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Archive | June, 2015

Baked Tofu

29 Jun Baked Tofu

I’ve already told you guys about how much I hated tofu as a child. As much as I don’t enjoy saying it (my husband can attest to this), I was wrong! Tofu is one of the most scrumptious things in the universe, as long as you drain it well and cover it in delicious flavors. I’ll be honest though, I’ve come to even enjoy eating it plain.

Baked Tofu

You can definitely use extra firm tofu for this, but firm will work just as fine. Don’t get the stuff in the aseptic package, you want the water filled stuff you have to drain. Don’t forget to save that water to whip into meringues! Black vinegar is the only hard to find ingredient in this recipe, but you can substitute a good balsamic vinegar if you don’t have a well stocked asian store nearby. It won’t have the same flavor profile, so definitely search for black vinegar!

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Birthday Cake Macarons with Funfetti Filling

25 Jun

Who doesn’t love anything birthday cake flavored?? These are great for birthdays, holidays, or my favorite, breakfast :). My coworkers have requested this flavor multiple times, so I’ve made it at least 3 times now!!

Birthday Cake Macarons with Funfetti Filling

If you have any issues with the recipe, don’t be afraid to comment below, or check out my previous post on troubleshooting .

As always, I have to thank Charis at Floral Frosting for creating the macaron recipe! If you haven’t already watched it, she created this awesome video that illustrates the macaron making process and the crucial step, the macaronagge.
P.S. Check out the aquafaba Facebook group for more great recipes!

Birthday Cake Macarons with Funfetti Filling

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Coconut Macaroons

24 Jun

Weeks before I started attempting macarons, I made this beautiful batch of macaroons. There’s major differences between the two – one is a drop cookie, the other is piped, one has coconut, the other has almond. However, they are both delicious! My little one couldn’t keep her hands out of my macaroons (but she loves macarons now!)

Vegan Coconut Macaroons

Yet again, this recipe uses the legendary aquafaba, which is now becoming mainstream. If you aren’t already a member, you should definitely join the vegan meringue group on Facebook. I found that these really needed a little more body to hold the cookie together and I already liked the coconut macaroon recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, so I added aquafaba to the recipe. The aquafaba adds a nice sheen to the cookie and a little more moisture, but the recipe is also great without it. They are best enjoyed with cute babies and a glass of milk!

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Strawberry Lemonade Macarons

23 Jun

I decided to start from scratch with my macaron recipe after many (MANY) attempts. I wanted a shell that was a little thicker and could possibly withstand a higher temperature of baking. See my previous post for more details. Spoiler alert: it can’t. However, it performs great under the baking conditions Charis at Floral Frosting created! If you haven’t already watched it, she created this awesome video that illustrates the macaron making process and the crucial step, the macaronagge.

These are a great summer flavor, especially after chilling in the refrigerator overnight! I love the combination of lemon and strawberry, and the bright color is perfect for this sunny time of year.

If you have any issues with the recipe, don’t be afraid to comment below, or check out my previous post on troubleshooting .

P.S. Check out the aquafaba Facebook group for more great recipes!

Strawberry Lemonade Macarons

Strawberry Lemonade Macarons

Strawberry Lemonade Macarons

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Forgotten Angel Kisses

18 Jun

When I was little, my mom made these chocolate chip meringue cookies for holidays and my birthday treat at school. I love mint and chocolate combined and the light, airy texture of meringue is the perfect vessel for it!

I posted these a few months ago in the Vegan Meringue Facebook group, but finally decided to post the recipe!

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