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Favourite Cheese Sauce Recipe (vg, gf, oil-free option, nut-free option, customisable)

If you enjoyed eating mac and cheese at the vegan cheese cookery demo last week, here is the recipe for the sauce.

Mac and cheese

Adventure and Cake

The other night I did my first ever cookery demo, and I loved it.  Probably mainly because I managed to crowbar in some cheese jokes.

When I became vegan, I accepted the ‘truth’ that I would never enjoy mac n cheese again, never again make cheese jokes… How wrong I was. This is my favourite comfort food which also doubles as a carb-loading meal the night before a race, but isn’t as stodgy as a non-vegan version, plus you get one of your five-a-day!

Q: “How does Spanish vegan cheese introduce itself?” A: “Soy cheeze!” 

This recipe is completely flexible; you can use pumpkin or potatoes and carrots instead of the squash, or miss out literally any of the ingredients (although not all!) and it’ll still work – you can even substitute the mylk for water. So don’t worry if you’re missing an item or two from the list…

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Cheesy mayo sandwich spread, as shown at Vegan cheese cookery demo

cheesy mayo sandwichIngredients

Method

  1. Grate the Cheezly and dice the onion.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Use a stick blender if you wish.
  3. Serve on bread as a more-ish sandwich filling.

Cheese and onion pasties, as shown at Vegan cheese cookery demo

Ingredients

  • Jus-Rol puff pastry – cut to saucer size
Filling:
  • Cashews – 2 cups presoaked.
  • Lemon juice – 1/4 cup.
  • Water – 1/4 cup.
  • Nutritional yeast – 1/2 cup.
  • Garlic powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  • Diced onion – 1 large onion.
  • Diced potato – 1 large potato (cut small)
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

Method

  1. Soak cashews over night or for a few hours.
  2. Cut puff pastry sheets using a small saucer.
  3. Blend all the cheese ingredients together in blender. Add the potatoes and onion, salt and black pepper and mix put 1 to 2 tbs of cheese filling into centre of pastry. Use soya milk or water to wet the edge of pastry. Fold and pinch the pastry to seal.
  4.  Bake in oven for 20 minutes (or until golden brown) gas mark 5.

pasties

Raw vegan cheesecake, as shown at Vegan cheese cookery demo

Ingredients

Base:
  • Walnuts – 1 cup.
  • Dates – 1 cup.
  • Almonds -1/4 cup
Cheesecake:
  • Presoaked Cashews – 2 cups.
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk – 1/2 cup.
  • Maple syrup – 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 1/3 cup
Topping:
  • Fruit – (frozen or fresh)
  • Coconut oil -1/4 cup
  • Maple syrup – 1/4 cup

Method

  1. Soak cashews over night or for a few hours.
  2. Blitz base ingredients in food processor. Press into a spring form tin. Add a little water or melted coconut oil if necessary to help the base come together. Put in freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. In blender blend cheesecake ingredients together. Remove base from freezer and spread the cheesecake filling onto base. Freeze until firm (half hour).
  4. Blend the fruit topping and pour on top. Back in freezer for half hour.

cheesecake chocolate cheesecake fruit

9 Oct: Vegan cheese cookery demo #Todmorden

Cheese demo, October 2017You are invited to another 3 Valley Vegans cookery demo:
Vegan cheese cookery demo in Todmorden.

Learn how to use and make plant-based alternatives to cheese. Enjoy taste testers throughout the evening.

  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Date: Monday 9th October
  • Location: Todmorden Central Methodist Church, 25 Halifax Road, Todmorden OL14 5AW
  • (The venue has been corrected, apologies for any inconvenience)

Limited places are available! Book now: call Hilary on 01706 816848

  • Free entry! 
  • Gluten-free options!
  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • Behind Tod Market

Funded by Todmorden Town Council and 3 Valley Vegans

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.

To help us with numbers please book your place below: