Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fluffy white stuff

Those of you who were wondering: we got our first snow. It started sometime last night/early this morning, and it just stopped a bit ago. When I ran outside in inappropriate footwear to take pictures, it was already at three inches.

But now I want to talk about some other fluffy white stuff. Namely, whipped cream. Vegan whipped cream. I needed to make some for the recipe Hassan chose from Pillsbury Appetizers & Desserts magazine. I didn't want to resort to canned Soyatoo, because it's not only expensive, but I needed to fold some berries into it, and wasn't sure how that would work. I heard somewhere that Rich's non-dairy creamer could be whipped, but the thought of taking any buses today turned me off. I needed to make a trip to the store, but today was just not the day. I went into the fridge to pull out some leftovers for lunch, and that's when I noticed the box of Soyatoo whippable that I was POSITIVE I had used. Crossing my fingers, I got to work.

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It didn't make much. Just enough to fill all the puffs, but only top about ten. I now have a can of coconut milk in the fridge, and will finish these up tomorrow before work. A plea to the makers of Soyatoo: That box is nowhere near big enough. And you need to redesign the canned stuff, because I have now purchased two that got clogged after the first use. Seriously. Someone needs to make a vegan equivalent of Cool Whip. I'm completely terrified that these puffs will look like sad little islands in a pan of slushy cream by morning, and like Minnesota snowfalls, will just be shoveled away. I'll say a prayer for the little guys tonight.


BunzOfCinnamon said...

They look ok in the pic! Hope they turn out alright tomorrow. We haven't had our first snow yet...but I know it's coming!

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

Those vegan cream puffs look delicious!!

And the baby pig in the photo at the top of your blog home-page is adorable by the way :-)