Livia’s Kitchen Baking Class

In an ideal world, I spend Sundays being a domestic goddess- baking cakes, food prepping for the week ahead and generally gracing the kitchen like an East London Nigella.

Unfortunately this is rarely the case, so to get my inspiration flowing I decided to book into a Livia’s Kitchen baking course.

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You would never guess these are dairy, gluten & refined sugar free…

Entering the kitchen I was already drooling at the ingredients- it was a health food lovers dream. Mountains of avocados, dates, cashew butter, almond butter, limes and almonds… I would be lying if I didn’t have a nibble on a few dates…dipped in almond butter…. (sorry!)

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We started by making a key lime pie. The base reminded me of a healthy gingerbread mix, which worked perfectly against the sharp lime avocado topping- which to my surprise retained the creamy avocadoness, without any avocado flavour.

Next we made raw chocolate brownies, with a gorgeous salted caramel topping. I cut them into mini bites, so I could feel less guilty about eating 4 at a time.

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While I have made raw deserts before I have never experimented with healthier versions of the cooked deserts such as cakes and cookies, so the next two treats- raspberry frosted cupcakes and lemon cookies- were a revelation.

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I’m not ashamed to say I fell so in love with the cupcakes that at least 3 were devoured on that day alone…

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Livia & her elves were amazing at leading the class, and there were plenty of goodies to take home and share (or not…..). The East London Nigella I may still not be, but I’ll be happy eating away my sorrows in my refined sugar, dairy and gluten free deserts.

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Livia’s Kitchen runs cookery classes at various times in the year. Find her next events here: http://liviaskitchen.co.uk/event/baking-courses-with-livias-kitchen/

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