Pizza Scrolls

Use up your leftovers and create a delicious, portable snack! Fantastic for kids!

 

I wasn’t sure whether I should be relieved these are so filling (or disappointed, cos they are so dang delicious!)

Pizza scrolls 2

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 quantity ‘Simple Spelt Bread’ dough – risen once and set aside (see here)
  • leftover bolognaise mince (choc full of thermie-fied veg)
  • 1 and a half cups of soft cheese of choice (grated in Thermie – a few seconds on Sp 8)
  • Fresh basil, oregano (or whatever you can lay your hands on)

 

Method:

  • Split bread dough into halves and roll out onto lined baking trays (approx 1cm thick)
  • Spread leftover mince over dough (ensure it is quite dry or it will all fall to bits)
  • Sprinkle cheese over the top

Pizza scrolls 1

  • Sprinkle fresh herbs over the top
  • Roll up carefully into a ‘log’ shape
  • If you have time, it’s best to let this refrigerate for a while. I didn’t have time and it still worked – they were just a bit ‘squishy’ 
  • Slice in half. Then slice the halves into half, then slice all four sections in half (you will have 8 pieces in total) 
  • If you have time, leave them in a warm place to rise slightly before baking. (If you don’t, just place them into a cool oven instead of a pre-heated one)
  • Bake until golden brown in a moderate oven

 

Enjoy!

 

Advertisements

Doooooooonutsssssssss!

Choc Banana Donuts

Donut 1

I originally found this recipe here, at Janie’s Kitchen. I have tweaked it and altered it to use my pantry staples and to suit the Thermomix.

There is this lady I have become friends with recently who knows me so well! She has brought (and shared) bubbles, recipes, delicious dips and DONUT PANS!! Thank you Lauren ❤  I have immense gratitude for these amazing and like minded women who have come into my life over the past few years – ‘My Tribe’. I love you all so much – I made you some donuts. 🙂

I may or may not have eaten 4 for lunch.

I will never tell.

Ingredients:

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 50g coconut sugar (or rapadura)
  • 120g organic natural yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted over warm water)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 230g organic white spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine himalayan crystal salt
  • 1 cup chopped raw/organic dark choc of choice

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Method:

1. Whiz the topping ingredients on Sp 9 for approx 20 seconds until fine. Set aside.

Donut 4

2. Mix the bananas, yoghurt and coconut sugar on Sp 3 for 3 sec (scrape down and blend for a further second if needed)

3. Add vanilla and eggs and mix on Sp 3 for 10 seconds. While mixing, slowly drizzle the coconut oil through the lid.

4. Add the flour, baking powder and bicarb soda. Mix on Sp 5 for 5 seconds. (Scrape down and blend for a further second if needed)

5. Add chocolate and mix on Reverse, Sp 3 until just incorporated.

6. Spoon carefully into donut pan. Ensure each section is no more than 3/4 full.

7. Bake in moderate oven for approx 12-15 minutes (or until the centre springs back when touched)

Donut 3

8. Allow to cool slightly. Remove from pan while still warm and dip into cinnamon / coconut sugar mixture.

9. Eat immediately!!!!!!!

10. Repeat the process regularly 🙂

Donut 2

Perfectly Imperfect Chocolate Ice-cream ‘Scroll’ (Grain Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free option)

Chocolate Roll

Chocolate Scroll served with whipped cream (coconut cream topping for dairy free) and fresh blueberries. (Yummier than it looks!)

The original recipe can be found here at Primally Inspired. The recipe has been altered to suit the Thermomix. The ice cream is based on the ‘Quick Blueberry Ice Cream’ recipe in the EDC.


Chocolate Roll:

4 eggs

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 cup liquid (I used milk – you could use coconut milk)

1/3 cup raw cacao

¼ cup pure raw honey

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 heaping tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

 

Mix all ingredients for approx 6 sec, Sp 3. (Scrape down and remix if necessary) I find it best not to overmix or play with coconut flour batters to much. They thicken up really quickly!

Pour onto a tray lined with baking paper (and lightly oiled with extra coconut oil) and bake in a moderate oven (check from 15 minutes, cake should be just cooked through so it is light and springy)

Freshly baked (still looks quite nice at this stage ;) )

    Freshly baked (still looks quite nice at this stage 😉 )

 

Cool slightly and roll up firmly with baking paper. Allow to cool.

Rolled and cooling

Rolled and cooling

‘Cheats’ Ice-Cream: (shhhhh!)

