Laura's Naturally Sweet Blog

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Orange and Apple Cookie Slice

Orange and Apple Cookie Slice

Sweet, luscious, fruity and so moist these cookie slices are a pefectly delicious treat I find hard to resist. For me there is a perfect cookie – crunchy on the outside but with a certain softness in the centre.

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Super Yummy Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Super Yummy Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Super Yummy Peanut Butter Ice Cream!!! Soooooo smooth - soooooo creamy - soooooo moreish.  The only problem you’ll have with it is hiding the tub in the freezer! :)

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Light Fluffy Banana Cake

Light Fluffy Banana Cake

This banana cake is absolutely delicious, super easy and quick to make and did I mention sooooooooooo tasty and good!

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COYO Fruit Salad in a Jar

COYO Fruit Salad in a Jar

COYO Fruit Salad in a Jar – sweet juicy strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, nectarines and pineapple with layers of creamy CoYo-honey-vanilla mix – so good it really should be bad for you - right??

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Lemon and Lime Ice Lollies

Lemon and Lime Ice Lollies

I’m not kidding when I say these are seriously delicious, super simple to make and an amazing way to sneak green vegetables into your kid’s diet.

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Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies, layers of moist rich brownie, sweet cooling mint cream and then a divine mint chocolate that is crying out to be made into a mint chocolate bar.

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Cherry Yoghurt Smoothie Lollies

Cherry Yoghurt Smoothie Lollies

I live in a giant modern housing estate - once a village it has grown vastly over the years to accommodate rising numbers of commuters. Long gone are the days when the view from my window stretched across miles of fields and trees.

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Strawberry Ice Cream Soda

Strawberry Ice Cream Soda

So it’s the third and final week of the Summer Strawberry Wimbledon Extravaganza and I bring you a Strawberry Ice Cream Soda.

Soft, smooth and creamy with the delicate taste of vanilla that epitomises a traditional ice cream soda.

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Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar

Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar

Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar – tantalisingly delicious, full of ripe fresh strawberries and rich creamy cheesecake. This delectable dessert in jar is a melt in the mouth sensation that is a real treat for your taste buds!

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Strawberry and Coconut Cream Tart

Strawberry and Coconut Cream Tart

Strawberries and cream - quintessentially British and undoubtedly the perfect match. With Wimbledon around the corner we have reached that point in the summer months when everyone begins dusting off their tennis shoes, grabbing their rackets and making for the nearest court, garden, street, park or any other available space to hone their skills.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

 

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads out there! These sweet, sticky, absolutely decadent cupcakes are the perfect treat for any Dad on Father’s day. My Dad is sure getting a box of them…….shhhhhhhhhh it’s a secret! ;)

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Sweet Tangy Raspberry Lemonade

Sweet Tangy Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade - sweet but tart, so refreshing and perfect on balmy afternoons imagining that you are in the Caribbean or sitting on the deck, the waves splashing against the beach, a good book in hand and nothing but a long glorious sun filled afternoon before you.

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Fruit Puree Rocket Lollies

Fruit Puree Rocket Lollies

And while the glorious weather continues……………………..put your hand up if you remember eating Rocket lollies as a child?!?! So cooling on hot days and being a fruit lover I could never make up my mind which my favourite flavour was.

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Raspberry Lemonade Summer Tart

Raspberry Lemonade Summer Tart

Plump juicy raspberry, tart but smooth lemon cream, crumbly coconut shortbread all topped with a sweet, tangy raspberry coulis. Sounds like summer to me!

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Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Salted caramel cheesecake – doesn’t it just sound so perfectly, outrageously, sinfully delicious? It was as an idea first suggested by a friend’s father as it is his favourite dessert.

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Rich Coconut Sugar Shortbread

Rich Coconut Sugar Shortbread

Rich shortbread – so delicious, light, melt in the mouth, crumbly and totally moreish. Perfect on its own, with strawberries and cream, crumbled over ice cream or as a base for pies, slices and desserts.

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Orange Freezer Cake

Orange Freezer Cake

Orange freezer cake oooooh I just love these – so creamy and smooth and sooooooooo easy to make – you simply soak the cashew nuts for at least 4 hours and then blend all the ingredients together until completely smooth (about 2mins!!!!)

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Sweet Refreshing Raspberry Sorbet

Sweet Refreshing Raspberry Sorbet

I woke up one morning to a glorious sunny day. As the sunshine streamed through my window sending a golden glow across the carpet I felt the promise of summer in the air.

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Peach Melba Cheesecake

Peach Melba Cheesecake

Grab a fork and come on over! Finally I’ve done it! I’ll ignore for the moment that the kitchen is littered with my failed attempts and the washing up is stacked a mile high because here I have a high protein, low fat, cholesterol free absolutely scrumptious baked cheesecake. Yay!!!!!

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Peanut Butter Flapjacks

Peanut Butter Flapjacks

So today I set myself a challenge. Cheap, quick to make, super healthy and super tasty. That should be easy. Ummmmmm……………………………….

Okay we have oats – yep you heard it here – oats are always nutritious being high in both fibre and protein, affordable and very versatile.

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