Guinness Vanilla Cake

Delicious moist rich dark cake, a mixture of stout, vanilla power, and dark brown sugar, and cocoa powder. The only mistake I made was my daughter was making some dinner and decided to used the vegan cream cheese that I bought for my cream cheese frosting, I had more than one in the fridge! different…

Lemon, Courgette & Polenta Traybake

This traybake tastes absolutely beautiful if you don’t like courgette, trust me! You can’t taste it why’ the polenta soaks all the lemon syrup just like a lemon drizzled cake, making it even moister and light. Then sprinkled with sunflower seeds if you’re not allergic to nuts then feel free to use your chosen nuts….

Lemon and walnut teacake

The unusual combination of earthly walnuts and fresh zesty lemons tastes so good in this teacake, whisked with vegan egg whites are added to the batter, making it light and airy. Keep for three days in a airtight container. Freeze for two months wrapped in foil. Ingredients 115g/4oz/ 1/2 cup butter, softned 100g/3 3/4oz/generous 1/2…

Courgette and double ginger cake

Both fresh and preserved ginger are used to flavour this unusual teabread Which is made with oil rather butter. Courgettes, like several other vegetables, bring moisture to a cake mix, making it soft and tasty. Keep up to five days in an airtight container or freeze for two months. Ingredients 3 vegan eggs 22g/8oz/ generous…

Rock buns

Once these rock cakes made, they are best eaten on the day they are baked. Not the same if eaten the following day. Should be sprinkled with brown sugar I was doing so things at once totally forgot to sprinkle with sugar. Ingredients 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose ) flour 1.5ml/1/4 tsp spice 10ml/1/2 tsp baking…

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…

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…

Parmesan Grissini

Ingredients 50g parmesan vegan  cheese 7g fresh yeast 150 ml tepid water 2 tsp castor sugar 225g strong white flour Plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt 1 tsp olive oil, plus extra to grease 1 tsp sesame or Mason sea salt Method Grissini are cooked at a much lower temperature than other breads, as…

Buttermilk Pancakes with Raspberry Jam

Ingredients 359 g/12 oz/ 2 1/3 cups spelt-flour 2 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of (baking) soda 2 vegan eggs 300 ml/10 1/2 fl oz/ 1 1/4 cups oats buttermilk 300 ml/10/ 1/2 oz 1/4 cups soy milk 75 g/ 2 1/2 oz /1/3 cup vegan butter 175 ml / 6 fl oz/…

Sesame Pretzels Ingredients 450 g/ 1lb /3 cups strong white flour bread-flour 1 tsp easy blend dried yeast 1 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 1 tsp fine sea salt 4 tbsp bicarbonate soda 1 vegan egg 2 tbsp white sesame seeds 2 tbsp black sesame seeds (optional) Method 1.Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in…

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…

Cinnamon Doughnuts Cookies

Ingredients 175 g/6 oz/ 1/2 cups/ plain-all purpose or splelt flour 75 g/ 2 1/2 oz 1/2 cup castor (superfine) sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 150 g/5 oz/ 2/3 cup vegan butter cubed at room temperature 1 vegan egg 2 tbsp demerara sugar Method 1.Preheat the oven 180°C (160°C fan))/350°/ gas 4 and line baking…

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…

Zuppa Inglese

Make or buy your own panettone or brioche to buy this your It may be a bit difficult finding it sometimes inthe free-from section in the supermarket, if not make your own.. Ingredients 250 g/9 oz plain panettone or brioche 4 vegan eggs 100 g /4 oz sugar 5000 ml/1 pt/2 cups oats milk 75…

Potato and Onion Tortilla

This deep-set omelette with sliced potatoes and onions is the best-known Spanish tortilla and makes a deliciously simple meal when served with leafy salad and crusty bread. Tortilla are often made with a variety of ingredients-chopped red or yellow (bell) peppers, cooked peas, corn, or grated cheddar or Gruyère cheese can all be added to…

