Cabbage-wrapped vegan dumplings with tomato sauce

This one was a merge of several recipes I came across in searching for the wonderful dish I ate at Viasko, a vegan restaurant in Berlin. It was a sort of ‘meaty’ minced thing, extremely tasty, wrapped in boiled cabbage and with a tomato sauce on top. I have no idea what the original recipe was, I didn’t ask the cook and I couldn’t find it online – it may have been tofu or seitan, but I decided to use beans and flour instead as I’m not very used to cooking tofu or seitan.

My dumplings turned out OK in terms of taste, but too hard in terms of consistency – I think because they had too much flour, therefore becoming like a veggie sausage which I could actually slice. Next time the plan is too put less flour, and perhaps some breadcrumbs as well for a spongier texture. Anyway, there are no pictures unfortunately but here it goes: Continue reading

Chocolate and raspberry tart

This is a nice vegan dessert, a recipe slightly adapted from another website. For a light version, use perhaps Canderel instead of sugar and light margarine – or reduce the amount of margarine even more, although the original recipe called for 100g which I already reduced and worked fine.

Here already half eaten... I forgot to take a picture before.

Here already half eaten… I forgot to take a picture before.

For the base:

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 80g margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp soya milk

Mix all the solids, then add the cold margarine and the soya milk bit by bit and mix well until it’s an even dough. Press the dough onto the bottom of a baking tray (grease it with a bit of margarine and flour beforehand) and pre-bake it in the oven for 15min at 180 C.

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