Winter flavours wonderland

Treat yourself with this rich, flavoursome and warming combination. This time, use healthier ingredients too!




Gingerbread cake:

600g spelt flower

120g butter

200g coconut sugar

¾ mug honey

200g coconut yoghurt

6 egg yolks (keep the whites for later)

3 spoons gingerbread spice mix

2 tbl spoons coconut oil

1 spoon sodium bicarbonate

200g cranberries and hazelnuts mix

A pinch of salt


Hot cocoa drink (2 portions):

500ml almond milk

3 tbl spoons cocoa

2 tbl spoons cinnamon

1 tbl spoon ginger

1 spoon cloves

1 spoon cardamom

1 spoon orange zest

½ spoon grated nutmeg

A pinch of pepper

2 tbl spoons honey


The method:

  1. Cream butter, yolks and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add and mix all the remaining ingredients.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Beat the whites with salt. Fold whipped egg whites into a base mixture until combined. Put the mixture into the baking tray.
  4. Bake for 60 minutes.
  5. Halfway through the baking time, start preparing the drink.
  6. Pour the milk into a pan. Add all ingredients (apart from the honey) and bring the liquid to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Add honey just before serving.
  8. Pour the drink through a strainer.

Serve with homemade plum jam.

Then, enjoy!




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