Neglected this blog over the winter, but will have a go at posting more regular news

The Scoffer range of cookbooks now numbers five; The Cake Scoffer (2000), The Salad Scoffer (2002), The (all day) Breakfast Scoffer (2010), The Return of the Cake Scoffer (2010) and the brand new Veggies Scoffer (2011).

The Veggies Scoffer will be published by Veggies Catering Campaign on 16th April; in time for the World Day for Laboratory Animals march in Manchester.

Cornflake Cakes – feel free to test and comment

This recipe is in development for the new book.

Rab C Rabbit’s eight little bunnies love making these. They leave the kitchen an unholy mess afterwards, but at least it keeps them from getting under my feet or chewing the flexes.

50 g margarine
150g dairy-free dark chocolate
5 tbsp syrup
100g cornflakes
30 g dessicated coconut
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Melt the chocolate in a large bowl above a pan of boiling water. Stir in the marg and syrup and mix well.
2. Tip everything else in and mix really quickly, as it will start to set. Spoon into paper cake cases, or just put clusters of it on a baking tray. Set in the fridge.