Tag Archives: vegan comfort food

Poached pear and ginger cake

I found the original idea for this cake on Zoe Bakes and decided to make a vegan version.  My recipe for a single batch is below – I made a double batch of batter but the next time I make this cake I’ll just make the one so that my …

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Vegan sausage rolls

These sausages hold together very well – once baked you can just pick them up and eat them without the puff pastry if you would prefer a lower fat version. Vegan sausage ingredients (makes 24 mini sausage rolls: 20 sun-dried tomatoes in oil 200g ground almonds 50g bread crumbs 20g …

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Bread pudding with blueberry mincemeat

Allow me to introduce you to my latest original vegan recipe – bread pudding! Warning, just because this is vegan does not mean this is a healthy option. Ok, now that you have been fairly warned, read on for my recipe. Ingredients: 500ml single vegan cream (I used Alpro soya) …

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Fruitful pancakes

These hearty fruit filled pancakes are just the thing to set you up for the day. Ingredients (serves 6 or 3 big appetites): 200g self raising flour 50g coconut sugar or caster sugar 1 tsp all spice 200ml plant milk (I used oat) 150g fresh raspberries / 100g frozen 150g …

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Coconut pineapple cake

I adapted Lauren’s original recipe  for coconut cake with pineapple filling in order to create a vegan version. I’m pleased with how it turned out flavour and texture wise, despite having a decorating fail. Next time I will use an extra tin of pineapple (two instead of just one)to help …

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Vegannese Whirls

I adapted these from an original recipe by Wallflower Kitchen. Ingredients For the cookies (makes 12) 200 g vegan margarine (I used Pure) 125 g  icing sugar 310 g  plain flour 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp dairy-free milk For the sandwich filling 75 g vegan margarine 125 g icing sugar Seedless jam (I used blackberry) Instructions Preheat …

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Vegan blueberry cake

This cake is light, fluffy and very more-ish. Ingredients: 112g vegan margarine 200g caster sugar 200g self raising flour 50g coconut flour 50g desiccated coconut 50g dried blueberries 1tsp vanilla extract 240ml plant milk Method: Whisk margarine and sugar until light and fluffy Add all dry ingredients (except blueberries) and …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week four

Dear Doctorate Diary A week on and I am still struggling with the dilemma of whether I should stop studying for my doctorate and go back to having a life. I do resent having to choose between spending time with my family or exercising or writing my assignments / undertaking …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week one

This blog has been referred to as the Bridget Jones’ Diary of doctorates so I am going to start treating it as such. Dear  Doctorate Diary, I’ve had a pretty good week despite some very hectic work days, and continuing to need to work on non-working days. The highlight of …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 49

Working six – seven days a week and long hours each day continues, but even so it’s been quite a good week. I  passed my 3rd doctorate assignment (we only get a pass/fail grade at this stage) and am officially in my second year of being a doctorate student. I …

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