All posts filed under: Quick and Easy Desserts

Delicious Frosting! (Dairy-Egg-Nut and Gluten Free)

Promises are meant to be kept… In my last post https://thegingerspoon.com/2017/10/31/very-moist-chocolate-cake-dairy-egg-nut-and-gluten-free/ I wrote that I am not a great fan of frostings for baked goods but I have to admit that they are fun to make and definitely add style to any cake! After trying many recipes ‘free from’ I have settled on a chocolate frosting and a vanilla frosting. Both of them are very sweet but taste really good. Use these frostings to fill and decorate cakes, cupcakes or any baked goods. They won’t let you down! Portions: one 20 cm cake   Prep Time: 15 minutes Chocolate Frosting Ingredients 1/2 cup of non-dairy spread (neutral flavour, not coconut) 4 cups of icing sugar 1 cup of good sugar-free cocoa powder 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract **1/2 cup of oat milk (or any other non dairy milk, not coconut) **The quantity of milk depends on the consistency you are looking for. Vanilla Frosting Ingredients 1/2 cup of non-dairy spread (neutral flavour, not coconut) 4 cups of icing sugar 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract (I …

The Easy Affogato

Affogato is the ideal dessert when you don’t have anything for dessert! It is originally from Italy and requires only two ingredients; fresh coffee and vanilla ice-cream, mixed at the time of serving. It can’t get any easier than that! Aside from being easy and delicious it is versatile because it can be dairy-free, gluten-free or even decaf, depending on your choice of ice-cream and coffee. What to look for in a good vanilla ice-cream? The colour must be pale-yellow, almost white, and you must be able to see little brown spots (the vanilla bean seeds). If you can afford it, don’t buy cheap alternatives. Ideally the coffee must be made with a coffee machine or a coffee maker. Avoid using instant coffee. The ice cream acts as the sweetener so no need for extra sugar. Buon apetito! Affogato Portions: 2  Prep Time : 7 minutes Ingredients 2-4 scoops of good quality vanilla ice-cream 2 shots of good quality, fresh coffee Equipment 2 heat resistant glasses 2 cups or one pot of coffee 1 ice-cream …