A little on the late side, Vegan MoFo day 8 is actually a presentation of day 6’s food. Let’s start with dessert. I still had pureed roasted pumpkin and fresh Quebec cranberries that were looking for a home: Look no further than Veganomicon’s Pumpkin-Cranberry Scones! They didn’t turn out with exactly what I would call scone-like texture. It might have been because I used regular unbleached pastry flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour, or because I put in 1/3 a cup less sugar than called for. To me, they turned out better than scones: A light cake-like texture, spicy with a hint of tartness. Absolutely devine! They were fed to many people and everybody thought they were great. Definitely making more of these.
With the rest of the cranberries I made the Cranberry-Chili Dipping Sauce, again, from Veganomicon.
Moving on to the main course, something to please a crowd: These homemade sausages from Vegan Dad’s blog.
I must admit that when I was rolling what looked like a sloppy mess up in aluminum foil and steaming it, I was afraid we would have to call for pizza or make a quick pasta and sauce from a jar. But no, no, these were indeed FABULOUS and, as Vegan Dad says “freakishly sausage-like.” After steaming, I browned then in a cast iron pan in a little oil. They were served in fresh buns with steamed green beans and roasted garlic potatoes. I had mine sans bun, because they were super filling on their own. We even found the cranberry-chili sauce was nice over the beans.
I liked them so much that I made another batch Sunday morning and had one for brunch with leftover potatoes and various sauteed veggies. AAand they came in handy for supper at the in-laws where spaghetti and sauce with meat balls was served with a side of ratatouille … they were excellent sliced up and tossed with the pasta.
Well I’m calling it a night. Its been a long day and I might just feel like staying in bed tomorrow. Good thing I have left over scones and sausages :)