Cream Spinach with Bacon

you are using fresh mature spinach you’ll need to clean it thoroughly. Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and discard. Clean the spinach by filling up your sink with water and soaking the spinach to loosen any sand or dirt. Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining. Ingredients 1 pound fresh…

Finger Food

Tasty morsels of food tempt the appetite. Serve these sausage rolls, crackers and cheese straws alongside sandwiches, pâtés and cheese at tea time as a filling accompaniment. The salty flavours are winner with children and adults alike. Sausage rolls Vegan sausages cut sizes 175g/6 oz/1 1/2 cups plain flour Pinch of salt 6 oz vegan…

White Chocolate and Pumpkin Seeds and Burberry fruit cookies

Ingredients 1 cup plain gluten-free flour 1 cup gluten-free corn starch flour 1 cup semolina 1/2 cup of vanilla power 2 tbsp sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup raspberries 1/2 cup Burberry 1/2 white chocolate Method Line a 9 x 9 dish with a baking sheet and set aside, combine the flour sugar, and…

Treacle, Apple and Sponge Pudding

Ingredients 110g/4oz/1/2 cup self-raising gluten-free flour 110g/4oz/1/2 cup dark muscovado sugar 110g/4oz/1/2 cup vegan butter, softened 2 vegan eggs 2 tbsp of ground ginger 2 Bramley apples, peeled cored and chopped 4tbsp of treacle Vegan custard or heavy cream to serve Method 1.Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan /375F/Gas 5 and line a small roasting…

Seasoned sweet Corn on the Cob

When roasting corn it’s best roasted with the husk, I completely forgot to roast my corn with the husk, when roasting in the husk it stops the corn from been charred! If you’re going to try this recipe remember to leave the husk on, when almost cooked remove the husk and add all your reasoning…

Salted Caramel Profiteroles

Ingredients 50g /1 3/4 oz/1/4 cup vegan butter, cubed 75g/2 @/2 oz/1/2 cup strong white gluten-free bread flour, sieved 2 vegan eggs, beaten 250ml/9 fl, oz/1 cup whipping vegan cream 2 tbsp icing (confectioner’s) sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 100 ml/3 1/2 fl, oz/1/2 cup salted caramel sauce Method 1.Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°Fan)…

Chocolate Ring Doughnuts

Ingredients 250 g/9 oz/1 2/3 cups strong white bread flour, extra for dusting 60 g/2 oz/ 1/4 cup vegan butter cubed 1 1/2 tsp easy blend dried yeast 1 1/2 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp fine sea salt 2 vegan eggs, beaten Sunflower oil, for deep frying 100 g/3 1/2 oz /2/3 cup dark…

Slow Cooker Two Cheese Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Ingredients Olive oil cooking spray 1/4 cup vegan butter 2 medium onions, chopped 2 1/2 cups soy milk 3 cups vegetable broth 2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic, power 2 cups vegan cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese shreddeded Method Grease…

Apple and Calvados Cakes

The subtle bouquet of calvados (normally Apple brandy) and the earthly, fruity flavour of quince add depth to tea time cakes. Quince paste is always available, but when the fruit is in season replace a third of the chopped apple with finely grated fresh quince to add extra flavour. Ingredients 250g/9oz cooking apple, peeled and…

Gingerbread and Orange Tiramisu

Ingredients 300 g;10 1/2 oz/ 2 cups plain flour 160 g/ 5 1/2 oz/1 1/2 stick vegan butter 75 g/ 3 oz/1/2 cup golden caster sugar 110 g/ 4 oz/ 1/3 cup golden syrup 125 g/ 4 1/2 oz cup honey 1 vegan egg 175 ml/ fl. oz/ 3/4 vegan milk 1 1/2 tsp ground…

Chocolate Fruit Crumble

A popular desert, the addition of chocolate in the topping makes it even more of a treat, A good way of enticing children to eat a fruit desert. Ingredients 400 g/14 oz blackberries/or can in natural juice 450 g/1 lb cooking apples, peeled, and sliced thickly 100 g/3 1/2 oz/3/4 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 75…

Espresso cupcakes with maple syrup

Strong dark coffee and maple syrup give a bitter edge to the sweetness of these cakes. Drizzle more maple over them while still warm. This recipe uses freshly made express, but you could use your own favorite coffee made at double strength. Ingredients 250g/9 oz/ 2 1/4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp baking powder…

Flapjacks

The wholesome and satisfying combination of rolled oats and golden syrup makes flapjacks popular with adults and children alike. They are sweet, dense and filling, with a soft, chewy consistency. With so few ingredients, flapjacks are quick to make and guaranteed to please. Ingredients.. 175g/6 oz/3/4 cup unsalted vegan butter50g/2 oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar150g/5…

Shortbread..

