Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Chocolate Chia Pudding – Almost Instant

Chocolate Chia Pudding

I defy anyone not to find chocolate puddings irresistible. Well how about a chocolate chia pudding that tastes indulgent, but has no dairy or eggs and is pretty much guilt free? Indeed, it has many positive nutritional benefits.

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Vegetarian Strawberry Blancmange aka Old-Fashioned Jelly Cream

Strawberry Blancmange

Dessert | 4th August 2015 | By

On our last trip to the New Forest to visit CT’s mother, I was given a family heirloom to take home with me: a vintage glass jelly mould. Well, I have to confess I’m not much of a jelly maker and the mould has been sitting in the cupboard in a rather unloved way. But when I got my hands on a mass of cheap strawberries last month, it occurred to me to try making a vegetarian strawberry blancmange.

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Raspberry Syllabub with Chardonnay Vanilla Biscuits – Summer in a Glass

Raspberry Syllabub with Chardonnay Vanilla Biscuits

Yesterday, I made the most delicious dessert I’ve ever eaten. Well that may be a slight exaggeration, but this raspberry syllabub with Chardonnay vanilla biscuits was up there with the best. It was cool and creamy, but warming at the same time with bursts of intense summery tartness and accompanied by crisp vanilla biscuits with fruity tones.  And it was all thanks to Lindeman’s.

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Waffles with Rhubarb & Rose Compote and Rose Cream

Waffles with Rhubarb & Rose Compote and Rose Cream

These light and crisp waffles, served with a perfumed rhubarb and rose compote and a pillowy cloud of gently scented rose cream will save you the cost of a pilgrimage to Waffleland.

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Chocolate Cashew Pie for Fairtrade Fortnight

Chocolate Cashew Pie

Dessert, No Bake | 25th February 2015 | By

A rich decadent three layered chocolate cashew pie for a special occasion. It’s a biscuit crust, filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped off with a creamy confection of cashew nut butter, cream cheese and whipped cream.

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Summer Berry Trifle – a Great British Classic

Summer berry trifle

Dessert | 3rd August 2014 | By

Chocolate sponge covered with rose infused strawberries, blueberries and raspberries then smothered with custard and cream. If you’re a trifle rushed, this summer berry trifle makes for an easy but indulgent summer dessert.

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Pots au Chocolat Flavoured with Amaretto – Ooh La La!

Amaretto Pots au Chocolat with whipped white chocolate ganache and amaretti biscuits.

Dessert, World Cuisine | 17th March 2014 | By

Pots au chocolat is the French name for our more prosaic chocolate pots. These ones are a rich but silky smooth chocolate custard flavoured with Amaretto and decorated with a whipped white chocolate ganache and crushed amaretti biscuits. Perfect for a make ahead dinner party dessert.

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Healthy Chocolate Mousse – Raw and Delicious

Banana Chocolate Mousse

A rich and creamy chocolate mousse that’s not only delicious, but also healthy and made entirely with raw ingredients. It’s dairy, gluten and refined sugar free as well as being vegan. It’s also very simple to make. The date syrup used for sweetening can be exchanged for agave nectar or honey.

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Baileys Chocolate Banana Pie aka Choconana Pie

Baileys Chocolate Banana Pie

Dessert | 4th January 2014 | By

A truly decadent dessert for those long dark winter nights. This Baileys chocolate banana pie has a dark chocolate biscuit base which is covered in thinly sliced bananas. On top of this goes a mixture of yogurt and cream with a dash of Baileys.

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White Chocolate Yogurt Custard – So Smooth, So Creamy

White Chocolate Yogurt Custard

Dessert | 9th October 2013 | By

Twitter can be a great place for stimulating ideas. Who would have thought of yogurt custard? Well, following a Twitter conversation with Dom of Belleau Kitchen and Total Greek Yogurt a challenge was born. Dom was to have a go at making yogurt custard and I was going to try a chocolate version. Dark chocolate custard was what I had in mind as it would of course be delicious, but at the last minute I decided I would make a white chocolate yogurt custard which I thought would go particularly well with a fruity crumble.

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