My plum tree is overflowing with ripe fruit, and I’m trying to use as much as I can. I saw the talented @lesoulfoodist post a beautiful plum cake and got the recipe. I was not disappointed, let med tell you. A perfect cake, well balanced in sweetness that brought out the best in the plums. If you don’t have any plums of your own, you’re more than welcome to stop by and pick some from my tree!
Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a round spring form (20-23 cm) with parchment paper. Mix all dry ingredients for the batter. Combine with vegan butter, plant milk and aquafaba to a thick, smooth batter. I used the food processor (my best friend). Pour the batter into the spring form and even out. Cut the plums in half and take the stone out. Cover the batter with plums. In the food processor, combine the ingredients for the crumble. Distribute on top of the plums. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon on top. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes until the top is golden.
My food processor is working really hard at the moment. Counting backwards today, I’ve made guacamole, two flavours of nice cream for the kids, one crumble and one batter for a cake (recipe coming very soon!) and last but not least this mango and melon smoothie.
As usual I started with frozen banana, frozen mango and a splash of oat milk. Then a added some green honeydew melon, a variety I hadn’t seen before. I served it with fresh redcurrants, cacao nibs, pieces of melon and puffed quinoa. Thank you food processor for your loyalty! What would I do without you?
WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL Back to reality. After only a couple of days in the office, I’m already wishing to go back to warm summer days and time to make smoothie bowls like this one for breakfast.
I simply cut watermelon in pieces, froze them overnight together with some banana, and then blitzed the two together with a splash of oat milk in the food processor in the morning. Toppings are watermelon, cacao nibs, shredded coconut and beautiful (but not edible!) flowers. A pink summer dream!
We’ve been away from home that past three weeks, staying with family for our summer holiday. Some might call me crazy, but I brought my food processor along. Best decision! I’ve used it all but two or three days. For hummus, baking, nut butter and – most importantly – my smoothies.
In this one I’ve put frozen bananas, cacao powder, peanut butter and oat milk, and the toppings are banana, blueberries, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of my homemade nutella. That’s a smoothie worthy of a holiday breakfast!
Carrot cake (the one I posted the other day) wasn’t the only thing we served on my youngest’s birthday party. I also to the opportunity to do something I’ve been dying to try for some time. A really loaded, indulgent, generous fruit platter! It was so much fun making it, and even more fun watching the kids dig in. The table was full of other sweets, but they went straight for the colourful tray. The little birthday boy, who absolutely looooves fruits and berries, couldn’t have been happier!
Berries, berries, berries? Are you getting tired of it yet? Because I’m not! I found a recipe for blueberry scones by @livinlaveganlife and simply added redcurrants as well. Perfect for a picnic, and that sour twist from the currants was really nice. I love that scones are so easy to make, but tastes like you’ve puts lots of effort into it.
In a food processor, mix 2,5 dl plain flour, 1 dl caster sugar (or other sweetener), 3 tsp baking powder, 0,5 tsp salt, 1 tsp coarsely ground cardamom and a pinch of vanilla. Next, add 125 g of vegan butter and blitz. Add 1 dl plant milk and mix again. At last, fold in 0,5 dl blueberries and 0,5 dl redcurrants to the dough. Divide the dough in two and shape two wheels, about 1,5 dl thick, on an oven tray. Cut 6 or 8 pieces on each wheel, halfway through the dough. Bake in the oven at 200 C for about 25 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before breaking into pieces for serving.
I went treasure hunting the other day and struck gold in the shape of blackberries. They’re one of my favourite berries, they’re so full of summery flavour and sunshine. I put some of them in the freezer and then blitz it up with frozen banana and some oat milk. Topped it with more of those lovely berries, some shredded coconut and cacao nibs. The pretty little roses are just for show, not tot be eaten.
Imagine if I’d known as a child that I could have blueberry ice cream with berries and nutella – and call it a healthy breakfast! Frozen bananas, blueberries and a splash of oat milk blended until smooth. Topped with lovely strawberries and blueberries and homemade vegan nutella. Please don’t wake me up if I’m just dreaming. (Just need to practice my drizzle skills, as you can see…)
I’m already missing the heat wave. Summer, please come back! I want an excuse to make this cool, refreshing, awesome redcurrant nice cream again. I simply mixed frozen bananas and frozen redcurrants with a splash of oat milk in a blender until super smooth, and topped it with redcurrants, gooseberries and some leftover buckwheat walnut granola. (I’ll get back to you with a recipe for the granola – it was delicious!)
My go to smoothie any day of the week. Love the sunshine colour and the fresh taste. Just blend frozen bananas, frozen mango, a splash of oat milk and a squeeze of lemon or lime. Here I topped it with frozen redcurrants, hazelnuts and pieces of dark chocolate. Can’t have a bad day after this start!