Trevor’s birthday was last week and he isn’t much of a cake person to say the least. He will lovingly taste-test most of the cupcakes I make, but I’m usually stuck eating them myself because he finds them too sweet (this is why cake and cupcakes rarely show up on this blog). However, I think this might also have to do with his milk allergy as not too many frosted cake/cupcake recipes are dairy free.
He is, however, a very big fan of desserts involving baked fruit. I didn’t have the ingredients to make a pie, but I did have the ingredients to make Apple Brown Betty.
It’s been really humid here the last few days, so a lot of my baking is happening at night. I think there is just something so relaxing about baking while everyone else in our building is asleep. It’s almost peaceful, just me, the fan and an open window to let in some of the cool night air.
It makes me feel good when I can find not only a milk-free bread recipe, but a delicious milk-free bread recipe. I’ve tried a lot of recipes where the lack of milk makes the bread dry and not very pleasant tasting. I know that I could just use almond or soy milk as a substitute (and I have), but its nice once in a while to find a decent recipe that is meant to be milk free.
Yes, there is yam (or as I like to call it “sweet potato”) in this loaf. Don’t let it fool you though, this loaf is very yummy and very moist. I’m always on the look-out for awesome ways to get more veggies into my diet! 🙂
So I recently purchased an iPod Touch and it’s probably safe to say that I’ve gone a little “app crazy.” My favourite free apps are the foodie ones, especially when there are free recipes involved.
That is where this little gem of a recipe comes in.
My brother Nathan is back at university and recently celebrated his birthday last month, so I bought some groceries (couple student food essential items) and made him some cookies to take back to his dorm room. I was always jealous of the other kids in my residence who got food from their families, so I thought this would be a nice treat.