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Vegan Christmas Cake Biscotti (Dairyfree, Soyfree, Eggfree)

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Christmas is a great time of year but with all those extra presents to sort out for the kids teachers, friends and other randoms, handmade gifts are an ever popular idea.  My best advice is something that can be made in bulk, in advance and with extra ingredients that can be changed depending on what is in your cupboard! And here it is – my Essential Vegan Christmas Cake Biscotti Recipe, can be made in advance and kept in pretty cellophane bags ready to hand out (also makes lovely goodie bags!)  These have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest! I *may* be eating some right now! My standard xmas hamper usually consists of some handmade chocolate bark, fudge and biscotti or christmas cupcake.  This year […]


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Decisions, Decisions… 2

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There is something I have been contemplating for a few months now and even as I type this I am undecided as to whether I will actually press publish when it is finished or not.  Although deep down I know what I have to do, it doesn’t make it any easier! I started The Peachicks’ Bakery back in 2012 as a way to cope with how overwhelmed I was with balancing two baby Peachicks with allergies inherited from me and a career that takes over your life.  The house was always a mess, I constantly felt guilty about something and I just felt lost.   I love my girls but I know that if my own mother is anything to go by one day I wont be part of their lives and I don’t want them to feel lost like I do now. So I began to write and record all […]


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Peachick Approved: Vita Coco Drink Review

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Peachick Approved: Vita Coco drinks! We are great fans of coconuts in this house and use them in a variety of forms; flour, milk, oil, you name it we use it!  So you can imagine how excited The Peachicks were when they received a pretty package of lovely Vita Coco Drinks! Coconut milk is a great dairy alternative and is fab in smoothies but somedays are just not smoothie days (although these make a great base for one!) Vita Coco drinks are made with a base of coconut water blended with coconut and/or fruit puree to make a variety of tasty flavours – we tried the pineapple, peach & mango, and chocolate drinks; alongside one of the Vita Coco Cafe drinks, containing coffee and skimmed milk. ** Images c/o VitaCocoUK ** These drinks come in a variety of sizes, the smallest being the 330ml cartons with screw top lid, perfect for […]


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One Pot Slow Cooked Ham with a Creamy Sage Sauce (Dairyfree, Soyfree, Glutenfree) 13

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Christmas is nearly upon us… yep I’ve said it! And the weather, even down here, has turned cold. This One Pot Slow Cooked Ham in a Dairyfree, Creamy Sage Sauce is the perfect dinner to warm everyone up on a cold winters day. Peachicks are big fans of ham joints, you know the big ones that are roasted, basted & glazed for the Christmas celebrations! Well they are actually a really lovely, cheap and fuss free way to feed the family the whole year through.   Its also quite nice to arrive home from work and have food already sorted so happily this dish works as well in a casserole dish on the hob (1hour) or in a slow cooker left to its own devices for the day on low! AND bonus – not only does it all cook in one pot but this is a very cheap family […]


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Peachick Approved: Moo Free Baking Drops 8

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The Peachicks are massive Moo Free Chocolate fans so when we heard they were bringing out their Moo Free Baking Drops, the Peachicks were very excited!  Finding dairyfree, soyafree, vegan chocolate chips is ok as long as you want dark chocolate which works for some recipes (like these Hazelnut & Cranberry Biscotti) but sometimes only milk chocolate ones will do.  Obviously when trying out Baking Drops there had to be some cooking involved and I have been really impressed with just how much like ‘normal’ chocolate chips these behave!  You can find the recipe for our Pumpkin & Choc Chip cookies below and I will post the cranberry & choc chip scones soon! Moo Free Chocolates are made with rice milk and are freefrom dairy, gluten and most excitingly soya (insert fanfare here!!)  thanks to the use of sunflower and not soy lecithin!  Like all Moo Free Chocolates, these […]