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A local group to support and encourage a compassionate, cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle. We hold cooking sessions, tasting sessions, information sessions on everything from cruelty-free moisturisers to leather-free walking boots; vegan textiles to the best dairy-free cheese for cheese sauce!

Ecoleaf Suma’s own-brand cleaning products range.  Widely stocked in Tod, Hebden, Sowerby Bridge and elsewhere.   Manufactured in the UK.  Vegan and Leaping Bunny.  See  www.suma.coop for more info.

Victoria Sandwich cake

  • 270g plain flour
  • 50g cornflour
  • 300g sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300ml soya milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 5 tbsp veg oil
  • 1tsp bicarb
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 2tsp lemon juice

Sieve and combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Combine the wet ingredients in a separate jug.  Whisk lightly – the milk mixture will thicken slightly when you add the lemon juice.  Pour into the dry ingredients, stir lightly until well mixed (don’t over-mix).  Pour into sandwich tins and bake at 175deg until golden brown.

When cool, sandwich together with good jam and vegan buttercream

Pancakes

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  • 100g plain flour
  • 150g gram (chick pea) flour
  • 250ml soya milk
  • pinch salt
  • sunflower oil or vegan margarine to fry

Sieve together the dry incredients.  Stir in the milk.  Leave to sit for 20 minutes, give a quick stir, and then you are ready to fry the pancakes.  Heat a frying pan, add a small amount of oil or margarine then add 2 tablespoons of batter.  Tilt pan to coat the bottom.  Fry until bubbles appear.  Flip, and fry for a further minute or so.