Vegan brownies ‘just as good’ as regular ones, says Doncaster baker

A Doncaster baker launched a vegan brownie business just three months ago and is encouraging people with regular diets to try her treats as she feels they’re just as good or even better than what they’re used to.

By Laura Andrew
Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 4:45 pm

Peach’s Fakery is a business started by 20 year old Amy Petch.

She started baking to help her mental health but then decided to share her brownies with a wider audience.

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Amy Petch, 20, Tickhill.

“I’ve had an amazing response so far.

“I’m left speechless every day.”

Amy said she believes that she is experiencing such success because there is a gap in the market for vegan baked goods.

She herself turned vegan earlier this year and noticed a lack of vegan treats in Doncaster.

All of the brownies Amy makes are vegan.

The increase of people shopping locally has also made an impact on her new business.

She said: “People have really realised how beneficial it is to shop small.

“We’re so many big businesses shut down this year that it’s making people support independents like me even more.”

Amy has always enjoyed baking and has taken joy in it since she was a young child.

Biscoff Brownies made by Amy Petch.

She was taught the basic skills by her grandma and through the years has been made the dedicated cake maker for her family members birthdays.

“Whether you give them to yourself or to a loved one their a bit special.

“My recipes are always super fudgy and I think they’re just as good or even better than regular brownies.”

Brownies from Amy come wrapped in bright pink boxes with rainbow bows.

Amy hopes that a wide range of people with different diets try her baking and form opinions for themselves.

She currently sells brownies in flavours: cookies and cream, Biscoff, smores and raspberry with dark chocolate.

In the future she hopes to expand her business by selling more stock and baking more flavours.

You can find out more about her brownies here.

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