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Sugarless (And Less Butter) Apple Pie

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125 grams flour 50 grams oatmeal 60 grams cold butter or margarine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1-2 tablespoons honey (optional) 2-4 tablespoons water 2 apples A squeeze of lemon A pinch of ground cinnamon
Cut butter into small pieces, stir gently with flour, oatmeal and vegetable oil or rub with your fingers (not palm) until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Gradually add honey and water until the dough can form a ball. Add more water if necessary. Rest the dough in refrigerator.
In the meantime core apples (I didn’t peel mine) and cut to your heart content. Add lemon juice, stir. Sautee the apples with a little butter or vegetable oil and cinnamon a couple of minutes until tender. Set aside.
Take out the dough from refrigerator, divide in two. Roll each dough so they can fit to your pie pan (I used 30.5 cm oval spaghetti dish). Place one piece of dough, pour the apples, and then place the other piece of dough. Make a hole in the center to let out hot steam. Bake 350 F/180 C until golden brown…

Chocolate & Marshmallow Pancake Muffins

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Nice for breakfast, no mixer needed!  
They are made of pancake batter, but are baked muffin-way. How to make:
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl: ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon flour 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons palm sugar
In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients: 1 egg ½ cup + 2 tablespoons (or 150 mL) milk 2 tablespoons nutella (you could double the amount for richer taste. Using peanut butter would be great too) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir with a spoon or spatula, but not until well-combined. Better be still lumpy. Spoon the batter into muffin tins, plop some marshmallows on top. Homemade marshmallows would do well. Bake 180 C for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of your pancake muffins. Serve warm. If you use homemade marshmallows, they would melt along with the batter, creating a nice, moist texture. Perfect. Inspired by: Bakerella’s Mini Maple Pancake Muffins Home…

Mystery Mocha

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What's so mysterious about this messy-looking chocolate-mocha cake?
Uhm... Maybe the melted-chocolate thing you'll find inside (oops, spoiler).
Messy is good when it comes to chocolate.
Mystery Mocha Recipe