Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Treats - Vegan and GF

Sainsbury's are stocking a great range of vegan easter chocs.  The Choices caramels are available all year and are my personal favourite, but the humdinger choc bunny is lovely and smooth and I am so chuffed to find a Vegan "milk" choc egg.  Yay! Not all vegan choc has to be dark or odd and powdery tasting.

For something a bit different , Booja booja do great dark choc truffles (find in health food shops) and humdinger do amazing white choc buttons (tesco).

Enjoy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Valentine's bread

Phill vickery bread stick recipe (although I only used one tsp Xanthum) and  a little imagination:

Vegan GF Tea Cake

1 1/4 cup GF Flour
1 tsp GF baking powder
1 level tsp Xanthum Gum (tesco sell this)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup vegan marg
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup apricot jam

Mix dry ingredients and then add the wet.  Mix thoroughly and pour into a lined cake tin (or a silicone cake mould).  Bake for 30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

Variations:
Add Lemon flavouring + Lemon Zest, Poppy seeds or replace the jam with apple puree and some cinammon.  Also, if you use strawberry instead of apricot jam it gives the cake a honey-ish flavour!  


For a more moist cake, replace the marg with oil (i.e. use half a cup).


For an appley tea cake replace the jam with grated apple.