Rachel Bright

Hello all baking enthusiasts! Professionally, I’m an actress, but while I’m ‘resting’ I’m a ‘home baker’ (a term methinks Nigella would be happy with!) I also have my own blog (bakingbright.com) which has a mixture of ‘indulgent’ recipes and ‘lighter’ bakes. Here, however, I want to concentrate on the ‘healthier’/alternative baking. I’m no baking professional, (however you want to class that…) and I often find some recipes overly complicated or with ingredients that I cant pronounce, let alone find in my local shop. (If I had time to travel for specific luxurious ingredients, I would, but we’re all busy these days..or occasionally lazy… #FirstWorldProblems) This became more evident when I wanted to bake myself healthy, find a healthier alternative, cut down on sugar/white flour/butter, however, I often couldn’t find (or afford!) these healthy alternative ingredients. So I thought I’d make my own recipes with ingredients that were readily available. (Well, they are in the London borough of Southwark anyway….) I hope you enjoy, Now, go scoff! X Twitter:                        @RachBright

Website:                       www.BakingBright.com

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Wholemeal Kiwi & Pistachio Loaf – dairy free

Kiwis are a new obsession in my household, however, I seem to buy a batch, forget I’ve got them and then realise I have 6 to eat in a day before they go off. Hence my Wholemeal Kiwi & Pistachio Loaf. Now, a word of warning, these kiwi’s need to…

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Nutty Fridge Bars – gluten free, vegan

It’s just TOO hot to bake, but I want a nutritious and cooling snack. I got my thinking cap on and so here are my Nutty Fridge Bars – they live in the fridge to keep them fresh and cool and are sort of like a sticky version of a…

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Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot and Coconut Bites

I was given a task. A vegan task. A request from Jonno’s (my boyfriend) friend, Gregg. I have been sending Jonno into work with various baking treats, trying to rid my household of what my will power cannot control. I have therefore been, mildly and happily, fattening the West End…

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Ginger and Maple Syrup Spelt Loaf by BakingBright

BakingBright.Com Ginger and Maple Syrup Spelt Loaf (butter free, reduced refined sugar, can be dairy free) I like bread and I like dessert. I’m also a bit health conscience. So I made this ginger and maple syrup spelt loaf to cater for these three needs. I use a lot of…

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Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot & Coconut Bites

by BakingBright.Com I was given a task. A vegan task. A request from Jonno’s (my boyfriend) friend, Gregg. I have been sending Jonno into work with various baking treats, trying to rid my household of what my will power cannot control. I have therefore been, mildly and happily, fattening the…

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Gluten Free Carrot & Walnut Towers

By BakingBright.Com I was asked to make a gluten free carrot cake for a good friends 30th birthday party and combined housewarming, like almost everyone I know I like a good carrot cake, but wanted to do something a little different. Also, I always find that a massive cake can…

Healthy Alternative Peanut Butter, Banana & Oat Muffins.

By BakingBright.Com Healthy Alternative Peanut Butter, Banana & Oat Muffins. Free from dairy, gluten, flour and sugar but still oh so scrummy! I thought it was about time I did a very healthy post (I’ve got a family wedding this weekend and didn’t want to be bloated in my new,…