A new Vegan Baking guide has been released by charity Vegetarian for Life (VfL), aimed at care caterers and anyone cooking for vegans.
With the number of vegans on the rise, almost trebling in UK care homes, according to VfL's recent survey, the demand for satisfying vegan desserts is increasing, too.
VfL is a registered charity that supports older vegetarians and vegans and those who cater for them. VfL offers one-day vegan baking courses for professional caterers designed to give catering teams the tools to use tried-and-tested egg- and dairy- replacements to create a variety of desserts.
Amanda Woodvine, chief executive of VfL, said: "Just because someone chooses to be vegan doesn't mean that they should miss out on their favourite sweet treats. Enjoyment of food is such an important aspect of life and if someone is living in a care home, food can become even more significant.
"The smells and tastes of baking can evoke fond memories. If someone is struggling to eat and losing weight, providing a tempting slice of their favourite cake and a cuppa can be an easy, enjoyable way for them to get those much-needed extra calories".
The Vegan Baking guide can be downloaded free of charge from the Vegetarian for Life website, where details of the vegan baking courses can also be found.