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Delicious sugar-free baking

Incredible Bakes cookbook by Carolina Griffiths

Post by Adriana Alvarez.

Do you or your mum love cooking? Are you interested in healthy eating? If you are here’s a treat which is just in time for Mother’s day. On Saturday 7 May (the day before Mother’s Day) Auld Alliance Merchants in Olinda is having a book signing and tastings from Caroline Griffiths new cookbook  Incredible Bakes.

From 10.00am onwards Caroline, a Melbourne author, renowned cook and nutritionist will be in store to talk about her cookbook and offer some sweet treats. You can pop in to the shop to buy a book, get it signed and taste some of Caroline’s delicious treats plus get 10% off products in the shop if you purchase a book in store.

This is a sweet baking book with a difference – all the recipes are free from refined sugars. Not that you’d notice it. The recipes are triple-tested and completely delicious. Rather than use refined sugar, which has been shown to adversely affect health, author Caroline Griffiths has added sweetness using natural fruits and, occasionally, other non-fructose sweeteners, including rice malt syrup. Recipes include baking classics, such as shortbreads, cheesecakes, cookies and cupcakes, as well as more contemporary bakes, including macarons, cruffins and donuts. With a section on over-the-top celebration cakes as well, Incredible Bakes will have you covered.

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Lorna Jane (left) with Caroline Griffiths and recipes from her cookbook.

Caroline Griffiths has a wealth of experience as a cook, writer and food stylist working as a ghost writer for many “famous” cooks and chefs as well as contributing to the Australian Women’s Weekly. She is a passionate food expert with over twenty-five years of food industry experience who loves to create recipes that are flavourful, wholesome, creative, and achievable.

“Caroline and I are friends and when I heard she was launching her book I thought it would be a great idea to harness the book release in my shop for the local community’s sake and to offer a little something fun to enjoy,” said Lorna Jane, director of Auld Alliance Merchants. It’s also a great Mother’s Day gift idea if your mum appreciates delicious food with a twist.

Auld Alliance Merchants situated in Olinda sells a curated collection of global and local homewares and gifts, alongside vintage French furniture.  They also offer alliance services, being Interior Decoration, Styling, Staging and Garden Design. They are also an official stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™, the decorative and DIY paint which has had a global following for 25 years.

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Auld Alliance Merchants (formerly Metisse)
Shop 8, 540 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda Vic 3788
www.auldalliancemerchants.com.au

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