Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Whole Orange Flourless Sugarless Gluten-Free Cake with a Jaffa Twist

My partner is trying to rid our house of high processed flours and refined sugars, he is fighting a loosing battle, but god love him for trying.  So I am succumbing to attempts at trying to find ways to make delicious cakes with occasionally less sugars.  Then I stumbled and adjusted this little beauty, not only white sugar free and flourless but also gluten free too..... But hey I just can't help it.... I added chocolate frosting sprinkles!


Whole Orange Cake

(Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Flourless)

2 Whole Oranges
6 Eggs
1 cup Organic Honey
250g Almond Meal
1 tsp Baking Powder

Wash your 2 oranges to remove dirt or wax, then place them both into a large saucepan and cover with water and bring to the boil them on a high heat, then turn down to a simmer and cover with a lid. Allow to simmer for 1 hour.  Remove them from the water after the hour and place them on a plate to reduce to room temperature.

Once the oranges are at room temp, cut them in half through cross section, remove seeds, then cut them into 8 pieces, leaving skin on, then place the orange pieces into the food processor, pulse the orange until a puree.

Crack your 6 eggs into the mixer and whisk on high for 5 minutes, this will get them into a high froth of beautiful fluffy pale orange colour.

Then add in your honey and remain beating mix on high to stay fluffy.  Then pour in your orange pulp from the food processor.

Finally add in your almond meal and baking powder and mix through well.

Pre heat your oven to 170 degrees (150 fan forced).  Prepare your springform tin with butter and flour, pour your cake mix into the prepared pan.  Place into the oven and bake for 1 hour.

Allow the cake to cool before removing from the pan.  

Ice your cake with your choice of frosting (or nothing to keep it completely healthy), I went for Chocolate to create a Jaffa flavour.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sweet Shop Inspired Lolly & Dessert Buffet Tables - Book Yours Today!

I was honoured and thrilled to have my dear friend ask me to cater her new baby girl's Christening with a Lolly Buffet Table, complete with personalised Lolly Bags as the Bombonieries for guests.

The jars I already have, I have been accumulating Apothecary Jars over the recent years and use them for parties and high teas, I use them at home in the kitchen filled with left over cookies from my orders. I just needed an excuse to add to my collection!

I ordered sweets to match the theme such as Musk Sticks, Mini Jelly Beans, Jelly Babies, Milk Bottles, Raspberry White Chocolate Bullets and Strawberry Sour Straps.  Also made to order I created Cookie Booties, Bubblegum Marshmallow Clouds, Mini Strawberry Meringue Kisses and Strawberry Filled Chocolate Coated Oreo Candies.

All items featured in the Lolly Buffet can be ordered through the Cookie Queen Kitsch'n, minimum 2-4 weeks notice is required, and payment needs to be made 14 days ahead of your function date to allow for ordering the sweets & ingredients.  A bond of $60-100 is required on the day for the Jars (depending on the quantity booked), to cover any breakages, the bond is refunded upon the collection of the jars provided there is no damage to be replaced.

Apothecary & Candy Jars To Hire (+ Bond) :-

Large : $20 each
Medium : $15 each
Small, Pop Stands & Lolly Barrels : $10 each
Scoops/Tongs are provided per jar

Personalised Lolly Bags :-

Plain/Patterned Paper Bags : $ 24/24 bags
Paper Bags with Personalised with Ink Stamped Name : $ 30/24 bags
Paper Bags with Personalised with Event Name Stickers : $ 50/24 bags
Cello Bags Plain : $ 12/24 bags
Cello Bags with Event Name Stickers : $25/24 bags
(Note : For Buffets due to bulky items & pops I use a longer bag of 7 inches & 5 inches wide and the top can be folded over to seal)

Baby Bootie Cookies

$3.50/cookie (min order 12)

Mashmallow Clouds - flavoured Bubblegum

$1.00/marshmallow - cutter shape & flavour of your choice (min order 24)

Oreo Pops

$4.00/pop - choc, vanilla, strawberry or funfetti oreos and coating colour of choice (min order 12)

Mini Meringue Kisses

$2.00/meringue kiss or $3.50/large meringue - colour & flavour of choice (min order 24)

Macarons available upon request also priced at $24 /dozen.

To Book me for your next function, do not hesitate to email me at : cookiequeen@y7mail.com or phone me on 0497 103 638. I can tailor a Lolly or Dessert Buffet to suit your theme, needs or specifications.

Hire/Setup Packages Available

1 - Buffet Basics Package 
  • 2 Jars
  • 3 Lolly Barrels
  • Scoops & Tongs
  • Selection of 5 Sweets (additional cost)
Suits 10-12 Guests
Total = $54.00 + Sweets + Bond
2 - Candy-licious Package 
  • 1 Lrg Jar
  • 2 Med Jars
  • 3 Lolly Barrels
  • Scoops & Tongs
  • Selection of 5 Sweets (500g each)
Suits 14-18 Guests
Total = $124.00 includes choice 5 Colour Themed Sweets + Mini Meringues (Bond required)
3 - Glitz & Glamour Package 
  • 2 Lrg Jars
  • 2 Med Jars
  • 3 Lolly Barrels
  • Scoops & Tongs
  • Cake/Oreo/Lolly Pop Stand 
  • Selection of 7 Sweets (500g each)
Suits 20-28 Guests
Total = $186.00 includes choice 7 Colour Themed Sweets + Homemade Marshmallows 
+ Choice of Macaron Pops or Mini Cookie Pops
(Bond Required)

4 - Seventh Heaven Package 
  • 2 Lrg Jars
  • 2 Med Jars
  • 2 Pedestal Jars
  • 3 Lolly Barrels
  • Scoops & Tongs
  • Cake/Oreo/Lolly Pop Stand 
  • Selection of 5 Sweets (1-1.2kg each)
Suits 30-35 Guests
Total = $246.00 includes choice 5 Colour Themed Sweets + Homemade Marshmallow Shapes  + Candy-coated Oreos + 20 Themed Cookies
(Bond Required)

Ribbons provided on all Jars & Tongs
Buffet Labels available for additional $10
Bunting on front of table available for $18
Flowers available for $22


Delivery Fee may be applicable for areas outside immediate area of the CBD/Inner West of Sydney.