Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Apple Bread

For 1 loaf:
Strong wheat flour (150g)
Whole-wheat flour (125g)
Salt (1 tsp)
Dark muscovado sugar (2 tsp)
Fast-action Dried Yeast (4g)
Extra flour for dusting
Water (150ml - tepid)
Apples (2 - cubed and mixed with sugar and cinnamon)

1) Stir the flours and salt together in a large bowl, then make a well in the centre and add the water, salt, sugar and yeast and stir.
2) Mix with until the mixture comes together.
3) Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Fill the dough with the apples.
4) Shape it and leave in a warm place for at least two hours or until it has doubled in size.
5) Preheat the oven to 180C.
6) Bake the loaf for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crusty. The base should sound hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.

Monday, 11 November 2013

No-bake Granola

Serves 4:
Rolled oats (100g)
Agave nectar (50g)
Dark Muscovado Sugar (50g)

1) Place agave and the sugar in a small saucepan.
2) Bring to a boil over medium heat; let boil until large bubbles begin to form.
3) Remove from heat and mix the oats stirring to evenly combine.
4) Spread evenly onto a sheet of parchment paper. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
5) Enjoy with plain yofu!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Raw Cashew and Red Fruits Mousse

And today after a lunch full of veggies, the dessert was...

Serves 2:
Cashews (50g - soaked, at least, 2 hours)
Strawberries (100g - frozen, organic)
Blueberries (50g - frozen, organic)
Agave nectar (2 tbsp)
Coconut oil (1 tbsp - melted)

1) In a blender, blend cashews with fruits until it forms a very smooth paste.
2) Add agave nectar and coconut oil. Mix again until combined.
3) Spoon into two small serving dish and let mousse set up for at least 30 minutes.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Red Lentil Cream Soup

Serves 2 to 4:
Potatoes (200g - peeled)
Butternut Squash (200g - peeled)
Red Lentils (100g)
Garlic (1 clove)
Water (700 ml)
Corianders (2 tbps - fresh, chopped)
Olive oil

1) Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook until the potato is soft.
2) Grind and season with salt, pepper, olive oil and sprinkle with corianders.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Vegan Orange Cake

And for today... an orange vegan cake, fluffy and moist :)

Makes 1 small cake:
Flaxseed (powder - 2 tsp + 2 tsp water)
the Vegg (1 tbsp+1tbsp rice milk)
Dark Muscovado Sugar (4 tbsp)
Yofu (125g - natural, sugar free)
Olive Oil (2 tbsp)
All purpose flour (150g)
Baking powder (2 tsp)
Cinnamon (1tsp)
Orange juice (100 ml + 100ml)

1) Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F)
2) Line a small cake tin.
3) Mix together all ingredients, use only half of the orange juice and reserve the rest.
4) Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven.
5) Pour over the orange juice (while the cake is still in the tin) and leave until cold.
6) Ease the cake from the sides of the tin before trying to remove it from the tin.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Autumn Crumble

Serves 6:
For the topping:
Rolled oats (200g)
All purpose flour (50g)
Non-hidrogenated margarine (100g)
Dark muscovado sugar (2 tbsp)
Cinnamon (½ tsp, ground)

For the filling:
Apples (2 - peeled, cored and cut into small pieces)
Pears (2 - peeled, cored and cut into small pieces)
Quinces (2 - peeled, cored and cut into small pieces)
Agave nectar (1 tbsp)
Corn Starch (1 tbsp)
Water (3 tbsp)
Star anise (1)
Cinnamon (1 stick)

1) Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
2) Combine the filling ingredients in a large casserole. Cook over reduce heat for about 10 minutes, or until the fruits are softened but still retain their shape. Remove the star anise, cinnamon stick and discard.
3) Place the oats, flour, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Taking a few cubes of margarine at a time rub into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
4) Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom of a ovenproof dish, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
5) Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture bubbling.