Masterchef contestant, Alexandra Talbot has worked with Fuller’s, a British brewery on introducing vegan desserts into their pubs.
Talbot reached the semi-finals of the competition, and received praise from Michelin-starred vegan chef, Alexis Gauthier on her vegan panna cotta.
The desserts that have been developed include raspberry millefeuille, lime and coconut panna cotta with a coconut crumb, cardamom, vanilla and blood orange rice pudding and millionaire shortbread with raspberry and coconut sorbet.
Also on the menu is cashew mousse, chocolate fondant, apple strudel, jaffa cake and trifle.
Speaking about the collaboration, Talbot said: “What Fuller’s and I have done as a team is create well-loved, well-known dishes that are suitable for all, with no limitations.”
She added: “I have been a pescatarian for almost 30 years and remember how hard it was to find something on a menu when I went out. I think we all have a responsibility to give people choice and food needs to be interesting and accessible to anyone, whether you eat meat or not.”
The desserts were developed with head chefs, Jamie Stone and David Green. Stone said: “For me, creating plant-based dishes is one of my main focuses – I’ve spent the past few month creating more vegan options for my restaurant menu and incorporating this into my own life as well.”
The desserts will be available at The Holly Bush in Hampstead and The White Hart in Stockbridge, with other locations offering the vegan sweet treats for a limited time only.