Thursday, January 12, 2012

Asia meets Italy: Pizza Dumplings!

 Most of the time when I try making a new recipe off the cuff, it needs a lot of tweaking. Recipes normally evolve for me slowly over time. Not the case with pizza dumplings. They were a hit right away. This is not the most "from scratch" recipe but it tasted good so I'm posting it anyway.

Ingredients
Dumpling wrappers
Vegan pepperoni
Daiya Mozzarella 'cheese'
Pizza Sauce

Directions
1. Lay out a dumpling wrapper. Add a teaspoon of pizza sauce, a slice of pepperoni and a sprinkle of 'cheese'.
2. Wet the rim of the dumpling with a little water.
3. Fold and squish the outer edges together to form a half circle as shown below.
4. When you have a good sized batch of dumplings ready, boil some water then add your dumplings. They will float to the top when ready.
5. Lay out the finished dumplings to dry a little while you heat a frying pan then fry dumplings in a bit of oil. I drained the finished dumplings on some paper towel. Enjoy :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Goji Berry Freezer Fudge

I love fudge. It's not something I get to have very often anymore but I needed to use up my goji berries so I tried out this recipe. Unfortunately I could tell that this fudge was not going to set after it was done. It was just too runny. So I made a few modifications and as long as it is stored in the freezer, this fudge remains fudge.

1 cup tahini
4 TB cocoa powder
2 TB honey
2 TB coconut oil
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup icing sugar
graham cracker crumbs

Directions
1. Blend all ingredients but the graham cracker crumbs in a high speed blender.
2. Place a thin layer of crumbs in a square brownie pan. Pour in the fudge and carefully spread out.
3. Freeze until set. Cut into squares, dust with icing sugar and eat while chilled. Store leftovers in the freezer.

Original recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-nut-fudge-180256#ixzz1jCr5KqPw