Sticky Ginger and Apple Cake with a Brandy Caramel Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Soya-free, Nut-free)

A soft, sticky and beautifully spiced sponge, with ginger, cinnamon and treacle, studded with chunks of apple, and accompanied by a brandy-spiked caramel sauce. The perfect autumnal treat for drizzly days and dark evenings. ↓ Jump to the recipe! I love a sticky ginger cake; squidgy, soft and spicy with a dark treacly sweetness. From … Continue reading Sticky Ginger and Apple Cake with a Brandy Caramel Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Soya-free, Nut-free)

Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Grain-free option, Soya-free, Nut-free option)

I am aware that it is a bold move to describe a brownie as 'ultimate', given the abundance of brownie recipes on the internet. However, if your idea of the ultimate brownie is intensely chocolately, satisfyingly fudgy, deeply indulgent, and that bizarre combination of incredibly rich but irresistibly moreish, then this is the recipe for … Continue reading Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Grain-free option, Soya-free, Nut-free option)

Chocolate Bao / Steamed Buns (Vegan, Nut-free, Soya-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! If you were to ask someone what they considered to be 'appetizing', I'm not sure that this smooth, plain, anaemic blob would be the first thing that came to mind. And yet for me, these buns are the height of temptation. I have never seen one of these and not … Continue reading Chocolate Bao / Steamed Buns (Vegan, Nut-free, Soya-free option)

Apple, Blackberry and Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soya-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! One of the great advantages of being obsessed with food is that, regardless of your weather preferences, seasonal change is always an exciting time. After a weirdly hot August, this week saw the first signs of blustery autumn winds and rain, and I immediately starting thinking about apple-based puddings (also … Continue reading Apple, Blackberry and Almond Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soya-free option)

American Buttermilk Pancakes (Vegan, Nut-free, Soya-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! I feel like I probably don't need to tell you how amazing pancakes are... these fluffy, squidgy discs are pure breakfast joy, or indeed any other time of day that you fancy pancakes. And despite traditional recipes requiring milk and eggs, it is not at all difficult to make a … Continue reading American Buttermilk Pancakes (Vegan, Nut-free, Soya-free option)

Fruity Frozen Yogurt Ice Lollies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Soya-free, Nut-free option)

↓ Jump to the recipe! Given that the weather in the UK is currently inhumanely hot, the only sensible thing to make is ice lollies. I ordered some moulds online earlier in the week and I really wish I had ordered more – I have so many ideas for flavours I could fill a freezer. … Continue reading Fruity Frozen Yogurt Ice Lollies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Soya-free, Nut-free option)

Cardamom and Coconut Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Nut-free, Soya-free)

↓ Jump to the recipe! Banana bread seems to have become the baked good of choice during lock-down. It's something you don't tend to be able to buy in supermarkets or bakeries, so is perfect if you want to leave people in no doubt that you have gone to the effort of making it yourself. … Continue reading Cardamom and Coconut Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-free option, Nut-free, Soya-free)

Chocolate and Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soya-free)

↓ Jump to the recipe! I have a dangerous weakness for cookies. It is disconcertingly easy to make a batch one afternoon and have nothing left to show for it the next day. But yet, like flowers, their fleeting existence doesn't take away from their beauty, if anything it makes you more grateful that they … Continue reading Chocolate and Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soya-free)

Mango and Coconut Yogurt Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Soya-free)

↓ Jump to the recipe! One of the (many) challenges of being part of my family is the range of dietary requirements. We've got vegans, wheat allergies, even caffeine-and-chocolate-induced migraine sufferers so finding a cake that can be enjoyed by everyone is no small task. Over the years we have worked our way through a … Continue reading Mango and Coconut Yogurt Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Soya-free)