All posts tagged: sweet

Happy Cinnamon Roll!

So I will not wish you a happy Easter, but a happy cinnamon roll! For today, with the Easter brunch tradition in mind, I made these smiley bunch. I didn’t even do it on purpose, they just really wanted to smile. Maybe because I was struggling so hard with the time-management thing again. You need to let them sit for two times an hour, and then you also need to do other things… – You can see the happy faces, right? 🙂 If for the Easter occasion you prefer baking something egg-ish but not really, you can go for these no-egg cakes! They’re pretty cool too. I used the cinnamon roll recipe from Vegan Challenge, in Dutch.

Coco Cacoa Cubes

These are the best chocolates I have ever made. Now that doesn’t have to mean much, but there’s more: I brought them to a pot-luck dinner and about everybody asked for the recipe. Ha! Even the other vegan present was amazed. However, he’s a special case: he hardly eats any processed foods (go him!) and he didn’t realize such a thing as vegan chocolate existed. I find it hard to believe the last part is true, but yes I remember him saying that! At least now you know, my friend. I hope it makes you happier. So what are these delicious Coco Cacoa Cubes?! I hope you like the name I came up with; it’s as simple as the recipe. Here follows their book. Materials 500 g dark chocolate 75 g coconut oil 400 g condensed coconut milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract/aroma shredded coconut Method Prepare a baking tin by oiling up the sides (of 20 by 20 cm). Put the chocolate in pieces in a pan together with the coconut oil and condensed milk. …

No Egg Cakes

Egg cakes or ‘eierkoeken’ are typical Dutch treats. They look and taste more or less like these pretty babies here. But these ones don’t contain egg! How does that work? Well, they contain black salt or kala namak, which gives it the egg-like taste! How cool? It appears to have a high sulphur content, which causes the smell and taste. It smells quite horrible, more like rotten eggs, but if you use just a tiny bit, it can be pretty nice! This was the first time I used the stuff and I think it worked well. Black salt looks nice too: it has a pink colour. It can be used in other ‘fake egg’ dishes as well, like in ‘scrambled eggs’. The recipe for the vegan egg cakes I found here on Vegetus. I have translated the Dutch into English for you. I’m sure she doesn’t mind! Here goes: No Egg Cakes Preparation time: 10 min Baking time: 20 min Makes: 4-5 cakes The secret of the vegan egg cakes is in the two spoons …

Food Diary ~ number three

Hi there! Here’s some food pictures again, in which you can see how nicely the sun is shining. 🙂 I had a slice of housemate-made bread with avocado, as you can see. It was the first time I was able to slice an avocado like this, hehe. I love this picture for its colours, the weather!, and of course the bunny and the cat. The cat’s name is Minoes. If you’re not convinced of Minoes’ cuteness, here’s a close-up. And then I made soup from the garden: nettle soup! My very first attempt. I also just used an altered version of the very first recipe I found here (in Dutch). It’s basically onion, nettles, broth and roasted oats. I liked it! Especially as a midnight snack after a full day of festivals and parties on Ascension. Followed by a coconut cupcake after a recipe out of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World from Terry Hope Romero & Isa Moskowitz. It was a lovely day. On the festival I volunteered for Greenpeace, walking around in a tree costume, …

The Christmas foods

The past few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time wading the internet trying to get to some perfect dishes to bring to the three different Christmas tables I was going to join. All three dinners were with my family, but in slightly different compositions. I am the first in my family to go vegan and even though they’re quite supportive, they do find veganism difficult and they are slightly skeptical about everything I cook. So I had to carefully find my way. Here’s a selection of the things I made. The criteria for putting them here were basically that I managed to take a picture in which it looks tasty, he-he. Enjoy! Maybe you find some inspiration for your New Year’s Dinner. Christmas Eve Roasted Chickpeas No, the dried cilantro didn’t get burnt – does it look burnt to you? It’s just the light and the contrast. I’m a perfect cook. It’s totally awesome how chickpeas get all crispy when you cover them in oil and leave them in the oven for some time. …