Operation ‘More Chocolate’ with Nestle

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Flourless Chocolate Cake | La Gallette

It has been a while since I posted on this blog, its been a mix of school, work and overall chilling that has set me back. Nonetheless, I’ve been baking and sharing photos on my Instagram, of which, this series that I’ve been working on with Nestlé BAKERS’ CHOICE.

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I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work with the super sweet team at Nestle Baking to create these four recipes featuring NESTLÉ BAKERS’ CHOICE Chocolate CHUNKS…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Berry Cake

Rustic Chocolate Layer Cake

Double Choc Chunk Cheesecake

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Caramel Sandwich Cookies | La Gallette

Rustic Chocolate Layer Cake | La Gallette

Some recipes are gluten free, low-fat and one bowl. A little for everyone!

It was super fun to create these recipes and I hope ya’ll like them!

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Savoury cooking & filming with the new Down 2 Earth range

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As you may well know, I’m a baker. I love all things sweet and I don’t often share many savoury recipes.

I do, however, still cook (of course). Whilst savoury cooking isn’t my preferred style, I still enjoy it. And hell yes, I enjoyed this.

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I haven’t really shared any savoury posts on my blog, nor have I ever shared a video before. So that’s why I’m very excited and slightly freaked-out about sharing something I’ve been secretly working on the past few weeks. And it’s safe to say that I’m quite impressed with the result.

I’ve teamed up with Chris’ Dips (which I am super excited to work with because heck, I’ve grown up snacking on their bomb hommus) to share with you, their new Down 2 Earth dip range, a recipe and a little video of how I cook with the new range.

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They’ve came up with four new (and exciting) flavours.

Mexican-style bean and corn salsa.

Sweet potato and harissa hommus.

Spiced carrot and tumeric dip.

Eggplant and miso dip.

I’ll just let that sink in for ya…

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Did I also mention that they’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low in sugar and fat? Yep, shut the door. Natural ingredients, simple stuff.

What I love most about these dips is that they’re so versatile. Dipping vegetable sticks, using as a pizza or nacho sauce, shaking through dressings, stirring through a cold pasta… I could go on. Head on over to Eat Love Share for more recipes using the new range.

I’ve decided to share my very own take on how I cook with the new range… baked falafel lettuce cups with Mexican salsa and lime-tahini dressing. Can I get an amen?

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A filling of crispy, fluffy falafel morsels, a good smother of this Mexican-style bean and corn salsa topped with fresh vegetables and drizzled with a tangy, creamy tahini sauce sauce.

Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free. Amazing.

I’ll leave you with the recipe and this video.I hope you enjoy.

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Baked falafel lettuce cups with Mexican salsa and lime-tahini dressing

Ingredients:

    For the falafels:
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained
  • 3 tbsp Down 2 Earth Mexican-style bean and corn salsa
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, roughly diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped mint
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil, to drizzle
  • For the tahini dressing:
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • Additions:
  • Down 2 Earth Mexican-style bean and corn salsa
  • lettuce cups
  • diced cucumber
  • diced capsicum
  • diced tomato
  • chopped parsley, corriander and mint
  • lime or lemon wedges, to serve

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place all falafel ingredients in a large food processor and blitz until combined (but still a tad chunky).
  3. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into a ball and place on the prepared tray. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  4. Lightly drizzle olive oil (about 1 tbsp) over the falafels and bake for 10-15 min, rotating the falafels around every 5 or so minutes until lightly golden.
  5. To make the dressing, place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until combined.
  6. Serve falafels in lettuce cups of cucumber, capsicum and tomato. Top with Down 2 Earth salsa, chopped parsley and drizzle with the lime-tahini dressing.

Categories: Breads Breakfast & Brunch Dairy-Free Gluten-free Sugar-free Vegan

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Sweet baking with I Quit Sugar

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Gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan strawberry caramel centered cookies | La Gallette

I had the pleasure of working with the lovely ladies over at I Quit Sugar to share some delicious sugar-free recipes.

Strawberry caramel centered chocolate cookies (gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan)

Pistachio torte with raspberry coulis (gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free)

Simple crepes with an assortment of fresh fruit (gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan)

Vegan crepes and fresh fruit | La Gallette Gluten, diary and sugar free pistachio cake with raspberry coulis | La Gallette

I worked on these recipes a couple of weeks ago and it’s very exciting to see them out in the wild. All of the recipes are sugar-free and gluten-free.

I’ve been experimenting a lot with some sugar and gluten alternatives, most obvious in my recent posts. It’s quite fascinating to learn about new ingredients and they’re effects.

Starting from a traditional baking style, laden with butter, flour and sugar, learning to bake in a different way really opens your eyes to the tonne of other ingredients out there.

Gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan strawberry caramel centered cookies | La Gallette Gluten, diary and sugar free pistachio cake with raspberry coulis | La Gallette

You can view the recipes, here, here and here. I hope you love creating them just as much as I did.

Categories: Breakfast & Brunch Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins & Cakey Things Chocolate Cookies & Biscuits Gluten-free Vegan

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Banana maple bread and cooking with Hippie Lane

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Banana and maple bread | La Gallette

A lovely insta-pal of mine, Taline recently released a new app, Hippie Lane.

It’s a little desserts app, adundant with amazing, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten free and vegan dessert recipes. After purchasing the app just yesterday, I’ve already made three recipes. I’m obsessed.

This banana and maple bread is one of them.

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Categories: Breads Breakfast & Brunch Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins & Cakey Things Dairy-Free Gluten-free Sugar-free Vegan

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Cinnamon mini muffins

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Cinnamon mini muffins | La Gallette

These cinnamon mini muffins are dusted and baked with homemade ground cinnamon. I’ve never really ground my own spices, it just seemed to be a waste of time to me. Not until I tried it out last week and my god.

I can see, smell and taste the difference.

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Categories: Breakfast & Brunch Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins & Cakey Things Dairy-Free Gluten-free Sugar-free

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