Banana oat walnut sesame muffins (vegan)

My experimental vegan bake is usually very moist and thick in texture due to fruit-based eggless batter, and contains lots of nuts, seeds, oats/bran and dried fruit. These banana muffins are just like this.        Ingredients 5 bananas, pureed 100 ml vegetable oil 50 ml water 1/2 cup oats 150 g walnuts 50…

Very chocolate bundt cake

Easy-to-make treat for chocoholics. They will be extremely happy and content:)        Ingredients 120 ml vegetable oil 80 ml sour cream 2 eggs 170 g all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder 100 g granulated sugar pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 70 g chocolate chunks 50 g chocolate for the…

Merry banana bundt cake

       Ingredients Batter 4 very ripe bananas 200 ml vegetable oil 250 ml plain yogurt or sour cream 200 g sugar 2 large eggs 300 g all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon lemon juice 60 g dried cumquat 50 g candied ginger Icing…

Gingerbread “Human & Nature”

       Ingredients 200 g all-purpose flour 100 g unsalted soft butter 100 g sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 lightly whisked egg 1/3 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt        Method Preheat the…

Sie liebten sich beide, doch keiner

Sie liebten sich beide, doch keiner Wollt’ es dem andern gestehn; Sie sahen sich an so feindlich, Und wollten vor Liebe vergehn. Sie trennten sich endlich und sah’n sich Nur noch zuweilen im Traum; Sie waren längst gestorben, Und wußten es selber kaum. Heinrich Heine

Toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding recipe from Julie, where dates add natural sweetness and gooeyness.  Steaming versions are best. Below is a simple recipe.        Ingredients 250g pitted dates 200 ml boiling water 100 ml oil 2 large eggs 130 g brown sugar (demerara) 200 g all-purpose flour, plus extra for flouring 1 teaspoon ground cloves…

Cottage cheese cranberry baked pudding

Cottage cheese is packed with energy-sustaining protein and bone-building calcium. Maybe that’s why I like it so much:) I often bake it like this combining with various fruit, berries and nuts.        Ingredients 500 g cottage cheese 2 eggs 5 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons cream of wheat 2 tablespoons granulated sugar zest and…

Date walnut banana cake

“I believe love and respect the ingredients whatever they may be xx” said wonderful Julie whilst sharing this recipe with me. “I make some date, walnut and banana muffins which are made with oil and no animal fat, they are brilliant both to eat or freeze. And you can put icing on top with vanilla or…

Pumpkin orange chocolate chip muffins

       Ingredients 400 g pumpkin puree 2 large eggs 2/3 cup vegetable oil [approx. 12 tablespoons] juice and zest from 1 orange 300 g all-purpose flour [1 1/2 cups] 150 g sugar 150 g chopped dark chocolate/chocolate chips 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon soda 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons oil for…

Cheesy baked pasta with vegetables

This could be also called “baked pasta omelet with vegetables”. You can add onion, garlic, other vegetables and spices of your choice. Yield: 6 servings        Ingredients 300 g pasta (I used spaghetti) 2 cups green beans, thawed 2 cups broccoli florets, thawed 150 g Maasdam cheese (cheddar/parmesan) 50 g shredded goat cheese 3 eggs 500 ml…

Maya’s bilberry yogurt pie

Reviving summer moony-swoony blueberry nights via this improvised delight:) Inspired by jogurtti-mustikkapiirakka. The pie consists of a cheesy base layer and silky yogurt berry-bountiful filling:)        Ingredients Crust 100 g soft butter 150 g cottage cheese 125 g all-purpose flour 80 g caster sugar pinch of salt Filling 1 cup frozen bilberries 300 g plain…

Oat chocolate chip spice cookies

These fragrant oatmeal cookies I made for my mom. We both adore spices and oatmeal, so it all went together well in this recipe:) Enjoy!:)        Ingredients 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 200 g soft butter 1 egg 1/2 cup sour cream 80 g granulated sugar 200 g all-purpose flour 100 g dark…