Vegan Rye Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

IMG_6158I really REALLY wish there was somewhere near me that sold vegan cinnamon buns. Because I would be there every single frickin day. I need more baked goods in my life; its making me mentally unstable. Alas, the only place that has a baked good that’s close to a ‘normal’ pastry is Crosstown Doughnuts who have started doing Vegan Doughnuts every Fri, Sat & Sun. All other vegan places near me are very health focused and their baked goods are either in fact raw, or are made with buckwheat flour and there’s no dough in site.

I have yet to venture to Crosstown to try the Vegan doughnuts but the dough (via instagram) looks so bloody tasty, I need to get there ASAP.  (You’ll be seeing an update on that very soon via my instagram.) If anyone knows of any good bakeries in central London near the Victoria/Westminster/Mayfair area, PLEASE let me in on it.

I made these cinnamon rolls with the intention to freeze them in order to sustain me during the week ahead, but they never made it even close to the freezer. I shouldnt be surprised as that’s typical me, but you can’t blame a girl for trying.

This recipe is actually really similar to your average cinnamon roll recipe, and it was really easy to create a vegan version. I gave one of my non-vegan friends one and she soon sent through a lovely text about how amazing they were and how you would have no idea they were vegan. Those kind of words make me so happy; to know that living a vegan lifestyle you don’t need to miss out.

So here you are; a cinnamon roll that both you and your non-vegan friends and family will love. Ssh don’t tell them its vegan and I 100% guarantee they wont even know.

 

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Soft Cinnamon Rolls with a Coffee Cream Cheese Glaze

IMG_5257IMG_5245I know what you’re thinking right now, because I’m thinking it too. I went way overboard with that glaze. Theres enough glaze there for three times the amount of Cinnamon Rolls I’ve baked.

I read on the internet somewhere that smothering your cinnamon buns in glorious glossy glaze while still hot from the oven, made them irresistibly moist as it settled into the cracks. I obviously took this literally and smothered until my heart was content. Trust me, I’m definitely content.

I have to admit though, that glaze really makes these rolls enticing. Just look at that shine! Its captivating buttery smell and glistening top lures you into the kitchen like a kid looking for the leftover cake batter spoon.

Sometimes when I bake something, I have no idea what its going to turn out like. Other times I know its going to be a disaster from the outset. And on the rare occasion everything goes so perfectly, I know whats going to emerge from my oven is going to be great. Just the smell of these as they were baking away in my kitchen made a smile play on my lips.

One thing that made these so perfect was that I made them solely for me. I didn’t spend days thinking of what I could bake for the blog to make it more diverse, interesting or unique. I had a craving for cinnamon buns and I made them. Just the way I like them. Just for me. Rustic, simple and humble. No fancy presentation, just the cinnamon bun. So ordinary but so charming too.IMG_5171IMG_5177IMG_5209IMG_5262IMG_5198IMG_5268

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Spiced Pear and Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Pear and Chocolate SconesThese dark January evenings see me yearn for home more and more. The warmth of my kitchen stove calls to me just like my body calls for rest and my plush warm bed. I’ll be eating dinner at work, whilst gazing out of the nearest window misted by condensation, wishing for the relaxation of watching TV with a warm tasty treat. All the while knowing my dreams are in vain as I still have six hours left at work. Continue reading “Spiced Pear and Chocolate Buttermilk Scones”

Beating those January Blues: Appleberry Pie

slice of pie 2One lovely thing about working Sundays (because you have to find some perks when you feel like you’re the only one having to go to work in the whole world) is when I reach Oxford Circus, walk down a side road and it feels like I’m no longer in Central London anymore. Continue reading “Beating those January Blues: Appleberry Pie”

Ginger Treacle Cookies

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I’ve been waiting for this for quite a long time.

Christmas.

Ginger, Clove, Cinnamon.

It’s that fuzzy feeling you get inside when you hear those jolly festive songs.

Yes, you know it. I’m in my bathroom every night blasting christmas cheer from my iPad, dancing in the shower. Yes, in November. Continue reading “Ginger Treacle Cookies”

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Apple BundtCinnamon, Ginger, Apple Pie, Cream and so, so much butter. That completely sums up winter for me.

And yes I know it’s not winter yet, don’t get excited yet blah blah.

But it literally feels like the news reporter announced it was the last day of Summer and it suddenly turned to Winter, missing out Autumn all together. Continue reading “Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake”

Apple Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Apple Spice CupcakesI won’t lie, I feel like the most under qualified person to blog about cupcakes. As most of you know from my Victoria Sponge post, I’m not a cake person. I love a good piece of cake as much as the next person but once I fulfill my hankering for it, I don’t need anymore cake for a good month. I’ve probably made about 4 batches of cupcakes in my whole life. So I’m really no expert. Continue reading “Apple Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream”