Dessert

Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake

Ingredients:  4 large eggs 230g of self-raising flour 230g of butter 230g of castor sugar Filling:  1 tub of whipping cream 1 small punnet of strawberries 1 tablespoon of icing sugar Method:  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Lightly … Continue reading

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Cheesecake

Ingredients:  200g of walnuts 100g of cashews 200g of dates 600ml of coconut milk 200g of sugar 2g of powdered agar 400g of tofu 250ml of milk 500g of bananas 1 teaspoon of cinnamons 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence 1 … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups of flour 3 tablespoons of cocoa 1 teaspoon of baking soda 3/4 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup of vegetable oil 1 tablespoon of vinegar 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:  2 avocados 200g of tofu 200g of vegan dark chocolate (chopped finely) 3 tablespoons of maple syrup 1 tablespoon of liqueur (optional) Method:  Blend all the ingredients (excluding the chocolate) in a food blender. The mixture should be smooth … Continue reading

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Almond Cake

Ingredients:  2 cups of flour 1 tablespoon of corn flour 1 cup of sugar 100g of dried figs (chopped) 200g of almonds (soaked in water) 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1 … Continue reading

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Tahini Cake

Ingredients:  13/4 cups of whole-wheat flour 1 cup of tahini 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 3/4 cup of sugar 1 cup of nuts, e.g. cashews, walnuts and almonds 1 cup of raisins 1 teaspoon of baking powder Cinnamon powder 1 … Continue reading

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Payasam (Rice/Vermicelli Pudding)

Ingredients:  1 cup of whole-grained vermicelli 1 1/2 cups of 1st pressed coconut milk 1 1/2 cups of 2nd pressed coconut milk 5 tablespoons of jaggery 3 tablespoons of raisins 3 tablespoons of broken cashew nuts 2 pinches of powdered … Continue reading

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Carrot Muffins

Ingredients:  1 cup of whole-wheat flour 1 cup of oat bran 1 tablespoon of cornstarch 2 teaspoons of baking soda 1 teaspoon of all-spice 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 2/3 cup of grated carrots 1/3 cup of slightly diluted date syrup or … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk and Fig Ice Cream

Ingredients:  400ml of coconut milk 100g of dried figs Method:  Soak the dried figs in the coconut cream for about an hour. Once the figs have swelled and softened, put the mixture in the blender and blend. Freeze, then once … Continue reading

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Vegan Ice Cream

Ingredients:  Fresh coconut milk Bananas Dates Method:  Take approximately equal volumes of fresh coconut milk, ripe mashed bananas and dates, and blend in a blender. Freeze the mixture and let it set. Serve.  Variations:  You can try this with different … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Icing

Ingredients:  200g of butter 200g of sugar 200g of self-raising flour 4 eggs (beaten) 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 50g of melted chocolate 1 tablespoons of cocoa Chocolate Fudge Topping:  150g of butter 2 tablespoons of cocoa 150g of icing … Continue reading

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Sticky Apples with Sausages, Bacon and Winter Vegetables

Ingredients:  8 rashers of streaky bacon 8 pork sausages 2 apples (cut into wedges) Potatoes and sweet potatoes (chopped into chunks) Onions (chopped into quarters) Optional Ingredients:  Red onions Parsnips Swedes Beetroots Method:  Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.  … Continue reading

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Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Toppings

Ingredients:  200g of digestive biscuits 60g of butter 1 lemon 300g of medium-fat cream cheese 75g of caster sugar 150ml of double cream 1 punnet of strawberries (sliced or cut into quarters) 25g of icing sugar 1 lime Method:  Put … Continue reading

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Carrot Muffins

Ingredients:  1 cup of whole-wheat flour 1 cup of oat bran 1 tablespoon of cornstarch 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon of all-spice 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 2/3 cup of grated carrots 1/3 cup … Continue reading

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Fruit Crumble

Ingredients:  225g of plain and whole-wheat flour 75g of butter 110g of brown sugar Method:  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. The choice of fruit comes down to your own personal preference.  Place the flour in a mixing bowl, then … Continue reading

