Todays Vegan Friendly Find is the legend that is a McVities HobNob.
Contains: Gluten, Wheat, Oats
Rolled oat (38%), Wholemeal Wheat Flour (23%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt.
For those of you that don’t know what one is – where have you been? – A HobNob is like a mini flapjack in busicuit form.
They’re pretty damn tasty and unlike the cheaper supermarket versions of the biscuit they contain no palm oil, so are nice and friendly to vegans! Yay!
HobNobs are great to dunk in tea, or for a road trip as they keep you full thanks to the oaty goodness, they make a cracking base for a cheesecake and as I discovered today an amazing crumble topping! (Did anyone else know this?!?)
I made a peach crumble, it was super fast, really tasty and really cheap to make.
One pack plain HobNobs.
Two Tins (one just doesn’t have enough juice in it) of Peaches – or tinned fruit in juice/syrup.
Cinnamon – optional.
*Just pour the two tins of fruit in an over proof deep dish,
*Get a carrier bag, place half the packet of HobNobs in, twist the top of the bag so none can fall out – then smash the sh*t out those HobNobs against a hard service until a breadcrumb like texture.
(This is a great excuse to also pretend you’re a Kurt Cobain)
*Once fully smashed, quickly exit your method actor Cobain head space, (or if you insist on staying in character throughout this recipe, pop on your grubbiest plaid shirt ). Then add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the peaches, bake in the oven for 20 minutes on a medium heat.
When the crumble is golden brown and you can see the bubbling fruit juice peaking through its ready!
For ultimate sweetness add a spoonful of vegan ice cream or vegan custard (see my top ten vegan products blog for my choice brand of accompaniment)
I ate the crumble on its own, and taste wise, it was not too sweet which is nice, especially after a big dinner, it was crunchy, with soft cake like bits where the biscuit had mixed with the fruit juice, and had the lovely oaty texture.
In future I think I would use tinned cherrie’s or rhubarb as the peaches were a bit tasteless compared to the HobNobby top.
On the plus side – you only use half a pack of HobNobs, so whilst its cooking make yourself a brew and get ready to dunk!
Rock and roll!