Vegan English Pancakes

These Shrove Tuesday pancakes are quick and easy to make and can be served with a wide variety of tasty toppings. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 pancakes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients For the pancakes: 110g/4oz/1 cup of plain flour 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed 300ml/3 dl/½ pint/just over a cup ofContinue reading “Vegan English Pancakes”

Vegan Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese is a traditional, delicious side dish consisting of roast cauliflower in a rich, creamy Béchamel sauce, topped with copious amounts of crunchy cheese. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 (as a side) Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 840g/30 oz/1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets with leaves removed 650ml/6½ dl/just over a pint/2¾Continue reading “Vegan Cauliflower Cheese”

Mince Pies

Mince Pies are sweet, spiced and boozy fruit pies of English origin, and are traditionally eaten throughout the Christmas period. Preparation time: 90 minutes Soaking time: At least 4 hours Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 12 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients For the mincemeat: 250g/9 oz/1⅔ cups of raisins 375g/13 oz/2 cups of currants 100ml/1dl/⅕ pt/just under ½ cupContinue reading “Mince Pies”

Yorkshire Parkin

Parkin is a sticky oatmeal gingerbread cake which has been popular in northern England- particularly Yorkshire and Lancashire- for centuries. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Required storage time: 2-5 days Serves: 10 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 140g/5 oz/⅔ cups of butter, plus extra for greasing 200g/7 oz/just under ⅔ cup of golden syrupContinue reading “Yorkshire Parkin”

Fairy and Butterfly Cakes

200g/7oz/1 cup of caster sugar 115g/4oz/1/2 cup of butter or margarine (room temperature) 2 eggs 225g/8oz/just under 2 cups of self-raising flour (or 225g plain flour + 3tsp baking powder) A pinch of salt 120ml/1.2dl/just under a 1/4 pt/1/2 cup of of milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp lemon juice (optional) For buttercream (enoughContinue reading “Fairy and Butterfly Cakes”

Bakewell Tart

This classic confection is a delicious combo of frangipane, raspberry jam and butterry shortcrust pastry. Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 1 hour Difficulty: Moderate Serves: 8 Make it vegan: Replace the lard in the pastry with coconut oil or a plant-based shortening, and replace the butter in the pastry and frangipane with vegetable oil, cashewContinue reading “Bakewell Tart”