Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake {No Gluten No Sugar}

salted caramel and dark chocolate fudge cake

Okay, so first of all I just wanna apologize for not turning up last Sunday!

I have been so effing busy all damn week! I honestly cannot believe that Sunday has arrived already!

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So now that I am back, lemme actually talk about what i have been upto this week!

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How to make Salted Caramel Sauce – No Sugar {With step-by-step .gifs}

How to make Salted Caramel Sauce - No Sugar

Helloooo lovelies,

Okay, so I absolutely cannot begin to explain how amazing the weather is!

Well, what the hell, Let me make an effort!

The sky is almost a deep, dark gray. Needless to say, the dark background has brought out the green of the trees and the whole atmosphere has suddenly become so sleepy!

Gaaahd!!

All I wanna do right now is curl up on my soft, cosy bed, wrap myslef in a nice warm blanket and sleep …sleep and SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!

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Peppermint Thins {Gluten Free and Vegan}

peppermint thins gluten free and vegan

Okay,

So the first series of Masterchef : The Professionals has sadly and I mean, SADLY, has come to an end! I was actually rooting for Sarah, you know! She is just, I dunno how to put it, unbelievably amazing! It’s just written write there on her face that she is determined to succeed! But anyway, I’m sure she’s gonna do GREAT!!!!!!! I mean, commmmme on!!!! She gotta work with THE Marco Pierre White! I mean, I could practically do ANYTHING to be in that position!

So, I was now in a pathetic mess. Yes, mess, is what I’d like to call it! Now look, watching Masterchef at 1 p.m was like a daily regimen. Like brushing your teeth, having a bath, going to bed! Yeah that’s how used to I was! And suddenly, it was gone! And replacing this hell of an amazing show was Revenge.

Okay, I must admit that the promos that aired all through the month prior to the start of the show were AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

peppermint thins gluten free and vegan

And although I am a die hard Masterchef fan, I didn’t mind spending that 1 hour slot watching a series where a girl sets out to take revenge (as the name suggests) for her father’s death. Interesting!

And can I tell you, right now??? I am ABSOLUTELY hooked!

Besides, there was this song that I stumbled upon while watching the series and loved it just soooooooooooooo much that I ended up searching for it online, and boy was I happy I did that!

So, there are two good things that happened ‘cuz of one show….

peppermint thins gluten free and vegan

  1. My 1 p.m – 2 p.m is sorted
  2. Angus and Julia Stone ‘s addictive and I mean ADDICTIVE music!

‘For you’ is what I heard on revenge by this brother-sister duo. And it goes without saying that I had to check other songs too! I mean if I loved one by just listening to what, the first five 5 seconds ?? I was sure I’m gonna love the other numbers and can I say , THAT IS SOOOOOOOO TRUE! Currently, I simply CANNOT get enough of this song!

Gunnna take you for a ride on a big jet plane…yayiee yaaay! Omg !!!!!!!! I’m going nuts over this song!

peppermint thinsg gluten free and vegan

And if you liked these songs, which, I know you are, without a doubt, you have to listen to Paper Aeroplane and Mango Tree!

You will be in music heaven! ๐Ÿ™‚

Besides, my folks have been complaining lately that all the scrummy desserts are making them FAT! ย I am 19 years old! I should be the one complaining about getting fat! DUH!

What world are we living in!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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But you know what!! In a way I am sooo happy that they did say that ‘cuz that led me to this wonderful creation called gluten free stuff.

Yep….tastes like all purpose flour/self raising flour, works like all purpose flour/self-raising flour BUT IS NOTTTT ALL PURPOSE/SELF RAISING FLOUR!!!!!!

how cooooool is that! B-)

Besides, These peppermint thins are 100 % vegan apart from being gluten free!

So I won’t delay anymore ! Here I go with the recipe!

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Peppermint Thins {Gluten Free and Vegan}

Peppermint Thins {Gluten Free and Vegan}

Ingredients:

140 gms gluten free mix

this includes :

  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup amaranth flour
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp dink (Antina Unde) you could use Xantham gum.

85 gms oil (I used vegetable oil)

80 gms sugar

green food colour

1/2 cupDark chocolate (melted)

1-2 tsp peppermint extract (basically as per your taste)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Mix all the ingredients , except the dark chocolate and peppermint extract, and form a dough. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to an hour. Use the gluten free mix to flour the work surface. Roll out the dough slightly thinly. Use a cookie cutter and cut out rounds of dough. Place it on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Pop into the oven for about 20 minutes. After 10 minutes of baking, turn the cookies so that they bake evenly. Once done, take them out and let them cool. Melt chocolate and add the peppermint extract. keep tasting the chocolate for the intensity of peppermint. Once the thins are completely cooled, dip them in the chocolate and let them dry over baking parchment sheets. Once set, you can pop them in your mouth with ABSOLUTELY no guilt. Enjoy your Sunday people! Love!!! xx ๐Ÿ™‚

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Peaches and Cream Shortbread {Gluten Free}

Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

So, yesterday was one of the most eventful Saturdays of my life so far! I was in a complete revolutionist mode! I have no clue whatsoever as to what got into me but I just couldn’t help it! I’ll just get to the point now! ๐Ÿ˜›

So, we have this beautiful row of lush green trees that my grandfather planted about 25 years ago. These trees are like HUGE! and when I say huge, I mean H.U.G.E!!!!

