Sunday, February 8, 2009
Since January 9, I've been quietly testing as many recipes as possible for Urban Vegan. She graciously let me come in very late in the game (the other testers started in November) to help with the testing for her upcoming book The Urban Vegan: 250 Street-Smart, Animal-Free Recipes.
What you see above is a Pumpkin Spice Baby Bundt (Urban Vegan's post on them here). My glaze was thinner than hers, but still good. The baby bundts were both omni and child approved!
Also, this recipe let me accomplish two firsts: 1) The first time I used my baby bundt pan; and 2) The first time I used the oven in my new apartment (and my new oven thermometer!).
On January 1, I moved to a new apartment (from a spacious townhouse, temporarily, while I look for a place to buy) that is literally brand new. Nobody lived here before me and all the appliances are completely vegan because they'd never been used! I didn't know, however, that new ovens set off smoke detectors when they're first used because they have a layer of enamel that needs to burn off (or so I was told), so, yeah, I set off the smoke detector. That was annoying, but the good news is that my oven heats properly.
Testing for the cookbook is closed now, but expect to see posts about the recipes I made peppered throughout this blog in weeks to come. You'll definitely want a copy of this book when it's published!