Recent recipes & seasonal treats

Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread with Coffee & Cashew Caramel

Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread with Coffee & Cashew Caramel

Vegan Millionaires Shortbread with a decadent, coffee & cashew caramel layer.  A luxury twist on a classic shortbread; perfect to treat your loved ones this Valentines Day.  The dairy free caramel is infused with salted cashews, coffee and a hint of lemon for a darker,  slightly savoury, caramel.  Finally, a layer of dark chocolate and scattering of crushed cashews & lemon zest is added.  This is definitely the grown up sibling of a traditional sweet Millionaires shortbread.

Brilliant Breakfasts – CookBlogShare 2021 Wk 5

Brilliant Breakfasts – CookBlogShare 2021 Wk 5

Brilliant breakfasts (Vegan & Gluten Free) to get out of bed for from the amazing CookBlogShare bloggers, plus the linky for week 5. ~ ~ Hey! Fancy seeing you lot here again! (& A big Peachick welcome to those of you who are visiting for 

Easy Vegan Shortbread

Easy Vegan Shortbread

Easy Vegan Shortbread biscuits, the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of tea.  This rich, buttery shortbread is made with just 3 ingredients and a great first recipe to bake with kids. 

Easy Vegan Carrot Cake Traybake with Lemon Cheesecake Frosting

Easy Vegan Carrot Cake Traybake with Lemon Cheesecake Frosting

This Easy Vegan Carrot Cake Traybake, filled with juicy sultanas & crunchy sunflower seeds, is smothered with pillows of decadent, dairy free Lemon Cheesecake Frosting.  So simple to make but sure to impress! Sturdy enough to be stacked, filled & covered with fondant for something different on that special occasion.  Free from dairy, eggs, soya, nuts & works beautifully with gluten free flour.

Vegan Gingerbread Cake

Vegan Gingerbread Cake

Vegan Gingerbread Cake, all the traditional flavours of the best gingerbread in a soft, sticky sponge.  Decorate with a thick layer of ginger buttercream and your choice of sparkly sprinkles. A comforting festive bake perfect for enjoying with a quiet cuppa.

Fruity Vegan Mincemeat with Cranberry & Persimmon

Fruity Vegan Mincemeat with Cranberry & Persimmon

Beautifully simple, homemade vegan mincemeat filled with the delicate flavours of delicious Persimmons. Store cupboard ingredients to show stopping Vegan Mince Pies in a couple of hours using ready made pastry or about half hour if you make the mincemeat ahead of time.  Completely dairy, egg free & suitable for vegans as well as nut free too!   

Easy Vegan Cheese Crackers

Easy Vegan Cheese Crackers

Easy Vegan Cheese Crackers are light, crispy & buttery biscuits. The perfect dairy free nibbles for picnics, parties or Christmas cheese platter. Quick, super simple and made with just 3 ingredients. Recipe works well with gluten free flour so nobody need miss out.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (Dairy Free, Gluten Free & Vegan)

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (Dairy Free, Gluten Free & Vegan)

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread, a delicious, nutritious lunchbox staple in this house. Full of crunchy seeds, soft dried fruits and chunks of dark chocolate. This quick & easy one bowl recipe keeps well in an airtight tin and can be frozen in slices.  Dairy Free, Nut Free and can be made Gluten Free by using a suitable flour. 

Vegan Apple & Date Muffins (Egg Free & Gluten Free)

Vegan Apple & Date Muffins (Egg Free & Gluten Free)

Dairy Free, Vegan Apple & Date Muffins great for picnics or mid afternoon pick me ups alike!  Soft, spicy muffins full of juicy apple chunks and chewy date pieces all topped off with pretty apple slices.   Lovely with added hazelnuts for crunch or your favourite seed mix to keep them nut free.  The recipe also works perfectly with Gluten free Flours so no-one need miss out!

Easy Vegan Yorkshire Puddings (Dairy free, Egg free)

Easy Vegan Yorkshire Puddings (Dairy free, Egg free)

Easy Vegan Yorkshire Puddings, crispy on the outside and beautifully fluffy inside.  The perfect accompaniment to a Sunday Lunch, sturdy enough to hold a bucket full of gravy and just as good stuffed with bubble and squeak the day after! Vegan comfort food at its best!

Raspberry & Mint Vegan Oreo Brownies

Raspberry & Mint Vegan Oreo Brownies

Vegan Oreo Brownies with Raspberry & Mint are an impressive yet easy traybake option. Filled with tart raspberries, chunks of chocolate and topped with crunchy Oreo cookies they’re sure to be a potluck hit.  Best served warm with scoops of your favourite ice cream, squirty dairy free cream & lots of hot chocolate sauce for a great Sunday Sundae!

