Good afternoon. It's beautiful and sunny here in the Fens today.
I thought you might like a photo of some cheerful daffodils - surely a sign that spring is on its way.
And while you are here would you like a piece of cake too ?
I have been making cake ... or brownies to be precise.
I have both lovely daughters to thank for bringing this recipe to my attention.
They both have the Deliciously Ella books and have been trying recipes and enthusiastically reporting back to me.
Deliciously Ella follows a vegan diet, eating only natural non processed foods. Not that we, at fenland lottie, are about to totally give up meat or dairy or gluten but I am more and more convinced that our diet has a profound effect on our well being and I love experimenting with different recipes.
When mr digandweed and I visited younger daughter in Nottingham last weekend ( on the occasion of my birthday) she had made some sweet potato brownies and very delicious they were too.
So back home, I decided to make some also. The recipe is very straightforward, though a food processor is more or less essential.
It's always nice to have a piece of cake as an afternoon treat and this is a cake you can eat with impunity, being full of good things.
Sweet potatoes contain a formidable range of nutrients essential to our well being and raw cacao also has many health benefits.
These brownies are not over sweet and have a fudge like consistency and I particularly liked them with some berries on the side.