Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake from Real Food Daily was surprisingly good! I'm definitely a snob when it comes to chocolate and instantly disregard vegan or gluten free options. However, I really enjoyed this; it was very chocolatey in flavor and the texture was completely normal - very impressed!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pies

In honor of Fall, I decided to make a seasonal treat and instantly thought pumpkin! I found this super easy Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pie recipe from The Food Network and it turned out really well.

First I mixed the dry ingredients with freshly chopped pecans thanks to my new Cuisinart.

This turned into a nice, and super sticky, dough.

I divided the dough into 24 little sections and rolled them into balls, using tons of flour. These were pressed into mini cupcake tins and baked.

I used about one big scoop of this giant can of pumpkin to make the filling while the dough was in the oven.

Then I added the filling into the mini tins, topped each one with a full pecan, and continued to bake.

They turned out really well, sort of more like a muffin than a pie, but nevertheless very tasty.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pumpkin Pot de Creme

This pumpkin pot de creme from Vinoteque was amazing! The creme itself was fluffy yet dense and so flavorful. The whipped cream was topped with spiced chocolate and accompanied by a ginger snap. This is a perfect fall dessert.