adding magic to my breakfast

 

My absolute favourite thing to make with the Sour Cherries so far has been sour cherry fudge brownies. I’m not even kidding when I say I had to give them away as gifts as I was eating them every day! Completely addictive. The sour cherries and chocolate work so well together. It is a match made in heaven. Also, it gave the brownies an amazing texture. With the cherries running through the brownie it was a delight in a bite.

 

Getting ready to bake

Getting ready to bake

Just out of the oven

Just out of the oven

 

 

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Ingredients:

450g Caster Sugar

375g Dark chocolate – melted and cooled

375g Butter

225g Gluten and wheat free flour

35g Verita Vita Sour Cherry

6 free range eggs

Live a roasting tin with baking paper and pre heat your oven to 165/Gas mark 3

Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Allow to cool.

Mix the eggs and sugar together and slowly add the chocolate and butter liquid mix. Mix in the flour ( thoroughly)

Finally stir through the cherries, saving some to drop on top of the mixture.

Bake for 35/40 minutes. You want the inside to be slightly gooey.

Ideally leave over night to develop the taste and fudgy texture.

Sour cherry Brownies. A great gift

Sour cherry Brownies. A great gift

Welcome to my new addiction!