Gluten free Chocolate cupcakes

I found this recipe for chocolate hot cross buns on this blog and decided try it.

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns (sweet) 

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 17-20 mins
Makes: 8

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
1/4 orange juice 
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda 
1/4 cup sultanas (golden raisins)

For crosses: 2 egg whites 1+1/2 Tablespoons coconut flour
 Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340F)
  • Grease 8 muffin tins with coconut oil
  • Beat the eggs with an electric beater for 1 minute.
  • Add the coconut milk, orange juice and honey and beat again.
  • Add the coconut flour, bicarb soda and cacao powder and mix with the electric beaters for another minute.
  • Stir through sultanas.
  • Scoop batter into muffin tins.
  • Make crosses by beating the egg whites with electric beaters.  Add the coconut flour and beat again.
  • Scoop egg mixture into a plastic bag, snip off the corner and pipe onto the top of buns.
  • Bake buns for 17-20 minutes.
     (I sometimes turn the oven off at 17 minutes and leave buns in the oven for a couple of minutes to finish cooking.)

I changed the recipe a bit and decided to turn them into cupcakes!:-)

Ingredients:

4 eggs
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda 
1/4 cup dates, chopped

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius
  • Grease 8 muffin tins
  • Beat the eggs with an electric beater for 1 minute.IMG_2316
  • Add the coconut milk and honey and beat again.
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  • Add the coconut flour, bicarb soda and cacao powder and mix with the electric beaters for another minute.IMG_2318
  • Stir through the dates.
  • Scoop batter into muffin tins.IMG_2319
  • Bake buns for 17-20 minutes.
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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Trash

Trash may refer to:

In garbage:

 unwanted or undesired waste material

litter a waist container  or  a”Trash can”

On the other hand :……

Recycling is a process to change (waste) materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution  and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to plastic production.Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction.  From WikipediaIMG_2349

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On Top

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge is On top . On top can be a feeling, a perspective, or a physical location.

My photo’s depict the feeling I had when I went parasailing in Mauritius! I was ON Top of the world!!

Parasailing, also known as parascending, or “parakiting”, is a recreational  activity where a person is towed behind a  boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute.

The harness attaches the pilot to the parasail, which is connected to the boat, or land vehicle, by the tow rope.The vehicle then drives off, carrying the parascender and person into the air.The activity is primarily a fun ride.

Parasailing in Mauritius

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And there I go…..

 

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Higher…
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And Higher!!

Click here for more photo’s

Travel theme: Round

Ailsa’s Travel Theme for this week is round. 

30 St Mary Axe -  widely known as The Gerkin
30 St Mary Axe – widely known as The Gerkin
TheLondon Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral

Click here for more photo’s of this theme

And also : A WORD A WEEK PHOTOGRAPH CHALLENGE – ROUND

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/travel-theme-round/

http://quotidianhudsonriver.com/2014/04/19/4-19-14-travel-theme-round-circle-game/