100g coconut sugar

350g frozen organic berries of choice

500g frozen (in ice cube trays) organic coconut cream (I used approx 300g coconut cream, 200g pure jersey cream)

 

Whizz sugar for up to a minute, Sp9 until it is as fine as possible. Add half of berries and frozen cream and process – gradually increasing speed and using the spatula to help incorporate it all (as you would for sorbet). Add remaining berries and cream and continue to process until smooth. (I used extra cream to help it incorporate and to make sure the texture was spreadable)

Tastes delicious on its own!

Tastes delicious on its own!

Unroll chocolate log and spread ice cream over the base. Re-roll firmly (trying NOT to let it all fall to bits like mine did!!!) and wrap in clingfilm tightly. Freeze.

Remove from freezer approx 10 minutes before you want to serve. Enjoy!

Next time I will use the roasting idea for the strawberries – mentioned in Primally Inspired’s recipe. (Sounds amazing!!) I would also unroll the cake a little earlier and not allow it to cool quite as much as I did in an effort to reduce the amount of cracking.

Even though it fell to pieces (*read – looked like a total train-wreck!!!!) after rolling, I managed to scoop it up into the cling wrap and it froze into a kind of conglomeration of cake-ey, ice-cream-ey goodness. Not really a scroll, but a really yummy dessert!

Let me know if you give it a try 😀

Ready to cut

 

Simple Spelt Bread

photo (2)

Spelt Bread with coconut butter and whole fruit jam – A delicious, wholesome treat

Ingredients:

500g white spelt flour

generous pinch of fine celtic / himalayan sea salt

50g extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons dried yeast

260g warm water

Method:

Place all ingredients in TM bowl (take care not to mix salt and yeast – eg place salt on the bottom, then flour, then yeast, oil and water.) Mix on Sp 6 for 6 seconds.

Knead for 2 minutes and then place in a covered, oiled bowl in a warm place until mixture doubles in size. Knock down and reshape, placing it in a well oiled (lined with baking paper helps) loaf tin.

You have two choices here. You can either allow it to rise a second time, then bake OR you can pop it into a cold oven and it will rise as the oven reaches temperature.

Tap the centre of the loaf as it browns (approx half and hour, depending on depth of the dough). If it sounds hollow, it is cooked.

Allow to cool, then turn out onto a board.

Enjoy!

 

photo (3)

Spelt dough after first rise

This is a great recipe to ‘play’ with. I often grind a combination of buckwheat and quinoa (even millet) and reduce the amount of spelt. It’s best eaten fresh, but toasts beautifully for a few days.

Thanks to Quirky Jo for the original recipe (and for inspiring my inner baker!)

x Ang

 

How did I get here?

How indeed! Just over a week ago I was home with a sick little boy, failing to find an extended amount of time to constructively work on my class reports when my thoughts wandered back to that ‘idea’ that has been bumping around in my head.

“Why not?” I said to myself. “Why not just start a little page? If nothing else, it will serve as a type of journal. A way to record recipes and links that inspire me…….”

That’s when I hit “Create Page” on Facebook. I shared my funny little page with some friends and acquaintances. Some of them have Thermomixes. Some of them eat clean. Some love Paleo. Some ask me questions about different kinds of flour and cacao. One of them owns a highly successful alternative eating blog that I follow like a groupie……………

Hmmmmmmm………..

Off to bed I went, checking my page at 84 likes. (Wahoo!! How exciting! I would have to think of something fun and yummy to share with them over the weekend.)

The next morning the alarm went off at it’s usual time. Bleary eyed, I rolled over to see if I had cracked the hundred mark (if I could be so bold to assume…….)

A message from my friend, Lauren. It simply read,”What have I done?”

Lauren talked to Jo. Jo talked to 33 000 others. 4 000 of those decided *giggling madly behind their laptops and phones* to pop over and visit my little page.

I don’t think my heart left my mouth for a full 24 hours. I watched my liker list grow. And grow. And GROW to a phenomenal number, almost tipping the scales at 9 000.

My first instinct was to run to the corner and rock quietly with my fingers in my ears. My second instinct was to place a blanket over my rocking self. My third instinct was to take chocolate under the blanket with me for ‘company’.

My lasting instinct is to ride this roller-coaster. To continue my ‘little’ page in the same way it was intended. To just be honest, open and curious (and intensely grateful). To show my little group of interested followers what I do, how I eat and what I strive for. If you are all enjoying yourselves you will stay. If not, that’s ok too.

I am not an expert on anything but my own self. I will never pretend to be something I am not or give you nutritional guidance or professional advice. There are some amazing practitioners out there who will do that for you.

All I promise to do is post some recipes now and then, in my own imperfect way. I can tell you how I have changed my way of eating and living. And I can promise to love every little bit of this journey.

I am LOVING this roller coaster ride so far. Thank you for riding with me.

I still cannot believe I was part of something so weirdly awesome.