November Favourites

Hi guys! Can you believe it’s the end of the month already?! It’s gone soooo fast and so much has happened! But I’m so happy it’s December on Thursday, so many exiting things happen in December and I’ve never felt so festive and excited!!

Recipe

Hmmmm probably my pecan pie! Scrap probably.. DEFINITELY!! It was developed for my range of sweet vegan, grain free, gluten free and refined sugar free treats for my business and oh my… it has to be my favourite thing I’ve ever baked and come up with in my whole 19 years! A nutty pastry filled with a salted cool and creamy caramel and then topped with toasted pecans! It’s honestly heavenly!! We had it for pudding on Thanksgiving and then for casual snacks every day after until we ran out.. I sold it at my stall as well last weekend and everyone was amazed! Just so good! Go to my gallery and scroll to see what I’m babbling about!

Food

I can’t get enough of my evening snacks! I don’t know about you but I love a little snack around 8.30pm whilst I watch TV. It just makes me feel all cozy and it’s turned into a little routine. I love to mix together raspberries and coconut yoghurt to create a sort of froyo and then I pour over some quinoa puffs and then drown the whole thing is salted almond butter and macadamia nut butter! Utter perfection. Mix it all together and it is AMAZING!! And then just before bed I like to grab a spoon and have a cheeky, stogy mouthful of nut butter. YUM!

Snack

As I’ve said above nut butter and well now I have a business to develop bakes for, I spend a lot of my time recipe testing! No bad thing! So that’s all I’ve been snacking on this month! And I’m loooooooving it!

Nut Butter

Well as you now know, I’m loving a little, well… a lot of nut butter in my life at the moment! My favourite has to be almond butter with raspberries as I’ve said or dolloped in porridge, on banana, with apple, in baking and everything in between! I think its the salty stodginess I like. I also love macadamia butter drizzled over things as it’s really sweet and satisfying but it’s super low in sugar and is just purely macadamias. I’ve also fallen back in love with crunchy peanut butter, especially just with banana, or in porridge or in a milkshake!

Ingredient

Coconut sugar! I weird one I know but it’s such a simple and cheaper way to sweeten things naturally which isn’t dried fruit or maple syrup. It’s great because you can just replace the refined sugar weight for weight. It’s dry which makes it easier to use and it’s lower in GI. It’s also so versatile and isn’t strong in taste so you can be so experimental which is amazing as thats what my business and bakes need.

Fashion

My new bag! After my first stall 2 weeks ago, I wanted to treat myself with the money I made, so I bought myself a gorgeous new khaki bag pack! It’s comfy to wear as well as looking trendy and not like a bag pack. It also fits everything in and still looks classy with a winter coat. I also love that it’s got lots of pockets and zips on the outside too.

Restaurant

Hands down, 45 Jermyn St. We went back in September when we went down to London for a couple of days and it was such a treat, special and the food was incredible. I had grilled bones to start and then veal saltimbocca for main. Last time I went when we walked in we were remembered and the servers were so lovely. To start I had pine nut buttered scallops and then for main I tried something I’ve never had before, red deer with a game faggot and oh my… it has to be one of the nicest dishes I’ve ever had in my whole life and me being the foodie I am, I’ve had a lot of dishes! I’m super excited to be going again this Saturday! Bring on the food!!

Song

Only discovered three days ago! I was waiting for something to come on or my Dad to get home so that I could watch Blacklist and I was watching the end of the one show and they had Calum Scott on singing Rhythm inside and yeah, haven’t stopped listening to it since!

Discovery

My business! Does that count?! Anyway my business! Why I never thought to combine my love for cooking and even more so for baking and my career before, I don’t know but I’m glad I did! I spend my days recipe developing at baking for both my stalls every two weeks outside the Porter brook Deli in Sheffield and most recently (in the past few days) Orders! I love baking all day every day and I love seeing smiling faces enjoying my bakes. The dream is to sell to local cafes and delis etc. but I know I’ve got to be patient and just keep pushing on and then maybe one day!! Exciting right?!

For Orders and Enquiries please don’t hesitate to email me – Leitchycreates@gmail.com

Book

Does my own cook book count?! haha! I can’t stop gawping at it and using it and just generally flicking through it! One day hopefully, I’ll be able to share it with you guys.

Instagram

Eating naked yet again! For all the same reasons as before. Blimey that girl is good at food styling and flavour combining!!

Photo

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for obvious reasons…

TV

Christmas 24. Super tacky, cheesy and the perfect channel to watch in December when you are feeling a little under the weather and want something easy and christmassy to watch.

Event

Raw baking at Nama or my own… hmmmm! Well first Nama because well whats not to like about incredibly delicious, indulgent and healthy baking?! and we got lots of recipe, I learnt so much and and and I met some more lovely and like minded people! Can’t wait for my chocolate course early next year for the same reasons! Secondly my two stalls (so far) outside the porter brook deli in Sheffield selling my healthy treats and receiving some lovely feedback and support! Cant wait for the 10th of December! Expect lots of delicious and festive new things! We’re talking yule log and cinnamon buns guys!

Hobby

Well baking obviously! And then planning christmas meals, events, presents and getting super festive and feeling super excited about December!

Well guys, that’s it! I hoped you enjoyed reading this months favourites and I hope I’ve inspired you to bake and get festive!

Leitchy xx

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