When you’re selecting something from a table of party snacks, double dipping is the ultimate offence. That is, of course, unless you’re indulging in a spot of Double Dippin – a mouth-watering selection of healthy homemade dips being whipped up in the Hunter Valley.
The cheekily-named condiments are the creation of Angie Miller, a local woman using her love of cooking to create tasty treats without the associated guilt.
“I love to cook and try new and interesting foods hence I came up with the idea of making healthy dips that everyone can enjoy without the guilt of eating something that we shouldn’t,” Angie said.
Perfect for that family barbecue or catch-up with friends, Angie’s dips not only taste good and are good for you, they’re also created to cater for people with food intolerances who otherwise might miss out.
“Double Dippin is gluten-free and handmade using quality ingredients.
“Chickpea is used as a healthier alternative, and some homegrown ingredients make for a fabulous dip for a snack when entertaining guests, or as a sandwich spread.”
While the business is still relatively new, Angie has already created five amazing flavours including spinach and parmesan, cheese and onion, Mexican, roasted red capsicum with horseradish cream, and bacon.
“When I think about a new flavour to add to my product line, I ask myself ‘What would most people be happy to taste if given the opportunity?’, then I whip it up, and my neighbours become the taste testers.
“My latest creation is a chocolate dipping sauce for fruit that is gluten-free and vegan-friendly, making it a win-win for everyone.
“My daughter came up with the idea for this one as we wanted a chocolate sauce, but made in a healthy way, so we came up with the recipe together.”
Ange sells her gourmet line of dips exclusively through the Handmade in the Hunter Markets and said while Double Dippin is in its infancy, she is enjoying building up her business through friendly, fun face-to-face interactions at the market.
Stop by her stall and try one of the tasty dips for yourself at this month’s markets, which are held in the picturesque grounds of Kevin Sobels Wines on the corner of Broke Road and Halls Road, Pokolbin.
With Christmas fast approaching, the markets are being held every weekend this month, on October 5,6, 12, 19 and 26. For more information visit www.handmadehuntermarkets.com.au