Jane often gets the urge to bake when it cools down. Our vegan diet has kept that pretty much in check. The first week we were vegans she made the chocolate cake out of the Real Food Daily Cookbook. It’s amazing what you can do with tofu.
Anyway, the cake cost about $20 to make (and that’s not including electricity), and Jane didn’t love it, so we haven’t had much in the way of prepared desserts. It’s mostly been cut up fruit and the occasional soy dessert from Trader Joe’s. Nice summer desserts that we really enjoy.
But it’s been unseasonably cold here. We’re actually experiencing autumn! OK, not a real New England type of Autumn, but there’s been a nip in the air and it’s great to crawl into bed at night – perfect sleeping weather. So tonight, Jane broke out the vegan cookbooks and made a pear cobbler. Normally I love her cobbler. She’s always having to dole it out so I don’t eat the whole thing in one night. But I’ve got to say, this wasn’t spectacular. I missed the butter. Or maybe I didn’t care for the ginger in this recipe. In any event, this one wasn’t a winner, although it looks good!