Monday, November 19, 2007

Blonde Ambition

This is my favorite form of vegan outreach: baked goods! Sunday evening we went to a small gathering of colleagues from work. So I used the opportunity to try the Raspberry Chocolate Chip Blondies from VWAV.

Oh, these were so good!! I'm not even usually a fan of raspberries. This was a much cakier blondie than I am used to, but I enjoyed the change. Plus it was lots of fun dotting the top with the dough. Maybe next time I'll try for a lattice design or something fancy. Ah, but I am a bit saddened now thinking of the next time.... it will probably be awhile. There are so many new sweet recipes I want to try, there's just no time to make something that I've already tried!
Since this made a huge 9x13 pan of blonde babes, and the party was small, I took the remaining bars into work this morning. After about an hour they were gone. Hopefully someone noticed the "Gentle Thanksgiving" information I set beside it. I thought this was better than just labeling them as vegan blondies.

Okay, so I might veer from normal vegan mofo posting next time to put up just a few wedding photos (the professional ones have finally arrived). You don't mind do you?

18 comments:

textual bulldog said...

Wow, I was just admiring veggie girl's blondies, and now here are more! I have never made these (never had a blondie, actually, that I can recall), but I have admired the recipe many times. Your gorgeous photos make me want to make them in a way that I never have before, though!

Chris said...

All the recipes I've made from VWAV and I still haven't gotten to this one. For shame! They look sooo good! I'll definitely have to move this one up in the queue...

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ohmygosh! Raspberries and chocolate are my two ABSOLUTE FAVORITE foods (besides broccoli, of course). Can I please please please be part of your vegan outreach even though I'm already a vegan???

I look forward to seeing the professional pictures :o).

Kumudha said...

Looks delicious!

Ashasarala said...

These look utterly delicious. I know what you mean about not being able to make them for a while. I'm the same way- gotta keep trying newer and different things!

I would love to see these wedding photos. Wedding photos are fun. :)

the little one said...

Bring on the family photos!

Mihl said...

I hear you on the recipe testing, but still, I will make these. Because they just look awesome!

VeggieGirl said...

Amanda, these blondies look stellar!! Yum!! IF you'd like a less-cake-like blondie, then you should DEFINITELY go for the ones that I made, from ED&BV :0)

Please DO post your lovely wedding photos!!! I can't wait to see them!! :0D

julie hasson said...

The blondies look amazing. I've yet to make that recipe, but I really should. You're right, so many vegan dessert recipes, so little time.

I can't wait to see the wedding photos. How fun.

Vegyogini said...

So funny that you just posted these because it's VERY high on my list of treats to make. :) Yours look fantastic!

maybepigscanfly said...

I've seen a few blondies now on vegan blogs and it's torturing me. Your raspberry and chocolate ones look and sound divine! I've never had a blondie before, so I guess it's time.

Ii bet everyone from work loved them!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

gorgeous!

Tamara said...

Mmm, these look SOOOO good. {drools...}

Veganista said...

Wow, you can almost taste these divine treats just from looking at these photos!

And yay for wedding pics! Can't wait to see them. :)

Vegan*asm said...

Mmm, those looks fantastic. I don't know why I haven't gotten around to making them yet. I think I'm the only one left in the vegan world who hasn't.

I, for one, don't mind at all if you veer, and I strongly encourage it. I would love to see more wedding photos! Bring em on.

bazu said...

yay, wedding photos! I'll live vicariously through you, since we didn't have professional photos done (which I totally regret).

Oh, and you are so right about not getting to try recipes twice. There are so many thousands (!!) of recipes I want to try, and they're multiplying every day... it's a wonder if I make something once, let alone twice!

aTxVegn said...

Yes, bring on the wedding pics!

Those blondies look fantastic. If we could divvy up all the baked goods recipes, maybe we could conquer them all before Christmas.

Pink Theory said...

awesome! i made those for thanksgiving and they are yummy!