Thursday, 10 August 2017

RECIPE | Chocolate Doughnut Pudding [VEGAN].

You know when you just so happen to have food hanging about in your cupboards, bought in a moment of greed, but you begrudge the idea of it going to waste? Well it was from this moment that my chocolate doughnut pudding recipe was born.

You see, I just can't say no to vegan doughnuts. It's a problem. So, when I go to the Co-op and they have two packets sat there just waiting to be bought, I have to buy them both. The issue with this is that I then have to eat them both before they go stale, which, if you've ever bought Co-op doughnuts before, you know that they only really have a day before they start to go a bit firm.

And so here I am with 6 doughnuts staring at me, knowing that although I could eat them all before the turn into rocks, I probably shouldn’t. So, what do I do with them? Well, I look to my cupboards for inspiration. I knew I had some Oatly vanilla custard that really needed eating so with that I took to Pinterest for some inspiration.

By this point I had a vegan friendly bread and butter pudding style dessert idea in my mind, but honestly, Pinterest didn’t offer much in the way of vegan-spiration. I’ve never actually eaten bread and butter pudding before (shock horror), but I knew it was something to do with custard and bread and so my little brain decided to just replace the bread with doughnuts and hope for the best.

Now I’m not one to toot my own trumpet, but this was definitely one of the best ideas I’ve had in a long time. Think squishy doughnuts and oozy chocolatey custard all bubbling away together. I will admit, I was slightly worried that the jam centres would be a bit odd with the chocolate, but there was really no need to be as it added a delightful syrupy stickiness to the whole deal. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

Plus, no word of a lie, this recipe is so easy. It can be pulled together in less than 5 minutes and makes for a delicious post dinner treat, it’s even better served alongside vegan ice cream. I mean, you could make your own vegan custard, but honestly, I’m just far too lazy. There are days when I just want an easy life and to get my sweet fix with minimal effort, and this recipe is for one of those days.

Chocolate Doughnut Pudding [VEGAN] - My General Life


WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
(serves 4, or 3 extra hungry folk)

♥ 6 vegan doughnuts (I use Coop)
♥ Oatly vanilla custard
♥ 75ml plant milk
♥ ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
♥ 50g dark chocolate chips

WHAT TO DO:

♥ Preheat the oven to 180°c
♥ Chop the doughnuts into quarters, I found a slightly serrated knife is best for not squirting too much of the jam out. Place in an oven proof dish.
♥ Sprinkle over half of the dark chocolate chips.
♥ Mix together the Oatly vanilla custard, plant mil and cinnamon and pour over the top of the doughnuts.
♥ Leave to sit for 10 minutes before sprinkling the remaining chocolate chips on top.
♥ Place in the oven for around 30 minutes – the custard should be lovely and bubbly.
♥ Serve with a scoop of vegan friendly ice cream.

Chocolate Doughnut Pudding [VEGAN] - My General Life


Did I, or did I not tell that this was really easy? Literally, 5 ingredients with 5 minutes of prep time. Plus, anyone who tries it will think that you’ve definitely made an effort. I'm pretty sure they'll also be picking their jaw up from the floor when you tell them that, in fact, no animals were harmed in the making. What a winning combination!

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