Pipasena Italian Cake

I’m not a fan of candied fruits or raisins, this cake is so delicious I guessed with the candied fruits combined with the lemon zest, gave it a lovely taste. If you’re a fruit lover, you certainly will love this cake taste nothing like a ordinary fruit cake’ trust me! It’s so much nicer. 450…

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

As well a keeping this well-known vegan cake moist, grated carrot also add s it’s own sweetness. Here, this classic-tea-time treat is topped with zesty orange and cream vegan cheese icing, which goes perfectly with-out nuts. Keep refrigerated for up to three days. Ingredients.. 90g/3 ½ oz/3/4 self-raising flour 150g/50oz/1 ¼ cups plain (all-purpose) flour10ml/2…

Courgette, Feta and Tomato Bread

Ingredients.. 8 vegan eggs 1 tsp vegan crème fraiche 2 courgettes (zucchini), finely diced handful sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped 100g /4 oz /2/3 cup vegan feta cheese, cubed 6 sprigs thyme 2 tbsp olive oil Method.. 1.Preheat the oven 180°C (160° fan)/ 350f / gas 4. 2. Beat the eggs with the crėme fraiche in…

Chunky vegetable & Fennel Goulash with Dumplings

Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs, weighing about 450 g/1 lb2 tbsp sunflower oil1 large onion peeled and sliced1 ½ tsp paprika1 tsp plain flour300 ml ½ pints vegetable stock400 can chopped tomatoes450 g/1 lb potatoes peeled and cut into 2.5 cm 1 inch chunks125 g/4 oz small button mushrooms (optional)Salt and freshly ground black pepper For…

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…

Rock buns..

These old-fashioned favourites are perfect fun in the kitchen and provide a great introduction to baking, as the mixture can be formed into little balls-great for hands-on kids’ Cooking. As rock buns are not a rich mixture, they are best eaten on the day they are baked. Ingredients.. 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 1.5ml/1/4 tsp…

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…

Jamaican Fruit Cake

For Jamaican fruit cake, usually the fruits are soaked white rum and red label wine which is made from Jamaican plums! The fruits normally would be soaked for a few months, which would be raisins, currants and prunes, when ready take out the portions needed for your cake and liquidised until smooth. Ingredients: 100 g/3…

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,…

Singapore fried rice vermicelli

2 vegan eggs 1 tsp curry powder 2 tbsp linseed oil Block of tofu 1 birds eye chilli, chopped 1 in piece of root ginger, grated 1 red pepper, thinly sliced ¼ white cabbage, shredded 150 g/5 ¼ oz rice vermicelli, cooked and drained 200 ml 7 fl oz/1/4 cup vegetable stock 1 tsp sesame…

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…

Tiramisù Cheesecake:

Ingredients: Spray oil, for oiling 16 Savoiardi biscuits 4 tbsp cold espresso coffee 500g (1 lb) vegan cream Cheese 250 g ( oz) vegan mascarpone cheese 3 vegan eggs 125 g (4 oz) castor sugar 2 tbsp Marsala 25 g (1 oz) vegan plain dark chocolate Method: Lightly oil a 23 cm (9 inch) square…

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…

Wild Berry pie

This pie is so delicious, my daughter was visiting with her friend a week ago in Surrey, when she got home she wouldn’t stop talking about this pie her friend gave her. She was able to remember all the ingredients.. but her friend’s recipe was all dairy, so with all the ingredients she mentioned I…

Sweet-Potato Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients: 175g (4 oz/generous ¾ cup) rice flour 75g (3 oz/3/4 cup) raw cacao powder ¼ tsp gluten free baking powder 175g (6 oz) sweet potato, cooked And mashed to purée 250g (8 oz/scant ¾ cup) date syrup 175g (6oz/scant ¾ cup soy butter, melted 1 vegan egg ¼ tsp vanilla extract Method: Preheat the…

