The book people are back! I bought a vegan recipe book (no I’m not vegan!!!) to try different recipes and cooking techniques.
Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes, by Jérôme Eckmeier and Daniela Lais
I have found a number of recipes that I wanted to try. These spiced muffins were made on Wednesday night after work. They are made with tofu, onion and flour with paprika. They were pretty easy to make.
If I am being honest, at first I was underwhelmed by the taste. All I could taste was salt and baking powder. I have had a lingering cold for over a week now, so my sense of smell and taste has been altered. So I felt disappointed with the outcome. It did not stop me posting them on Instagram but I did not take them into the work lunch that I had originally made them for. I left them at home planning to throw them away in the evening. However when I called Nacho as I left work, he told me he had just eaten some amazing muffins that he found in the kitchen. He thought they were delicious, so tasty and spicy! I was surprised. So, I have not condemned them to the circular file. Nacho has continued to eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner.
I might make them again with sweet potatoes because I think I might identify more with a familiar taste. And also still have half a block of smoked tofu that I wanted to experiment with putting in a salad. All is not lost…
100g ( 3 1/2 oz) smoked tofu
1 red onion
3 tbsp rapeseed oil, for frying
200g (7 oz) spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp of sweet paprika
150g (5 1/2 oz) vegan margarine
3 1/2 tbsp unsweetened soya milk