This book is full of overly simple vegan recipes. I have actually already cooked Pease Pudding Fritters from here as my Mofo prep, but they didn't make the cut. I did want the book to be included though so I flicked through the desserts section. A lot of them were pretty boring and uninspiring to be honest, I didn't want to do flapjacks, apple crumble or bread pudding because those recipes haven't really changed at all. I decided to go for the Coconut Crisp, similar to a flapjack but different and easy enough for me to get together before Cake Liberation Front.
- 115g vegan margarine
- 55g crushed wheatflakes
- 30g brown sugar
- 115g plain flour
- 85g dessicated coconut
- Grease your baking pan and heat the oven to 170C
- Heat up the margarine and when melted stir in the rest of the ingredients
- Knead the ingredients together until well combined, pop onto the tray and press down firmly, making sure all the mixture has gotten to the corners.
- Bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven. Mark into biscuit shapes before returning to bake for a further 10 minutes.
Despite a few people saying they enjoyed them at Cake Liberation Front, I wasn't hugely impressed with these to be honest. It felt like I should have doubled the mixture for my pan so they would be thicker, they were very thin. I also would have liked them sweeter, so perhaps sub the small amount of sugar for a larger amount of maple syrup? Sounds like I should have made flapjacks! They had a nice coconut flavour but to make it better I could probably use coconut oil instead of marg too.
My impression is that this book is a bit overly simple. Simple stuff can taste really good but I do feel like this book misses the mark a bit.
So from the unimpressive to impressive, check out Vegan Eats and Treats adventure with Prickly Pears and One Window Kitchen's delicious tofu scramble