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Vegan sponge cake using aquafaba

Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas. It doesn’t look attractive (a bit like wee if I’m honest!) but I have successfully used it as a replacement for egg to make vegan meringue and mousse. This time I used it to make this spectacular cake! Ingredients 120ml approx aquafaba (the liquid from 1 […]

Diary of a vegan day 26-31

The final installment of my diary of my first month of being vegan. Time for more baking! I used a flax egg in the pastry and it worked really well on my jam tarts and pizza tartlets. Lunch was chilli with tortillas and rice. Then I enjoyed some pizza tarts and an Itsu noodle pot […]

Diary of a vegan day 21-25

Veganism really does seem to be coming naturally to me now! I’ve been trying out new bakes so have more snacking opportunities, yay! I got my curry fix on day 21 with bombay potato. So many supermarkets have vegan side dishes available but the cooking of the potato can be a bit hit and miss […]

#Blogtober18 day 16 perfect recipes for #NationalBakingWeek

What is the perfect recipe? One that works first time? One that you can adapt to suit your available ingredients or food allergies? One that your kids will eat time and time again? One that uses up leftovers and prevents waste? Last week, as you may have seen on my #Project365 post, I made lemon […]

Matthew’s homework star biscuits

As promised in My Sunday Photo post this week, here is Matt’s biscuit recipe. I am so impressed by them: they are crisp and crunchy with a subtle flavour from the almonds. Ingredients 4oz SR flour 3oz butter or margarine 3oz caster sugar 3oz ground almonds splash of water extra flour for rolling out Method […]