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5th, June 2015

Tropical Ginger Crush

Tropical Ginger Crush Why is ginger such a great flavour that goes with pretty much anything? I love pretty much anything with ginger in it like a tropical ginger crush to cool you down in warm weather, when London decides to get some. For me if a drink has ginger in it, it HAS to pack a punch and kick A*S otherwise what is the point it being there. I love drinking ice cold ginger beer (the soft drink kind) with a splash of rum or blitzing the fresh root into smoothies or sauces for curries.Tropical Ginger CrushGinger is found in many forms in my house; tea, powdered, paste, frozen, fresh, crystallised, stem  and is usually always the go to ingredients for colds. I recently picked up a bottle of belvoir ginger cordial. I usually grab a bottle of the elderflower version, so fruity and floral, so I couldn’t wait to try the ginger version. The cordial alone is sooo full of fiery ginger flavour that really packs a punch and is good on it’s own, but I decided to kick it up a notch by adding tropical flavours to create a tropical ginger crush.Tropical Ginger Crush Fresh pineapple, mango, lime juice is blended together to make a smooth puree. Passion fruit pulp is added and shaken with the fiery ginger cordial. The fruity mixture is poured over crushed ice and topped with lemon and lime soda. The tropical ginger crush is then garnished with pineapple, mint sprig and seriously hard to find glace cherry with the stem.

Tropical Ginger Crush
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Yields: 2 drinks
 
Ingredients
For the tropical ginger crush...
  • 250g fresh pineapple
  • flesh of 1 mango
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 75ml ginger cordial
  • 1 passion fruit
  • Pineapple wedges
  • Glace cherry
  • Sprigs of mint
Instructions
For the tropical ginger crush...
  1. Blend the pineapple, mango and lime juice together till smooth.
  2. Shake the fruit puree and ginger cordial together and divide between two glasses filled crushed ice. Top with lemon and lime soda and the pulp of the passion fruit.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, glace cherry and mint
Oh So Sweet Baker's Notes
- This tropical ginger crush would be great spiked with 50ml pineapple vodka or rum.

 

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2nd, June 2015

Hazelnut Raspberry Brownie Silk Pie

Hazelnut Raspberry Brownie Silk PieThere is no better combination in my opinion than chocolatey nutella and tangy raspberries. Previously I made a nutella raspberry etremet  and I’ve combined these two flavour combos again in this hazelnut raspberry brownie silk pie. To be fair this hazelnut raspberry brownie silk pie isn’t ‘exactly’ a pie. Nor is it a cake or a cheesecake. Continue Reading

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18th, May 2015

Thyme Blackberry Corn Cupcakes

Thyme Blackberry Corn CupcakesI’m usually all about the sweet and salty. But now I’m all about the sweet and savoury with these thyme blackberry corn cupcakes that will literally blow your mind. Vegetables in cakes is nothing new. Think carrot cake, choc courgette cake, choc beet cake and sweet potato/pumpkin cake. But now it’s time for the sweetcorn to shine. Continue Reading

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