One thing that we are getting asked about in store more is vegetarian and vegan food options. Not only can dairy be a serious allergen but more and more people are making a choice to become vegetarian or vegan. Health and environmental reasons are becoming a common factor in this decision.
Some research has found that a vegan diet can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. It is important to note however that it can be harder to get the correct nutrients that your body needs when limiting certain food groups.
We are also becoming more aware that animal agriculture places a heavy burden on the environment. Eating vegan food for even just one meal a week can significantly lower your carbon footprint. Why not try ‘Meatless Mondays’ and see how you feel by reducing your meat intake.
To meet this demand from customers, our chefs have been introducing more vegetarian and vegan options (try our potato, squash and red lentil curry and our wild mushroom stroganoff) to our range. Vegan baking can be slightly more challenging and our pastry chefs were determined to create a product that was so good that you would not be able to tell that they didn’t use butter, eggs or dairy products. We didn’t want people to say that it ‘tastes good for a vegan cake’, we wanted them to think that it tastes just as good as a regular cake! We spent months perfecting this product and the response has been fantastic.
The delicious chocolate flavour comes from unprocessed cocoa powder which is mixed with coconut oil and maple syrup amongst other ingredients. There are no dairy, eggs, additives or preservatives in the cake making it a healthier option for a treat. Our sumptuous vegan cake is deliciously rich and fudgy, almost like a brownie. We hope that you will enjoy it and please let us know what you think by emailing [email protected].
Please be aware that The Butler’s Pantry isn’t a dairy free environment and we bake with dairy products and eggs every day. While our vegan cake is baked without any dairy, we cannot guarantee that they won’t contain traces of dairy products and eggs.