Cool Down by Refreshing Homemade Elderflower Cordial
Hi everyone! What’s the temperature in your country?
We are soaking in a heat wave in England by the temperature jumped up to 29°C to 31°C in these few weeks. Still can’t see the sign to lower from the weather forecast. We can’t complain about it cause we had been through a long cold, damp and icy winter. The globe weather was going to extremely cold or sweating hot.
Fancy pizza tonight? Are you going to get them from a takeaway or make it yourself? Yeah, I do like a pizza for dinner sometimes, but not from a takeaway today. Most of the time, I like to make it from scratch (also from my heart) for my tight budget!
This is one of the snacks that I want to make a long time ago. But I keep forgetting.
I have made the orange cake before, and also the homemade marmalade as well. But I haven’t mixed this two up together. Now is the time I can fulfill my wish. And I like to make a gluten-free cookie base more than a sponge cake base.
King Oyster Mushroom Skewer With BBQ Sauce 素燒烤醬杏鮑菇串
Have you tried this king oyster mushrooms before? Once you have, I think you won’t resist the texture and the flavour. Next time, if you find it from your local Farmer’s market, get some if you can. I’m sure you’ll love it, trust me!
Have you got stuffed with all delicious food during Christmas and New year? May I just say it is the right time to set a diet plan for all of us. Or you have planed one already? Would you like to share with us?
Christmas table can’t without mince pie or gingerbread cookies, right? So, I’m going to make gingerbread this year. Wish you like it! 🙂
This gingerbread was reduced sweetness to suit young children. You can use the gluten-free flour to substitute the plain flour.
It is fun and exciting to make this cookie with your children, wish they won’t make a big mess around your kitchen. 🙂 Also, you can teach them to make a little hole on the angel’s or father Christmas’s head before baking. Tie a ribbon through the hole and hang on the Christmas tree for decoration.
The recipe was inspired by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Vegan Molasses Gingerbread
1/3 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Unrefined brown sugar
3 tbsp Molasses
1/4 cup Nut milk of your choice
1 cup Wholewheat plain flour or use gluten-free flour
1 cup Quinoa flour or buckwheat flour
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
Pinch of Pink Sea salt
1 tsp Mixed spice, or 1/2 tsp each of ground nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
In a large bowl whisk together oil and sugar. Add molasses and soymilk. The molasses and soymilk won’t really blend with the oil but that’s ok.
Sieve all the dry ingredients in the milk mixture. When they all mix well combined until a stiff dough is formed. Wrap in cling wrap and chill for an hour or up to 3 days in advance.
Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C/155°C in a fan oven. Lightly grease your cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to a little less than 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the shapes with your favourite cookie cutters and use a thin spatula to gently place on cookie sheets. If you are using them to decorate a tree or something, remember to punch a hole in their heads before baking. Bake for 8 minutes.
Remove from oven and let them cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet then move to a cooling rack. Wait until they are completely cool before icing. But I just put few white chocolate chips for a simple decorate.
The dairy condensed milk is far too sweet than this vegan version with a lot of unhealthy white sugar that’s all I know. It is not an essential item in my kitchen cupboard. But why do I make it? Silly? NO. I make this vegan condensed milk for some special reason!