Hi guys, today’s post is another round up of recipes created by other people to help you plan your Christmas. Today, we’re talking about vegan Christmas desserts. Only this one is going to be a little bit different. Today, I’m not doing a round up of recipes I’ve tried and would recommend. The recipes in this post are all things I’m telling you to try because it’s not something you’re ever going to see here.
Let me explain
I think for most people, creating desserts is a little less daunting than creating something like your first nut roast. If any of you are vegan can you please tell me down below if you agree with that? And for most people, Christmas won’t be the first time you’re making cakes etc, but it might be the first time you’re making that kind of main dish.
My goal in the mains and sides posts, similar to this one, was to try and help people navigate a new situation, providing as much information as possible. I don’t think the same rules apply to desserts.
I’m going to be sharing three Christmas dessert recipes of my own next week. But the four in this post are all traditional dishes you won’t be seeing me make. When it comes to Christmas, I’m the oddball. The foods everyone seems to like are the ones I hate. I’ve made decisions before as a food blogger/ recipe developer to create recipes with ingredients I don’t like purely because I think it’s something people will want to see. For reference, that’s anything with coconut or banana. I made a decision a few months ago to stop doing that. Even though I know the recipes are good, and people like them, it doesn’t feel authentic promoting something I would never willingly choose myself. I’d love to know if any other food bloggers have had similar thoughts.
How this applies to Christmas desserts
Basically, I hate most of them. I don’t like mince pies or mincemeat of any kind. Both Christmas cake and Christmas pudding are revolting in my opinion. But I know people want to see that kind of thing at this time of year. And I don’t think this will be any kind of adequate vegan Christmas guide if I don’t deliver those recipes. So, that’s exactly what I’m going to do, give you the recipes. They’re just not mine.
I’m also aware that despite what I just said, this is me choosing to promote something I would never make. I see the irony here.
I’ve selected a bunch of festive favourites and have gathered them here in this post for you. Obviously, I don’t know how good they are because they’re not things I like. But I’ve only selected recipes from sites I consider to be good ones.
BBC Good Food
A Christmas classic, I don’t think I need to say anything else.
Vegan Food and Living
Obviously, mice pies are another festive classic
I know, more mince pies. But I’m sure most of you are aware that I try and make things as allergy friendly as possible and this post is lacking in that department. So, another mince pie recipe. But this one is gluten free.
Crazy Vegan Kitchen
This trifle is the exception to the rule. I don’t actually dislike trifle, and I would probably make something like this and like it. But there are no trifle related things coming in the rest of my festive content (there may or may not be something else black forest) and thought this one deserved a share. If you can spare the time, look at the photos in the original post, they’re amazing.
Are you a fan of traditional recipes like these? If you’re not, come back next week for my festive desserts instead. Those ones involve chocolate. If you are a fan of this kind of thing, which one would you pick? Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my favourite vegan chocolate brands and bars, perfect for hampers and stocking fillers.