November 10th, 2007

Candy Avvy

Baking with Orange Extract?

I've only been learning how to cook for about two years now, having separated my habits from the habits of my meat and dairy indulging family of fastfood worshipers. So I don't know how to bake anything but an altered pumpkin pie recipe and pastas/veggies.

After trying an orange scone (which I now regret, because the associate was a little hesitant in calling it vegan) I've had a craving for something bread-y and orange. So I picked up a bottle of orange extract. Is there anything that I can bake with this, and really taste the orange? Preferably sweet.

pook and bert

persimmon and apple strudel

The strudel I made tonight was easy and delicious! In a pie pan, I thinly sliced two Japanese persimmons and one Fuji apple and squeezed one very juicy orange over them (no seeds, of course). In a bowl I mixed two tablespoons of white flour with three tablespoons of sugar, a dash of nutmeg and a dash of vanilla extract (I would have added a dash of cinnamon if I had some). Then I added two or more heaping tablespoons of Earth Balance and mashed it all together with a fork until everything was combined but still crumbly. I crumbled the mix over the fruit and cooked it at 350 for 30 minutes.

Note: my mom calls this dish a strudel but I think my Canadian friend (waves to kejlina!) calls it a crisp. I'm not sure which is correct. I thought it was a cobbler for the longest time...
  • Current Music
    slumbering boyfriend who may wake up with no strudel/pie/cobbler/crisp thing