Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries Tagged as 'Baking'

99 ‘ice cream’ cakes

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Following Yumblog Juniors Christmas frenzy there is brief and welcome hiatus before the excitement once again builds in anticipation of the June birthday. An excitement particularly heightened this year as it represented the enormous leap from the risible infancy of six to the long awaited and unimaginable maturity of seven.

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Tags: Baking · Cake

Treacle Tart

November 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Ooh, the nights are drawing in. A pudding was required for esteemed guests and having banished thoughts of complex custards I alighted on the idea of feeding our friends something sweet and sticky instead, plums and apples away with you and your dull autumnal associations.

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Tags: Baking · Dessert · Pie · pie/pasty · Vegetarian

Herbalicious leek and goat’s cheese tart

October 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments

On the occasion of impending guests we thought that a butter-rich pastry was the place to start. Then we thought that filling that butter-rich pastry with cream, eggs and cheese might be the very thing. And some wine and a bit more butter. And finally, because we didn’t want our guests to think we were […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Pie · Vegetarian(ish)

Chocolate Fudge Bars

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments

What to do on a rainy day in Brighton when the girl can’t go to the playground for a solid two hours after school? Well, you make biscuits. Well you plan to make biscuits but then the girl chooses something biscuitesque from a giant biscuit compendium and you adjust it due to the presence of […]

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Tags: Baking · Biscuits · Chocolate · Kids

Mr Muddle’s Melting Moments

November 2nd, 2013 · 7 Comments

“Oh Pater, dearest…” exclaimed Yumblog Junior from her preferred leather winged Bergere situated in the Soft Play and Cigar Lounge of The Junior Carlton Club, “It says here in the esteemed ‘Livre de Cuisine des Monsieurs Hommes’ that Chef Marcel Muddle has created the most divine cornflake encrusted Petits Beurres which evidently are the talk […]

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Tags: Baking · Biscuits · Kids · Vegetarian

Filoncino

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

… or an Italian version of a baguette. Not to be confused with the French Stick – the English version of the baguette which is 24 inches of pale bendy disappointment and about as authentic as Peckham Spring Water. Filoncino

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian(ish)

Baked green tomatoes at the Yumblog Cafe

September 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Despite your average British tomato being a Dutch grown, prematurely picked, under-ripe, woolly, anaemic, flavourless, blemish-free and over-chilled orb of disappointment, it’s still hard to get a genuine green tomato in this country… unless of course you live in Yorkshire and grow your own, in which case they’ll ALL be green from lack of sunlight. […]

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Tags: Baking · Main Course · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Chocolate digestives

July 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

If you would like to keep a fidgety child amused for an hour AND at the end of it have something tasty to dunk in your tea, this could well be the recipe for you. If you don’t have a child of your own don’t worry, you could always rent one … we hire ours […]

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Tags: Baking · Biscuits · Chocolate · Vegetarian

Crab and gruyère tart

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Waiting for a post from Yumblog is a lot like waiting for a bus. Nothing for six weeks and then two come along at once. There the similarities end, so hop on board and enjoy the ride. What’s that, you don’t have the correct change? Bugger off and walk then. Got a dollar to spare? […]

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Tags: Baking · Crab · Main Course · Seafood

Courgette & mint pizza

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Spinach, egg & parmesan pizza is like so yesterday. This is now our Friday evening pizza of choice.

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Tags: Baking · Main Course · Pizza · Vegetarian

Paul Hollywood’s beer bread

April 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

I like Paul Hollywood, I like beer and I like bread…

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Tags: Baking · Beer · Bread

Paul Hollywood’s crusty bloomer

March 30th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pleasant surprise permeated through the Yumblog household when the first viewing of ‘Paul Hollywood’s Bread’ turned out to be a relatively straightforward cookery programme. There was of course the now obligatory 5 minute introduction guaranteed to elicit shouts of “Get the fuck on with it” plus the adoption of Jamie Oliver’s technique of looking just […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Carta di musica (with rosemary oil)

March 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

This recipe does require the use of a pasta maker so you’ll need to have a rummage around in your cupboard of only-used-once things. There it is next to the Ken Hom wok set … to the left of the Jamie Oliver Flava Shaker … and behind everything you ever bought from the Lakeland catalogue.

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Rosemary · Snack · Thermospatula · Vegetarian

Baked spinach & eggs with parmesan, basil & tomato toasts

February 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Depending on the time of day, this dish makes a great brunch, brinner, brea, brupper or supfast.

