Monday, September 29, 2014

Vegan MoFo 2014 #22: Robin Robertson Rocks - 1000 Vegan Recipes


As mentioned, I have a lot of photos stored up from lots of cooking but not much blogging, and I have been working through these as I have been doing these posts. The way I save photos on my computer is that I have a folder for each book, and I name the photo file after the page name in the book so I can clearly see where everything fits. These all go into a 'To Upload' folder within the book folder, and once they are uploaded I move them into another folder titled for the chapter they come from. Because I am mostly just uploading photos in order, I realised that I had shared almost no sweet treats with you! So I decided to delve into the desserts chapter of 1000 Vegan Recipes for my penultimate MoFo post.

Chocolate Chip Cookies are the quintessential cookies. I had to add a bit more soy milk to the dough as it was quite dry initially, then I shaped them with my hands as it was still a bit too stiff to drop from a spoon.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies


Maple-Walnut Oatmeal Cookies are lightly spiced and packed full of oats and walnuts, with a hefty dose of maple syrup thrown in. There is something so comforting about oat cookies, and these don't disappoint.
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Maple-Walnut Oatmeal Cookies


Orange-Scented Coconut Cookies are gluten free and soy free, I made them to take to a potluck. The recipe says it makes three dozen, but these are very small cookies. These were nice, but because they contain coconut oil I could only eat one. That's why I took them to a potluck, where they were quickly gobbled up.
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Orange-Scented Coconut Cookies


Peachy Thumbprint Cookies were a beautiful addition to an afternoon tea when I had some friends visiting. The cookies themselves are spiced with cinnamon and allspice, which goes beautifully with the peach jam in the centre. It was quite a dry dough, and I only got 11 cookies using 1 1/2 inch balls instead of two dozen like the recipe said. These are so amazing and delicious, that you may want to make a double or triple batch because you will want to eat them all.
Rating: :D

Peachy Thumbprint Cookies


Chocolate Coconut Brownies had a few issues in the execution - they stuck like crazy to the bottom of the pan once cooled. I have no idea why I forgot to put baking paper in the pan! That aside, these were lovely. Coconut milk, extract and shredded coconut gave the coconut flavour, and there were also chocolate chips. One upside of the sticking situation was that I ended up with quite a few crumbs, which were amazing sprinkled on top of an ice cream sundae.
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Chocolate Coconut Brownies


Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge is very intense and sweet, a decadent treat indeed. The recipe says to melt the chocolate chips and then just stir everything together, but I found it really grainy when I tried it this way so I ended up putting it all into a food processor and it turned out lovely.
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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge


Chocolate-Macadamia Cheezcake Truffles are a little bit magical, using melted chocolate and cream cheese to make the thick triffle mixture. The only issue I had was with 'ground' macadamias. When I tried to process them they just turned into macadamia butter, so I ended up just crushing them with my nut mallet, so you can see they are a bit chunkier than they were probably meant to.
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Chocolate-Macadamia Cheezcake Truffles


Pumpkin Cheezcake with Cranberry Drizzle should have been an autumn treat, but I made this in the middle of summer. Of course. We don't have graham crackers here, so I used digestive biscuits to make the base. The filling came together in a snap, and baked really nicely. I am always a bit worried when baking cheesecake that it won't set and will be all runny in the middle. The cranberry topping was quite thick, even though I added some more maple syrup to it. I put it in a little snaplock bag and snipped the corner off to decorate it.
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Pumpking Cheezcake with Cranberry Drizzle


Cherry Clafoutis always sounds so great to me - cherries baked in a lovely vanilla batter, always served with some ice cream. I needed to bake it quite a bit longer to get it to set all the way through, but my oven can be a bit funny sometimes.
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Cherry Clafoutis


Fudgy Chocolate Sauce is thick, delicious and goes great on a sundae. Plus it comes together in a snap. Pour it over all your desserts!
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Fudgy Chocolate Sauce


(% 1000 Vegan Recipes blogged: 25.1%) -> I've just passed the quarter way mark for recipes blogged from this book. :)

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Sahara


More filter fun with my phone, this time I snuck up on Sahara snoozing.

4 comments:

  1. Wow - over 25% of 1000 Vegan Recipes - very impressive! I have made about 1% of this book. Must. Make. More.

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  2. I love thumbprint cookies and Robin's version looks great.

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  3. What a coinkydink! I have some chocolate peanut butter fudge in the fridge as we speak. I made a batch yesterday and mine was grainy too. It was a wing-it job so I can't complain too much.

    Sahara is really sleeping soundly there. Sweet dreams, kitteh!

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