Wednesday, February 13, 2008
If there's anything I specialize in, it's taking entirely too long to try a dish, even when everyone raves over it, even when it's something I have been dying to try, even when the recipe and the ingredients are right there, staring me in the face.
Such was the case with Katie's buffalo wings from her 'zine "Don't Eat Off the Sidewalk." (You can find the recipe on her blog) I ordered the 'zine as soon as it came out, months ago. I gathered all the ingredients, weeks ago. I gazed lovingly at the recipe and at other bloggers' photos and raves, regularly.
And last week, we finally made them!
Here are the breaded tempeh pieces coming out of the oven, ready to be drenched in the tangy and spicy buffalo sauce.
And here is the finished product, with carrots and celery adding that essential contrasting crunch. Gorgeous, aren't they? Next time, I will make the sauce even hotter, because being a resident of upstate NY, I love me some HOT wings. Also, I'm working on a blue cheese recipe that would be the ideal accompaniment to these... stay tuned for that.
Daiku and I were invited to a dessert/wine party last week, and I decided to make the chai latte cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. They were fun to make, and even funner to decorate:
Here's the stencil I made to decorate the cupcakes with. Notice I accidentally created little gingerbread men-looking cut-outs in the corners!
Unfortunately, the men didn't make it onto the cupcakes, since the stencil was too big. But these were fun little cuppers anyway! I made a mistake and put in too little flour into the batter, so it was very liquid - fortunately, this didn't affect the taste or texture of the finished result one bit.
So, I have all the ingredients I need to make the DEOTS buffalo wings again- I promise it won't be months before that happens!