Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vegan Mofo Comfort Food: Pancakes and Whipped "Cream"

breakfast

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.

testing vegan cream

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!

J.

10 comments:

Sarah P said...

That looks great! I haven't had the sweetened mimicreme, but I loved cooking with the unsweetened one.

tweal said...

I'm pretty stoked to try that mimicreme, though I'm unsure what exactly I will do with it. Pancakes are a great vehicle for whipped topping...and syrup....so I may have to follow your lead on that. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Pauline said...

I've never tried minicreme, but the pancakes and veg bacon sound great regardless!:)

Anonymous said...

oh! forgot to mention that when i whipped mine up in the kitchenaid mixer it fluffed up A ALOT more... i alsoput the package in the freezer for about a hald hour before whipping it...

Anonymous said...

Apple Pancake recipe! Pretty please? From a die-hard reader who has read EACH and every one of your posts this month. I'd be so grateful - my kids love apples and pancakes!:-)

Gena said...

I had one of my very few forays into vegan pancake making this past weekend! It was fun. Can't wait for that post -- for now, yours look awesome!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

hey, if you post about sewing, I don't mind : )

gorgeous smothered pancakes!

Sean Grey Hanson said...

Apple pancake sounds good!!! It look so delicious.

Eve Love said...

mimic cream rules!

Jennifer (It Ain't Meat, Babe) said...

Sorry, I didn't see the request for the recipe until now! The pancake recipe is from the Vegan Planet cookbook. The original recipe is for Flax Berry Pancakes, but I added one shredded apple instead of the berries, plus a tsp of cinnamon.

Good luck!