I know, it’s been a LOOOONG while, so I’m just gonna get to it.
These days almost everything I eat gives me the cramps and ……… well, you don’t wanna know the rest :-). So I’ve gone off dairy but still getting the crampy stomach feeling and now I’m thinking what more can I do?
Then, I got an order for some gluten free cupcakes and it struck me…hmmmmm maybe I can try not eating gluten for a while and see how it goes? Sooooo , yours truly has been experimenting with a couple of things (till I go see the Doc and get properly checked out).
This series will start with the actual cupcakes I made for the order this week and then will work my way back with all the things I have been trying out in the kitchen.
The order, “Aijay can I have 12 apple gluten-free cupcakes please, all sugar free (and I went gulp!), 8 frosted with normal cupcake frosting and 4 without. Feel free to use nuts and seeds”
And I thought, “no sugar?”, where will my moisture come from? Buuuuuuut, after LOTS of trials and failure, SHE emerged, the gorgeous Apple lady cupcakes baked with raw crystallised coconut nectar. After I tasted this coconut nectar, I laughed in the face of my fear of baking without sugar. This stuff (albeit on the expensive side of things) is indeed a knock-out. The taste is just sensational I have to stop myself from eating it from the spoon. Soft, melt in the mouth, a bit ‘caramel-y’ and works superbly with baking.
Anyway, here they are! Gluten-free and sugar-free apple cinnamon cupcakes. 8 frosted with cinnamon cupcake icing and the 4 in the middle ‘frosted’ with thick apple and maple compote and decorated with ‘caramelised’ toasted seeds and hazelnut (caramelised with maple syrup).
And here’s the email I got about them. So so glad and happy she loved it 😀