sunday bake off…
Posted in recipes February 11th, 2008 by piablog

Often (okay, sometimes) I use the freedom of my Sunday to bake… bake cookies that is. Because I love cookies. And cookies love me.

But I have been flat out these past few weeks and have not had a chance to try Momo’s recipes that have been in the kitchen this last month. But today was the day and I can’t wait to show and tell…

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Starting with this one, Momo’s choc and banana slice. Now I think I have explained before, habit of my occupation I cannot help but detour off the beginning recipe – Momo did call this a pudding but as you can see mine turned out more like a slice. And WHAT A SLICE it is! I asked French Boy who is un palais (translation ‘to be a palate’, or to have a fine sense of taste) to taste test the result with me. Deliceux was the answer. Et je suis d’accord. As I’ve now discovered with Momo’s recipes, she allows the sweetness to speak through the fruit she uses and in this one, the banana and raisins add the sweetness necessary to bite through the cocoa. This is a perfect naughty afternoon treat that actually is not naughty at all, just take a look at the recipe .

Next up is this treasure I’ve been wanting to try ever since I saw Momo’s batch come out of the oven and onto her blog. This is how mine turned out…

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Yes they are so very different to hers! I didn’t actually follow the exact instructions and just went with the flow, creating a log with the fruity filling.

When I scrolled through the quantities in Momo’s recipes I thought they seemed tiny – I’m so used to seeing recipes with cups of flour and cups of sugar, and I was intrigued. When I made the dough for this it seemed so little but it is just absolutely perfect. Note there is no baking powder and hardly any sugar. Again, the fruit reveals all. I would suggest baking two ‘logs’ as these little pillow cookies will be eaten up quickly.

I love that at the end of Momo’s recipes she wrote this:

This is a gentle vegan baking.
Gentle to animals.
Gentle to the earth and gentle to us too.

And gentle is exactly how I would describe the process of cooking and enjoying these recipes. It was such a pleasure to cook these recipes too. I am not a vegan or vegetarian but absolutely adore the real and simple flavours within Momo’s ingredient choices. Thank you so very very much for being my very first guest in the (blog)house kitchen, it was such a beautiful birthday gift.

In light of celebrating love, a new menu will be in the kitchen this week. So please make a copy of Momo’s recipes if you haven’t already. If you would like to submit a menu of your own for the (blog)house kitchen, please send me the recipes and some photos if possible, and also a story about what this menu means to you. Or if you just have one recipe then send that and I will endeavor to make a menu collaged from the submissions. And for those who haven’t yet tried my chocolate and cranberry cookies, the recipe is over at A World In A Pan.

Happy Sunday mes chers amis, see you tomorrow!

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7 Comments

  1. marie says

    miam!
    momos reciepes are so so lovely!
    merci for sharing, i baked jen of simplyphoto yogurt bread yesterday..miam!
    have a lovely monday pia!

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  2. Mary-Laure says

    I’ve never tried vegan baking but momo’s cakes just delicious and I’m eager to try them; I just happen to have plenty of bananas left…
    (God, I am so gourmande…)

    February 11th, 2008 | #

  3. Marissa says

    I love baking on Sundays too! Good lord are those cookies and photos beautiful. I though briefly, it looks like a stylist took those photos. And then…oh, right. :)

    February 11th, 2008 | #

  4. Pia says

    thanks girls! and marissa, thank you for such a beautiful comment, you made me laugh and blush at the same time.

    February 11th, 2008 | #

  5. alice says

    Beautiful looking slice!! I can’t find the link to the recipe though and I would love to make it. Can you help me find it?

    April 25th, 2008 | #

  6. Aran says

    i had to come check out the baked goodies you know… oh they look so delicious and comforting… that’s what food can do to us too, comfort us. you are always opening my eyes and inspiring me pia!

    September 23rd, 2008 | #

  7. kl says

    These look amazing! Your post about Studio Kurashi made me want to know more, and of course being a lover of vegan baking that is what I wanted to know about. But now I can’t find the recipes for these yummy looking baked goodies as the links seem to no longer be active. Might I still be able to find them somewhere?

    September 27th, 2008 | #


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