Thank you!

First off, I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has visited my blog over the past year!  I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to get a new comment and read that someone has tried one of my recipes.  I have truly enjoyed blogging about my vegan sweet tooth, but I would like to announce that I will be going on hiatus for the foreseeable future.  All of my previous posts will remain available and I will do my best to respond to any new comments on the existing recipes, but I do not plan to make any new posts for the time being.  Thank you again to everyone who has visited Vegan Sweet Tooth, and I hope to return to blogging someday in the future!

January 30, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Sweet & Sara

I never liked s’mores.  On the rare occasions that I found myself in campfire situations as a kid, I would roast my marshmallow and then give it to someone else to eat, and would politely decline the accompanying graham crackers and Hershey’s chocolate.  After I went vegan, my dislike of marshmallows was something of a boon, because I never even remotely missed the gelatin-laden puffs.  In spite of this negative predisposition, I always heard positive buzz about Sweet & Sara’s vegan marshmallow products, so one day I decided to give the company’s Peanut Butter Smores a try.
Well, suffice to say that they fundamentally altered my opinion on s’mores.  The graham cracker base is crunchy and crumbly, the marshmallow layer is fluffy and luscious, the peanut butter layer adds an extra dimension of deliciousness, and the rich chocolate coating ties everything together.  Moreover, the ingredients are combined in a perfect ratio that isn’t too heavy on any one aspect, making the Peanut Butter Smores one of my absolute favorite store-bought desserts.  I prefer the Peanut Butter flavor to the Original flavor because of the additional peanutty boost, but both of the options are truly fantastic.  The s’mores are a bit pricey, but the cost is certainly worth it to give yourself an occasional special treat, especially when considering that the company is so worth supporting.  It’s hard not to appreciate Sweet & Sara’s pioneering efforts in the field of vegan marshmallows, particularly when they offer such tasty products to back up their hard work.
I definitely recommend trying a Peanut Butter Smore as soon as you get a chance; even if you’ve been a life-long marshmallow hater like I was, I highly doubt that you’ll be disappointed!

December 15, 2009. Uncategorized. 3 comments.

Oatmeal Rolls

Oatmeal Roll

Like the Homemade Bread I blogged about a few months ago, the topic of this post is also non-dessert baking.  I don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving, but if I were looking for a tasty dinner roll recipe to serve for a Thanksgiving feast, I would definitely consider making this recipe.  Savory applications aside, you could certainly also use these Oatmeal Rolls as a base for something sweet.  A few ideas that come to mind are topping the rolls with peanut butter and jelly, cinnamon and sugar, maple butter, vegan nutella, etc.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned before how much I love oatmeal, but these incredibly soft Oatmeal Rolls take my love to a whole new level (especially when they’re warm from the oven!)  The recipe for Luscious Oatmeal Dinner Rolls can be found on VegWeb, an absolutely fabulous resource for vegan cooking and baking.  The recipe requires only easy-to-find ingredients and is very easy to follow.  I adapted the recipe by halving the amounts, substituting oil instead of margarine, using whole white wheat flour, omitting the gluten flour, using my 8×8-inch square baking pan instead of a 9-inch round pan, and sprinkling some additional rolled oats on top for a fancier presentation.  Even with my liberal changes to the original recipe, the rolls turned out wonderfully, and this recipe is definitely one which I plan to continue to make on a regular basis!

Oatmeal Rolls

November 25, 2009. Uncategorized. 4 comments.

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