Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Vegan Piña Colada Pancakes

Hello my glamorous friends , if you would a like a tropical party in your mouth . I think you should give this recipe a go . these pancakes are made with coconut milk, desiccated coconut  and fresh diced pineapple. The rum is mixed into warm maple syrup so the pancakes and of course if you have a small additions to your family you can also make  are alcohol-free and safe for children.

 It also give us a something to look forward to and that could be , summer holidays , last day of exams and the end of school or college ( now that's what I am looking forward to ). This would be perfect as breakfast or as a  dessert the whole family and friends can enjoy. Ohhh and a another thing the pancakes are really light and fluffy which in my case is amazing !!!

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fresh diced pineapple
  • ½ cup coconut chips (unsweetened flakes)
  • Oil for the griddle or pan
  • coconut cream for serving
  • Rum syrup
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons rum

  1. In a medium bowl, mash the banana and then add the coconut milk, sugar and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until almost combined. Add pineapple and mix well.
  2. Cook on greased griddle over medium heat, using ¼ cup batter for each. Turn when bubbles have appeared on surface and edges look dry. Serve right away or keep cooked pancakes warm on a baking rack in a 200ºF oven.
  3. Warm syrup in a small pot over low heat, stir in rum just before serving

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Vegan Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Hello my glamorous friends , I hope you are all enjoying the week so far . If you are live in the uk would say I hope you are enjoying the weather .... But summer has disappeared for the moment . ( RIP SUMMER ) .

 Any who as a vegan I find it extremely hard to find desserts when going out . Prime example was yesterday when I went out with my boyfriends family for dinner , and all I could have was on the dessert menu was jelly .... Now don't get me wrong I do love jelly however , I think within this day
 and age I think hospitality industries such as pubs, restaurants and cafe's  should have at least one vegan option for dessert .

Today I was craving for some cinnamon rolls however , I would have to make it vegan of course  . I have done a non vegan recipe and I will provide that link at the bottom of this post if you would like to check it out . These cinnamon rolls are light , airy and extremely sweet . ( But I love sweet things so ohhhh well )

  • For the Dough:
  • 1 cup vegan milk
  • 1 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter, melted, plus more for the bowl
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

    • For the Filling:
    • All-purpose flour, for dusting
    • 12 tablespoons vegan butter, softened, plus more for the pan
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • For the Glaze:
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1/3 cup vegan milk
    • 4 tablespoons vegan butter, melted



    Warm the vegan milk in a medium saucepan over low heat until it reaches about 100. Remove from the heat and sprinkle in the yeast and 1/4 teaspoon sugar. Set aside until foamy, 15 minutes. 
    Once the mixture foams up and doubles in size, whisk in the melted vegan butter, "egg" mixture , and vanilla.
    In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the flour, the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, the salt, and nutmeg. 

    Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture. Mix on low speed with the dough hook until thick and slightly sticky. Knead on medium speed until the dough gathers around the hook, 3-6 minutes. 

    Remove the dough and shape into a ball. Coat vegan butter on the mixer bowl and return the dough to the bowl, turning to coat with vegan butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, 1 hour 15 minutes.


    How to Form Cinnamon Buns

    On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12-by-14-inch rectangle with the longer side facing you.
    Spread with the softened vegan butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border on the far long edge. 
    Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it over the vegan butter.

    Brush the unbuttered far edge with water. Roll the dough away from you into a tight cylinder and press on the long edge to seal.

    Cut the cylinder with a sharp knife to make 6-8 equal-size buns.

    Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. 
    Place the buns cut-side down in the pan, leaving space between each. 
    Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, 40 minutes.
    Heat the oven to 325.

    Once the buns have risen, place them into the 325 oven
    bake bun until golden brown and leave to cool for 15 mins

    Meanwhile, make the glaze: Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl, then whisk in the Transfer the buns to a rack and spoon the glaze on top while still warm.
    Serve them right away or allow to cool further and pair with a big cup of coffee or glass of ice cold vegan milk. Store in the fridge and reheat as needed. cream and melted vegan butter.

    Do you think hospitality industries should have a vegan option for dessert ?




    Monday, 9 May 2016

    Very pink smoothie bowl

    Hello my glamour's friends , I hope you all are having a loving morning so far . Recently I've obsessing and when I mean obsessing I MEAN OBESSING!! Over smoothie bowls at the moment  , I've had it probably every morning since last week .This could be because summer is FINALY HERE in the UK which is amazing . 

    Four frozen Banana's
    1 ripe Banana
    1 Kiwi
    2 cups frozen mix Berries or Summer Fruits
    2 1/4 Orange juice

    1. Add all the frozen Banana's , frozen Berries and Orange juice in the blender and blend until everything is well combine .
    2. Place the blended smoothie in a bowl and peal and finely chop the Banana . Then make a Kiwi flower . It hard to explain so here is a video showing you how Kiwi Flower video  .
    3.  Decorate 
    4. serve 
    What's your favourite smoothie bowl recipe ?

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