Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New York Eats

 Oh mother. Did I ever eat some good food in New York.  Here are two of the many wonderful things I tried.  Above: Peanut Butter Glaze and Blackberry Jelly Donut from The Donut Plant.  Holy shit was that good. Also, there was a disco ball in the restroom :)

Then there's the cane cola.  I'd heard about Dublin Dr. Pepper on a blog. It was supposedly extra delicous because they were the only place still making Dr. Pepper with cane sugar, and was only available in a limited area.  This put the cane sugar cola=desirable and delicious into my head.  And I wasn't disappointed. Had this with a slice of heavenly vegan pizza in Brooklyn. 
I also had Momofuku Milk Bar's Birthday Cake Truffles, Corn and Blueberry cookies and Crack Pie. And the beer and cider selection in New York was spectacular!
Want to go baaaaack!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Vegan Sicilian Lemon Cake

Arriving at Fiesta Farms for my Saturday groceries, I spied a nobbly, oversize lemonish creature with a carnival mask sticker.  What else to do but stick it in my bag and try to make it feel at home.  
T'was a Sicilian Lemon, and I turned it into a vegan cake. 
This recipe was disgustingly easy.  I took the lemon rind and juice and combined it with enough water to make a cup, then added it to 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 cup of sugar and a tsp of baking soda.
Afterwards I added a tsp of vanilla, a tsp of vinegar and 5 tsp of oil and baked at 350 for 25 minutes.  Lemon heaven!  Love, Chococat :)