Now, the rains do cause the branches to bend in weird positions and so, it is only fair to trim them occasionally, especially during the rains!

However, there is a heartless monster residing in our Co-operative Housing Society who is anything BUT co-operative!

His sole mission>???

Get rid of the trees.

Why?

Oh dear, they may fall on people and kill them.

KILL THEM?

DUDE… ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

That harmless tree won’t even lead to a fracture if it does happen to fall on a human being! They may be huge but they aren’t heavy!

Since he just was sooooooo adamant about it, I called the cops! ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes, I HAD TO!

Look at what that complete egghead has done now!

tree

The cops asked him to just TRIM the trees and went away! And look at what he’s done!

Well, I’m livid! and I am not gonna keep mum this time!

I sobbed! And I sobbed for hours ! Watching these babies being cut down is a real shame!

So, I needed some comfort food to drown myself and my sorrows into!

But hey, I cant keep finding solace in comfort food now, can I? Who’s gonna answer the piling pounds?

So, I came up with a solution!

LARGE PORTIONS. MINIMUM FAT. MINIMUM CALORIES. MAXIMUM COMFORT.

VOILA! PROBLEM SOLVED!

So, peaches and cream may sound really like something that will result in heavy cardio and gymming for the next 7 days flat!

RIGHT??????

WRONG!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

But isn’t cream like really heavy???

Umm… not when its made of yogurt!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Yeaaahhh babyyyyy, you can lick or eat spoonfuls of this luscious thick frosting without any guilt whatsoever!

Besides, the shortbread cookie itself is gluten free and therefore, eating colossal portions of this sweet treat will not result in a bulgy flab poking its way out of your dress!!!

Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

Well, there are three deliciously easily steps to making these beauties.

1.) Make the shortbread

2.)Make the creamy yogurt frosying

3.)Make the peach sauce

Easy peasy! whew!!ย 

I mean seriously, It cannot get easier than this!!!!

I’m sure you must be eager to know how I made the gluten free mix???

It’s really so simple! And besides, you won’t have to be even slightly concerned about the taste or the texture!

It tastesย EXACTLYย the same as all-purpose or self-raising flour! NO DIFFERENCE!!! I PROMISE! ๐Ÿ˜€

I adapted the recipe from this Indian food blog (Show me the Curry), since I could not find potato starch or tapioca starch here!

Here is how I made my gluten free mix:

1 cup Amaranth flour

1 cup Sorghum flour

3/4 cup Arrowroot flour

1 tsp Antina Unde (Dink Crystals)

Now, cornstarch is not something I’d prefer. There are some people who do have allergies when it comes to corn. So, arrowroot is what I opted for since it is universally available!

Besides, I used dink or Antina Unde, which is an edible variety of gum. However, you can use any type of gum, just please make sure it’s EDIBLE !!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

And there you have it! The healthiest flour you can use for your baking adventures!

Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

So, yeah! after an unusually eventful Saturday, I ended it with this sweet guiltless beauty! And boy, was it delicious!!!!

It was so good I wanna make it again!

Oh wait … what??

You too>?

Sure!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Good things should always be shared, right?

So, here you go!

Oh PS: Isn’t this the first time that I’ve actually written such a LONG post! Well, never mind my ranting, I’m gonna disappear and present you with the recipe!

Peaches and Cream Shortbread {Gluten Free}

Peaches and Cream Shortbread {Gluten Free}

For the Shortbread:

125 gms butter

150 gms gluten free flour

60 gms caster sugar

50 gms almonds (roughly chopped)

50 gms walnuts (roughly chopped)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

For the Peach Sauce:

2 large peaches

3 tbsp sugar

For the yogurt frosting:

400 mls yogurt (wrapped in muslin and hung overnight)

75 gms butter

200 gms icing sugar

2-3 heaped tbsp honey

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Method:

First, make the shortbread. Cream together the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Fold in the flour, chopped nuts and cinnamon and salt and bring together to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare your peach sauce. Slice your peaches and blitz them in the blender. Pass it through a sieve. Add the sugar and bring it to a boil. Once it boils, simmer for about 5 minutes and take it off the heat. Let it cool!

Get the dough out of the fridge and roll it on a floured surface. Do not roll it too thin. Cut rounds and place them on a baking tray. Preheat the oven to a 180 degrees Celsius and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

While the shortbread is baking, move on to make the frosting. Get the yogurt out of the muslin. It should now be drained of all the water and the quantity will reduce considerably. Place this in a large bowl and beat with a hand or stand mixer until fluffy. In another bowl, beat the butter and icing sugar together until well combined. Slowly add the yogurt in 3 parts, beating continuously. Add the honey and beat it for another 30 seconds. Pop it into the freezer and let your shortbread cool COMPLETELY.

Once all your components have been cooled, spread a nice dollop of peach sauce onto one round of shortbread. Pipe the frosting onto it. Place some peach slices on the sides of the frosting and cover it with the other round.

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!

Healthy and Guilt -freeย Peaches and Cream Shortbread {Gluten Free} is ready to dig into!

I hope you’ll make these for dinner tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a happy Sunday! ๐Ÿ˜€

Love,

xx