Vegan spread

Vegan spread

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V is for Vegan
Makes
250 g

In terms of finding a butter substitute for baking, the commercial soya, sunflower or, even better, homemade vegan spread here are good choices. Coconut oil can also be used on toast. This spread requires ordering a special ingredient over the internet: liquid soy lecithin. It’s relatively cheap and will last a long time, as you don’t use much in the recipe. The other unusual ingredient is xanthan gum, which can often be found in the baking sections of supermarkets. People on a gluten-free diet use it for baking, as it adds stretchiness. Once you have these two ingredients, this recipe is easy, and it tastes really good. Being made of coconut oil, it’s also very good for you and not too processed. Instead of adding salt, you can add another flavouring of your choice, such as Marmite or nutritional yeast, or you can add finely chopped garlic with the salt.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
160ml unsweetened soy milk
160g organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon rapeseed oil
1 teaspoon liquid soy lecithin
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon maldon sea salt

Method

  1. Add the cider vinegar to the soya milk and let it curdle for about 30 seconds. Melt the coconut oil until just liquid but not hot, in 15-second bursts in a microwave or in a saucepan on the hob. It’s important not to let it get too hot.
  2. Put the melted coconut oil and rapeseed oil in a food processor. Process for a few seconds to make sure it is smooth, then pour in the curdled soya milk, the liquid lecithin and the xanthan gum. Process for a minute until it is a smooth, yellow grease. Add the sea salt and mix well, then scrape using a rubber spatula into a small bowl or a small rectangular (butter-shaped and sized) plastic container. Keep in the fridge for up to about 3 weeks. Great on toast.
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