Ruby rhubarb and pear crumble

Preparation Time 20 MinutesCooking Time 40 minutesServes 8-10 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free For me, there is nothing more warming dessert than the simple crumble. No matter what season it is, there is always some fruit or a combination of fruits available to make the humble crumble a delightful dessert. Comforting, warming, and it sticks to... Continue Reading →

Zingy lemon squares

Preparation Time 15 Minutes Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 35 MinutesMakes 16 Pieces Vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, egg-free These gorgeous lemon bars are to die for, the surprising thing is that they contain no eggs, dairy and were gluten-free.  Zingyluscioussweetdecadent A soft buttery filling which sits on top of a shortbread base and sprinkled with... Continue Reading →

Pineapple upside down cake

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 8 I suppose pineapple cake would be considered a bit retro or old-fashioned now. I remember enjoying it as a child and also making it in senior school. Every time I make it, so many happy memories come to mind. It was the first cake I... Continue Reading →

Apple and marzipan turnovers

Preparation Time 30 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesMakes 8 turnovers Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and soya free Naughty but nice, I am a fan of pastry wrapped goodies. A light bulb moment came when mulling over what Puff pastry desserts I could make. I wanted something that could be HandheldServed warmFreezing friendlyHeated from frozen I wanted... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Mint Cake

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesServes 12-16 Is there a more classic combination than chocolate and mint? Think of all the well-known chocolate containing these flavours. Boxes of After Eights, Fry's Mint, Bendick's creams and Elizabeth Shaw are very popular. So for the first time, since going vegan, I decided to make a chocolate... Continue Reading →

Lemon Buttermilk scones

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 15 MinutesMakes 12 Small and 10 larger ones The simple scone, baked to perfection has been a stalwart of the English afternoon tea for many years, even supposedly dating back to the 11th century. They are very similar to the American biscuit but here they are not served with "gravy".... Continue Reading →

Apple and marzipan crispy tart

Preparation Time 20 MinutesCooking Time 30 MinutesServes 6 Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, vegetarian Looking out of the window at all the July liquid sunshine battering against the window, I decided that sitting and sunning myself in the garden was not the option so the kitchen it was. Looking to use up some items from my baking... Continue Reading →

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