Thursday, June 26, 2008

DANISH!and Danish sundae,and Nutella!


Coconut Mango Danishes & Sundaes
So there’s a big long story behind these. Well, not really. There’s gonna be a coconut mango muffin in Isa’s brunch book. exciting no? Anyways, for the past month and a half I‘ve been eating a fresh mango every single day. And I’m not exaggerating, I think I’ve missed like 3 days, and they were either due to work conflicts or being sick. Anyways, so I really love mangoes. And I happened to have mango jam. Well actually, I happen to have about 16 different jams in all sorts of crazy flavours, and this is a problem because I’m supposed to move at the end of the summer and I’m also supposed to be gone for a lot of the summer. Anyways, some of these crazy jams were bough with the thought of making danishes last summer, but some flake (ha! danish, flake, flakey pastry!i’m so clever!) never gave a recipe, which I’m just gonna assume didn’t actually exist, so I never made them and didn’t think about the jam. Well KT is like Jesus, basically, and I’ve made danishes a lot now. I’d even say I’m pretty good. So yeah, mango danishes just seemed too right, and coconut would go perfectly with it and be all tropical n stuff. And then I was like y’know what remember that coconut mango vegan ice cream stuff we always see but you assume sucks because the carrot cake it so mediocre? well lets try some. and I did. Then I was like sundaes!


And so then there was danishes, with ice cream, and coconut sauce/icing. And they were delicious. and my dad and I got into a really big argument/fight when he came to see me about something today and before he left, he took a Danish. Then like 20 minutes later, he phones me asking how I made something so good, and starts asking me about how I “got so good” at baking and learned and stuff. and then I tried to explain for a few minutes about vwav,mom,etc and he was just like yeah,but danishes are hard to make right? So I think we thought the danishes were the best.okay,well he did. and I won’t lie,they were pretty great. Having them with ice cream and topping was great-er.but seriously, they didn’t need it.


I don’t know where my spark went, but I can’t really think of anything else sassy and long and drawn out to say, so here is some Nutella Danishes!

That’s right!Vegan,too. In December, Joanne and Glenn, who are super awesome and do all the Liberation BC stuff bought me a gift certificate to Vegan Essentials for getting accepted to an art school. So I ordered some Chocoreale!


So yummy! I only started eating Nutella right before I became vegan, so I don’t have crazy old and fond memories of it. Though I only ever ate it straight from the jar. With peanut butter, as like 4am when I had a paper route and over winter break would stay up all night and when I delivered papers2-3 times a week and they came between 1am and 5am I would just do them at that time. I also remember telling my mom to initially buy it because of the funny name. When people used to say “what’s up?” or “what’s going on?”,etc… to me I would say “nuttin”,”get it? like nuts”(see,I am totally oozing with comic gold.)then one day I said it to my sister,but then said “nutella” instead and I laughed and thought Nutella was such a funny word, so I got some. Anyways, I made a filling for these with the Chocoreale and a chocolate hazelnut drizzle. And there’s chopped organic roasted hazelnuts in the centres, too, and chocolate covered hazelnuts. yum, chocolate and nuts!These were my sister’s favourite.


So yeah, I guess Danishes just rule! In their entire flaky, buttery, filled glory.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

i'm the unabomber.

Okay,so I obviously love peanut butter like more than anything,so after seeing some food porn of vegan treats bakery peanut butter bomb(thanks sarchans,it got me real hott!) I was like wow,I need this right it penetrated my thoughts until I decided to make holy crap could eat this everyday of my life.maybe this summer i'll actually go to the vegan treats bakery in PA.i ate these and other things from vegan treats in new york last summer and it was fantastic,but i hear it's even better straight from the bakery.

Home Made Peanut Butter Bomb





Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Martha Stewart Makes Me Wanna Be Fancy

So i was reading the summer 2007 issue of martha stewart living and decided i needed to make a tall,delicious carrot i made Carrot Cake with Toasted Walnut Cream Cheese Frosting.ahhhh!i'm eating some right lovely.
i got a cake box from work to put it in,to be all fancy,but alas,it was too tall!
this is an adaptation of the coconut ginger macadmia carrot cake from vwav.
BUT i took out the coconut,added 1/4 cup of flour,replaced the crystallized ginger with 1/2 t of ginger powder,and used walnuts instead of macadamias.ahh!




too tall for box:

Monday, June 9, 2008

Caramel Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream filled with Caramel Peanuts

warning:frosting overload.

Caramel Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream .


eating it like it's softserve:
Picture 149

y'know,just for funs.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Brunch testing and uhhh oh,peanut butter

Peanut Butter Cookies.
These are a veganized version of a cookie recipe my mom used to make and her mom used to make.This wasn’t the first time they’d been made vegan,though.When I first became vegan my mom would make them vegan for me and I made them once and brought them to the first EarthSave potluck I went to.Anyways,these are outstanding and I’m so glad I remembered them and asked her for the recipe because I’ve been looking for a ‘classic’ peanut butter cookie recipe that’s vegan for a long time,and now I’m satisfied.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies.
I found the recipe for these on flickr,and I’m pretty sure that the woman who’s it is isn’t even vegan,but whatever these are incredible.They’re really fudgy.Y’know?

These following treats are all test recipes for Isa’s upcoming brunch cookbook ‘Crack of Noon’.Exciting!right?

Toasted Coconut and Mango Muffins.These are really really flavorful.I love toasted coconut.So much that I even ordered some of those toasted coconut marshmallows online in October.


Pain Au Chocolat with fresh easy,absolutely incredible.


East Coast Coffee Cake-chocolate chip variation .Ahhh I love big fat fatty crumb topping so much.And the cake is great-sweet,moist,light and well,the perfect base for a fat crumb topping.And yay for chocolate chips-the only coffee cake I ever really knew.