Fruit Sorbet (probably lemon or lime, maybe blueberry? Maybe with a crisp cookie?)
Having friends over for dinner--grilled lamb burgers, Greek salad, pita, hummus. One of the guys is dairy-free so I thought I'd give a vegan dessert a try. All 3 of these recipes have been in my to-try folder for ages, but I can't decide. I guess I don't know how much work I want to do! Sorely tempted to buy dessert which would be OK but feels weird.
My vote goes to fruit sorbet with a simple cookie. Elegant yet simple. Peanut butter cup pie would be my 2nd choice but I think the sorbet sounds better with your meal. Minimalist baker is pretty reliable recipes so it would probably be good but I also think sorbet and cookie is more fail safe if you are trying it for the first time. And chocolate and blueberry....while I know it is a "thing' in terms of flavor combination....it's not my thing and probably not for everyone's palate!! Let us know what you decide and how it goes.
I vote for buying something if you want less work and more enjoyment. If I got to pick my dessert, it would be the peanut butter cup pie. I used to make the silken tofu chocolate mousse and I bet with the peanut butter, it would be even tastier. No crust to make, no ganache to make, just a luscious pudding.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
Post by erin elizabeth on Jul 22, 2020 7:19:12 GMT -5
Hmm, PattiA, maybe watermelon with cookies? I agree, karenw, I thought the chocolate/blueberry pairing a little odd, but blueberries are in at my dad's farm right now so if I ever were to try it, this would be the time. wallycat, I made Alton Brown's Moo-less Chocolate Pie and it was a surprise hit so I figure the PB version would have to be good, too. IDK. I have a few days to decide, but I will report back.
Erin Elizabeth, watermelon and ginger are a great match and these are a simple vegan ginger cookie. This recipe makes a ton of cookies, but can easily be halved. I've never done the white chocolate drizzle. www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/dipped-gingersnaps/
Have you ever had dark chocolate covered blueberries? I have -- along with cranberries. Not one you are most used to thinking of, but they pair well -- at least with dark chocolate -- but I would do watermelon or a sorbet. Trying to think of cookies to pair -- Aggression Cookies don't have eggs, so if made with shortening instead of butter. You can easily scale the recipe down -- unless you need more therapy. LOL
3 c brown sugar 3 c butter or margarine 6 c oatmeal 1 T baking soda 3 c flour
Mash, knead, squeeze all ingredients in a huge bowl 'til you feel better, then form into balls and mash flat on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
I think you make a good point. More therapy. More cookies. Win-win for me! LOL
I haven't made these in a long time, but I remember taking them into the office where both the cookies and the recipe were popular. In fact, I got the recipe from a co-worker at a previous job. It's just a fun recipe with no age limit.
Post by erin elizabeth on Jul 27, 2020 6:33:13 GMT -5
I ended up making this dairy-free cake: Lemon-Rhubarb Olive Oil Cake. I used an equal weight of blueberries and used turbinado to dust the pan. This was EXCELLENT. Crust had a bit of sugary crunch and the crumb was really lovely. I normally don't like cornmeal cakes, but here it added just enough texture to make it interesting. Everyone had second slices of cake.
Glad you found a new hit for your dinner. And my rhubarb is still producing. I was planning to make my standard rhubarb quick bread with it, but I'm going to do this instead. Thanks for this new recipe!