July 3, 2010 | 10 Comments »
Since we’re going to be busy tomorrow (having fun of course) I decided to prepare my 4th of July feast a day early. Normally I go a little crazy trying to plan out holiday menus, but this time around I knew just what I wanted.
The burger is a smoked Southwest slider type of bean burger. Back when I first saw the recipe I wanted to make them immediately. They look so yummy. And cute too! While I think it turned out great, I admit that it wasn’t at all what I expected. I think the soyrizo is a little overpowering. Perhaps a little less would make it just right? Or maybe it was the brand I used? Or maybe I just got a little too soyrizo happy and ‘accidentally’ added too much? The next time I make it I’m going to use a half cup instead. It was a pretty good burger. Everyone thought so.
For dessert I made mini peanut butter bombes. I didn’t follow an exact recipe. I melted some vegan chocolate and painted some mini molds. I allowed it to harden and then I applied a second coating. Once that hardened I added some peanut butter mousse and topped it off with some chocolate cake. Then I froze them for a few hours and went crazy trying to unmold them. I seriously ended up with like 3 normal looking bombes. I was pretty upset especially considering how time consuming they were. Well worth it though I must say. I’ll definitely attempt them again. If you have any tips or tricks on how to unmold these suckers, please share! I used mini silicone molds. I’m not sure if the metal molds make a difference or not. I only opted for the silicone molds because they were miniature and that’s the size I was aiming for.
Everyone loved the bombes. They said it tasted like a Snickers bar. I thought it was similar to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It was very tasty, but I’ll be truly satisfied when I can unmold them in one piece. *sigh*
What are your plans for the 4th?