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Tags: Baking · Brunch · Eggs · Vegetarian

Baked beans #4

December 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

In lieu of having anything (interesting) to write about baked beans, here are a few words/phrases and accompanying definitions from Yumblog Junior’s ever increasing personal lexicon: Circle ham – German sausage Rainbrella – Umbrella Yellow people – The Simpsons Oop sake – For fuck’s sake! Ah, the things they say!

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Tags: Baking · Brunch · Main Course · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Kohlrabi & potato gratin

December 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Kohlrabo, Kohlrabmas, Kohlrabat, Kohlrabamus, Kohlrabatis, Kohlrabant. Or for those of you who were’t fortunate enough to go to Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical Grammar School for Boys* and can’t speak Latin**, I Kohlrabi, You (singular) Kohlrabi, He, She or It Kohlrabi, We Kohlrabi, You (plural) Kohlrabi, They Kohlrabi.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Kohlrabi · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Savoy, potato, red onion (and egg) pie

December 12th, 2012 · No Comments

This is a recipe based on one found on the BBC GoodFood website and is a great way to use up that half cabbage which has been sitting at the bottom of the veg box all week. Regrettably the bendy parsnip and sprouting carrot remain untouched.

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Tags: Baking · Pie · pie/pasty · Vegetarian

Cod, Chips & Mushy Peas Pasty

October 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ever wished you could enjoy your Fish Supper in one convenient, portable, pastry-encased handful? Of course you have. Then rejoice for your days of yearning are over as we here at the Laboratoires Yumblog have developed the Cod, Chips & Mushy Peas Pasty. Now you can scoff the nations favourite health food whilst out and […]

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Tags: Baking · Fish · pie/pasty

Honey cake (with extra honey)

August 21st, 2012 · 4 Comments

I had a rare yen for something sweet the other day, so I commissioned my fellow blogger (the tart) ( …pie, cake and dessert specialist) to make a honey cake. After the initial face-to-face where we defined objectives, budgets, timelines and composed the all important mission statement*, we set about building the team who would […]

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Tags: Baking · Dessert · Honey

Garlic bread

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Ok, here’s a plan…the next time you make pizza dough (what do you mean you don’t make your own pizza dough?) make double/quadruple/sextuple quantities, portion them out and freeze the surplus for future generations. That way, whenever you fancy something a tad tastier than can be supplied by your local Dominoes, you’ll have a pizza […]

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Tags: Baking · Pizza · Side Dish · Snack · Tapas · Vegetarian

The perfect sourdough

July 16th, 2012 · 17 Comments

For some time it has been our mission here at the Castle Yumblog to create the perfect sourdough loaf – a subtle alchemy of simple and ancient ingredients – flour – water – salt – animated into being by wild airborne yeasts, and sculpted into final form by that most primitive of the elemental forces, […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Raisin water starter

July 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments

A sourdough starter is similar in many ways* to the tortoise – with love, care and regular meals it can last a lifetime and give many hours of contemplative pleasure. On the other hand, with indifference, neglect and irregular feeding, like Freda from Blue Peter, it’s prone to die a slow, silent and lonely death. […]

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Tags: Baking · Vegetarian

Cheese & potato pie

July 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

The arrival of Granny and an aunty to celebrate Yumblog Junior’s second birthday had the added advantage of the potential for babysitting and therefore a rare evening out for the parents. Searching for tasty and cheesy ballast with which to fortify ourselves before what was inevitably going to be a multi-pint boozy night out, we […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Main Course · Pie · pie/pasty · Vegetarian

White bread rolls

June 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

What could be more patriotic and celebratory of sixty years on the throne than baking a batch of white rolls? Actually lots of things – but none of them took place here at the Socialist Republic of Yumblog. Power to the people.

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Cheesy Rolls

May 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Perhaps with the exception of the odd East End boozer and the ready availability of Waitrose, there are not many things to miss about no longer being in that there London. However, living as we do in the heartland of Greggs, we have yet to find any bakers which sell a decent loaf – some […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · cheese · Vegetarian

Rhubarb upside-down cake

March 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Living as we do at the very epicentre of the rhubarb triangle – the mysterious 30-square-mile area formed between the three cities of Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford famous for early forced rhubarb and the unexplained disappearance of countless ships, planes and whippets – it seems only appropriate that we should make more use of this […]

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Tags: Baking · Cake · Dessert · Rhubarb · Vegetarian

