12 posts tagged dessert

Pumpkin Stout Muffins

I'm going for a record here - three recipes in a row using some kind of beer! I'm not really sure where this is going - will I become the vegan-friendly beer chef? Haha. One thing is for sure, if you are a vegan, and you bake these incredible Pumpkin Stout Muffins, there will soon be a whole lot of vegan-friendly people inviting themselves over to your place for dessert! My middle brother (you know, the troublemaker of the family) used to work for a beer importer who imported British and ... Continue Reading

App-ale Pie

When October rolls into town, pumpkins seem to get all the attention. Even I'm guilty of going pumpkin crazy. However, let's not forget apples! And what about Oktoberfest and beer? Or, how about we go crazy and cook some apples in some beer and make an App-ale Pie!? Apples have been one of my favorite fruits ever since I was a kid, especially those lovely green Granny Smith apples! I just love that tartness. I was thinking about using a mix of apples for this pie, when I came across ... Continue Reading

Swedish kladdkaka – aka Chocolate mud cake

This, my dear friends is Swedish kladdkaka - literally "gooey cake"! Personally I think "gooey cake" sounds better than "mud cake" - don't you think so? Shall we start a petition to start calling this "Gooey cake" in English? Haha. No matter how you slice it, this insanely awesome creation is the cookie dough of the cake world - and it simply doesn't get better than that! I have so much I want to tell you about this cake, and what's in, on and around it! Let's start with almonds ... Continue Reading

Vegan-friendly beer and wine sorbet

In case you've somehow managed to miss it, there's a global heat wave going on at the moment. So, I decided to treat you (and myself of course!) to one of the coolest desserts out there right now - Sor-beer! That's the fun name for a sorbet made with beer! But if you're not a beer person, I've got you covered too, with an equally cool red wine and raspberry sorbet! This sorbet is based on a recipe that local ice cream makers Stikki Nikki and brewers Carlsberg Sweden came up with. And ... Continue Reading

White chocolate ‘n’ berry dessert cups

Whether you're getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July, Iceland making it to the EURO 2016 quarterfinals, bemoaning Brexit or just looking for a cool and easy summertime dessert - you're not going to want to miss these red, white and blue dessert cups! Everyone likes chocolate, but with the heat of the summer months upon us, I thought that anything made of chocolate will just melt. That's when I realized I could outsmart summer by intentionally melting the chocolate before the heat ... Continue Reading

Rhubarb crumble with star anise and almond

Nothing says "Summer" like rhubarb pie - except maybe rhubarb crumble!   Although rhubarb root has been used by the Chinese for medicinal purposes since around 2700 BC, it wasn't until the late 1700s that Europeans, and shortly thereafter Americans, started using the stalks in food. As rhubarb is quite tart, it's popularity grew as the price of sugar dropped. If you ask most people, they'd probably say that it's a fruit, because that's how we use it. However, it's actually a ... Continue Reading

Nice Cream – 4 nice ‘n’ easy flavors

I scream you scream we all scream for Nice Cream!   If you're already following a plant-based diet, the term "Nice Cream" should be well-known to you. If not, well maybe this is the first time you're hearing about it. Nice Cream is simply, non-dairy ice cream that's nicer for you and nicer for the cows - it's just plain nice! Actually, it's not plain at all - it's as tasty and flavorful as you want to make it. Once you learn how to make the super nice 'n' easy base, I'm sure ... Continue Reading

The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know what you're thinking, the Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies?! Really?! Well if Crisco can call their cookies ultimate, I am so totally calling my chocolate chip cookies the ultimate vegan ones. If you don't live in the US, or don't know what Crisco is, it's a brand of shortening that's been around in the US for over 100 years. And shortening, if you're still confused, is a broad term used to describe any fat that is solid at room temperature. However, for some strange reason, ... Continue Reading

Black bean brownies with berry brûlée

So it's time for another crazy, fun recipe - Black bean brownies topped with a thin layer of raspberry flavored crème brûlée - how awesome does that sound?! What, you're skeptical about the black beans? Don't be! They make these brownies rich and healthy, and getting your protein in your dessert - it doesn't get cooler than that! If you make these, don't tell anyone about the beans - let them guess! It's a good time to make a bet with your friends or family members, and be pretty sure ... Continue Reading

Raspberry Vanilla Hearts

Have you ever seen those people on shows like MasterChef, that have to make something they've never even made or tried before, and then somehow everything turns out nearly perfectly? Well, maybe "perfectly" is a little bit of an exaggeration, but that's not so unlike how it was with this recipe. I was walking around my 'hood and popped into a small store that sells a variety of kitchen and cooking items. I thought I'd get a little inspiration and I always like checking out fun ... Continue Reading