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

Hot Cross Bun Pancakes for Easter

Hot Cross Bun Pancakes for Easter Breakfast or Brunch with chocolate sauce, flowers and mini eggs.

Do you like the idea of making homemade hot cross buns? I do and sometimes I actually manage it. Yeasted buns need a bit of planning and a fair amount of time. Most years, I find it’s Good Friday before I know what’s going on. These hot cross bun pancakes have all of the flavour without the hassle and are ideal for Easter breakfast, brunch or tea. Plus, as it’s Easter, you can serve them with my easy chocolate sauce.

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Earl Grey Fruit Cake with Orange Icing + Lavender & Lovage Review

Earl Grey Fruit Cake with Orange Icing

Bundt, Christmas | 28th November 2018 | By

I’ve been following Karen Burns-Booth fabulous food blog, Lavender & Lovage, pretty much since its inception. Now, we have the cookbook, newly published this month, Lavender & Lovage: a culinary notebook of memories & recipes from home & abroad. Read on for my review and a recipe for Earl Grey fruit cake with orange icing. 

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Double Delight Bundt Cake – Chocolate Rum & Raisin and Coconut & Lime

Double Delight Bundt Cake - two cakes in one: chocolate rum & raisin and coconut & lime. Drizzled with a lime icing. Delicious and easy to make too. #bundt #cake #recipe

Bundt, We Should Cocoa | 22nd May 2018 | By

A deliciously moist swirl cake where you get double the delight with two cakes in one. A chocolate cake with rum soaked raisins and a coconut and lime cake. Drizzled with a little lime icing for a finishing touch. This double delight bundt cake is easy to put together, but makes quite an impression.

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Rum and Raisin Cupcakes – a Boozy Bake for Old Time’s Sake

Rum and Raisin Cupcakes

Cupcakes | 8th June 2017 | By

These rum and raisin cupcakes are a delicious, but rather boozy bake. They’re reminiscent of Old Jamaica, a chocolate rum and raisin flavoured bar from my childhood. I used to save up my pocket money so I could occasionally indulge in what seemed to be a highly sophisticated treat at the time.

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Kohlrabi Carrot Slaw – A Simple but Delicious Side

Kohlrabi Carrot Slaw

Salads, Sides | 19th May 2017 | By

Kohlrabi is one of those vegetables that’s lurking under the radar. Many people haven’t heard of it at all or if they have, they don’t know what to do with it. We had one delivered in our veg box this week along with a load of new season carrots. Instead of putting it on the veg rack to do something with later, I decided there was no time like the present and made this most delicious kohlrabi carrot slaw.

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Snowdon Pudding – Take Your Dessert to Greater Heights

Snowdon Pudding

A good old fashioned rib sticking steamed suet pudding from North Wales. Snowdon pudding, as it’s called, is flavoured with lemon zest and marmalade. Recipe for lemon sauce included as it makes a lovely accompaniment.

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Spiced Rum Easter Chocolate Cakes

Spiced Rum Easter chocolate cakes

Easter is fast approaching and as it gets ever nearer, my thoughts turn to chocolate, although to be fair, my thoughts are rarely far from this exquisite food of the gods. Over the years I’ve made many Easter chocolate cakes, some more child friendly than others. These ones, containing rather a lot of rum are definitely of the adult variety.

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Overnight Oats with Raisins, Apple and Pumpkin Seeds

Overnight Oats

Breakfast | 15th November 2015 | By

A creamy and filling healthy start to the day, with plump raisins and crunchy seeds. A little ginger provides a fiery kick and the apple some flavour, to this bowl of overnight oats with raisins.

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Quick Banana and Rum Soaked Raisin Bundt

Banana Bundt

Bundt | 17th May 2015 | By

We’re just about to set off on a week’s trip to North Wales where we’ll be staying with friends. It’s been a long time since we had a holiday and it’s much needed; I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve not been to this particular part of Wales before, but it’s CT’s old stomping ground, so he’ll have a lot to show me.

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Pecan and Maple Ginger Tiffin – We Should Cocoa #56

Pecan and Maple Ginger Tiffin

A rich, fudgy and very tasty tiffin.It’s a bit healthier than your average as it’s made with coconut oil, maple syrup and very dark chocolate. If you like tiffin as much as I do, you will love this pecan and maple ginger tiffin.

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