Vegan recipes

Two Recipes: Healthy Vegan Ice Cream and Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Sundae with Chocolate Sauce

Yes, you read that right: this post is not one recipe. It's two. Or, to be correct, it shows you how to make some low sugar, plant based ice cream which is, in the second recipe, smothered with chocolate sauce. Which kind of removes the 'health' aspect. So, I've treated this as two recipes; you… Continue reading Two Recipes: Healthy Vegan Ice Cream and Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Sundae with Chocolate Sauce

Icings and Fillings

Super Simple Vegan Chocolate Ganache

After the success of my Vegan Chocolate Glace Icing recipe, I wanted to post another vegan icing, but didn't quite know what - until I made this coconut - cream ganache to ice a cake for a vegan friend. I didn't think it would turn out that great (I'm a little skeptical about substituting things… Continue reading Super Simple Vegan Chocolate Ganache

Meals · Pastry

My Mom’s Homemade Chicken and Leek Pie

Here in South Africa, although spring is here, winter brought chilly evenings and it was on one such evening my mom created this delicious pie, inspired by the Coq au Vin Pie in one of our favourite cookbooks, Taste of the Midlands. The sauce was quite thin but still deliciously creamy and the chicken, leek and tarragon… Continue reading My Mom’s Homemade Chicken and Leek Pie

Cakes · Cupcakes · Recipe reviews

Gluten-free Vanilla Cupcakes – Recipe Review

Recently, I received a business order - 40 gluten-free unicorn cupcakes, 20 vanilla and 20 chocolate. For the chocolate cupcakes, I made the chocolate oil cake recipe and substituted gluten-free flour for the normal flour - note that gluten-free flour often absorbs more water than normal wheat flour (I discovered this through experience - halfway… Continue reading Gluten-free Vanilla Cupcakes – Recipe Review


Delicious Lemon Meringue Tartlets Recipe

These lemon meringue tartlets are adapted from the excellent recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie in Mary Berry's Desserts and Confections. You can either use the crumb crust suggested here, or make my Flourless Almond Crust, which works excellently for tartlets. The recipe can be used to make tartlets (about 12) or one large pie. Ingredients:… Continue reading Delicious Lemon Meringue Tartlets Recipe

Cakes · Icings and Fillings

Delicious Vegan Chocolate Glacé Icing

This icing, also called water icing, is absolutely delicious and very chocolatey. It is also quite a sweet icing, but the unsweetened cocoa powder helps to offset the sweetness slightly. I adapted this recipe from the basic glacé icing using water and icing sugar, gradually discovering what ingredients and methods work best, and this is… Continue reading Delicious Vegan Chocolate Glacé Icing