Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Vegan Culinary Adventures

Golden Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse FrostingI have just made my first batch of vegan cupcakes from the book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and I am in cupcake heaven! They are light and sweet and the perfect combination of vanilla-chocolatey goodness. And, I didn't even have the proper amount of vanilla (totally ran out mid-recipe) or a sifter, which they recommend to aerate the flour. They still came out awesome!

On an Isa Chandra Moskowitz-authored recipe binge, I also made vegan ricotta cheese (from Vegan with a Vengeance), stuffed it into some shells, topped it with Veganrella and some tomato sauce, and made a delicious dinner.

Not so successful was my first attempt at homemade vegan ice cream the other day. It came out like a thick shake, at best. I didn't really follow any recipes, I kind of made up my own, and I've learned my lesson. I now have some arrowroot powder, and I will try again soon following one of the Vegan Ice Cream Paradise recipes.


Kumquat Peekapoo said...

Mmmmm! I am totally going to try your stuffed shells idea! And your cupcakes look lovely.

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Wow! That cupcake looks deeeelish! I haven't tried the chocolate mousse topping yet, but wow! Looks so yummy.