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Sweet, dark chocolate sauce drizzled over crispy French toast with a dusting of icing sugar, dollop of crunchy peanut butter and a topping of chopped peanuts. There is no debate over the decadence of this dish! But with Christmas around the corner, who can say no to a little over-indulgence every once in a while? If you like this recipe then be sure to have a look at our Maple Cinnamon French Toast, too!
- 2 slices of bread*
- 1/3 cup plain flour*
- 2/3 cup dairy-free milk
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- flavourless oil, such as vegetable or sunflower
- 100 ml dairy-free cream (such as soya or rice)
- 60 ml dairy-free milk
- 4-5 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp vegan margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 dssp peanut butter per serving
- small handful chopped peanuts
- icing sugar
- In a non-stick pan, melt the chocolate ingredients together whilst stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to a simmer and stir occasionally whilst preparing the French toast.
- In a bowl, whisk together the batter ingredients until lump-free. Set aside whilst you prepare your pan. Take a large frying pan and add a generous splash of oil and heat on full.
- Cut your pieces of bread in half and dunk in the batter so that both sides have been submerged. When the oil is nice and hot, place the bread into the frying pan, it should start to sizzle immediately. Fry on each side for a couple of minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
- Dry off any excess oil using some kitchen paper and serve. Pour over the chocolate sauce and top with a spoonful of peanut butter, a handful of crushed peanuts and a dusting of icing sugar. Enjoy hot!
- * To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute the bread for gluten-free bread and use an alternative flour, such as buckwheat.
If you haven’t cooked with giant cous-cous yet then this is a must-try! In this recipe we use a combination of strong spices, like ginger and cinnamon and play with a mixture of sweet and savoury to create an interesting and delicious dish. This recipe serves two, however it would be great for four people as a side dish with salad, falafel and some pita bread.
- 150 g giant cous-cous
- 2 large shallots
- 1/2 can of chickpeas
- 1/4 cup chopped, dried apricots
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp of the following spices -
- paprika, turmeric, ginger, mild chilli powder, cinnamon
- pinch of fresh coriander, chopped
- pinch of salt
- Add the cous-cous and cold water to a pan and bring to the boil. Cook for 8-10 minutes and then drain the water.
- Meanwhile, chop the shallots and fry in some oil for 5 minutes. Drain the chickpeas and fry with the shallots for a further 2 minutes. Add in the apricots, cranberries, sesame seeds, tomato purée, olive oil and spices and transfer to the drained cous-cous. Combine well and serve with an extra sprinkle of sesame seeds and a garnish of coriander.
- Enjoy hot or cold!
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This hot chocolate is incredibly easy to make and will get you into the spirit of winter. As the weather gets colder it is great to have a warming, indulgent drink to hand and it may just get you feeling Christmassy too! Try this recipe out and then get experimenting with other spices and flavours, such as a pinch of ground cloves or a dash of orange essence.
- 320 ml dairy-free milk (we used almond)
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- dollop of chilled coconut cream
- drizzle of dark chocolate sauce
- Combine the ingredients in a non-stick pan and heat gently until the sugar and spices have dissolved.
- Pour into two mugs and top with some coconut cream and a drizzle of dark chocolate sauce - we encourage you to be as messy as possible with this part!
- Enjoy with your favourite biscuit!
- Tastes great cold, too!
If you make this recipe, let us know! Take a photo and tag it #bgfy – we would love to take a look!