Sunday, July 18, 2010


This is one of the few recipes that I've tried that was a great learning experience. This was my third of fourth time trying the bagel recipe from Vegan Brunch and I finally got it, to a degree. Practice makes perfect, these bagels are far from perfect but they were truly a good and I'm sure the next time will be even better. Thank you Isa!

Sadly I have no pictures because of on-going iPhone issues.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Vanilla Hazelnut Cupcakes

I've been wanting to make a decent quick hazelnut cupcake for a while now I just haven't been in the cupcaking mood the last few months. I made these for a small family Fourth of July celebration and they tasted fantastic. I used a simple vanilla cupcake recipe and added 1/3 cup of hazelnut meal to the batter to get a nice, but not overpowering hazelnut taste. I think you can buy hazelnut meal at a local Co-op or specialty store for an arm and a leg, using a food processor does the same thing for a fraction of the price. I can't believe I actually used to live without one of those.

For the icing I used a quick chocolate ganache from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. And dusted with crumbled hazelnuts.