Fairtrade Desert Island Puddings #1 : Tres Leches

My first Dessert Island Pudding is a cake that my mum always made when I was growing up, and since it’s Mother’s Day here in the UK on Sunday, it fitted perfectly, plus I hope you agree that it looks a bit like a Desert Island! Tres Leches (Three Milks)…

Guest Post – Fairtrade Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Swirl

Competition time! The wife entered Liberation’s Banana Nut Bake Off. Emilia (my 3 year-old mini chef) and I thought we’d give her a run for her money this afternoon. So this one is really easy. 1. We chopped two bananas and squeezed half a lime juice on top of it…

Fairtrade Banana cake with peanut butter frosting

So, it’s Fairtrade fortnight and as I mentioned in my last post, I decided to enter the #banananut bake-off organised by my friends at Liberation Foods. I’m not taking it too seriously or anything… but the ‘creative process’ (how fancy) has occupied my mind for the past couple of days!…

Fairtrade homemade granola

I recently read an article where Cafedirect’s new MD explained how his strategy to strengthen this Fairtrade company  included, among other things, getting the message across to consumers that Fairtrade was not an ‘act of charity’. This statement really got to me and I made me think about what we really…

Fairtrade Banana Bread Recipe

It was my father’s birthday recently. He lives in Bolivia and I haven’t seen him for almost 2 years. Distance and the passage of time are especially hard for me when birthdays come up. The days leading up to his birthday and a few after it, I found my mind…

Fairtrade Brazil Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy New Year! I have not written for a few weeks because of all the Christmas related rush and also because I suffered a minor concussion in a freak accident in the park (me being the freak)… which kept me away from my laptop. Anyway, I’m back and now that…

Funky Fairtrade sugar meringues

This week I chose Fairtrade sugar as my main ingredient (hence the sugar post a few  days ago) and it was partly because I caught a few minutes of a Paul Hollywood (baking god in the UK) programme where he introduced the ‘Meringue Girls’, who are (very successfully), making meringues…

Fairtrade coffee bean chocolate bark

The key ingredient for this recipe is Fairtrade coffee beans (whole). Coffee is another one of the most successful Fairtrade products in the UK. Most big brands and supermarkets have their own Fairtrade lines and there are also many specialised and boutique brands. I love coffee.I wish I could drink…