Florentines

I do love The Great British Bake Off but rarely is there anything vegan for me to bake… And then Florentines were mentioned. Other than a bit of butter (easily substituted) we have a deliciously vegan treat. This recipe started as one from the Guardian’s wonderful “How to make the perfect…” Series but I have…

Traditional Yorkshire Parkin

I hate fireworks. There I said it. At this time of year in Britain you may as well admit to hating puppies or a nice cup of tea. Fireworks are loud, they upset my dogs and firework displays largely involve standing in a drizzle saying ‘woooo’ with a few other bored souls. So perhaps we…

Autumn Fruit Crumble

I have heard distressing rumours that Americans don’t really eat fruit crumbles. Pies yes, cobblers yes but not the wonderful warming treat that is the crumble. I hope that someone in the comments below will tell me that this is just vile slander and that they are, at this moment in time, tucking into one.…

Hazelnut Rye Bread

A second recipe adapted from the wonderful Vegan Secret Supper. It seems to becoming more common for vegan cookbooks to contain a chapter on breads. This must reflect the growing and welcome trend for people to bake their own. My only concern is that bread baking is a complex science in its own right and…

Sourdough Bread

Last year I read an article on making Sourdough bread and in a fit of excitement poured flour and water into a jar and waited… and then got a bit confused about what to do next… and put it into the fridge until it started to smell and then threw it away. This time I…

Vegan Christmas Cookies

This recipe is adapted from the peerless Isa Chandra’s and features in Vegan with a Vengeance. If you don’t have this book yet I would urge you to run out and grab a copy. My only real change is to up the amount of spice to my taste and to leave the sugar off the…