Sunday, 30 March 2008

Cinnamon, Sultana & Craisin Bread (with recipe!)

What does a girl do on a Sunday night when there's no bread in the house for the morning? Bakes yummy bread (and does a dance because she's finally discovered how to make the bread SOFT!). Yummers.

Cinnamon, Sultana & Craisin Bread

270mL Water (replace a third with "milk" of your choice - I used soymilk)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1.5 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
3 cups Bread Flour (punk up your own by using 1 Tbsp of gluten flour per cup of plain flour)
3 heaped tsp Cinnamon
1 sachet dried yeast
1/3 cup mixed sultanas & craisins

I was lazy and used the breadmaker. I used the dough setting and pulled it out 30 mins before it finished rising. Then I shaped it for the loaf tin and let it rise again in the cold oven for approx 60 mins (I boiled a pot of water, poured it into a baking tray and shut the door so it could steam). I baked it for approx 25 mins in a 200 degree oven.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Catching up on tastiness!

So here's what we've been eating of late!
Leftover stuff from my birthday party:
Malaysian Curry and Spanakopita (I froze a lot of leftovers – I only put out a half batch – they are a really good and easy snack!)

I made a double batch of the Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse for cupcake filling. It was awesome!

I found a donut maker for $18 the week before my birthday. I used the recipe from VeganYumYum to make mini donuts!

And here they are topped with chocolate:

Money shot...

I got around to trying the Tamari Roasted Chickpeas from Eat Drink and Be Vegan. We've made them about three times in salad!

Yummy Italian Bread that we had with salad one night.

Leda makes Mintons. They're super yummo!

Money shot...

I made another batch of chilli. I put a million veggies in this one!

Finally, I made tofu BLTs. "Bacon" recipe is the Tempeh Bacon recipe from VWAV modified to use tofu. I also used the Cashew Ricotta from Veganomicon as a spread. Drool!

Monday, 10 March 2008

No Food Today...

We're not starving, but I've been caught up in my new studies (and I've discovered Facebook - two years after everyone else).

If you haven't read Atonement by Ian McEwan yet - shame on you. Here's an interview from Australia's best journalist (remember his work in the 2007 election coverage?) Kerry O'Brien:

Also, a very nice boy has ordered me about six cookbooks for my birthday from Amazon. I'll post ecstatic pics in about a week, me thinks.

Lastly, I'm thinking of inventing a vegan fish and chip recipe (based on the "fish" that Cam uses for his RDO special). Anyone know how to make the batter they use in fish shops?

Hugs to everyone!

Amy (& Cam)

ETA: Have you seen these? Made me laugh so much I cried!