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Ollie's Perfect Pizza

For the dough:

1 lb Plain Flour
1 sachet easy blend yeast
9 fl.oz water
Generous dollop olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar

Mix all the ingredients, knead thoroughly for 10 minutes, cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for one hour.

For the topping:

1 large onion, finely chopped
1 tin tomatoes
1 small tin or approx 2 tbsps tomato puree
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
3oz grated Mozzarella
3oz grated Cheddar

Heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4

Oil a large roasting tin.
Fry the onion in a little olive oil, stir in the tomato puree, tomatoes and basil.
Roll the risen bread dough out to fit the roasting tin, and spread with the tomato mixture.
Sprinkle with all the grated cheese.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the cheese is browned.



Chocolate Cake - from Biggs

For the cake:

275g (10 oz) caster sugar
175g (6oz) soft-tub margarine
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
175 (6oz) low-fat natural yoghurt
225 (8oz) self-raising flour
50g (2oz) cocoa
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
For the icing:
50g (2oz) soft-tub margarine
50g (2oz) cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
350g (12oz) icing sugar
Some Glace Cherries
1. Preheat oven to 170C/325F/gas 3. Grease a 23 cm (9in) spring-form cake tin. Line the base with non-stick baking paper. Dust the inside of the tin with a little flour, then tap out the excess.

2. Beat caster sugar and margarine in a mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla essence and yoghurt. Sift in flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda. Stir until fully combined. Spoon mixture into prepared tin and level the surface.

3. Bake cake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Put tin onto a wire rack. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack to cool completely.

4. For the icing, melt margarine in a saucepan. Stir in cocoa. Heat gently, stirring, until combined. Remove from heat. Stir in milk and icing sugar until mixture is smooth and blended.

5. Spread icing evenly over top and side of the cake. Arrange glace cherries around top edge. Leave icing to set for ten minutes before serving.



Vegan Chocolate Cake from Nicky
For the cake:
340g/12oz self-raising flour
1tbsp baking powder
255g/9oz castor sugar
9tbsp oil
2tbsp lemon juice
115g/4oz cocoa powder
12floz water
For the icing:
/8oz icing sugar, sieved
55g/2oz vegan margarine
cocoa powder to taste
filling - strawberry jam
Line 2 x 8" cake tins with grease-proof paper
Sieve flour and baking powder into bowl
Add castor sugar, oil, lemon juice, cocoa powder and water
Mix well Put into cake tin and bake at 325F/170C/Gas 3 for 40 minutes. Test by poking with skewer or knife and checking that it comes out clean

Beat icing sugar, margarine and cocoa powder together
Sandwich cake with layer of jam, trimming the cake if uneven
Cover the cake with chocolate cream.



Coconut Macaroons
These macaroons are moist on the inside and lightly crunchy on the outside.

MAKES 13 - 15 macaroons

1 tbsp soya or cow's milk
175g/6oz/2 cups dessicated coconut
5 tbsp Whole Earth Organic Brown Rice Syrup or golden syrup or corn syrup
oil, for greasing

Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/Gas Mark 4.
Grease a large baking tray with a little oil or cover it with baking parchment.
In a medium-sized bowl, sprinkle the milk onto the coconut and mix well.
Add the brown rice syrup and mix to distribute it evenly.
Roll into golf ball-sized balls with your hands and place onto a baking tray.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until just golden brown.
Remove them to cool on wire cooking rack.
Store in airtight container and eat within a week.


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Food and Diet Links

The Vegetarian Society  Has a section for new veggies with a section about nutrition. Recipes etc

The Vegan Society  Info on nutrition, what to use instead of eggs or milk. Loads of fact sheets and recipes.

The NutAllergy Network  Information about Nut Allergies & Anaphylaxis. List of nut free foods.

The Coeliac Society  Coeliac Disease is a inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. This is caused by gluten, a protein in wheat, and similar proteins in rye, barley and oats. Lots of information and links to other gluten free sites.


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