Vegan Vanilla Cake with Aquafaba

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI just made a cake with bean water.  That’s right — bean water.  Chickpea water to be exact.  Otherwise known as aquafaba.  This recently discovered proteinacious liquid that is derived from chickpeas is being used to replace eggs in the culinary world.  It can be whipped up into a meringue and it can be…

Vegan Apple Pie

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinIt took me a long time to learn how to make my own pie crust.  It was very frustrating trying different recipes — all promising to be “perfect” and “fool-proof.” I tried vodka, apple cider vinegar, rolling it between parchment paper, pressing it in, you name it.  Then I learned that the trick was…

Vegan Naan

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAnother dish for the Church’s potluck lunch.  I feel like I’m in the Coptic Lent version of the Great British Bake Off.  This week’s theme was Indian and I originally intended to make vegan gulab jamun which was a disaster.  So I switched to naan and it turned out quite well actually with the…

Vegan Chai

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinSometimes I just want to get to the recipe and don’t want to read the long spiel that goes along with it.  So not all of my recipes are going to be accompanied by a story.  Briefly, I got this recipe from an old friend, Chris Suradejvibul, and have been using it for years….

Gulab Jamun

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Print Yum Gulab Jamun Ingredients1 cup milk powder 1/4 cup AP flour 1/8 tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp ghee 2 Tbsps whole milk, room temp 2 Tbsps yogurt, room temp Ghee or canola oil for frying Simple syrup: 2 1/2 cups sugar 1/8 tsp saffron 1 tsp rosewater 8 cardamom pods, cracked For…

The Traitor Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThis is one of the cakes of which I am most proud.  I hardly ever come up with my own design ideas — I think medical school deadens any imagination you might have had — but this one was all mine.  When I initially googled “traitor cake” to find an idea for a coworker…