So as you can see I am totally 100% completely obsessed with all things red velvet. The recipe photos always look so gorgeous, I just have to try them! Most are filled with icky ingredients, so it's hard to find a good recipe. After creeping Chocolate Covered Katie's blog for a while, I discovered she had recipes that serve one! Then I found a red velvet pancake recipe for one and just haad to try it.
......Well, as you can see below, they didn't turn out so well. I followed the recipe perfectly, but oh well, I guess next time I'll have to change some things. I'll make sure to add sugar, 1 tsbp of cocoa instead of 2, and a smidgen more red food colouring. The taste was quite bitter because of the cocoa, and lack of sugar. I slightly burned the first 3 because the gas on my stove was turned up too high.. My bad!
To fix this slight disaster I smothered them in syrup, dusted on some icing sugar, and shook on some purple sprinkles. Om nom nom, the chocolatey goodness was divine! I thought I'd have to hoop for a while to burn off the calories from this chocolate heaven, but apparently there are only around 130 calories in the whole thing! I don't believe it, but it's better than thinking there are 300+!
I can't remember if I blogged about my past failure at making red velvet cookies. I was trying to make whoopie pies, but I didn't have enough red food colouring, so I tried adding yellow, then gave up. They ended up being thin chocolate looking cookies. They were yummy, but not what I was trying to make.
Of course they don't sell red velvet cake mix in Canada, so I've had to make do with what I could find.
I put a bit too much cocoa powder in these, because I didn't measure properly, I just sort of poured it in. Don't worry, I've learned my lesson!
So I've made my May goals, and I'm already almost done one! I feel great, it's so exciting.
It's Mother's Day tomorrow, and I wanted to bake for my mom. I ended up making this Carrot Cake, and I'm giving some to the rest of my family, and baking my mom her favourite cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies. I have the recipe on my blog, so check it out! They are SO yummy. Unfortunately I can't eat them anymore :(
Because guess what one of my goals was. To be Vegan for the whole month. I've wanted to be for a while, I think I've posted about it before. But it's finally working, because I actually want it!