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Interview on me and my latest book

Check out my latest interview here on this blog: Lynnlawler

Enjoy! (:

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Yummy Dairy and Egg-free Courgette Cake! (yes, it’s vegan and allergy free)

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Today I’ve made this yummy cake with no milk (not even dairy free milk) and no eggs with my two year old daughter. It was her first try at baking!

If you are like us (we have a allotment, but courgettes are easy to grow everywhere even on a balcony in pots) and it’s raining courgettes this is for you! For most people who don’t want to eat courgettes everyday and you can’t eat them quick enough before more are ready to come off then this cake is an excellent way to use them! Grate them and mix ‘um up in a cake! One of your five a day! (-:

But what I also liked about this cake that no milk, dairy or non- dairy was needed and of course no eggs. Instead bananas, also one of your five a day!

Shopping list:

  • Grated courgettes 500 g
  • 2 mashed up ripe bananas
  • Margarine 240 g
  • Organic self-raising flour 360 g
  • Caster sugar 350 g
  • salt-one teaspoon
  • Cinnamon-one teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract-one teaspoon
  • Ground almonds-two teaspoons
  • Raisins-one cup (optional)

I’ve grated the courgettes, mashed up the banana’s, margarine and vanilla in a large bowl and added all the dry ingredients to the wet and my daughter mixed it all together (one third ended up on the floor and she was tasting everything, even eating raw courgette bits but it’s all exploring).

Ones done we’ve poured it into a greased tin and baked it for approximately 30 minutes until completely set (check with a wooden skewer if dry inside, if not a little longer).

Leave to cool on a cooling rack.

Taste test: very yummy for kids and adults alike!

Try it out for yourself and let me know if you liked it?

Bon appetit!

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