Showing posts from January, 2024

Banana Bread With Rum Soaked Raisins

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 24th of January 2024 I love this loaf because it needs no proofing since it contains no yeast.  Once you have mixed all the ingredients together, you can put it straight in the oven.  This banana bread has a warm spiced flavour due to the mixed spice and rum soaked raisins.  Notes I used stevia to reduce the calories. Make sure you use really rib bananas.  Most recipes will tell you to mash with a folk; however, I use a masher, it's much quicker. I used dark rum to soak the raisins.  Check the rum is vegan.    Ingredients 3–4 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 400 g – 500 g peeled) 1 tbsp of caster sugar or stevia 200g of self-raising flour 100g of strong wholemeal flour 100g raisins soaked in rum or other flavouring 2 tsp ground mixed spice 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp of vegetable oil  120 ml of water Apparatus H 6 cm x W 11 cm x D 21 cm loaf tin Large mixing bowl Wooden spoon Balloon whisk Measuring spoons  Spatula  Method  Pee

Tofu Parcel

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 22nd of January 2024 This is a very simple and tasty idea.  It has very little preparation if you use premade short crust pastry.  It makes a wonderful treat if you want a change to the usual Sunday dinner or livens up the mid-week dinner.

Skinny Pan Lasagna

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 15th of January 2024  Fancy a lasagna, but think it is too much hassle?  Well, this might just be what you are looking for!  This is so easy and tasty that you will never think lasagna is too much trouble again.  In fact, you will likely be having lasagna a lot more.  All you need is a large frying pan.

Vegan Brownies: Low Calorie

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 8th of January 2024 These little tasty treats are just 43 calories per square.  I have wanted to try these for a long time and I'm glad to say that they were worth the wait.  They have a great texture and a lovely chocolaty flavour.  Ready in 30 minutes.

Spicy Jackfruit Pizza

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 2nd of January 2024 I like pizza, so I learned how to make a simple base with no oil.  Making the sauce is easy and then all you need to do is add a few toppings and sprinkle with vegan cheddar alternative.