Desserts

Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar

Like peanut butter and jelly, apples and cinnamon, and milk and cookies, some pairings just seem made for each other. The combination of strawberries and balsamic vinegar is one of them. I was happy to find a large bottle of balsamic vinegar at the warehouse store. Since it’s usually a fairly pricey ingredient, I...

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Vegan Fondant on a Vegan Chameleon Cake

Vegan Fondant on a Vegan Chameleon Cake

Vegan Fondant on a Chameleon Cake (Read more about the birthday party and Illusion Food menu here.) Fondant is what you see on tv in all the cake and baking competitions. Typically it is rolled out and draped over the cake, where it creates a velvety-smooth appearance. It’s made from gelatin, corn syrup, powdered...

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Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 4: Dessert)

Chocolate Coma:  Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 4: Dessert)

The Piece de Resistance Amazingly, after three appetizers and a three-part main dish, we still had room for dessert. Good thing, since I had spent three days making it. What birthday party would be complete without a cake? This was only the second time I had attempted to make a fancy decorated cake like...

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Vegan Banana Bread or Cake

Vegan Banana Bread or Cake

So many banana bread/cake recipes I’ve tried have only hinted at banana flavor. This cake screams ripe banana, which is one reason I love it. It is my take on something called “Kona Inn Banana Bread.” An internet search revealed endless variations of similar recipes. Whenever we have too many overripe or soft bananas,...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Quality Control: Healthier Hot Cross Buns I made a batch of my hot cross buns today, adding 1/4 cup of chopped apricots for some fruity variety. I used my winning recipe, posted here and below. The dough was stickier than I remember it being last year, but perhaps that was due to the humidity...

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Healthier Hot Cross Buns

When a friend of mine told me she loves hot crossed buns, I set out to make some healthier yet still delicious. The resulting recipe uses less fat than a traditional bun, increases the fiber and nutritional value, and incorporates more fruits. Adding candied ginger gives them a spicy kick and more sophisticated, modern...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

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