Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Vegan MoFo - Final Day!

Wow. I can't believe I'm already writing the last MoFo post of the year already. It's been a fun month! I now remember how difficult it is to find the time to post something every day - I must have blocked it out after last year. It has been good though, and I'm a little sad to see it end. (Although I am looking forward to getting my evenings back!)

My favourite blogs this year have been Hasta La Vegan (some crazy recipe choices to veganize) and vegan.in.brighton (making me hungry with every post). Both have been a pleasure to read. I hope you have all enjoyed the month too! Which have been your top blogs?


And now as we say goodbye to MoFo for another year, I'm going to post a recipe that is looking forward. Dare I use the big C word? That's right... this recipe might come in handy for CHRISTMAS!

Now I must admit, it's been ages since I've had marzipan. So I'm not sure how authentic the taste/texture of this recipe is - and Mr Hatter doesn't like the stuff so he wouldn't even try a tiny piece! But I can tell you that it tastes fantastic and you should make it right now.

Marzipan is usually made with egg whites - it seems that this weekend has been a whole weekend of replacing eggs in egg-based recipes! Maybe that should be next year's theme... although I think that might drive me crazy...

Marzipan

250g ground almonds
250g icing sugar
80g Sweet Freedom
zest of half a lemon
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp rose water
2 1/2 tsp water

1. Combine the almonds and icing sugar in a bowl, and mix together.

2. Drizzle in the Sweet Freedom, lemon zest and extracts. and stir. The mixture should start to clump together.

3. Add water 1/2 tsp at a time and mix until a dough forms - you may need more or less than the amount stated, so just add a little at a time as once it's in there you can't take it back! Knead lightly until a soft dough forms but try not to overwork it.

4. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate overnight.

5, Remove from the fridge and use - you could shape it and dip into melted chocolate (which I did), use it to cover a cake, or just eat it as it is!




5 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm Jen from www.happyvegans.blogspot.com (Happy Vegans in the Florida Keys), I've nominated you for a
    Liebster Award. Here's the Rules on the Liebster nominations:

    Once nominated, you receive a list of 10 questions from she/he who has placed the nomination, which the nominee must answer. Then, the nominee must nominate 8 other blogs, let them know you have nominated them, and put a link to their blog in your post (no tag backs). Nominees must have under 200 followers. You must tell the blogs that you nominate them.

    You'll find your 10 questions on my blog post today, 9/30/14. I hope you will accept this nomination and participate. Thank you for your hard work on your blog! Jen

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    1. Hi Jen

      Thanks for the nomination! I actually posted about the Liebster Award a few days ago too! I'll take a look at your questions and answer them soon :)

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  2. Wow, thanks for the mention. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my blog, makes it all worthwhile. I've loved what you've come up with this year and so pleased about the successful meringue experiment. Look forward to checking back soon :)

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    1. Aww thanks :) I think you deserve some congratulations for sticking with your theme - it can't have been easy!

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  3. Eeek, thanks for the mention Jessie. I've been loving your MoFo posts too, so much deliciousness, but also there were kitties which is always a win in my mind!

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