Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tangelos, cake and some sugar free chocolate cookies

Tangelos, in case you didn't know, are a cross between mandarin (tangarine) and a grapefruit. We don't have a tree but someone that does (and doesn't use the fruit) let us pick some of the ripe fruit. Most of this will probably be juiced, but I do intend to try it in as many dishes as I can. I started off with this lovely citrus loaf. It was really quick and easy to produce and made a nice dense, citrusy, satisfying loaf cake.
Hubby and D both rated it highly so the cake disappeared very quickly!

However, while this cake suited the boys, I am still doing my darndest to steer clear of sugar so it was off the menu for me. Instead I made up some of these fantastic chocolate and sea salt cookies from Nicola at Homegrown Kitchen. These are really good! I will definitely be making these little treats again, perhaps trying some slight modifications - this first batch was made using standard plain white flour but I could test out different flours for the best texture and flavour combinations. I would also like to try almond butter instead of peanut butter.

 Even G ate more than one of these and thought they tasted quite nice! Hooray, success all round this baking day!


angela said...

They sound very yummy indeed. As its only hubby and myself home now. And as I'm watching what I eat, I haven't been baking as much as I used too. But I really love the sound of the citrus cake/bread. I just might have to make one xx

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Angela, yes I've been doing a lot less baking lately too. Can highly recommend the sugar free chocolate cookies if you are watching your weight. They use dates to sweeten them. :-)

Patrick Boghmans said...

Great thanks for sharing this post. I was looking for something like this. Your post have inspires me a lot.Thanks
sugar free chocolate

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Patrick
Glad you found something of interest. Nicola's blog Homegrown Kitchen has some other really good sugar-free or low sugar baking ideas and she also runs cooking classes (sadly I have not yet been able to attend one!).
Best wishes