Rake of Cakes

Recipe of the Month – Vegan, Gluten Free Orange and Almond Cake

Vegan Orange and Almond Cake Only Natural
We’re particularly excited by our recipe suggestion this month because we hope you’ll also be seeing it in print quite soon. It’s part of Only Natural’s submission for a book which our supplier Wholefoods plan to bring out soon (hopefully before Christmas).
Wholefoods are collating recipes and background information from all their independent health store customers for the book (no title as yet) which they plan to make into a celebration of the Irish health food trade, it’s history and it’s personalities over the years, store owners and staff as well as suppliers. It’ll be part cook book, part potted history of the Irish Health Food trade and, having been part of the story from the very beginning, we’re hugely proud in Only Natural to be taking part in the project. We’ll keep you informed here on progress. We hope to be selling it for the Christmas season and profits will be going to Ireland’s Special Olympics funding.
For the moment why not just try Ruth’s delicious and super easy cake for a flavour of things to come?

Orange and Almond Cake

This vegan, gluten-free cake is utterly scrumptious and a great recipe to add to your repertoire! It can be served warm with spiced dairy-free cream in winter or with fresh berries and vegan ice-cream in summer … a perfect dinner-party staple. The texture is reminiscenty of a traditional steamed pudding, a real favourite for many!

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Ger’s August 2017 Update!!

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There have been plenty of hazy summer days so far and here’s hoping there will be plenty more to come but that does not mean we have been lazying about!  Oh no we have lots to fill you in on this month!

New From Dr. Hauschka

This month we’re thrilled to be launching the all new make-up range from Dr. Hauschka. It’s just been unveiled in celebration of the Company’s 50th anniversary and comprises 82 products at the heart of which are medicinal herbs, plant waxes and oils, silk and minerals? The new deep violet packaging with its unique design reflects the premium contents. Everything you’d expect is here including foundations, concealers, mascara, lip definers, liners and lipsticks, lipgloss, eyeshadow and eye definer, defining and volume mascara and much more and all made from premium natural ingredients which nourish your skin’s health. 
See our Facebook Page for your chance to win a fabulous introduction to the range.
Dr Hauschka Make Up Only Natural

And Speaking of Competitions!

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Recipe of the Month – Gluten Free Pasteis de Nata (Portugese Tarts)

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You can’t go to Portugal without trying their famous custard tarts, Pasteis de Nata. Growing up, when it came to picking a holiday location, we never ventured from Portugal. We fell in love with the people, the beaches, the weather and, more than anything, the food. There’s nothing quite like finding a local café on a quiet cobbled street and basking in the morning sun while sipping an espresso (or a “bica” as they call it) and taking a bite of a freshly baked custard tart. Perfectly flaky pastry and scrumptious homemade custard – heaven!

I have just recently started baking a coeliac-friendly version of these bad boys for my Rake of Cakes stall in the Bullring Market and decided I had to share the recipe of the month Only Naturalrecipe! For this recipe, I’ve used our delicious new Commons Farm Raw Milk to make the custard and it makes for a wonderfully creamy finish. I’ve also used Silly Yak Puff Pastry, which is 100% coeliac friendly and available in the freezer instore!

Notes:
– Make sure you have defrosted the pastry in the fridge before starting to bake.
– Use the best quality vanilla extract you can. I love Neilson Massey Organic Vanilla Extract.
– This recipe makes about 30 – 32 tarts
– The custard is delicious over desserts or on its own as well!

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Alan Corcoran Instore

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Tune into The Morning Mix this Thursday 15th December at 11am to hear how Alan got on when he paid us a visit instore to sample some of Ruth’s Christmas gluten free Chocolate Biscuit Cake.

Don’t worry we don’t want you to feel left out so there will be tastings instore this coming Saturday 17th December along with copies of the recipe so make sure to call in and pay us a visit!

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