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26 July: Cake baking demonstration #Todmorden #vegan

Cake baking demonstration
The much awaited 3 Valley Vegans cookery sessions continue!

Special guest Helen, of Shallot Cafe, Hebden Bridge, presents a cake baking demonstration.

A limited number of places are available so book now:  Helen  07941 959950

  • 7pm-9.30pm
  • Tuesday 26 July 2016
  • Hebden Bridge
  • £3 suggested donation

EDIT 30 JulyA cake recipe from the event is available to download.

Our stand at Tour de Tod

Tour de food Tour de standAfter a wet and windy start, Saturday turned into a lovely sunny Todmorden Community day!

We had a superb spot, right by all the action, and once the crowds had assembled on Pollination St, we were inundated by people wanting to try our tasty food samples and add their names to our mailing list.

We had plenty of helpers and loads of foods for people to try and we promised to put the recipes on the website.  There was some lovely new bunting & a banner and also some brilliant business cards
and flyers to advertise the baking workshop and the walk, coming up this weekend.  There was so much interest in the baking workshop that we might have to put on a second one quite soon.There’s certainly a great interest out there in learning how to cook plant-based foods.

Thanks to all who made it such a successful day.

Our next stall will be in 4 weeks’ time, when we’ll put up our new gazebo in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden for Carnival Day. We’ll be handing out information and recipes, answering questions and selling burgers …. so we’ll need plenty of helpers!

Please let us know if you’re able to help on the day….  Email: 3valleyvegns@gmail.com

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.

 

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

Women’s Day, Tod Town Hall, 22nd February

 

 

The IWD on Saturday was a roaring success. What began as a request to cater for the day, turned into a 3 Valley Vegans event !!

Between us all, we managed to promote veganism, raise some money for our group and the Mayor’s Charity and ensure that all food provided was vegan. Alison cooked all day Friday and Saturday and Helen valiantly made over 100 superb cakes ! Penny bought us lots of lovely Saker cake and Mary & Estelle decorated the cafe beautifully and served the food in their special tea party pinnies !

Elizabeth and Margaret did the full day on the stall and Rachel, Janet, Sandra, Caz & our lovely Isaac did their stints too. We raised over £400 on the hot food and cakes .. which will go to Overgate Hospice and a Women’s Refuge.

I think that it was a great way to launch our group and that we’ll go on from strength to strength showing the world (or at least the Upper Calder Valley!!) how a vegan lifestyle is the way to go!!

Hilary x

Womens day