Showing posts from May, 2024

Chocolate Cake with Gooey Ganache

A nice vegan  chocolate cake recipe from Isa that I adjusted slightly -- by doubling it (because her recipe makes just one 8" round). For a 2-tier round cake, I let the ganache cool and then spread it on. For a rectangular pan cake, I sometimes poke holes all over the top of the cake before it cools completely and then pour the ganache on warm so it seeps into the holes. The photos on the right show the same cake with cool vs. warm versions of ganache. Ingredients 2 cups plain, unsweetened almond milk 2 tsp vinegar (apple cider or white balsamic) 1 1/2 cups sugar 2/3 cup canola oil 3 tsp vanilla extract optional: zest of 1 orange (let it infuse in the oil) Dry mix: 2 cups flour (I use white whole wheat) 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt Ganache: 1 C plain, unsweetened almond milk 12 oz semi sweet chocolate (like TJ Dark Chocolate or Chocolate Chunk Chips) Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the alm

Crispy Sheet Pan Tofu

Purple Carrot's  Crispy Sheet Pan Tofu  was relatively easy, with a couple nice twists, including the lentil grain mix, dressing, and layering. I don't expect to order more from Purple Carrot (see below*), but was glad for this recipe. I tweaked it to use  mujadara  and tried different veggies for dinner with Judy and Robert when they visited. Thanks, Robert, for the nice photo! Ingredients 1/2 C dry grains (mix of lentils, rice, quinoa) OR make mujadara  (yum!) 6 oz green beans 6 oz broccoli florets Other veggies as desired (mushroom, peppers, etc.) 16 oz extra firm tofu, pressed & drained 1 tsp coriander 1 T canola oil pinch salt and pepper lemon zest (other spices, like garlic and red pepper flakes, as desired) miso dressing: 2 T lemon juice 1/4 C hemp seeds (optional) 1 T white miso paste 1 tsp sesame seeds 1 T olive oil 3 T water Instructions Cook the grains in instant pot or with 1 1/4 C water on the stove (bring to boil, simmer 25 minutes). Remove from heat and set a