Desserts and Puds

Here you will find all my vegetarian and vegan desserts, sweets and puddings gathered together. I am gradually working through my back catalogue and veganising everything as I go but, for now, do check ingredients before leaping in if you are only after vegan sweet stuff – or email me and ask for an alternative! 

Vegan Apple Tart with Somerset Cider

Today I am in an apple-y mood and am sharing my recipe for a (very) rustic vegan apple tart. This is a vegan dessert which is really easy to throw together and which I make in exactly the same way as I did when I wasn't vegan.  I just swap dairy butter for vegan...

Chocolate Orange Pancakes

Chocolate Orange Pancakes - this was a moment of pure genius frankly. Pancake day is fast approaching, it's blood orange season, chocolate and orange together make a winning combination. The only way I could make these any better was to make them into double chocolate...

Vegan Toffee Apple Popcorn with Sparkle!

With Apple Day, Halloween and Bonfire Night rapidly approaching I reckon it's time to share the genius which is my vegan toffee apple popcorn with you! No Halloween Shindig or Bonfire Night Feast is complete without toffee popcorn, but Toffee Apple Popcorn takes your...

Elderflower and Gooseberry Ice-Cream

I was sitting by the window at Cranks Kitchen in Dartington with Tin and Thyme on Friday, celebrating National Vegetarian Week with a slice of Homity Pie, when I spied that most exciting of late Spring things - the first elderflower! Of course, once you've seen one...

Vegan Ginger Cookies in a Rhubarb Parfait

Ginger and rhubarb just go together so well and today I want to share the tastiest of vegan puddings. A rich creamy dessert topping, blanketing tart rhubarb nestling on a ginger crumble which manages to be both crunchy and chewy at the same time. It’s a culinary miracle and I’m very pleased with it!

Chocolate Crispie Cakes

Chocolate Crispie Cakes are an absolute Must Do at Easter - if you don't do anything else, make these! I know they're simple and I'm probably telling you something you already know, but these are here for my children and for all those young people out there stepping...

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

With Veganuary now well under way I think it's time to share one of those recipes which illustrate so very well that there is no 'missing out' with vegan food! This glorious vegan chocolate mousse is just delicious! I am always on the hunt for a good vegetarian...

Christmas Pudding Fudge Recipe

Christmas Pudding Fudge a real treat for the festive season. Bag it up in pretty packaging and give it to friends and family if you can bear to see it leave!

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce – Cooking with Kids

We, along with several other bloggers are sharing our kid friendly cooking recipes and tips once a fortnight with an A-Z of recipes to get everyone Cooking with Kids! Today it's the turn of B for Bananas with some banana pancakes which I am posting a week late due to...

How To Make Sugar Mice – Cooking with Kids

Making sugar mice is one of those easy family traditions which make Christmas special. It is things like this, not the expensive gadgets and throw away presents, which make memories to last a lifetime. When I first wrote this post I had no idea that it would prove to...

How to Make Peppermint Creams

Peppermint creams have to be one of the easiest recipes for children, there is no heat involved (unless you feel the urge to dip them in melted chocolate which is VERY hard to resist) and the peppermint cream mixture is just like playdough - but edible! Handmade gifts...

How to Make Chocolate Spoons

Oh my word - who could resist these little spoons resting in that chocolatey loveliness?! These homemade chocolate spoons are the perfect Christmas gift or why not indulge your Valentine? How to Make Chocolate Spoons You can make these delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate...

Meringue Snowmen for Festive Friday!

Jenson Button is returning to his home town this evening to switch on our Christmas lights (a Button on the button makes me grin) and Advent begins on Sunday - I am beyond excited! You can read a little bit about our advent traditions here, and I have one or two...

Apple Day – Apple Crafts and Apple Pie

Today is Apple Day! Originated in 1990 by Common Ground, apple day has grown to be a celebration of English apples, orchards and mellow fruitfulness. Apple Day events have sprung up around the country where you can try your hand at apple pressing, drink freshly...

How to Make Pond Jelly – Cooking with Kids!

Bonus Boy and I indulged ourselves a bit yesterday and made some pond jelly! It's very easy to make and, if you like jelly, delicious to eat. I loathe the stuff personally but he loves it! To Make Pond Jelly You Will Need A small to medium glass bowl One packet of...

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