Sunday, April 28, 2013

Coconut Butter Passionfruit Jam Drops

Recently I discovered Honest to Goodness, I have been buying their organic flour for my sourdough and also trying some of the other products.

I had to sit the jar in warm water as it went quite hard.
I was very keen to taste this coconut butter and was definitely not disappointed.
I've used it in many ways - a coconut custard, a frangipane tart and added a spoonful to finish a pumpkin soup. 
So beautiful and smooth with a very rich coconut flavour.

These little melt in your mouth dairy free cookies were an experiment.

Combine the coconut butter and icing sugar.
Mix in the sifted flours.

Add some coconut oil to bring it together.

Roll into bite size little balls.

Make a dent in your balls.

Fill with some jam.

Bake for fifteen minutes.

Cool on a rack.

The coconut flavour was superb and went beautifully with the passionfruit.
They melted in your mouth but the texture was quite different to a butter based cookie.
I think they are a delicious little treat.

Coconut Butter Passionfruit Jam Drops
(makes 30 bite size)
125g Coconut butter
30g Icing sugar
70g Plain flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
50g Cornflour
1 tbsp Coconut oil
Passionfruit jam

Preheat oven 180C.
Combine the coconut butter and icing sugar.
Gently rub in the dry ingredients.
Add the coconut oil to bring it together as a dough.
Roll into little balls, place on lined oven tray and make a dent for the jam.
Fill with jam and bake for 15 minutes.
Cool on rack.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

HelloFresh dinners

Most weeks I write out a menu and a specific shopping list so we buy only what we need.
HelloFresh does this for you, packs your box and delivers it to your door.
The promise is easy, fresh, quick dinners to cook from scratch.
So when I was offered to try a 3 meal box I was super excited.

It was such an excitement when the box was delivered and the kids helped unpack. 
Our first meal was braised cabbage and beetroot served with pork.
Very tasty, easy to cook and great fresh ingredients. 
Also the amounts provided for all the dishes were very generous, leaving plenty of leftovers for work lunch the next day.

The quality of the ingredients were very good, and it was so convenient having the exact quantity required.

The recipes are very clear to follow and its great to have the nutritional information.

Mushrooms are a favourite in our house so this one went down a treat but my daughter did say my gnocchi was better (lucky! - good to know homemade gnocchi is worth the effort).

The third recipe we cooked, a fish tagine, was my favourite. 
How awesome is this chermoula you make with loads of herbs, garlic and spices.

The fish is marinated and the vegetables cooked with a rich sauce, it all comes together at the end so the fish is cooked just right.

I would really love to be able to order a box on those weekends when we are away and don't make it to the markets, would be fabulous to have a box arrive on your doorstep on the monday evening.
It would really suit couples or families that work full time. 
The meals are quick and easy to make, and taste great.
It is not crazy expensive and you eat such an awesome variety of fresh food. 
Check out the current weeks menu, bet it sounds delicious.