Coffee, Banana and Walnut Pie

This is a wonderful chilled, sweet pie that uses tofu as its base. Tofu is great for taking on the properties of eggs when baking tarts and pies as it sets firmly, like an egg-based pie would. The dessert is gluten-free, but you can use a standard vegan pastry base if you have no issues…

Avocado Chocolate Cheesecake

If you want to impress family and friends with a chocolate dessert, this one will do it. This rich and creamy, beautifully soft chocolate cheesecake has a chocolate oat biscuit base and a deep, firm chocolate layer on top. This dessert is so chocolatey that I was able to say chocolate three times in one…

Vegan Lemon Tart

I’ve missed lemon tarts since becoming vegan and I’ve been meaning to get around to making one for some time now. So, finally, here it is. The only thing not gluten-free in this is the pastry, which you can easily swap for a gluten-free one. You can take the one from my chocolate tart here,…

Vegan Chocolate Biscuits

Forgive my lack of posts recently. Launching my Vegan Cook School around the Christmas period has certainly taken up the majority of my time. Now that the school is open for business, it’s great to be back to writing recipes again. This is the start of Veganuary and the beginning of a vegan adventure for…

Mulled Pears with Vegan Whipped Cream

This is a great Christmas dessert, or something you can have any time of year, especially if you’re having dinner guests. Poached pears have long been a favourite of mine, so this time I wanted to do something with them that captured the essence of the winter season. Mulled pears seemed the obvious choice, using…

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…

Poached Pears with Blueberry Compote

Let me say this right from the start: These babies are better if you eat them the day after you make them. There, now I’ve said it, you can feel free to ignore me. Nobody will judge you here. At the very least you want to let it all go cold, so a couple of…

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…

Sweet French Toast with Forest Fruits and Banana

Not much beats French toast for breakfast, especially when the batter is sweetened and a little cooked fruit added. It’s a breakfast best suited to the weekend, when you have a little more time to create something special. This dish is a wonderful combination of hot and cold, and of soft and crunchy textures. With…

Peach and Frangipane Tart

I first came across a frangipane tart in my twenties and I was immediately awe-stricken by the firm, almond filling surrounding soft, delicious fruit. It stayed with me for some time and I made my first one a few years later from a recipe book. Despite the pleasure it gave me, I’ve only made it…