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Baci cookie dough centred hazelnut cupcakes

Several months ago, in a post punk kitchen thread barely acknowledged, an idea was suggested about putting frozen cookie dough balls into cupcake batter and as the cupcake bakes, the cookie dough thaws creating a soft cookie dough filled cupcake. It was an intriguing enough idea and so I made these: White choc macadamia cookie … Continue reading

Tofu Converts

Slowly, my meat-eating friends are starting to integrate vegan foods into their lives. It helps that I force feed them vegan baked goods whenever I get the chance. One restaurant that has made it particularly easy to get my friends to eat tofu is ‘Dumpling Inn’ at Jamison shops. Since one fateful night late last … Continue reading

Zucchini Puffs – attempt 1

My work place has quite a few catered functions, with the food usually supplied by the only cafe in the building. At such occasions, the only vegan fare is some of the alcohol and other beverages which is mostly fine by me. That said, sometimes a vegan can get hungry and it is really bad … Continue reading

Fresh Baked Bread

The smell of homemade freshly baked bread has got to be right up there as one of the best smells ever. It totally makes the time consuming side of baking well worth the effort. Late last year I bought this book. Before it I had attempted a ‘La Dolce Vegan’ bread recipe once and got … Continue reading

Agave Nectar Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting

I’m not sure about outside the vegan blogosphere, but it appears that everyone blogs about similar things at the same time. Maybe it’s similar to PMSing together, I’m not sure. However, we really can’t rule out mind control by those more prominent members of the community. Probably no topic has been more extensively explored than … Continue reading

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

If there was one cookie recipe that universally pleases, it would be this one. Adapted from Dreena Burton’s famous homestyle choc chip cookie recipe by Nicole Weston (recipe found here). I have made these supremely tasty cookies time and time again and usually substitute the maple syrup for agave nectar, which gives them a slightly … Continue reading