Kitchen Love September

This month in my kitchen I have been focusing on back to school snacks, or lunchbox treats. Here is the UK the summer holidays are over and the children have headed back to school. Or if you're like me with no children, you may still enjoy healthier snacks to eat on the go. The days are shortening and then weather is cooling here so I am looking forward to testing more cakes, breads and treats to share with you.

We are super excited to be finally heading back to Italy for a few weeks. I will be bringing you some recipes from my holiday kitchen in Tuscany, Italy. If I am brave I will try and film some video's or outside.

Have you tried my Spelt buns ?

My Spelt bun recipe has been super popular.


Many of my YouTube community are switching to eating spelt flour are enjoying baking this bun recipe. You no longer need to go bun free but can enjoy burgers or rolls with spelt flour. All you need is a little time and patience. White or light Spelt flour, quick yeast, warm water, warm milk, sugar, salt, egg, olive oil and sesame seeds, that's it.

Why do I bake with Spelt flour?

Spelt flour is a healthier alternative than wheat flour. It has more amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The grain is not contaminated like  is a good source of fibre, protein (more than regular wheat flour). The grain is easier fo the body to digest than wheat, as it is more water soluble.

Buckwheat Oat Bars

A perfect lunchbox idea, buckwheat oat bars are an easy snack to make. The ingredients are buckwheat flour, oats, coconut, butter, honey or golden syrup, brown sugar and dried cranberries. I used buckwheat flour for a slightly healthier bar, but this oat bar recipe would also suit spelt or regular flour. This oat bar has a soft texture with a pop of fruit. Click here for the recipe.

Chocolate Rice Krispies Bars

I'm super excited to share another no-bake slice treat, Chocolate Rice Krispies Bars or Chocolate Rice Bubble Slice (for my fellow Aussie's).  This Chocolate Rice Krispies Bars is inspired by a Nigella Lawson recipe but tweaked. I have added chocolate chips and an extra drizzle of chocolate to the top. A quick no-bake minimal fuss with only five ingredients to have a delicious treat ready and waiting chilled out in the fridge. One bite into this crispy treat, then you'll be hooked. There are no marshmallows. I don't care for them, so I wanted to share a recipe without them. Click here for the recipe

Fairy Bread Cake #2

This is a revised version on the recipe I shared a few months ago. I wanted to revise my recipe with a new Fairy bread Cake.  This recipe is made with spelt flour, but could be swapped for regular flour, has less sugar and a buttercream frosting instead of the original cream cheese. This fairy bread cake is a perfect celebration cake, sweet treat or even a special lunch box snack. Click here for the recipe.

Spelt Pizza Scrolls

My spelt pizza scrolls are perfect for a lunchbox idea, snack or party food. This pizza scrolls recipe is my three balls spelt flour pizza dough recipe. If you don't have spelt flour, you could use regular flour. Inside the pizza scrolls, I have used my homemade pizza sauce and a little grated mozzarella cheese. Click here for the recipe.

  • Light Banana Cake with Spelt: Lunchbox treat
  • Chocolate Oat Bar: Lunchbox Treat
  • Spelt Mini Sultana Muffins: Lunchbox Treat
  • Spelt Swedish Soured Cream Bundt Cake
  • & there have been requests for more recipes wholegrain spelt flour, stay tuned.

Happy baking, with love ❤️