Monday, February 25, 2013
Recipe 74 - Frosted Vegan Charms
Ok, well not specifically balanced in any way shape or form. I eat cereal as a snack. My breakfast usually has a lot more oomph (as you've witnessed.) This however has slowly gone away by my obsessive need to snack on a weekend. So, is it as good as the original it was based on?
Let me start by telling you, this was a freakin' MESSY job. Because I was sticky half the time and my kitchen looked like a frosted/marshmallow war-zone, half of my photos were not even taken! Sigh, so you'll just have to hear me out.
Go figure. However, I KNOW they are vegan marshmallows because I pulled them out of the Dandies bag. (I have lil ones too!) It was from this point on where my kitchen turned into a cereal frosted, sticky war-zone.
I'm not complaining though - no way! After making my dough, I had to seperate into five different balls. Not hard, problem was, keeping them moist enough to play 'color me now' with one ball and cut it out to get to the next without it drying into a powder. That was a challenge.
So, being the rusher I am, the color wasn't uniform, and I ended up with pretty swirl like color in all of my marshmallows.. but that's ok, they sure looked pretty.
So, like my life - everything had to wait before I could eat it. Not an hour, not two - the suggestion was 48 hours. I had to store the stuff in my oven so no cat hair or dust would fall upon it (two big ol' cookie sheets, one with cereal, the other with marshmallows). Whatevs.. I let it wait. I curled up with The Aristocats (and my cats) and watched Disney movies til I was too tired to stay awake.
I poured it out into my bowl, poured on my almond milk and dove right on in.
So, was it worthy of the very un-vegan (gelatin frosted) original Lucky Charms!?
You bet your rainbow!
The only difference was that I had might have rolled my marshmallow dough out too thin.. even so, it still got mushy in milk! (I remember as a kid eating all the crisp cereal out and waiting for the marshmallows to half-dissolve in the milk).
I - was happy.
Maybe too happy.
I went to bed this weekend with a belly ache from all that sugar. ;)
I'm about to sugar the whole world up with our next month veganization set that will either put you in a diabetic coma, or change the way you shop for boxed pastries.
What does that mean?
Well stay tuned. Our March veganizations will begin very soon - and you'll have all the gossip about it later this week!
Music enjoyed while blogging:
My cat cleaning herself.
Eh, I'm motivated out