We invited some dear friends to supper last night for an impromptu birthday celebration. Although I’m not the world’s most prolific or skilled baker I decided to make a cake. My inspiration was a delicious apple and almond cake I tasted at the delightful Southern Cross cafe in Edinburgh – it made such an impression on me that I vowed to recreate it. It’s supposed to have some flaked almonds on top to make it look pretty but the cupboard was bare yesterday so that didn’t happen. The resulting cake is both light and dense, moist and crumbly – easy to make and well worth the effort.
My dissident diet has become such a way of life now that I even inflict low carb menus on friends I invite for supper. So convinced am I that it’s the diet we should all be eating, fat or thin, Continue reading
Back in the good old days when I used to eat cheesecake in the mistaken impression that it was lower GI than pure sugar, and therefore ‘better’ for you, I used to make Nigel Slater’s Creamy Cheesecake with Damson Sauce. Continue reading
Desserts are one of the trickiest courses when you’re on any diet, but particularly on The Dissident Diet. Normally I sidestep the whole affair by providing cheese, celery and some UK grown fruit, which tends to be lower in sugar. Continue reading