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December 25, 2012 - 5:07pm -- Breadandwine

I've been meaning to make a vegan brioche ever since I learned it could be made with olive oil instead of eggs and butter. And, with Christmas dinner coming up, I wanted to use such a dough to make a vegan haggis en croute. 

And, if olive oil could be used, why not sunflower oil?

I finally got round to it on Christmas Eve - here's the story, plus pics, on my blog:

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Soda bread calzone - done in thirty minutes, or so

December 2, 2012 - 1:48pm -- Breadandwine

Made a couple of these, today - one using self-raising white flour for my daughter, and one with wholemeal bread flour and baking powder for myself.

It's a simple matter of knocking up a quick soda bread, rolling it out flat, covering it with the filling of your choice, folding it over and frying both sides in a dry frying pan (covered). 

Simply gorgeous! 

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New GF Vegan Book: Gluten-Free and Vegan Bread by Jennifer Katzinger

November 13, 2012 - 11:55am -- Lehua

I just received the new book "Gluten-Free and Vegan Bread, Artisanal Recipes to Make at Home" by Jennifer Katzinger.  A quick review after reading from cover to cover:

- the recipes use an varied array of nutritious GF flours, from millet, teff, buckwheat to almond and coconut flours.

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Vegan pasta - without a machine

September 1, 2012 - 4:45pm -- Breadandwine

Nobody told me just how easy making your own pasta was. Or if they did, I wasn't listening.

No special equipment, no special ingredients - just bread flour and water (and a little EVOO - just 'cos I like the stuff!). What's more you can flavour it anyway you like.

Now I've tried it, I can't see me ever buying the dried stuff again. I've discovered you can set to and make pasta in the time needed to boil a pan of water and cook dried pasta. 

And now I've got my nine-year-old granddaughter making it:

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A simple North-country parkin - with no eggs, milk or butter

June 30, 2012 - 3:48am -- Breadandwine

As a vegan, I'm constantly on the look-out for recipes I can alter to suit my requirements. I was very doubtful I could do this with the parkin of my youth (Lancashire, as it happens, but Yorkshire also lays claim to this recipe - which is why I've called it North-country), but, after the success of my vegan chocolate cake, I thought I'd have a go - and, it turned out absolutely gorgeous (just like my chocolate cake)!

Here it is:

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Today's post is a special one!

Oh wait. Every post is a special one :) But this one is something a little different! I've linked up with Cindy over at Once Upon a Loaf for her blogging event, Project PB&J! March is national peanut m0nth, and April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, so Cindy and Christina (of She Runs, She Eats) have put on a contest for the best Peanut Butter & Jelly creation!


Please click over to my blog at for the full post and recipe!

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looking for reliable vegan recipes for cookies, brownies, etc.

February 7, 2010 - 5:35am -- Kroha

I will be doing a bit of baking for a vegan family with children.  If someone has good recipes to share, or good websites to refer me to, I would appreciate it.  There is a lot of stuff on-line, and am trying to find recipes that are sure to work.  I am thinking about baking some muffins, cookies, maybe some quick breads, brownies, etc.

Thank you!


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