This morning I felt like baking. I don’t know why as it’s not something I do very often but today I had a hankering. Since going Primal, baking has been somewhat less enjoyable. Standard recipes are pretty much out of the window once you try to take out flour and sugar! Most primal/paleo recipe books are American and so not only use American measures but also weird American ingredients. Which makes trying to use them a pain in the butt. Step forward Hemsley & Hemsley. Although not strictly primal, they are pretty much there and so it was to “The Art of Eating Well” that I went searching.
Sticky toffee pudding was one thing that caught my eye…. and then I realised that it made 10 portions. When there are only 2 of you and one is trying to lose weight, this is a very.bad.thing. So I came across Sultana & Cinnamon Cookies. I had all the ingredients and it sounded nice and quick to make so I got cracking.
It’s a bit of a strange recipe as it doesn’t really have any binding ingredients. You have ground almonds, bicarb, cinnamon, butter, vanilla extract and maple syrup all mixed together in a bowl. Then the sultanas are added last. (I used currants as that’s what we had). It was quite a dry mixture but it did hold together. 11 minutes later, these babies came out.
They are actually quite nice although it’s a weird texture. They are easily handled but are quite crumbly to eat. The middles were better as they were a bit more chewy. In the book it said if you liked them chewier to make them thicker so I think I’d do that next time. And I do think I’ll make them again as a treat. The best thing, in my opinion, is that they are satisfying but not moreish. So I was tempted to pig out on them. Double result!