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Montecao easy no-electrical appliance-needed recipe


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I posted a while back a Monte carlo recipe this time it’s a Montecao which I wanted to share with you as the ingredients are more basic, fewer & easily found in every home.
It is a throw-in-one-bowl recipe & mix by hand… can’t get easier:)
I’ll give you the regular sugar version for those who use it.
And for those who prefer a less oily & crunchier recipe I will include an adaptation I created which became very popular here!

Enjoy & let me know!

Ingredients
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1. 5 cups 80% organic Spelt flour (It’s the healthiest, light & off-white in color but you can use regular flour)
2. 1 cup extra virgin olive oil (there’s no olive taste after cooking or baking)
3. 1 cup rice syrup

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Method
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1. Put all ingredients in bowl mix then shape
2. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top
3. Slide in preheated oven on 150 degrees Celsius = 302 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 mn.

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Ingredients for regular sugar recipe
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1. 500 gr. = 88.1 oz. 80% organic Spelt flour
2. 25 cl. Olive oil
3. 200 gr.= 7 oz. Sugar

The method is the same.

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Ingredients for raisin biscuit (adapted from above)
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1. 4 cups 80% organic Spelt flour
2. 1 cup Oatmeal
3. 1/2 cup Olive oil
4. 1/2 cup hot water
5. 1 cup Rice syrup (you can change to sugar)
6. 1 handful of organic raisins
7. 1 tsp. Speculoos spices mix (or cinnamon if you can’t buy it in your area) Wikipedia Specifies “Spices used in speculoos are cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom and white pepper”

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Method
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1. Same as above
2. 20-25 mn. on preheated oven same temperature as above

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Easy party recipes (Part 1) Fancy Rum balls made of cake crumbs!


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Rum balls
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A promise is a promise so, here’s the first part!
What do you do after you’ve cut and shaped a birthday cake or sliced and set the fruit or chocolate cakes which are set beautifully on the table but are left with a load of uneven broken slices and crumbs nobody want? You make Rum balls!
Yes, it’s that simple, cheap, quick & easy 🙂 (I got this trick from a friend about a year ago)
I will give you the natural & regular recipe for those who are not particular about sugar.

Ingredients
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1. 1/4 of a big bowl of cake crumbs
2. 1/2 to 1 cup of organic soy milk. Half for the rice syrup users. (or regular organic milk)
3. 1/4 cup of rice syrup. That might make it sticky so add a little rice flour to compensate. (1/4 cup icing sugar if you prefer to rice syrup)
4. 1 tsp. vanilla essence (look for the natural ones in a nature shop if possible)
5. 2-4 tbsp of Rum according to taste (optional)

Method
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Roll in shredded coconut or cover in melted organic (if possible) chocolate, put in paper baking cups, refrigerate and serve!

Raisin flavor
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1. Add 1/4 cup raisins
2. A sprinkle of red wine (instead of Rum)
3. Roll in melted chocolate & add one raisin on top

Coconut flavor
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1. Add 1-2 cups shredded coconut
2. Pour organic melted chocolate in the bowl instead of rice syrup

This is just a beginning… everyone can put their signature to it. I played around a lot with this recipe along the time. You just have to dare and not be afraid of being creative, you can always correct a mistake by adding a thickener or loosen it the other way with a liquid ingredient while tasting all along, it’ll always turn out good. The Rum balls can range from very small to medium or even large if you fancy. They can be coated in shredded coconut, in plain dark or white melted chocolate, literally any coating of your choice, colored or chocolate sprinkles, caramelized chopped hazelnuts are particularly classy, there is no end to the possibilities… You just need an extra pair of hands to shape the balls and it’s finished in a much quicker time than on your own.

Note:
The chocolate has to be melted with a drizzle of oil, on the very lowest fire you have, from the start or it’ll burn! I use number 1 on my electric cooker or a Bain-Marie which is simply putting a small bowl with your chocolate in within a larger bowl (or pan on stove) of boiling water which will slowly melt it.

Enjoy it and let me know if you tried!

My dead-easy mock honey cake recipe! (100% natural & no machinery needed)


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My mock honey cake
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If you have followed my blog you know about my all-wholemeal-Spelt-sugar-free cakes. This is a recipe I found in a magazine which I have “translated” to my ingredients (a friends taught me flexibility when following new recipes) my family absolutely loved it and actually preferred it to the too sweet honey cake. It is so easy to do you only have to stir for 2 mn by hand.
Let me know 🙂

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Ingredients
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1. 3/4 cup Tea (boil half the amount add 1 tea bag,when water’s colored add the other half cold non-boiled)
2. 1. 1/2 cup rice syrup (honey or any natural sweetener)
3. 2 cups wholemeal Spelt flour (or any white flour you have)
4. 1 pinch of salt
5. 3/4 to 1 tbsp baking powder
6. 1 tsp ginger powder (I left it out once & it was fine)
7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
8. 2 eggs (I put 1 egg once & it was perfect)
9. 1/4 cup of olive oil (nobody feels it but take the oil of your choice)

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Method
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Put it all in a bowl, stir then pour in baking pan. If you want two cakes as I’ve done just double the recipe.
Bake in oven for 1 hr on 120 degrees Celsius (248 Fahrenheit) then, the last 15 mn on 150 degrees Celsius (302 Fahrenheit)
Enjoy the compliments you’ll get for not much effort 😉

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And all you need is rain (Trees 6. Final) 3.6.2013


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And all YOU need…
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This is the final of a series…The end of a photo collection carefully chosen for a project very close to my heart, the tree project.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did bringing it to completion.

