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Spelt Pastry Pecan Pie

Jack had the ‘big dogs’, as we like to call them, over from America for a meeting a couple of weeks ago. The meeting took place on a Monday so I decided to put my Sunday afternoon and a bag of Sharpham Park spelt flour to good use and bake a pecan pie. Pecan pie, however fun to make and delicious to eat, is very time consuming. This pie took the best part of the afternoon to bake but it was definitely worth the effort. This recipe is by Annie Bell and is part of Sharpham Park’s Great British Spelt Recipes, a recipe collection created by Sharpham Park (Mulberry founder Roger Saul’s spelt food range) in partnership with Bowel Cancer UK. I wasn’t there to see the big dogs tuck in but I’m told they absolutely loved it, particularly the spelt pastry and the lemony filling. Spelt Pastry Pecan Pie Ingredients Pastry 230 g spelt flour 70 g golden caster sugar 130 g unsalted butter, chilled and diced 1 medium egg, separated milk Filling 200 …

Healthy sweets, cereal and calming tea

This post is dedicated to three products that have ticked my taste buds recently. You only need to have seen a few posts on this blog to know that I have an incredibly sweet tooth. But as much as I would love to sit and eat copius amounts of sweets on a daily basis, I am fully aware of the negative effects of sugar. So when the information from Bittersweet came through recently it caught my attention for more than one reason. Firstly, the packaging is pretty and secondly, the large range of sweets is 100% sugar free. I was intrigued to see if Bittersweet has managed to create a range of sweets that taste as good as they look and can still satisfy my sweet tooth. I tried the Ripe Pear Drops, Fluffy Marshmallows and Cherries. I popped a pear drop into my mouth and for the first second I could tell the difference but all of a sudden I thought I was sucking on the real thing. The fluffy marshmallow was also very …

Pearled spelt risotto with butternut squash and spinach

December is a very decadent month for me. First of all, it’s my birthday, followed closely by various Christmas drinks, dinners and parties. And if that’s not enough, then there’s Christmas itself. Not to mention a boozy New Year. Throughout the month, all I kept thinking to myself was that come January I would be better to my body. So here comes the healthier eating. The thing is, I do love healthy foods. A quinoa salad is one of my favourite lunch dishes and I adore pulses, brown rice and wholewheat pasta. I’m also a fan of pearled spelt, commonly known as faro. So one of my first healthy New Year recipes comes after I swapped the usual white risotto rice for Sharpham Park pearled spelt. The pearled spelt gave the dish a crunchy texture and nutty flavour, which I prefer. I also much prefer the fact that pearled spelt is more easily digestable than wheat and higher in nutrients. Try it, not only will you taste buds love it, your body will too. Pearled …

Christmas food guide

One word springs to mind when I think of Christmas – FOOD. When I was younger I would count the months, weeks and days before our yearly trip to the wholesalers. It was the one time of year that I was allowed to run riot around the isles, picking up whatever I wanted (within reason), pop in into the supermarket trolley and devour as much of it as I could over the festive period. Granted, most of what I put in the trolley was pure rubbish – fizzy laces, flying saucers, space invaders, jelly babies, fizzy drinks, you name it, I got it. I have to say though, that I didn’t join in with the rest of the family when it came to breakfast on Christmas day. As everyone else tucked into their smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, I was left to enjoy scrambled egg on toast. My tastes have come a long way since then and smoked salmon is one of my favourite breakfast foods. And of course I love a good fry up …