Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Peanut Butter Strikes Back

Also in the April issue of VegNews was a really simple but delish recipe for a peanut-butter chocolate vegan cheesecake. Totally worth whipping up.

The only comments I really have about it are a) I used a 9-inch pan instead of an 8-inch. I hate that all pans aren't either one or the other, because IT'S A FRICKING INCH, FOLKS, AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO GO OUT AND BUY ANOTHER PAN THAT WON'T FIT IN MY MINISCULE AMOUNT OF CABINET SPACE, JUST FOR ONE INCH. Needless to say, the cheesecake was flatter than it normally would be. Still really damn good though.

The other "interesting" thing about the recipe was that b) the picture that came along with it in VegNews was one that could not POSSIBLY have been made using the same recipe. The actual recipe has two layers of cheesecake (chocolate and pb) that you "swirl" together (though "mush" together would be a better word for it, seeing as the quantities on both are the same, so there's little "swirling" going on and mostly just "pouring on top of"). As you can see from my pic, it's kinda layered looking, brownish and light brownish. The picture itself is of a stark white cheesecake with what looks to be chocolate chips sprinkled throughout it. It would be HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE to craft that picture from said recipe. So I laughed a bit when I saw it. Cracked out crazy VegNewsers!

Check it out though--mmmm mmmm.

(p. 60, April 2007 issue of VegNews)

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