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Un Café?


Good morning all,

Realisation struck that I have not posted anything coffee related for goodness knows how long… so I thought I would pay homage to my favourite stop in my city Boston tea party  (personal preference of course) I have tried every americano in the city centre over the years and I just can’t top my favourites over at Boston TP! What makes a good coffee? Only a true lover of the roasted bean will know, be it frothy milk, a silky latte, a strong flavour or a good locally/ethically sourced bean…indeed…then of course, there is the location, the atomosphere… many contributing factors go in to finding the perfect coffee shop! this is why I am indeed a “coffee person” Alchemy is involved on both the barista and the consumers parts, in a good coffee house and when they seamlessly combine atmospheric bliss and good produce that’s when it all comes together. Now, I realised there are people who don’t think as deep as I do about the coffee experience and to those people this post is most likely sounding like a deranged rant of an eccentric compulsive BUT to my fellow coffee lovers it’s perfectly compos mentis and “if you know, you know” 

” Alchemy – a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination ”


And Bostons TP do not disappoint on the food side either, especially the evert growing selection of Gluten-free cake! But that’s a whole other blog for a whole other day and I may have to go back and take some more pictures and drink some more coffee in the mean time! 
Ciao x 

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Gluten free carrot cake 

  

  

After much longing for carrot cake with my weekend coffee and failing to find any gluten free versions (like anywhere) I finally decided to make one myself! What is with every coffee shop only offering gluten free brownies for GFs like us! Anyway if like me you have zero self control around cake or anything sweet, you may want to give away slices to friends/neighbours/anybody – because I literally devoured 80% of mine! 

Ingredients:

225g of gluten free flour 

125g soft brown sugar 

125ml sunflower oil

2 eggs

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 table spoon ground ginger 

125g grated carrot 

Handful of sultanas 

1 diced Apple (small)

1 orange – zest and juice of

Topping:

200g cream cheese 

Zest of half and Orange

100g icing sugar 

75g unsalted butter 

Put all the cake ingredients into a bowl and mix – grease a cake tin and sprinkle a little brown sugar into the tin. Bake at 190 for 35 mins.

Meanwhile combine the cream cheese,butter and icing  sugar and place in the fridge until cake is baked and cooled.
 – leave to cool then top with the combined cheese frosting mixture and decorate with walnuts.

Personally I cut my cake in half long ways and placed frosting inbetween the two halves so there was a middle layer of cream cheese also as I found it made the cake more noise because gluten free cakes tend to dry out quicker. 

Enjoy!  

 
 

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