Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cranberry Pistachio Scones

This is the first of three post that utilize the same main ingredients; pistachio and cranberries. Since August I've had an excess of pistachio meal that I originally used for cupcakes. I've always enjoyed the cranberries and pistachio's are staring to grow on me thanks to my partner.

I really love scones, they're perfect little treats that compliment a savory tofu scramble or vegan sausage. The best part is that scones are super easy to make. I usually follow Isa's basic scone recipe in Vegan Brunch and then add my own flavors. In this case cranberries, pistachio and a little rose water to bring out the flavor of the pistachio. The result was great, I brought a few into work and my co-workers agreed with my assessment except the one with the nut allergy, she doesn't count.

Pumpkin Loaf

This recipe is from the Post Punk Kitchen website, I made it last year on a whim and loved it. This year same results only I used a mini loaf pan that I got from a friend. These are perfect bite sized pumpkin loaves that I made good use of over Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes with Cacoa Nibs

I haven't made these cupcakes in well over a year or so and I forgot how delicious they are. There's nothing better than resurrecting an awesome recipe that kills. I specifically made these for the office Halloween Party. I wanted to add a little something on top to make it look like dirt because we had these cheesy plastic hands that you can stick into the cake. Loved the addition of the nibs, I think next time incorporating nibs into the cupcake will make it even better.