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Chocolate mousse pie

Chocolate mousse-pie is servedIngredients

  • 12.3 oz silken or firm tofu
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tblsp non-dairy milk of choice (soya, rice, almond, other)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 to 10 oz plain chocolate (without milk ingredient)
  • 2-3 tablespoons agave or other sweetener (optional)
  • optional: extracts, flavourings or liqueurs

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate (either over a pan of water on a stove or in a microwave).
  2. Put all ingredients into a food processor together and blend until super-smooth.
  3. Pour into a pie crust or biscuit base as desired. Put in the fridge to chill. The filling gets firmer the longer it sits. (It’s firmer if you use firm tofu and more like mousse pie if you use silken tofu.)
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3rd July: Cheese and Chocolate Tasting Session

Image: Bute Island Foods
Image: Bute Island Foods

Two questions that arise for vegans – “What about cheese?”  “Milk chocolate?”

A tasting session for a variety of different types and brands of vegan cheese alternative, from cheddar to mozzarella, parmesan to cream cheese.  Examples of dishes cooked with them.

choc moo free barAlso a tasting of different brands of non-dairy milk and white chocolate, and cooking with them.

Todmorden Community Rescource Centre, George Street, Todmorden.  7.30pm til 9pm, Thursday 3rd July.  Cost: £4 – to cover food costs.  Tea and coffee provided.

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Surprise vegan buys

Having tea at a friends, I was delighted to find that McVities ginger nuts are vegan, so I had one, or three.

Then on a trip to Lidl, I checked out theirs and it turns out that Lidl’s are vegan, too – does this mean that all ginger nut biscuits are vegan?

Lidl also have several dark choclolate bars which are vegan, including a tasty orange one and a raspberry one – both good.  And their pretzels are vegan.

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Also, Lotus biscuits are vegan, available in lots of supermarkets, and they often come with your coffee in cafes – so you can eat them!   There are quite a few other brands of biscuit out there which are vegan – a survey of biscuits is required and will appear on this website soon…

Lotus biscuits

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Choc brownieThese chocolate brownies are mega popular at 3 Valley Veg*ns events, and everyone wants to know how to make them.  They are REALLY easy!

Chocolate brownies

  • 250g plain flour
  • 150g demerara sugar 
  • 150g white caster sugar
  • 65g plain cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 280ml water
  • 220ml sunflower oil (or other veg oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C / Gas mark 4.
  2. Take a large bowl and add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.  Stir them together.  
  3. Pour in the water, oil and vanilla.  Mix well until blended with no lumps.  
  4. Pour into a 23x33cm (9×13 in) greased baking tin.  
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is no longer shiny.  Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.