Crumbly Oat Cookies

300 g Oat Flour (You can make this from rolled oats in a food processor if required) 150 g Self-raising White Flour (Or Plain Flour with Half Level Teaspoon Baking Powder) 100 g whole rolled oats (Optional) 120 g Butter 150 g Coconut Oil 3 Medium Eggs 2 tablespoons Canola or Sunflower Oil 1 g…

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Low Sugar Oat Cookies with Mixins

These delicious cookies substitute some sucralose to reduce the sugar, you could possibly even reduce it further. You can select 100 to 200 g of mixins, like peanuts, cashews, chopped candied peel, raisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips, there will be sufficient batter to bind this quantity.

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Hazelnut Carb-Free Chocolate

This a delicious alternative to chocolate made with hazelnuts and cocoa with very few carbs and a good source of coconut oil. 1000 g Hazelnut butter680 g Cocoa Liquor Buttons520 g Coconut OilSea Salt to taste2 – 8 g Sucralose or to tasteMakes 2200 g finished product, about 56 pieces of 39 g each depending on how you…

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Using Sparkolloid Wine Finings

Sparkolloid is a proprietary wine fining made by Scott Laboratories. It is a combination of diatomaceous earth and polysaccharides. It is more suitable for vegans in that it is derived from fossils of algae. It is easy to prepare, you need only boil it in water for five minutes and add it to your wine…

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Using Isinglass Wine Finings

Isinglass is a wine fining made from the byproducts of the fishing industry, specifically it is a gelatin made from the swim bladders of sturgeon and other fish. It has a dubious smell in dried form and is difficult to mix. If you allow it to get warm after mixing or you keep it too…

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Elderflower Cordial from Dried Elderflowers

This delicious elderflower cordial is based on table sugar that is turned to invert syrup and flavoured with dried elderflowers and winemaking ingredients. It’s pleasantly acidic and sweet and perfect for mixing to drink or to sweeten other foods. For the invert sugar syrup:750 g white sugarAbout 1.5 L Water0.75 g citric acidTo flavour your…

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Rice ‘Whisky’

This recipe is adapted from Marguerite Patten’s 1963 book “500 Recipes for Home-Made Wines and Drinks” though the quantities have been adjusted to be more convenient and correspond to the typical sizes in which the ingredients are packaged. This recipe has the advantage of requiring few special ingredients beyond the basics and makes a delicious…

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Short Mead

Short Mead is a wonderful and very easy beverage to make. It is easier than beer, and a little simpler than wine. Unlike Great Mead, Short Mead has a lower alcohol volume, and you should keep it below about 11 % ABV as if you go too high fermentation will not be quick and simple as…

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Wine from Dried Elderflowers

Elderflower is a traditional wine that was historically popular because it ferments on the wild yeast in the elderflowers, though this recipe uses commercial wine yeast for consistent results. The recipe begins by making a tea with dried elderflowers, though you can also use freshly collected elderflowers without the stalks if you like (You need about…