A Broke Girl’s Millionaire’s Shortbread Cups

Catching July on the cusp, here I am. I’m currently working with a lot of cookbooks and so I thought I would try to get back into baking (I haven’t really baked since the last post on here, would you believe?) and bake an actual recipe without playing with it too much? I still added cinnamon to cut through the caramel layer, but I followed Nadiya’s recipe to a tee from her new book otherwise. Looking forward to Continue reading

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The ‘you can never have too much caramel’ Birthday Cake

Baking is pretty much impossible without a working oven, who’d have thought? So when my landlord finally come around to replace the oven with a shiny new one (THAT ACTUALLY WORKS AND DOESN’T BURN EVERYTHING ON THE BOTTOM) I leapt at the chance to do a ‘test run’. As its mine and a few friends birthday events coming up, I started with Continue reading

Dark Chocolate and Matcha Cookies

This is going to be a super short post today, as I’m working as an intern for a major publishing company, whilst trying to move out for university and sorting out my stuff because my parents are also moving house, so my life is super busy and I am going to precede to climb my jet-lagged body into bed in a minute! I’ve just gotten back to England from South Korea, and I still can’t quite believe my last trip of 2016 is done. Korea is the most amazing place, especially for the Continue reading

Avocado chocolate cookies

Healthy-ish Avocado Cookies

So it’s about 11pm, I’m bashing my head on my desk from manic essay writing and I just need to procrastinate and get away from my desk for a little bit. I flick through some baking blogs, looking frantically for a baking fix, a recipe that I won’t have to run to the shops for. All I could think about to minimise my search was the extremely ripe avocado sitting in my fridge, and a total craving for chocolate. My answer? Chocolate avocado cookies! Crisis averted, and they were kinda healthy, so I could munch on them relatively guilt free while I completed my essay too. Perfect.

I have to admit, I was skeptical of using an avocado in these cookies. Wouldn’t they make them taste funny? How would the batter even work? Avocado is great on a bit of toast sure, but baking with it was a whole new level to me. The avocado was ripe past eating point, kinda the equivalent to a black banana, so I didn’t see any harm in giving these a whirl and saving that poor lone fruit. Plus, it meant a bit of creativity could occur, so of course I added some cinnamon to these too (how could I not) while topping them off with a swipe of nutella just completed them for me. The actual cookies are dairy and egg free, so if you omit the nutella, these are vegan, which is even better!

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