Apple, Raspberry and Almond Cake

This is the cake from my story: The May Garden I found this recipe in a beautiful book entitled, “Apple: Recipes from the Orchard”. My version is a little simpler and misses out the icing stage –– regular readers will know that I tend to avoid any sticky toppings as my bakes have to travel…

English Cherry Flapjacks (vegan friendly)

These are the sweet treats from my potager garden story: Umbrella boats, windowsill seeds and chocolate flapjacks and I quickly learnt through the comments I received from curious readers that in many other countries, flapjacks are another name for pancakes. These are the English variety – a quick and easy store cupboard oaty bake. This…

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Pineapple Sunshine Cake This is the recipe from The February Garden, after receiving quite a few requests for the details of how to make our “little bit of sunshine” cake. It was inspired by Good Food Magazine’s instructions for a Retro Upside Down Cake, but altered for what was in our pantry at the time,…

German Apple Cake or Apfelkuchen (vegan friendly)

Vegan Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen) Original version of the recipe by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau in The Joy of Vegan Baking This recipe has no need for eggs because of the applesauce, which provides the binding and moisture that eggs normally would.  In just about any cake recipe, you replace every egg with approx 60-70g of apple sauce – and it…

Hazelnut Milk and Dark Chocolate Fudge

Hazelnut Milk and Dark Chocolate Fudge Inspired by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s recipe in The Joy of Vegan Baking. This fudge requires very few ingredients and is simple and quick to make.  It stores very well for a week or more, if kept in the fridge. Ingredients: 340g Dairy-free Dark Chocolate Buttons 6 Tbsp Vitalite, with extra for…