All posts filed under: Baking

Spicy Chai Cookies

There’s something about November specifically that makes me want to reach for my collection of cookie cutters. I pour them out onto the table, take stock of what I have in the way of Christmas shapes and remind myself I should probably refrain from buying more no matter how tempted I might be by HomeSense and their wily festive displays. I wonder why I’ve not really baked cookies since this time last year when I’ve all these lovely cutters that I’ve hardly used. I vow to bake cookies all year round from this month onwards and make use of this dinosaur and that polar bear and those moons and stars. I never do, obviously, what with being a bit useless and all. I’m just not much of a baker, as much as I’d love to be. While I enjoy the process (when not under the mild stress of the bake off bake along, that is), its scientific nature doesn’t gel with my spontaneous and eternally distracted personality. You really have to pay attention when you’re …

Dairy Free Dark Chocolate, Almond and Cherry Cookies

Dark Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Cookies (Dairy Free)

This is not a recipe for leftover easter eggs, I cannot stress this enough. I firmly believe that leftover easter eggs are a mythical creature, I’ve never seen one myself nor have any of my friends. I have a weird cousin that says she once found one at the back of a cupboard but she’s kind of an exile and nobody trusts her. This is, however, a useful recipe to employ when you get bored of eating egg shaped chocolate – and depending on how keenly you made use of the 3 for Β£10 offer at like all supermarkets, this may happen relatively quickly. In my mind, this recipe started out vegan. I was all like “ooh I’ll find a vegan egg replacement for cookies and we’ll take it from there” but then I realised the chocolate egg I was using wasn’t vegan friendly, so I figured I might as well use an egg and tackle vegan cookies another day. The chocolate egg I used, FYI, was the Lindt excellence darkΒ – it actually has milk …

Vegan Apricot Muffins

Vegan Apricot Muffins

  I’ve been a little quiet on the recipe front in February, as you may have already noticed. There are two reasons for this.. It’s my 21st birthday month, so I’ve been drunk or hungover for like a lot of the days in February so far. I’m currently in the middle of a pretty huge overhaul of my diet and attitude towards food post-Veganuary. I’m feeling the way and getting used to things andΒ doing lots of thinking and researching and it just hasn’t left a huge amount of room for shareable creativity. I’m hoping that this is me just about over the hump and regular service should resume pretty soon but if I’m still a little slow on it, be patient with me, I’m doing lots of learning over here. That said, today I have been very very brave and stepped nervously into the world of vegan baking. I’ve been here before – the world of vegan baking, that is – but this time I’m here for a different reason. Previous attempts at vegan baking …