Recipes Page – An Introduction
As many of you will know, we started out, as Bakes and Balls, producing a healthier alternative to sugar-filled cakes and snacks, because I had been trying out various low-sugar treats for Sophie’s and Adam’s lunch boxes. When I set up the business I wanted to address the problems (later highlighted by the Coeliac society) of the sugar content of Gluten Free products. At the same time I was trying to address the problems of those with dairy and nut intolerances and despite issues with sourcing ingredients, managed to become a Free From the Top 14 Allergens producer.
Having stopped production of our Cakes and Bakes in 2018 and having not been able to launch a Chocolate Spread (not through want of trying and despite being shortlisted for two Nourish Awards) I decided in August 2019 to ‘pivot’ and focus on Frocolate Truffles. The Frocolate Truffle Company was launched in September 2019!
However, I still had lots of recipes for fantastic cakes and some great tasting energy balls – all with no added sugars and free from the top 14 allergens. Therefore, when I decided to launch this website, I also decided that I had the chance to share these recipes with you.
Although the recipes here are Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free, you can always swap in alternative ingredients to suit your tastes, preferences and allergens. That’s why I have included an ‘alternative ingredients’ section to encourage you to experiment where you can.
I hope that you enjoy them. I hope that you will have the courage to experiment with some of the alternative ingredients that I suggest. These recipes are for everyone – whether you have an allergen or not!
I would love to hear your feedback, so please, please, share; take a picture of your successes (and failures) on social media; and feel free to comment! Most importantly, however, have fun!
All the best,
Stephen (Founder, Bakes and Balls Ltd & The Frocolate Truffle Company)