Ingredients The his easy recipe makes a very light, crisp shortbread with an excellent flavour that’s delicious with a hot cup of vegan chocolate. The lemon and ground sunflower are delicious additions, but I’m sure if you’re not allergic to ground almonds, it’ll be even better but not traditional.. 275g/10 oz 2 ½ cups plain…

Apple and sour cream crumble muffins..

Two-thirds of the cooking apples in this recipe are chopped and baked in the muffin batter. The remaining apples are sliced and coated in a sweet almond crumble, which makes a delicious crunchy texture for the muffin top. I choose to use sunflower by liquidising until crumbly instead of the almonds due to nuts allergies….

Orange Poppy Seed Cakes..

These muffins look attractive on the tea table when baked in large muffin cups without paper cases so the poppy-seed flecked sides are visible. To serve, break open and spread with butter and marmalade. Store without icing in an airtight container for three days. Ingredients.. 275g/10oz/2 ½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour150g/5oz/3/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar15ml/1…

Sticky gingerbread

Ingredients 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp ground ginger 5ml/1 tsp mixed (apple pie) spice Pinch of salt 2 pieces preserved stem ginger, drained and chopped 115g/4oz/1/2 cup vegan butter 115g/4oz ½ cup dark muscovado (molasses) sugar, 275g/10oz/scant 1 cup black treacle (molasses) 2 vegan eggs beaten 2.5ml/1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 30ml/2 tbsp vegan…

Lemon drizzle cake..

Wonderful moist and lemony, this cake is a favourite at coffee morning and afternoon tea. A lemon and sugar syrup is poured over the cooked cake and allowed to soak through, so that the whole cake is sweet and tangy. Store in a airtight container for up to five days. Ingredients.. Finely grated rind of…

Apple pie..

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative or fatty or sugary desert, stewed apples make an excellent option. Easy to prepare, stewed apples work well as a slightly sweet topping or as a fruit compote. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, the average. Adult should half fill their plate of each meal with fruits…

Apple Berry Lattice Pie

Ingredients: 300 g/10 ½ oz/2 cups plain (all purpose) Flour 2 tbsp light brown sugar 150 g/ 5 ½ oz/ 2/3 cup vegan butter 1 large bramble Apple, peeled and chopped 100 g/3 ½ oz/1/2 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch) slaked with 1 tbsp cold water Method: 1.Mix…

Walnuts cookies:

To be honest, I didn’t bake these cookies my daughter did, I’m allergic to nuts. I wouldn’t go anywhere near nuts! I took pictures of the cookies and she gave me the recipe so could share it with you all.. Ingredients Serves: 48 225g vegan butter, softened 200g caster sugar 100g dark brown soft sugar…

Banana Cake:

Do you think bananas are boring. Think again ! They’re actually one of the best of all round foods and packed full of goodness. If you love them it’s a bonus because they’re healthy! Here are five top reasons why you need to include in your diet: (1) Bananas are packed full nutrients including potassium,…

Caramel apple crumble

Ingredients: Spray oil, for spraying 750 g (1 ½ lb) Bramley Cooking apples 75 g (3 oz) unsalted vegan butter, Diced, plus extra for greasing 3 tbsp soft light brown sugar 6 whole cloves 50 g (2 oz) sultanas 75 ml (3 fl oz) cold water For the crumble topping 75 g (3 oz) rolled…

Apple Crumble Tart

450 g/1 lb bramble Apples Peeled and chopped 50 g/1 ¾ oz/1/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 200 g/7 oz/1 1/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 100 g/3 ½ oz/1/2 cup vegan butter, cubed and chilled FOR THE PASTRY: 150 g/5 oz/2/3 cup vegan butter 100 g/3 ½ oz/2/3…

Kale and Basil Soup

This soup is perfect for a cold winter afternoon, with some buttered bread rolls, very quick and easy to prepare very little is needed for preparation. Sometimes I have no idea what I’m going to do for dinner! Going through the fridge there’s so many vegetables especially when I’m in the mood for cooking, at…

Brioche pudding with ice cream

Ingredients: Make your brioche loaf then cut it in 8 slices 3 vegan eggs, lightly beaten 50 g (2 oz) castor sugar 250 ml (8 oz) vegan milk 250 ml (8 oz) vegan double cream ½ tsp ground mixed spice 25 g (1 oz) vegan butter, melted 1 tsp demerara sugar For the Ice Cream…

Broccoli Creamy chives Pie

Sometimes I have no idea what I really want for dinner, I’m a very fussy person especially when it come food! Not knowing what do I really want to eat, I haven’t had pie for a long time I already had some broccoli and a chives so I decided I’ll try some pie with broccoli…

Orange Spiced Biscuits

These biscuits are very delicious and one of a kind, I decided to make my own unusual Nutty biscuits by using sunflower seeds and hempseed blending them together.. due to nut allergies and sesame seeds, I was told to avoid most seeds including sunflower and pumpkin seeds..by taking Antihistamine daily pretty for the rest of…

