Chia jam has been all the rage for a while now, but on the whole I’ve failed to see the attraction. However, when eating a low FODMAP diet, one of the things you need to watch out for is high FODMAP jams. A low FODMAP jam is a jam which is made with a suitably low FODMAP fruit, such as raspberries or strawberries, and is made with sucrose or glucose syrup. High FODMAP jams have got added fructose, high fructose corn syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, honey, agave syrup, sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, maltitol, erythritol and isomalt.
This might sound a bit odd, but this rocky road traybake came about as an accident in a way because I’d originally set out to make a batch of chocolate tiffin with some ingredients which needed used up, but when I presented the finished bake to my family they exclaimed “Ooh! Rocky Road!”. It was only then that I realised that because I’d put marshmallows and crushed biscuits in it I’d inadvertently created a rocky road traybake. Oh well…
I adore hazelnuts just as much as I adore chocolate and cookies, so it was inevitable that I would one day create, what I believe to be, the perfect low FODMAP cookie. I think these chocolate and hazelnut cookies are incredible. They’re formed of a light and buttery biscuit which crumbles delicately in your mouth while encasing the sweet chocolate chips and crunchy toasted hazelnuts. Continue reading
When you’re in the mood for a serious piece of chocolate biscuit nothing fits the bill better than a slice of chocolate traybake. This chocolate peppermint slice recipe came about because my Mum had given me a pack of three Fry’s Peppermint Creams that she wasn’t going to use and I figured I’d be able to make something tasty with them.