Creativity in the kitchen and food design

img_0817Many of you may wonder why I chose baking as something to share on this blog, when most of my posts are on my art projects. Well, as you May be able to tell, I love being creative, and I feel that baking it a great way to do this. I love to try to make people and the world happier through my art, and by cooking and baking we can stimulate happiness and creativity.  The precision needed in baking is just the kind of thing I enjoy. It is precisely my cup of tea to create something pretty, cheerful and healthy, and that is what I aim to share with you through baking! A lot of people find baking easier than art, so why not give it a go?

Here are some of my mouthwatering, yummy and healthy ideas for you to try out and add your own creative touches!

Click on the links for the recipes:

– Perfect Peanut and Banana Oaties: https://eloisesdesignedlife.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/perfect-peanut-and-banana-oaties-recipe/

– Vegan Chocolate Cake:https://eloisesdesignedlife.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/vegan-chocolate-cake-recipe/

– Best Banana Flapjacks: https://eloisesdesignedlife.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/best-banana-flapjacks/

– GF and DF Apricot and Pistachio Cookies: https://eloisesdesignedlife.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/apricot-and-pistachio-cookies-gf-df/

Most of my recipes are either gluten free, dairy free or vegan.

I would love to see your bakes! Try out my recipes or make your own creative ideas, post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #eloisescreativebakes or send me a photo by e mail (see contact) and you could see your name featured on this page!

P.S. All the recipes on my blog have less sugar than most others you will find, and nearly all of them can be made GF and DF.

Well done Maisy! For making my Best Banana Flapjacks and sending me this lovely review:

Hi Eloise!

I have made your Best Banana Flapjacks. They are wonderfully simple to make, but they are really delicious, and healthy too. I would highly recommend them for any occasion, but for me, they work especially well as a quick breakfast snack to start off the day. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us, I can’t wait to try out more of your tasty food!

Maisy x

Well done Rosemary! For being creative with your lovely – looking gf and df pineapple tarts! Here are Rosemary’s tarts and her easy instructions to make them:

Bake gf pastry cases blind, when cold put pineapple jam in base or you could use crushed pineapple thickened with cornflour – this needs to be heated to get it thick then cooled before using. Top with df whipped cream. Then swirl thick yellow coloured glacé icing on top (must be mixed with really hot water or else it won’t set).

Can be kept in fridge for several days, if they last that long!!!

My design for a Chocolate Rose 18th Birthday Cake for my sister:

The Final Cake:

 My Design for a chocolate Monet cake inspired by La Gâteo Vert made on The Great British Bake Off 2018:

The Final Cake:

My cake design for a competition. I have titled it ‘A Peace of Cake’ because it is designed to make peace among those who produce it and consume it. To do this, it contains fair trade, sustainable ingredients from a variety of countries and cultures including bananas from Africa, chocolate raisins popular in Germany, and cinnamon which is grown in Sri Lanka. It is also vegan, gluten free, soya free and nut free, so it can be enjoyed by a large number of people:

Tasty Sketches!: 

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Ice cream!

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Cake!