Super Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Who doesn’t love the decadent feel of a spoonful of chocolate mousse on the tongue? As a vegan, you can’t just nip to the shops and buy one, but you can have one setting in the fridge a few minutes after you start making it, and that’s what we’re going to do here. For this…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Caramel Slices

I made these for a buffet we were having recently. The idea behind them was a soft chocolate filling on pastry with a caramel topping, all cut into small squares for people to pick at as and when they wanted them. This is not a quick dessert to make, but the results are worth the…

Sticky Chocolate Pudding

This is essentially a gooey, sticky brownie, covered in rich chocolate sauce. Sound good? Read on. I wanted to create something that was similar to a sticky toffee pudding, only with chocolate, and that was also vegan and gluten-free. This dessert was the result. Soft and moist in the centre, extremely chocolatey, with a chocolate…

Double Chocolate & Pecan Cookies – Vegan and Gluten Free

These cookies are dark and rich, soft inside with a crisp outer coating. The essence of what a cookie should be, with the added benefit of being both vegan and gluten-free. The pecan nuts add an extra depth and crunch, something that appeals to me. If you have a nut allergy, though, these can be…

Toffee Apples with Chocolate and Hazelnuts

September 23rd marks the autumn equinox. The nights are already beginning to draw in and we can sense, on some small level, the passing of summer. The children are going back to school and life is resuming its routine. Already, subtle changes are taking place. In my garden, unpicked pears, plums and apples are beginning…

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Tart

I’ve always loved chocolate and orange as a combination. Chocolate and mint is ok but, for me, chocolate and orange will always win out. This, like all opinions on food, is highly subjective. Samantha, my wife, has a preference for the choc-mint combo, though she does like the orange as well. This dessert makes use…

Vegan Chocolate Tart

Who doesn’t love chocolate? I think it’s one of the main reasons many vegetarians wince at the thought of going the full hog and switching to veganism. And I get it: chocolate is amazing. I certainly wouldn’t want to live without it. Hopefully this recipe will help change some minds about chocolate, because it really…

Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Mousse

Though this is a mousse with a lot of ingredients, it is still a very easy one to make as all you need to do is blend them until they are smooth. This is a great way to impress at a dinner party without going to too much effort. Put a chilled dish of this…

Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Topping

This is a really decedent desert that takes a little bit of time to make but the results are well worth it. I’ve always loved cheesecake and used to make them a lot before I turned vegan. Once I discovered that you could live on a plant-based diet and still have cheesecake… that was me…

Coffee & Walnut Brownies

I used to make brownies every day in one restaurant I worked. It was a constant routine, almost as soon as I made them they would be sold, and I would have to make some more. After three years of that I was making brownies in my sleep. This recipe is quite a bit different…