I was excited not only because this is another Isa & Terry favourite of mine but also because it's new-ish I haven't actually used it much yet. The generator threw out page 197 - Coffee House Hermits.
This probably isn't a cookie I'd have picked myself - I always go for oatmeal or the classic chocolate chip but as with the Sparkled Ginger Cookies from Day 1 of the challenge I figured you can't go wrong with a cookie.
Sadly in this case you can. As I was mixing in the last of the flour I decided that we had a problem - the recipe said that the dough should be stored in the fridge for 30 min's but my baking experience told me that I was definitely looking at a batter not a dough. As always I turned to the PPK Forums for help & ijustdiedinside confirmed my suspicions that there is indeed a typo in the recipe, the measurement should be 1/2 a cup of coffee not 2 cups. But because she's so awesome she offered a suggestion - why not try to turn it into a cake? So that is exactly what I did...
...I just thew the batter into my 8 x 8 brownie pan & baked it for 50 min's at gas mark 4 and it totally turned into a cake! I'm really happy with the results, this cookie recipe gave me a beautifully moist sponge cake & with a few more tweaks I think I'll be well on my way to veganising Jamaica Ginger Cake which is something I've been meaning to do for ages!
Second pick of the day was The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook, I've used this to make the Crock Cheez & the Chick Cheez which were both excellent. I was excited when the generator gave me page 64 Amazing Mac 'N Cheez Sauce because I like mac 'n' cheese, a lot!
Now I already have two favourite mac 'n' cheese recipes, the New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook recipe & the Veganomicon Cheesy sauce either turned into the Mac Daddy recipe or just straight up all over my pasta - yum.
This mac 'n' cheese recipe was gloopy & brilliant but not quite noochy enough for our tastes, we're big nooch (or nutritional yeast, to use it's full name) fans in this house. We did really like the consistency though so we'll probably make a variation of this again.
Last recipe of the day came from The Joy of Vegan Baking.
Page 132 & this time we have *drumroll* Apple Crumble. Awesome! Yet another food I love & this recipe is different enough from the crumble I usually throw together to make it a challenge.
Firstly you peel, core & chop the apples & then rub them with sugar & spices.
Next you make the topping. Usually I top my crumble with a mix of sugar, oats, flour & margarine but this recipe calls for ground nuts rather than the oats.... interesting! I wasn't 100% sure this'd work as it certainly isn't the traditional British way of topping your crumble but I was so wrong...
... this was without a doubt the best crumble I've ever eaten. It's SO good, in fact you should go & buy The Joy of Vegan Baking right now just so that you can make this crumble!