I was asked to write a recipe or four by the Jamie Oliver gang, on the subject of a healthier type of baking…lower in sugar, no animal products and tasty as you like.
I adapted a recipe from my forthcoming book Bee’s Brilliant Biscuits for this – it uses oats and applesauce as its base ingredients and is totally vegan with no added sugar.
Here’s a snippet from the recipe, full instructions are here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/oaty-cookies-one-dough-four-ways/
Photography by James Lyndsay, styling by Elspeth Meston…nice work guys!
Yes, I’m a baker, so it stands to reason that I don’t have too much of a problem cooking with sugar, butter and gluten most of the time. However, if I can bake something delicious and full of energy that just so happens to NOT contain these things, I consider it a win all round!
We bake lots of different recipes at Bee’s Bakery, including gluten-free, vegan or more health-conscious bakes. These oaty cookies are just the sort of baking I like to do when I’m making something for health-conscious friends, or with kids, or even when it’s just me at home. It’s important for me to have a reasonably healthy diet at home, to make up for all the broken biscuits I eat at work!
The recipe is adapted from my first recipe book, Bee’s Brilliant Biscuits, which is out early in 2016 and contains plenty of other vegan and health-conscious recipes, too.
Read more at http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/oaty-cookies-one-dough-four-ways/#t31DX3jYXtwUi3aX.99
I’ve designed some pretty lovely new cakes, suitable for weddings, birthdays and other celebrations…lots of pictures to share, but for now here’s a snippet! Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org xx
Its nearly International Friends Day and Grazia magazine included our colourful cookies in their gift-list…
This picture is super cool! And you can order online at Etsy!
A few months ago, I was asked by the team at Jamie Oliver to come up with a recipe for a dairy AND gluten free cookie recipe – no mean feat!
I don’t follow a particular diet eliminating any type of food, but I do steer clear of dairy some of the time, and what i love about this recipe most of all is that first of all, its delicious, but it also has certain health benefits, a winning combo in my eyes!
I discovered that avocado can be a fantastic alternative to butter in this context…so here’s the recipe that was published on Jamie Oliver.com
Our pretty flower petal cakes are todays “Idea of the day” from Brides Magazine! Lovely job…
The article says:
“Bee, who also makes naked cakes decorated with fruit, nuts and flowers or edible bloom garlands, offers her top tips for floral cake perfection:
– Choose your petals carefully. Florist grade flower petals, even if taken from edible species of flowers, are not safe for human consumption, as they’ll often have been sprayed with pesticides and fertilisers – even if you rinse them in water, they’re still not safe to eat.
– Buy your petals from a certified organic grower in your country. This ensures that they are safe to eat – they’ll have been grown in real soil without pesticides or fertilisers, neither of which are safe to eat. We source our flowers from Maddocks Farm Organics, an award-winning grower in Devon.”
And there are tons more tips too…you can read the full piece here: http://www.bridesmagazine.co.uk/planning/receptions/cakes/2015/06/bees-bakery-edible-flower-cake
This weekend one of my edible flower petal cakes was included in the Observers Top 5 – so awesome!
The Observer said: “For summer weddings and parties, go to Bee’s Bakery for flower spangled deliciousness”
This cake is a chocolate sponge cake, decorated with vanilla buttercream and scattered with edible flower petals. It is totally customisable, we can make it in any size, shape, and with any number of tiers you like – we have a fantastic selection of cake recipes too!
We do still have the odd spot left for weddings this summer, so get in touch to discuss: email@example.com
Here are some pics of my most recent wedding and party cakes! I bake everything to commission, and my designs are totally customisable. I still have a few spots available for wedding cakes for this summer, so get in touch if you’d like one! firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a dinky little pretty thing of a birthday cake – tiers measure 6inches and 4 inches, to serve around 20 people. LOVE the yellow.
And this pretty little rose gold inspired number was commissioned by Etsy UK – for their first ever wedding fair! Its made with edible gold sequins, and lots of beautiful paper flowers…which i particularly love…
This cake is the cousin of the yellow cake, but this time for a wedding in hampstead. Made with edible flower petals, the amazing thing about this cake is that its possible to choose the shape and style of the petals. So if big and pink is your thing then great, but if tiny and blue is more your bag, then that works too – totally customisable.
If not, just DO it!
I post lots of cool pictures, often of our cookies and cakes in progress so you’ll get lots of inside info on how the bakery works…
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