Cinnamon Glazed Vegan Doughnuts.

One of my first full time jobs was in Dunkin Donuts, back in 1994. I was nineteen years old and had just moved to London. Kurt Cobain had recently committed suicide and John Smith was coming to the end of his Labour party leadership as a result of a fatal heart attack. This wasn’t my…

Rhubarb and Red Onion Chutney

Chutneys are not something I make that often, and when I do they are usually the quick variety that don’t require hours of cooking. This one is somewhere in the middle. The cooking time is about 90 minutes, the majority of which is just gentle simmering that frees you up to get on with something…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Halloween Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

We love Halloween in our house, and we go all out every year with the decorations and the food. We dress up and take our son out to trick-or-treat in the early evening and we have party food waiting for us at home, even if we’re not having anyone around. For me, of course, the…

Chilled Granola Peach Crumble

Crumble doesn’t always have to be a lengthy process. You can make a fairly quick and easy crumble if you’ve got some granola lying around. For this recipe I’ve chosen peaches for the filling, which needed using up in my fridge, but you can use any fruit that you have available. The same with the…

Pancakes with Banana and Peaches

If your store cupboard is anything like mine, you’ll be able to make these pancakes without even having to go to the shop for ingredients. I made them intentionally out of things I had lying about the place: bananas, canned peaches, raisins and a bit of sugar. I also top them with some vegan custard…