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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Nut Safe Traybake

There's not a chance you'll be able to find something as good as this that's safe in any supermarket or cafe! It's a recipe from Nigella's website that is simply so easy to make and so moreish. Perfect for a Christmas dessert that includes everyone...

Malteasers Traybake


100 grams butter
200 grams milk chocolate - I use plain Galaxy or Cadbury Buttons
3 tablespoons golden syrup
225 grams digestive biscuits (crushed in a sandwich bag)
225 grams Malteasers
I also add some mini marshmallows and chopped apricots (just because!)
And sometimes I add rice krispies to spread it out a bit. 


1. Melt together the butter, chocolate and syrup on a medium heat in the microwave
2. Add the crushed biscuits, Maltesers, marshmallows and chopped apricots.
3. Mix together quickly then transfer into a lined square tin and chill in the fridge until set.
4. For a special occasion drizzle with some melted white chocolate.
5. Carve up and serve


Original recipe from www.nigella.com/recipes/view/malteser-traybake-393

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Three days to go!

Just three days to go until the #14Allergens legislation comes into effect.

From 13 December 2014, all food businesses will need to provide information about the
allergenic ingredients used in food sold or provided by them.  Businesses which are
providing food sold prepacked and non-prepacked (loose) such as food sold in a restaurant or
takeaway must ensure they are compliant by Saturday. This nice guide describes some of the changes.

Also included is packaged food. From Saturday, businesses and manufacturers must identify the 14 allergens through the use of bold font or similar within the ingredients list. This change will help people with allergies assess the real level of risk and ideally bring down the use of lazy 'may contain phrases'.

There are 14 allergens that must be identified when present, are described in this FSA infographic.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Hurrah! We're up and running!

As a long suffering peanut allergic person (not a sufferer!) I've finally decided to go for a blog on this topic, nicely timed with the new EU legislation coming into force on Saturday 13th December.

It's my hope to share a bit of news and thoughts about allergies on this. It would appear that either allergies are increasing at a serious rate or media attention towards them is increasing... which is it? I'm not quite sure but the FSA's says hospital admissions for allergies were up 500% between 1990 and 2007... I'd imagine the last 7 years have only seen this get even worse. Having been there myself once in 2014 it's too easy to become part of the statistics.

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