Sometimes I bake when I'm bored. With John out of town, I decided to make something I've been wanting to try for awhile now, donuts! Since I don't own a donut pan (yet) I opted to make donut holes using the recipe from Vegan YumYum.
As you can see they turned out a bit more like donut muffins than donut holes. I filled the mini-muffin cups a bit too high I guess. Oh well. I made two different frostings. One was a mixture of powdered sugar, soy milk, agave nectar (as Melisser suggested), and pink food coloring. The other was just melted semi-sweet chocolate chips, dotted with the leftover pink icing.
They were a hit. I brought them to work for an all day meeting and I came home with nothing. I think my boss ate four or five... too bad my baking won't get me a raise!
Just an aside, I purchased two things in the grocery store that I wanted to share... first is Whole Foods new (at least here in Houston) vegan sugar. This made me happy to see on the shelves with the word "vegan" written boldly across the front. I forgot to check and see if it's cheaper than the Florida Crystals, I'll report back on that.
**Update** WF vegan sugar is indeed cheaper than the Florida Crystals counterpart. $1/lb vs. $1.90/lb.
Also, I bought some sprinkles for decoration. I am always questioning whether sprinkles are vegan with the strange color+number (i.e. red 40) combinations that are listed. So I was happy to see that these sprinkles are vegan (bottom left, not as big an advertisement as the sugar). My only disappointment is the amount of sprinkles that come in each box. Only two small packets of sprinkles. Does anyone know of good vegan sprinkles that you can get online?
Okay, I'm starving. I'm on a fast until 10:15am to do a health screening at work. Should be interesting though, I always like to find out where I stand as far as cholesterol, body fat, etc. Can't wait until lunch though!