“oh, I’m a vegan” words which seem to strike terror into the heart of many a host…
But it’s easier than you think. Christmas dinner especially, is dirt easy. There are plenty of instant gravies which don’t have milk in them, if you are roasting veg, vegetable oil is just as good as duck fat (and who uses that anyway?)
If you don’t want to make a nut roast, you can buy packet mixes in most supermarkets… And that is your mains sorted.
If you do want to make a really easy nut roast which the meat eaters will want a bit of in their plate too, I will be posting a recipie either tomorrow or Saturday.
And then there is pudding. Again, you can find milk and egg free Christmas puddings and you don’t even have to go to the free from isle. Couple that with alpro custard and… Yum.
If you want vegan friendly mince pies you will have to make them, but just go to the fridge section and you will find jus roll pastry or most supermarket equivalents have no egg or milk… And most mincemeat brands are vegan friendly too:
Fancy making something a bit different? I make bakewell tarts with the same pastry, strawberry jam and a normal frangipane recipe where I swapped the butter for vitalite and each egg for a large teaspoon of cornflour mixed in water. (You could use custard powder at a push).
So there you have it. If you do have a vegan coming for Christmas, they will be overjoyed that you have thought of them rather than panicking.
A peaceful cooking Christmas to you all x