And all you need is rain
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The artist clamors your abstract
Your depiction of natural history
Monet invents the layout of his …
The picnicker requests your stool
The bird liens a nest.
The parking lot… A division
Towns, parks, solicitate your flourish
And all you need is drops of rain.

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…is rain!
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Impressionism
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Monet invents…
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The picnicker’s stool
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The bird liens a nest
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The parking lot
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Flourish in town
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Town, parks soliciting…
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“Grow Your Own Drugs” Episode 1 – Part 1 of 2


I discovered this amazing video, by James Wong, a few years ago, which opened the doors of my mind to a whole new concept
of, creating anything you want, naturally, from face cream to natural washing powder.

Why did it have this effect on me? I have no idea. All I know is that after seeing this documentary on tv
while being on holidays, I came back home and started searching on the internet and experimenting a load of different
” recipes ” for all kind of products, for about a year and a half until it got integrated in to my every day
routine.

Today, I use those same products without thinking twice. It is not a nuisance to restock them, as the
recipes are easy and the quantities enough to allow you to be quiet for a while.

The only thing in the beginning is, going out of your way to get the supplies in case you don’t have them near
you ( but they last forever! ) that’s one side of the coin. The other side is, you get it all delivered to your doorstep if it’s done
on the internet e.g Amazon, ebay… and the time consuming research, adaptation… done by me and delivered from time to time, on
this blog, which makes, your trial and errors more fun than bother.

Enjoy the first introduction with this video. It’s easy and fun to watch and for once, not too long 🙂

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Hit UK series on how to grow and make your own herbal remedies.

In this episode: Marigold acne gel, Viola eczema cream & Elderflower cough drops. Sufferers who are keen to find a natural solution to their health problems, try out James’s remedies
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Apple cake/ Multi-User dough/ quick & easy/ 100% natural recipe ( Now, in wholemeal Spelt flour too!! )


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Wholemeal…
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Hi everyone!

On this beautiful Sunday morning I would like to give you a very easy apple cake recipe with a dough that could be used for anything your imagination fancies, from sugarless jam layers, to chocolate ( carob powder for the cocoa sensitive ) or plain lemon, vanilla, rum, coffee, orange, almonds, from real or essence flavors, raisins, or raisins and dried fruits as Mango with pineapple and cranberry if you like, which will make it into a English fruit cake! Just use your creative side and innovate! Have fun while exploring, it’s the best way to have good results!

For the Gluten sensitive, there are countries where you can find specific flowers for that purpose, inquire at your local nature shop.

Enjoy and let me know!

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Sugarless apple cake

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Dough ingredients

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1.   2 1/2 cup white Spelt flour ( Same rule as before, same cup throughout. Any flower you wish if your habits and availabilities are different )

2.   1 pinch of salt ( Best from a nature shop but not indispensable )

3.   2 tsp ( Dessert spoon ) Baking powder

4.   1 pinch Baking soda

5.   1/2 cup oil ( As I mentioned before, I use extra virgin olive oil and the taste goes away in the baking or cooking but, anything is good )

6.   1 cup of rice syrup ( Honey, Golden syrup or any natural sweetener )

7.   1 cup of Soda water or sparkling water if you want.

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Method

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Mix thoroughly by hand too before pouring the dough unto the apples, the ingredients are likely to stick at the bottom.

I’m giving you all these minor details as they tend to be annoying to have to discover on the spot 🙂

8.   Peel 4-5 very big apples or 6-7 regular, cut in regular slices.

Take a  baking tin ( I happened to have a 5 cm =2 inches deep, 23 cm = 9.05 inches wide and 32 cm = 12.59 long, and fitted perfectly ) but anything will do, don’t be afraid to experiment, even if it’s not perfect at the first try, what a sense of victory when it comes out just right!

Put a baking paper sheet in it, fill with your apples to the near top, slide in the oven on 150 degrees Celsius = 302 degrees Fahrenheit, for one hour to one and a quarter. I nevertheless enjoy ” checking ” on it, you need the apples to be thoroughly baked.

Serve it warm or cold, they’ll bless you for it! 🙂

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P.S I have made for the photos, one batch in the usual white Spelt flour and the other I tried for the first time to do it with Spelt wholemeal flour. It is delicious but doesn’t look as nice to the eye ( being brown ) This cake keeps very well in the fridge, but from experience, it seldom stays that long!

Let me know what is your opinion about the wholemeal version 🙂