4 posts in group baking-soda

Tofurniki (Russian Vegan Syrniki or Cheese Pancakes)

Out of all the delicious Russian dishes I remember from childhood, I must say that Syrniki are by far my favorite. They are pancakes on steroids...and I LOVE PANCAKES!!! Why are they on "steroids"? Because they are heartier and creamier and much more delicious!!! Everyone has had pancakes up the wazooo. Blueberry....smores....chocolate chip....well revamp your pancake game and try something RUSSIAN!!! Syrniki translates to cheese pancakes. Generally, these beauties are made with some ... Continue Reading

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce

The first time I tried Bread Pudding, I fell in love. It is such a simple dessert but absolutely delicious. I remember, I was at an Italian restaurant a decade ago and I saw it on the dessert menu. This type of dessert is not common for Russians so of course I have never had the opportunity to try it. I decided on a whim to go for it because I did recollect hearing about it. I never had an interest in trying it because well it doesn't "sound" like the best dessert you could have. I ... Continue Reading

Chocolate Brownie Crackers

I take my dessert seriously. To be specific...I take my weekend ice cream bowls very seriously. I work out and I eat clean whole plant based food 90% of the time but I treat myself to extravagant desserts on the weekends.  I blend up a big bowl of frozen banana ice cream....(sometimes I add cocoa for chocolate flavor) and I literally....go bananas with toppings. Some of my favorite toppings are chopped dates, peanuts, almond butter, cookies, granola, craisins and cereal......hmmmm. ... Continue Reading

Almond Coconut Explosion Cake

I set out to vegan"ize" one cake but after a million fails.....a completely different creation came about!! This Almond Coconut Cake is an absolute delight. It truly is an explosion of almonds and coconuts as they are basically the only ingredients in different forms. Is that so wrong???? I don't think so... We use coconut in liquid and solid form and almonds in three different textures!!! Is your mind BLOWN YET?!?! Anyways...have you tried making your own dairy free whipped cream ... Continue Reading