Summary: Independent Reviewer Pam Reichhartinger-Lawlor, who writes the blog 'thebreadshebakes', bakes her version of Stollen using Real Foods pre-packed organic fruit, using less sugar and butter whilst maintaining the rich, spicy and fruitiness of this continental Christmas favourite.
Summary: Legend has it that a long, long time ago, a young woman was madly in love with a Persian Prince, so she baked him a cake filled with magical love powers to make him fall in love with her. In one version of the tale, the cake works its magic and the Prince returns her love, but in another, he doesn't Either way, the Persian Love Cake is a symbol of undying love, with enchanting flavours of rosewater, cardamom and saffron. Perfect as a Valentine's Day celebratory cake, the Persian Love Cake has also become a popular choice for wedding cakes.
This is our take on the Persian Love Cake: first, we make it gluten-free by using a combination of ground almonds and ground pistachios with no flour at all, secondly we incorporate orange juice and zest into the cake, and finally, to make the cake just that little bit healthier, we skip the icing, and make a cake drizzle that has no added sugar, as the cake is sweet and lovely enough. The result is a moist, nutty, fruity, floral, enchanting, magical cake, fit for charming any Prince (or Princess).
Summary: What can you do with very ripe bananas ? You can of course make banana bread, but even easier and better, just freeze them and turn them into raw dairy free ice cream, with no added sugar or sweetener. Great just like that, or with added crushed pistachios or your favourite nuts for a crunch.