Deliciously Ella Energy Balls – Review

 

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I was lucky enough to be sent some samples of the new Deliciously Ella energy balls.IMG_8937 (1).JPG

 

These balls launched in August of this year and come following a stream of successful ventures from the well-known blogger Ella Mills.  Some of you may be familiar with her blog, her cookbook or perhaps you’ve visited the deli.  This is her most recent product currently out for sale.  My review follows…

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Hasselback Potatoes/Pommes de terre au four “à la suédoise”

It seems that now I’ve embraced the snow, the snow has embraced me!…or us shall I say…and has taken my post quite literally ‘letting it snow’ fairly consistently in the last few days till those dainty flakes I talked about have suddenly converted overnight into blankets of snow!

Leaving the house has turned into a test of survival, my teeth chatter so loud, they speak without me talking, my showers are no longer restricted to the morning but now also serve as handy ‘defrost mechanisms’ for when I need a quick shot of heat! But… I’m not complaining, the snow novelty hasn’t worn off just yet, plus we Brits never complain 😉 It just means that now the holidays are here and we’re being told not to leave the house unless necessary. I don’t go out as much and can spend more time baking! … 🙂

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Baked Sweet Potato and Banana Fritters

I dreamt this up after my first ever trip to Leon which prompted me to bake their famous falafel recipe and that’s when the light bulb came. What if I made them for dessert? I mean they are sweet potatoes, plus I didn’t completely make them up.  I know sweet potato doughnuts exist in Madagascar as well as some eastern and South African countries. So a little research and a very ripe banana later, out of the oven they came and straight in for the UM test.

*UM screws ups her nose….*

UM: You put banana in sweet potato?

Me: er….yeah ? (Am I the only one who thought that sounded like an obvious combination?)

UM: It tastes…er….sweet

Me: Too sweet? I suggest

UM: Yeah, it must be the banana….and you should have added flour

Me: I did

UM: Oh, you can’t tell

And that was the end of that.

Well as I promised to document my ‘failures’ as well as my successes, here goes:

Baked Sweet Potato and Banana Fritters

I didn’t think it was too sweet, but I agree the sweet potato/banana balance wasn’t quite right, but they did have a nice banana fritter feel to them but as UM suggested I’d add more flour next time and maybe tougher flour like brown rice.  I’ll do this combo again at some point and report back…for the adventurous among you here’s the recipe:

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