What’s a blondie… and can it be vegan?

I’d not come across a blondie before, at least not when it wasn’t in the form of a slightly patronising remark from an older gent. But luckily I happened across Poppy of Poppy’s Patisserie mouthwateringly good blog Maple Almond Blondies to inspire me to give the recipe a go. In fact they looked to be my dream … Continue reading

Pious Pie

They said it couldn’t be done. A vegan mince pie (not minced pie, as I originally wrote- this is something entirely less festive looking). Well I’m not one to leave vegans out of Christmas. Or rather I’m not one to leave anyone out of joining me in pudding indulgence- everyone knows that only half the … Continue reading

I can’t believe it’s not butter

“Jeeeeen,” my friend Scott says ominously, squinting disbelievingly at an empty trifle packet. “Do you want to know how many grams of saturated fat there are in a quarter of this?” “Nah,” I say, trying to disguise my sense of rising panic. I’d just eaten half. Turns out if we’d stuck to a modest quarter, … Continue reading