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Garibaldi Biscuits (Currant Cookies)

Garibaldi Biscuits (Currant Cookies)

Growing up, I knew these biscuits as 'squashed flies'. According to Wikipedia they also go by fly sandwiches, flies' graveyards and dead fly biscuits. It's only now I realise that the name is not very vegan. They are nicknamed so for the flattened currants inside the biscuit. The currants poke out of the sides, especially visible pre-bake through the translucent dough, as if a whole colony of flies had been collectively swatted. No, not a very vegan nickname at all!

As with a lot of childhood treats, I then went years without having one [...]

Moroccan Roast Veg w/ Chickpeas + Quick-Pickled Raisins

Moroccan Roast Veg w/ Chickpeas + Quick-Pickled Raisins

It was the first day of spring on Tuesday. Doesn't feel that way where I live. I thought, perhaps, that today's recipe would be a sort of 'last-hoorah' for winter root vegetables, but the weather in London indicates differently!

Anyway, weather-grumbles aside, I made this recipe when I stumbled upon a concept that is little-known in the UK, but should be far better established. And that concept is 'Sheet Pan Dinners'. These are preparations that you pop in to the oven on a 'sheet pan' (baking tray) and come out as a full meal [...]

Vegan Rusks

Vegan Rusks

I can only apologise - for the wait. Months ago, I promised in my non-vegan buttermilk rusks recipe that I was going to veganise it very soon. Alas, it has not been 'very soon'. We ALWAYS have a tin of these delicious snacks in my house but I seem to have forgotten to share them with you because I’ve been distracted by constantly looking to post the freshest, most exciting idea I've got going.  

But they're finally here!