Lemon Polenta Flan

Ingredients: 250 ml/8 fl.oz/1 cup oats cream 500 ml/1pt/2 cups oats milk 150g/5oz/2/3 sugar 125ml/4 fl.oz/1/2 cup water 1 lemon 125g 4 ½ oz/3/4 cup polenta 1 tsp vanilla 4 vegan eggs Method: 1.Preheat Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/350°F/ Gas 4. 2.Mix the cream, milk, vanilla, and eggs together. Whisk to obtain a consistent…

Meatball noodles with or without pineapple

Ingredients: 450g/1 lb 3 cups minced non-meat beef balls 1 tsp fresh root ginger,finely grated 4 spring onions (scallions) finely chopped 50ml/1 ¾ fl oz ¼ cup shaoxing rice wine 1 tbsp linseed oil 3 vegan eggs 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) 100 g/3 ½ oz /1 cup spinach 2 tbsp olive oil 30 g/1 oz/…

Vegetable Dumplings

These dumplings doesn’t look great from this picture! Because I didn’t have the right Steaming basket, I used a large colander and they all stuck together. Otherwise they taste great just don’t make the same mistakes by using a colander unless it’s just a few dumplings.. otherwise get yourself a steaming basket. Ingredients 175g/ 6…

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…

Quick and Easy Teabread

This succulent, fruity teabread can be served just as it’s, or spread with a little butter.The loaf can be stored, tightly wrapped in foil or in an airtight container, up to five days. A great way to get children to eat some fruit, this teabread is ideal for packed lunches, picnics, or simply served with…

Ricotta and Spanish cake

Ingredients: 599 g /1lb 2 oz/4 ½ cups spinach washed 1 clove garlic crushed 40 g/ 1 ½ oz/1/2 stick vegan butter 300 g/10 ½ oz/ 2 cups plain (all-purpose) gluten free flour (optional) 5 vegan eggs 200 g/7 oz/1 ½ cups vegan ricotta 150 g /3 oz /1 ½ cups vegan Parmesan Nutmeg grated…

Rice-crusted vegetable pie

Ingredients: Olive oil, for oiling 150 g/5 ½ oz long grain rice 450 ml/15 fl oz vegetable stock 2 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted (optional) 1 vegan egg beaten 1 red onion, cut into wedges 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 courgette sliced 1 sweet potatoes chopped 1 tbsp…

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…

Maple Tofu with Egg-Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1 vegan egg 2 tsp linseed oil 3 tbsp olive oil 200 g/7oz long grain rice, cooked ½ tbsp turmeric 100 g/3 ½ oz frozen peas, thawed 100 g 3 ½ oz beansprouts 50 g/1 ¾ oz tofu, drained and dried on kitchen towel Cut into chunks 3 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbsp soy…

Devil’s Food Cake

This is an American Classic, consisting of a rich melt-in-the-mouth chocolate cake that has a citrus-flavoured frosting. Ingredients: 100 g/3 ½ oz dark vegan chocolate 250 g/9 oz 2 ¼ cups self-tasing flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 225 g/8 oz/1 vegan cup butter 400 g/14 oz/2 2/3 cups dark Muscovado sugar 1…

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…

Chocolate non-Dairy Wraps

Light chocolate sponge wrapped around a non-dairy cream filling. These individual cakes can be served for desert, if liked. Ingredients: 2 vegan eggs 50 g/1 ¾ oz/4tbsp castor (superfine) Sugar 50 g/1 ¾ oz/1/3 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder 4 tbsp apricot jam 150 ml/1/4 pint/2/3 cup vegan double (heavy) whipped…

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…

Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients: 225g vegan butter, softened 200g castor sugar 100g dark brown sugar 1 tsb vegan egg 1 tsp orange zest 2 tbsp orange juice 300g plain gluten free flour (optional) ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ½ teaspoon salt 225g chopped cranberries 60g chopped walnuts (optional) Icing: ½ teaspoon orange zest 3 tablespoons orange juice 200g…