ChocChip™ Cookies

January 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Needing as we did to both satisfy a craving for something sweet and shift some particularly average Christmas chocolate balls from Lidl, these ChocChip™ Cookies perfectly fulfilled both requirements. Obviously you don’t need to rush to Lidl and rummage through the ‘end of line’ slop bucket in search of the last remaining net of stale […]

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Tags: Baking · Biscuits · Chocolate

Seed & grain white bread

January 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments

Well I never, I’ve just discovered our local Morrisons now sells packets of fresh yeast for breadmaking… and at the very reasonable price of 50p for 126g. This was unexpected because a) as far as I know you can’t even get it at Waitrose, and b) Morrisons is very much at the (Sp)Asda end of […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Tartiflette* with Brie

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Although the fridge has now all but emptied of Christmas goodies the cheese compartment is still heavy with half-eaten lumps, wheels and wedges of every variety of soft, hard, blue, holey, mature and goat. It has become clear that the occasional lunchtime snack is never going to make much headway into this cheesey surplus and […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Side Dish · Vegetarian

Banana & chocolate bread

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

At the last count Yumblog Junior had an impressive vocabulary of 38½ distinct words*. These range from the traditional and vital Mummy, Daddy, Dog, Cat through Cheese, Spoon, Cock-a-doodle-doo to more personal choices such as Shoes, Crumpet and Cheers (accompanied by the touching of the parental beer glasses). One of her first and still most […]

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Tags: Baking · Banana · Bread · Vegetarian

Tomato, goat’s cheese and basil ‘bread’

November 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The inverted commas are there because this loaf contains no yeast and is actually more of a savoury cake than a bread. This has the added advantage that as well as being pleasantly toothsome, it can also manifest from a wishful inkling to an incontrovertible plateful in just under an hour and a half. That’s […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · cheese · Vegetarian(ish)

Crab tart

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Lately crabs have become very much the decapodic crustacean of choice here at Yumblog Towers. This is a preference very much aided by the fish stall at Roman Road Market which sells big brown locally caught (Mile End Road at low tide) specimens for under four (s)quid. Having recently made this magnificently delicious crab tart […]

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Tags: Baking · Crab · Main Course · Seafood

Cherry & apricot crisp

August 1st, 2011 · No Comments

As well as a handsome moustache and a penchant for white trousers, The Frenchman also has a strong liking for desserts. We made him this HF-W dish. He had three helpings.

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Crab tart with garlic & tomato

August 1st, 2011 · No Comments

This is a variation on yet another recipe from Rick Stein’s current and excellent Spanish cookbook. Variation because gone is the tarragon (tarragone?) as we didn’t have any growing in the Victorian walled garden here at Yumblog Towers and ditto the carrot*. Plus we decided to construct one big fat tart rather than 12 individual […]

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Tags: Baking · Crab · Seafood

Baked cheese cake

July 6th, 2011 · No Comments

What do you do when you’ve been engauntleted by a friend regarding the potentiality of high quality picnic foodage? Why you go to your most recent recipe font and seek out something large and sublime that will sate the masses. And it has all the food groups too, cream cheese, cream, sugar, eggs.

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Tags: Baking · Cake · cheese · Dessert · Vegetarian

Honeyed White Loaf

March 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Watching Michel Roux eulogising the virtues of hand-crafted bread on the ‘Great British Food Revival‘ reminded me that shamefully I hadn’t baked a loaf for several weeks. Thus suitably laden with middle-class guilt I put on a pinny, grabbed a jar of Mathos Organic Polygonum Honey (dark, strong and liquorice-ee) and made this simple white […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

Baked Camembert

March 21st, 2011 · No Comments

This is less of a recipe and more of a reminder to shove a Camembert in the oven once in a while for a fast fatty indulgent treat … and do it soon before this world inexorably unravels to a lawless (and cheeseless) wasteland.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Main Course · Starter · Vegetarian(ish)

Stilton (& Rocket) Tart

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Despite heroic efforts on our part, post-Christmas still found us with a substantial wedge of a 3 tonne wheel of Stilton left uneaten. This tart was one of several tasty ways we found to remedy the problem.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Eggs · Main Course · Snack · Starter · Vegetarian

Oatmeal & Molasses Loaf (Revisited)

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Fellow bloggers… is it a crime to recycle an old post?

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian

(The Perfect) White Bread (Toaster)

January 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments

It’s ok, put the dogs back in their kennels, tether the steed, the search is over, we’ve found it. The perfect white bread f’toasting is here and even better hardly any kneading is needed. Brilliant.

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Vegetarian