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Honey Fried Bananas

Ingredients:  4 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons of butter 4 tablespoons of honey 1 teaspoon of cinnamon Crème fraîche Toasted almond flakes Toasted desiccated coconut Salt Method:  Peel the bananas and cut them into thick slices. Put a frying pan over … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sponge

Ingredients:  4 large eggs 200g of self-raising flour 30g of chocolate powder 230g of butter 230g of castor sugar Dark chocolate Filling:  60g of soft butter 60g of icing sugar 60g of chocolate powder Method:  Preheat the oven to 180 … Continue reading

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Eton Mess

Ingredients:  300ml of double cream 8 meringues 450g of strawberries/blueberries/raspberries Orange Juice 25g of icing sugar 1 piece of stem ginger (chopped into small pieces). Method:  Roughly chop the strawberries into pieces, then chuck them into a bowl with some … Continue reading

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ingredients:  115g of self-raising flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 eggs 115g of castor or light brown sugar 65ml of double cream 1 lemon’s worth of grated zest 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 45g of butter (melted) 30g of … Continue reading

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Chocolate-dipped Fruits

Ingredients:  20 pieces of fruit with stalks, e.g. strawberries and cherries 200g of chocolate (dark, milk or white) Method:  Rinse the fruit and dry well. Lay out grease-proof paper on a baking tray. Break the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, … Continue reading

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Apple Crumble

Ingredients: Filling:  3-4 cooking apples or 5 eating apples A pinch of cinnamon 70ml of water Crumble Topping: 100g of plain flour 75g of butter 50g of caster sugar 25g of porridge oats A pinch of salt Method:  Sieve the … Continue reading

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Nutty Peaches

Ingredients: 3 nectarines/peaches For the filling:  A few hazelnuts and macadamia nuts Porridge oats and linseeds 3 dates Butter Diluted elderflower cordial Method:  Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.  Wash the nectarines and cut them in half, removing the seeds … Continue reading

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Fruit Crumble

Ingredients:  500g of fruit (washed and chopped into chunks) 50g of sugar Topping:  150g of flour 75g of sugar (demerara is best for a crunchy effect) 75g of butter Method:  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Place the fruit … Continue reading

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Pancakes

Ingredients:  100g of plain flour 1 egg (beaten) 250ml of milk A pinch of salt Oil/butter for frying Method:  Place the flour in a deep bowl, and add the salt. Make a well in the centre and add the beaten … Continue reading

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Stuffed Pears with Gorgonzola Cheese

Ingredients:  50g of ricotta cheese 50g of gorgonzola cheese 1/2 celery stick (finely sliced) 8 stoned green olives (chopped) 4 dates (cut into thin strips) 4 ripe pears 150ml of apple juice A pinch of paprika Method:  Preheat the oven … Continue reading

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Handmade Oatcakes

Ingredients:  250g of porridge oats Warm/hot water to bind Olive oil Enough sesame seeds to flavour Salt, to taste 1 teaspoon of cumin/herbs Method:  Put the porridge oats in a mixer and blend quickly to further break down the oats. … Continue reading

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Scones

Ingredients:  225g of self-raising flour A pinch of salt 1 teaspoon of baking powder 75g of butter/margarine 175ml of milk Sweet scones: add 50-60g of caster sugar, 50g of dried fruit. Savoury cheese scones: add 125 of finely grated cheese. … Continue reading

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Crumbly Pears

Ingredients: 3 pears Hazelnuts Pistachios Porridge oats Linseeds Dates Figs Raspberries Cinnamon Elderflower cordial Method: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius whilst you’re preparing the fruits.  Wash the pears and cut them in halves, or in thick slices and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Delights

Ingredients: 40g of plain dark chocolate (70% cocoa) 2 tablespoons of hot water 4 tablespoons of reduced-fat ‘fromage frais’ or greek yoghurt A few toasted nuts (coarsely ground) Method:  Break the chocolate into a bowl and place it over a … Continue reading

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Baked Pears in Pomegranate Juice

This dish is yummy on its own, but you can also serve it together with ice cream and crushed almonds on top. Ingredients: 4 pears A few dry prunes and apricots (preferably soaked in water) Pomegranate juice Cinnamon powder Cinnamon … Continue reading

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