Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Vegan Mofo Comfort Food: Pancakes and Whipped "Cream"
Welcome! To the Last! Day! Of! Mofo! Wheeeeee! I am very much looking forward to going back to my once or twice a week posting, I have to say. Not that I haven't enjoyed spending this time with you all, but holy. It usually takes me a couple days to perfect a blog post, check the recipe, fix up the photos, look for typos, etc. Mofo-vember challenged me to speed that process up. It was a bit daunting, but I'm pleased that I was able to post 27 times this month. Yikes! 27! That's a lot of food.
So, for my last post I wanted to show you this photo of Saturday's breakfast. Those are apple pancakes with a side of tofu bacon. I was super-psyched to try the aforementioned Mimicreme. The texture of this cream was pretty amazing. It was very thick at first (the photo up top shows it after it got a bit melty on my pancakes) and the small box I had made a ton.
The taste was pretty good, though I found it a bit too sweet for my taste. I noticed on their website that the company also makes unsweetened cream, so I may try that next time if it arrives at my local healthfood store. As it was, the sweetened version was a bit too much for eating plain on pancakes, but I think it would be really great in a ganache or used in some baked good that would normally require cream. All in all, though, I'm glad it exists. I can see myself buying this if I'm making a fancy dessert for guests and don't want to muck around with homemade vegan whipped cream alternatives.
Well everyone, it's been lovely spending this month with you. For the next month I'll be spending my evenings in front of the sewing machine instead of the computer. Stay tuned, though, for Christmas dinner options, holiday cookies, and so much more.
Happy Mofo, everyone!