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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Gluten free Hazelnut Pancakes/Crêpes noisette sans gluten

Hey folks, it’s that time again. I meant to post this earlier and I can see some of you have already been making searches for gluten free pancakes and as usual these will not disappoint…..

So I was scrolling through my recipe index and thinking.

I’ve already posted a gluten free recipe for american style or scotch pancakes as they’re known here and let’s not forget the little clouds of heaven but alas English pancakes were nowhere to be seen. I know it’s pitiful, with the Queen’s jubilee just round the corner I’m sure she’ll be hanging her head in shame 😉

To make Lizzy happy, I gave myself a slap on the wrist and got to mixing and they turned out pretty great.  English pancakes are thicker than French crêpes but thinner than Scotch pancakes, they are generally sweet rather than savoury and are best served with a dash of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar.  I kid you not when I say this recipe was two, three years in the making, it was getting that elasticity, texture and taste in a gluten free mix that was a major issue.  I, of course decided to make things harder for myself by making a dairy and gluten free version, but this is certainly no substitute, it has a warm nutty texture and the natural sweetness of hazelnut milk means you don’t have to dump in a gallon of sugar for them to taste good.

The ground hazelnut flour gave it a lovely speckled appearance and they looked and tasted like REAL pancakes. Have a lovely Pancake Day everyone!

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Double Hazelnut and Ginger Cookies/Cookies aux deux gingembres et aux noisettes

So I think I owe an apology to all cookie aficionados as I have now become a lover of the common cookie! I’m thinking the reason I wasn’t into them was because I’d never actually tried homemade cookies before and well I made some over the Christmas holidays and they were delicious!

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