Gluten-free Vegan Blueberry Swirl Brownies (Dairy-free, Egg-free)

Gluten-free Vegan Blueberry Swirl Brownies (Dairy-free, Egg-free)

Bored of regular brownies and fancy making something a little more special? Then whip up a batch of these stunning Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Swirl Brownies. Perfect fudgy gluten free brownies, with a crispy crust and bursts of tart blueberry syrup but completely Top14 free! 

Easy Gluten-free Vegan Fudge Brownies (Dairy-free Egg-free)

Easy Gluten-free Vegan Fudge Brownies (Dairy-free Egg-free)

Craving a dark, sticky chocolate Brownie but without the dairy, eggs or gluten? Then whip up a batch of these Easy Gluten-free Vegan Fudge Brownies. Noone will ever know they are Top14free, so unless you want to share, best find a quiet corner to enjoy them! Proof that catering for mulitple allergies and/or coeliacs is not only doable but can be just as tasty, if not better, than the allergen-laden original!  These need no complicated ingredients and are literally thrown together in a bowl before baking.  I use Free From Fairy Self-Raising wholegrain flour which gives them an extra flavour dimension and a beautifully smooth texture – no grainy glutenfree bakes here! 

Christmas Sugar Cookies (Top 14 free, Gluten free & Vegan)

Christmas Sugar Cookies (Top 14 free, Gluten free & Vegan)

These lovely little Christmas Sugar Cookies are gluten free & nut free and suitable for vegans!  Make these simple biscuits with ground ginger, vanilla bean paste or simply leave plain. The soft dough is easy enough for little hands to handle and can be re-rolled as many times as you like OR kept in the fridge for a week for all those last minute festive get togethers!

Glutenfree, Vegan Hazelnut Espresso Brownies

Glutenfree, Vegan Hazelnut Espresso Brownies

Dark, chewy, Glutenfree Vegan Espresso Brownies with a salty, sweet crunch and a strong, shot of espresso! The perfect afternoon pick me up or in Millie’s words ‘the yummiest things in the whole wide world!’ AND they are dairyfree, eggfree and soyfree too so no-one need miss out on brownies again!

Roasted Squash, Kale & Grapefruit Salad (Dairy free Gluten free Vegan)

Roasted Squash, Kale & Grapefruit Salad (Dairy free Gluten free Vegan)

This delicious, warm Roasted Squash, Kale & Grapefruit Salad is a riot of beautiful Autumn colours & flavours! Gluten free, Vegan and its healthy too! Finely shredded kale, sweet roasted squash, sweet potato & carrots and bursts of sour grapefruit all topped off with crispy kale chips… Who said salads were just for Summer?!

#FreefromBBQ: BBQ Apricot & Nectarine Steak Salad (Eggfree, Glutenfree, Vegetarian)

#FreefromBBQ: BBQ Apricot & Nectarine Steak Salad (Eggfree, Glutenfree, Vegetarian)

Fed up of the Vegetarian alternative at a BBQ being Mushrooms or worse Soya based? Then look no further because July is #FreefromBBQs month and here is my beautiful contribution… #FreeFromBBQs: BBQ Apricot & Nectarine ‘Steak’ Salad.  The ‘steak’ in this case being lightly charred stone fruits, delicately flavoured with Lemon Thyme from No17.  The texture of the fruit ‘steaks’ makes them a great meat alternative and no soy or mushrooms in sight! It is perfect for any summer get together with friends or family as it is Eggfree, Glutenfree and soyfree.  This would also make a delicious centrepiece to a vegan BBQ spread, by swapping the Feta for soyfree, vegan cheese!

Vegan Blueberry Muffins (Dairy, Egg & Gluten Free)

Vegan Blueberry Muffins (Dairy, Egg & Gluten Free)

Easy Vegan Blueberry Muffins with a brown sugar crumble topping. Perfect grab & go breakfast or speedy dairy & egg free lunchbox filler!  Soft, fluffy muffins stuffed full of jammy pockets of blueberry.  Dairy, Egg, Soya & Nut free with Gluten Free options. ~ Easy 

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Pretty Vegan Coffee Cupcakes

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Pretty Vegan Coffee Cupcakes

These little Pretty Vegan Coffee Cupcakes are perfect for Afternoon Tea or Mothers Day.  If you need a dairy free, egg free coffee cake then this easy recipe is the only one you’ll need!

Simple Sides – CookBlogShare 2021 wk14

Simple Sides – CookBlogShare 2021 wk14

Simple Sides & Super Sharers from the amazing CookBlogShare bloggers, plus the linky for CBS 2021 week 14.