Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fronch Toast and Cinnamon-Baked Apples. For Dinner!

Today is the 8th day of Vegan MoFo...I can't believe we're in the second week already!
Tonight, Steve and I needed some breakfast for dinner...go figure! I made Fronch Toast from VWAV, using some tasty baguette from Uprise Bakery here in Columbia. I had never made this before, so I wasn't quite used to making this with baguette instead of sliced bread, but it turned out pretty good! Not perfect, but everything's good with lots of maple syrup :) I served it with Scrambled Tofu, with onions, garlic, peppers, spices, local purple cherokee tomatoes (my absolute fav tomatoes! ) and cilantro. Screw you, eggs! Scram'fu will kick your butt! We also had some Cinnamon-Baked Apples, which I based on some baked apples I've had from Germany, to tie it all together. I am almost certain I will still be eating these apples we picked for all of my days. oh well! These are so fall-y and's like the filling of apple pie, but quite a bit healthier! I will give you the recipe, I suppose! Cinnamon-Baked Apples (serves 2)
2 medium apples, thinly sliced
1 tsp Earth balance, cut into little cubes
1/4 c raisins
1/4 c chopped yellow onion
1 Tbs cinnamon...or more, if you're naughty
1 tsp nutmeg
dash of cloves
dash of salt
2 Tbs maple syrup
pinch of cayenne

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all of the ingredients in an oven-proof pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir the apples, and bake for 15 more minutes. Serve over toast or pancakes for a tasty breakfast! Or eat them by themselves, as they are super delicious!

We, of course, had to have a treat, too!
Introducing: German Chocolate Cake! This is simply the Basic Chocolate Cupcake recipe from Isa and Terry's VCTOTW, turned into a cake, with the Coconut Pecan Fudge Frosting, also from VCTOTW. I looooove German Chocolate Cake, and this is seriously amazing! I added a teaspoon of almond extract to the cake batter, and it made a really nice addition! Almond extract really brings out the flavor of chocolate, plus adds a little something extra for your taste buds. I think you should make this...if that's what you're into.


Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Every time I come to your blog I drool.

You know, I don't really like tofu, tempeh, or seitan, but a tofu scramble is the one way I actually do like tofu.

Now on to what really caught my eye - those baked apples. Oh my glorious local food goodness these look amazing. Cinnamony apples all soft from the oven, oh my flippin' goodness! I will happily hoard any leftovers you might have of this meal! And thanks for the instructions as to how to bake apples, it is something I've been wanting to try.

And that German Chocolate Cake? Yes please indeed!

Mihl said...

Right now I am contemplating about having some pancakes for dinner :) Maybe with some baked apples? They look great.
I think it is really funny that these cakes are called "German" chocolate cake, because the frosting people usually use for this cake is so "un-German". Is is true that the name comes from the kind of chocolate people traditionally used for this cake?