How I haven’t tried making one of these before is beyond me. Think the lusciousness of velvety hot chocolate, in a thick nourishing porridge that will get you warmed up even on the coldest of mornings.
Winter puddings aren’t complete without an apple pie of some sort. My mother-in-law would pick blackberries in the countryside, and put them in her apple pies. While I don’t have a blackberry bush around the corner, the sharpness of rhubarb compliments the sweet apples perfectly. Significantly less pastry than most pies, but deliciously satisfying all the same.
Chewy on the top, soft in the middle, with a layer of the delicious sauce waiting for you at the bottom makes – few puddings can top this one! Serve with a drizzle of homemade custard for extra indulgence on a cold night.
Bundt cake actually refers to the tin in which is baked (rather than a specific recipe) that gives it it’s beautiful shape. I’ve taken my mum’s famous chocolate cake recipe and swapped out some of the ingredients for healthier options. It’s just as delicious, and the addition of ginger warms the soul for the perfect winter cake.
Everyone loves a good cookies, and these are no exception. Plus with no baking and only 4 ingredients, they are a breeze to put together. The only hard part is stopping yourself at one.
Maca powder is known for its hormone balancing properties and is said to help increase endurance when you’re working out, so you can work up a sweat for longer. I love it because it tastes like caramel, and what better way to pair that than with waffles that taste like banana bread?! Save yourself the hefty cafe prices and whip these up in your pyjamas this weekend.
Who doesn’t love a crumble?! This one is perfect when sweet peaches are in season, and are perfectly married with a crunch, crumbly topping. YAHOO! Truly is comfort food at its finest.
You can’t get a more classic dessert than the banana split with chocolate ice cream. And whilst this version doesn’t have copious amounts of chocolate sauce and whipped cream, it’s still a perfect dish to share amongst friends. Or just by yourself.
If you’ve never tried a black sapote, you’re missing out. A relative of the persimmon fruit, they are also known as chocolate pudding fruit, and don’t disappoint! They have four times as much vitamin C than an orange – great immune boosters when you’re feeling a little under the weather. Chocolate is just what the doctor ordered.
I used to love bread and butter pudding. It’s kind of a strange marriage – I don’t know of another dessert that uses bread as the main ingredient – but it just works. The versions i’m used to are loaded with no-so-great ingredients and gluten, which gives me brain fog and plenty of lovely bloating to contend with. This lighter version skips the copious amounts of butter, sugar and white bread. I also managed to squeeze extra protein in there. Tummy says YES!