I must admit I did not grow up with it but It seems like, it sparkles a sense of fun in the house and this is really fun! :)
Plus, every year, I collect a quick little portrait of the make up and costume, it will be fun looking back over those later.
I have been experimenting baking with alternative sweetener lately, my first attempt was with the granola.
So Halloween was the perfect excuse for another experiment right?!
I got a bit cheeky, I had to did I :)
I prepared some beetroot, raw cocoa cupcakes (GF , very low cane sugar)
Now there is NO WAY my children would have happily eaten those cup cakes if they knew there was some beetroot inside :) hehe I would have got the big "Ewwww"!!
But non :) instead they liked them, so shhhhhhh I hope they never read this post!! :)
|Do you like my cake toppers :)|
Well the cakes were quite nice, but the marshmallow frosting a complete miss, so I won't share the recipe :)!!
Just in case you want to give it a go ?!
I put together:
- 2 small beetroot (pre coocked and cold)
- 1/4 cup of rice oil
- 1/4 cup of LSA
- 1 cup of Self Raising GF flour (I used the Whitewings brand)
- 4 tablespoon of raw cacao
- 100 g melted 85% cocoa Chocolate (Lindt extra dark chocolate that contains some sugar, so you could substitute to sugar free chocolate)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of Xylitol (You may want to add more if you like extra sweetness...I imagine any alternative sweetener might work?)
Blend the oil and beetroot into a puree
mix with xylitol, eggs, cocoa, almond milk, melted chocolate.
Add dry ingredients mix well and pour into baking tray with little wrappers.
Bake for ~18 min at 180 degrees Celsius.