Sourdough hot cross buns

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Disclaimer: This is an enchanting recipe for delicious, spiced hot cross buns. BUT like all good things (and all sourdough) it takes time. Makes 12 hot cross buns. Proving time up to 23 hours. Labour time 1-2 hours Baking time 30 minutes. Ingredients: 150g active and bubbly sourdough starter 200ml milk (I tested with soy […]

Mini blackberry pavlovas (vegan)

Blackberries

Ingredients:   For the Meringue nests: The liquid from 1 tin of chickpeas, should be approx 180ml ½ tsp cream of tartar 200g granulated sugar   Filling: Blackberries 2 tbsp granulated sugar Coconut yoghurt   Method: Start by macerating the blackberries: clean them well, then put in a bowl with the sugar and stir so […]

Chia pudding

Chia pudding parfait with banana

Chia pudding is a great option to include as a snack or pudding for several reasons. Firstly, it’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health and brain function. Omega-3s can help reduce inflammation in the body and support overall well-being. Omega-3s can be a bit harder to come by […]

Focaccia

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Bread has got a lot of hate from diet culture; we love to moralise about it. White bread is seen as “bad”, brown bread is a morally better choice, “we can’t have bread more than once a day”. These are sadly normal ways of viewing bread. But bread is more than just a ‘white carb’ […]

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Cake

Ingredients 170g caster sugar 170g butter / vegan butter (I use normally use Vitalite) 270g of unsweetened applesauce 250g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 150g fresh or frozen blackberries Crumble topping: 2 tbsp flour 2 tbsp oats 1tsp flaked almonds to sprinkle over the top […]

Banana Bread

Ingredients 2 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 6 tbsp water 3 over-ripe bananas 100g golden caster sugar 80g vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla essence 100ml soya milk (or nut milk of choice) 250g self-raising flour 1 tsp bicarb Pinch of salt 50g chocolate Method Preheat oven to 180C and grease a loaf tin and […]

Millionaire Shortbread

Ingredients For the shortbread: 175g plain flour 60g caster sugar 120g dairy free butter 1/4 tsp fine salt For the caramel: 200g creamed coconut 200g light brown caster sugar 100g dairy free butter Generous pinch of sea salt Topping: 100g dark/ dairy free chocolate Method Preheat oven to 180C In a bowl combine the flour, […]

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients 200g dairy free butter 180g sugar 2 tsp golden syrup 2 tsp vanilla essence 180g plain flour 30g cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 60g chopped dairy free dark chocolate 60g chopped dairy free white chocolate Method Preheat oven to 180c Cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla, golden syrup. Stir in […]

Blueberry and Lemon Vegan Cheesecake

Ingredients 250g Cashews 250g Ginger nut biscuits (most brands I have seen are vegan, but just double check) 50g Pecans 75g Dairy free butter 150g Koko vegan cream cheese 120g Golder caster sugar 100ml Soya milk 1 tsp Vanilla essence Zest of 1 lemon 200g Fresh blueberries Handful of Frozen blueberries (optional- for decoration) Method […]

Chocolate cupcakes (with secret ingredient)

Ingredients 1.5tbsp ground flax seed (plus 5 tbsp water) 1 tbsp coffee powder 200g plain flour 50g cocoa powder 200g light brown sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 300g grated courgette 100ml soya milk 120ml vegetable oil 2 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar Icing 100g dairy […]