Chocolate Eclairs

My first attempt at making chocolate Eclairs, was a bit tricky and godly and tiny than the normal ones in the shops..Patisserie cream is the traditional filling for éclairs, but if time is short you can fill them with whipped vegan cream. Ingredients: CHOUX PASTRY (PIE DOUGH) 150 ml/1/4 pint/2/3 cup water 60 g/2 oz/1/4…

White Chocolate and Brownie Torte

This delicious desert is easy to make guaranteed to appeal to just about everyone. If you can’t buy good quality brownies, use a moist chocolate sponge or make your own. For extra decoration, put a few fresh summer berries such as strawberries or raspberries around the edge or on the centre of the torte. Ingredients:…

Chocolate & Orange Mousse Cake

With a dark chocolate sponge sandwiched together with light creamy orange mousse, this spectacular cake is irresistible and delicious Ingredients: 175 g/6 oz/3/4 cup vegan butter 175 g/6 oz/2/3 cup castor (superfine) sugar 4 vegan eggs, lightly beaten 200 g/7 oz/1 ¾ cups self-raising flour 1 tbsp cocoa powder 50 g/1 ¾ oz dark vegan…

Lamingtons

Ingredients 6 vegan eggs 2/3 cups (159g) cornflour (cornstarch) ½ cup (75g) plain gluten-free (all-purpose) flour 1/3 cup (50g) gluten-free self-raising flour 3 cups (225g) shredded coconut Chocolate Icing: 4 cups (649g) icing (Confectioner’s) sugar ½ cup (50g) cocoa powder 15g (1/2 ounce) vegan butter, melted 1 cup (250ml) vegan milk Method: 1.Preheat oven to…

Rich Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are packed with both vegan milk and plain chocolate instead of adding sugar to the mixture. Serve them in small squares as they are very rich. When buying plain chocolate, bear in mind that the higher the percentage of cocoa solids, the higher the quality of the chocolate, and the less sugar it…

Spinach and tofu Lasagne

Ingredients: 4 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp chopped, thyme 500 g (1 lb) frozen leaf defrosted Spray oil for oiling 350 g (11 ½ oz) firm tofu, sliced 200 g (7 oz) fresh gluten-free lasagne sheets Salt and pepper For Cheese Sauce 1.2 litres (2 pints) vegan milk 2 fresh bay…

Boiled corns

Ingredient: 3 large corn Vegetable stock 2 tbsp vegan butter 2 stalks spring onion Pinch of salt 1-2chillies peppers (optional) Method: Prepare large saucepan with enough vegetables stock, and combine all ingredients with corn and leaves on a medium heat to cook for ½ hours to or until tender. Then remove and drain and served…

Polenta Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients: 1 vegan egg 3 tsp vegan butter 2 tbsp instant polenta 2 tbsp plain (all-purpose) gluten free (optional) ½ tsp baking powder gluten free (optional) 2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips Method: 1.preheat the oven to 180°/C/160°C fan/350°F Gas mark 4. 2.In a bowl, whisk the eggs with sugar then add the butter and mix…

Spring vegetable penne

Ingredients: 500 g/1lb/2 cups penne pasta 2 tbsp vegan butter, or olive oil 100 g/3 ½ oz/1/2 cup broccoli 8 asparagus stalks, woody ends snapped off And cut into short lengths 2 tsp vegan Parmesan, grated Method: 1.Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. 2.Meanwhile Heat the butter or oil…

West Indian Flat Breads

Electric Caribbean food is influenced by a wide range of international cultures. It is the Anglo-Indian connection that brought the Indian flat bread called roti to Trinidad in the West Indies. Serve these simple-to-make breads straight from the pan to accompany spicy seafood chowders, curries, or any other dish that has plenty sauce for mopping…

Mississippi Mud Pie

An all-time favourite with chocoholics- the “mud” refers to the gooey, rich chocolate layer of the cake. Ingredients: 225 g/8 oz/ 2 cups plain (all-purpose flour flour) 25 g/1 oz/1/4 cup cocoa power 150 g/5 ½ oz/2/3 cup vegan butter 25 g/1 oz/5 tsp castor superfine) sugar About 2 tbsp cold water Filling 175 g/6…

Raspberry Almond

Ingredients: 125g (4 ounces) vegan butter, softened ¾ cup (165g) castor (superfine) sugar 3 vegan eggs ½ cup (75g) plain (all-purpose) (gluten-free) optional ¼ cup (35g) self-raising gluten free flour) optional ½ cup cup (60g) ground almonds (optional) 1/3 cup(80g) sour vegan cream 150g (4 ½ ounces) fresh raspberries Icing 2 ½ cups (400g) icing…