Friday, 16 September 2011

Vegan Apple Spice muffins

Seeing as I spent most of last weekend cooking down my appleas decided today it was time I actually made something with them!

An old favourite of mine is Apple spice muffins they are quick,simple and smell gorgeous whilst cooking.This was one of the first recipes I veganised when i turned Vegan it was very simple to adfapt I just replaced the butter with a non dairy butter and replaced the eggs with " tablespoons of flax seed mixed with 6 Tablespoons of warm water.

4 oz non dairy Butter
4 oz Sugar
2 Tablespoons flax seed whizzed in blender with 6 Tablespoons warm water.
7 oz Plain Flour
8 oz apple sauce
2 tsp Baking Powder
half a teaspoon Bicaronate of soda
half a teaspoon All Spice
half a teaspoon Cinnamon

Mix butter and Sugar together until creamy add flaxseed egg mixture, stir in until completely mixed.
add Baking powder and bicarbonate of soda along with allspice an cinnamom blend together.
Add flour and apple sauce, mix until just folded in.
Fill muffin cases I usually get 10 or 11 muffins from this mixture.
Place in oven for 20 mins at 180 degrees.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Seasonal cooking

As a family we were brought up eating with the seasons.My dad had an allotment and we always had an abundance of vegetables and fresh fruit, my mum was an amazing cook and could make a meal with whatever my dad brought home.

Sadly I lost my dad 11 years ago but I never pass an allotment without thinking of him.Today was spent gathering my own crop from my much smaller garden my first Bramley apples were brought in and now I have to turn them into something edible.

Looking forward to starting on them tomorrow will blog and add recipes about what I make with them,been stuck with this blog for a long time I didn't quite know which way I wanted it to go, so I've decided its going to be mainly a vegan cooking blogwith bits of travel and gardening.

I also visited my mum this afternoon and she has two amazing plum trees so I gathered a bag of plums and plan to turn them into jam and maybe make a mulled plum crumble, need to come up with loads of ideas as there still are hundreds of plums to gather.