Saturday, January 20, 2007

"Look what I did with a spoon!" or The Tale Of The Dinner

Today, I promised Andreas to cook something really nice, so we could sit down and have a candle-light dinner, and enjoy the weekend for once, so I cooked up this:
-Sweet potato fries, only seasoned with a bit of olive oil and some salt'n'pepper.
-Baked fennel, which I first marinated in some sunflower seed oil, with pepper and star anis, and then baked for about 30 minutes in the oven.
-A salad made from braised Jerusalem artiscoke, broccoli, brussels sprouts, oyster mushrooms and some steamed bobby beans. Then i sprinkles with some lemon juice, and some salt'n'pepper.
-The "Orange Maple dressing" from
I served it all with a big piece of mango, which was awesome.
Check out the pictures:

The salad.

The Mango.

The dressing.

The baked Fennel.

All of it together.

I also had another wild cupcake adventure today. The base of all of these cupcakes, is the plain vanilla cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, which is my absolute favourite cookbook! I'd recomment it for everyone.
I did my own frosting today as well, which of course included the mocca-one from yesterday (yummie!), and a raspberry glazing, some sprinkles and some chocolate ganache. Guess who was the popular one in this house today?
Well, go check 'em out youself:

First batch is out of the oven.

This is basically just a poser pic, but isn't it nice?

Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Dream Glazing, and silver sprinkles.

The same, but a different picture.

Mocca Frosting, Raspbarry glazing, and some confectioner's sugar.. Very sophisticated combination.

Mocca Frosting, Chocolate Ganache and some more Mocca Frosting. "Look what i did with a spoon!"

The perfect foursome.
I made the Rasperry Dream Glaze, with some frozen raspberrys, a bit of boiling water and a lot of confectioners sugar. You can't go wrong with this!
The chocolate Ganache, was made with some melted chocolate and a couple of teaspoons of soymilk.
The Mocca Frosting is the same as the one I used yesterday..


Roxy said...

YUM!!! Feel free to come on over to my place and cook for me anytime!! The meal and cakes all look sooooo good! :)

Ditte said...


boo said...

looks amazing. one question: where do you get the silver sprinkles? are they edible (i know, stupid question, but i have ever found edible ones)?