Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 21:Banana Cheesecake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Topping

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This is a banana cheesecake.Mmm.Banana-y.
It's an actual recipe,from a book called "Vegan Indulgence".
It's Australian!Find out more about it here.
It's a small cute book.I've seen the author on the ppk,but can't remember her user name right now.Anyways,I was given it by a friend while in Portland because the book calls for a lot of custard powder.Most recipes,actually.Anyways,I guess since us common wealth health care loving countries are so similar we have custard powder everywhere.I mean,it's the heart and soul of Nanaimo bars!I couldn't find it in the Save on Foods and told a clerk and they were shocked,but then we found it!It's a totally normal thing!Well,not for that freak country America.Wtf?Anyways,the book was almost useless to her,so I got it!And yay,because it looked really exciting.I saw it for sale at Food Fight! btw.The book,not custard powder.Maybe that have that too?

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Anyways,this cheesecake is AWESOME!Suuuuper banana-y.So for banana lovers only.The texture is great!Really creamy.And dare I say"custard-y"?Sorry,i'm rubbing it in certain people's faces.
And I added a topping of peanut butter covered pretzels while it was hot out of the oven so the peanut butter melted down onto the cake a bit,and added a nice chocolate drizzle.
The book calls it Banana Cheezecake,with a "z",in case it matters.
It's a short book,but next I hope to make the Tiramisu,or Creme Bruleee.
THOUGH one huge complaint,is that there is not a single peanut butter recipe.Whatevs,I can add it like I did this one.


a vegan about town said...

I love this book so much, I even have a set in my flickr for it. :o)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Dude, I have custard powder & I see it at grocery stores here!

VeggieGirl said...

You seriously have mastered the art of food porn.

ZuckerBaby said...

OMG I'm so chuffed you've adapted one of my recipes - and made it so gorgeously peanut buttery!!! I'm so excited, I'm sitting here in Sydney grinning like a crazy fool!!

---Leigh Drew---

Kiersten said...

You never cease to amaze me

Laura said...

i would eat that whole cake!!!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

What the fuck is this sudden lack of name dropping and this mysterious friend who gave you the book? How dare you.
: (

Anonymous said...

I live in Southern California and Bird's Custard Powder is pretty ubiquitous.

kittee said...

yea man. quit dissing on the states for lake of birds, i have some too. diss on us for other reasons, like universal health care and what nots.


bjorkedoff said...

okay jess how about this
"some ungrateful american gave me this book because she wouldn't seek out custard powder.it was sent to her for a review but she was too lazy to do it so shoved it off on me."

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

That's me!

I couldn't find custard powder, what?