Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Nothing says Easter like a warm Hot Cross bun. But Hot Cross Buns aren’t vegan?? Think again, my friend. You just have to know where to look.  Here are my pick of what the UK supermarkets have to offer:

Tesco Hot Cross Buns £1

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Waitrose Essential Hot Cross Buns 89p

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http://www.waitrose.com/shop/DisplayProductFlyout?productId=400223

Asda Apple and Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns £1

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http://groceries.asda.com/product/hot-cross-buns/asda-bakers-selection-4-apple-cinnamon-hot-cross-buns/910002319751

Abel and Cole Organic Hot Cross Buns, Authentic Bread Company £2.99

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https://www.abelandcole.co.uk/hot-cross-buns-pack-of-4

Or if you fancy making your own, here’s a great recipe to impress all your hungry friends:

http://www.maplespice.com/2012/04/apple-and-cinnamon-pull-apart-hot-cross.html

 

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London Vegan Bird Food: White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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What’s more satisfying than cookies and a glass of (plant based) milk?  This recipe is from the 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes by Kris Holechek and I’m not afraid to say these are the best cookies I’ve ever had. Feel free to swap out the white chocolate buttons for dark chocolate chips which I’m sure will be equally as delicious.

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Makes about 30 cookies.

Ingredients:

2 Cups Flour

1 Cup Margarine

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Cornstarch

2 Tbs Milk (we used Almond Milk)

1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (we used Asda Free From White Chocolate Buttons)

1/2 Cup chopped Pecans

1/4 Tsp Salt

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 180 Degrees Celsius. Line Baking Sheets with Greaseproof Paper

In a Large Bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, mix together sugar, brown sugar and margarine.  Dissolve cornstarch in milk and add to sugar mixture along with the vanilla essence. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, gradually as well as  some water then stir in chocolate buttons and pecans.

Distribute approx Tablespoon of mixture onto greaseproof paper leaving about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Let cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Enjoy warm with some vegan ice-cream.

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