Saturday, April 25, 2009

twitter twit

the webmaster's added us to twitter and i've jsut been on to make my first tweet and, as with most new things, i ended up feeling like a bit of a twit. that got me wondering whether the whole thing isn't just some post-ironic joke set up by biz stone (a comic book name if ever there was one) that does in fact categorise its users as twits. i suppose that if they called it twatter (sorry mam) then the joke would be too obvious. which brings me to the subject of my twit, the one that i couldn't work out how to leave, which was the cake that i've just made at home on account of the fact that our oven has been read its last rites. gas ovens do not do it for me so the cakes are all home-baked at the moment and i've just finished the last torte, so to celebrate here is the (perfected) recipe. i've been adjusting the amount of amaretto since the start and have settled upon 200ml, so you'll need that to start. any biscuit base will do, ours is vegan and coeliac friendly and you'll also need

250ml soy milk
75ml of agave syrup or 100g icing sugar
2 teaspoons orgran no egg
200g dairy free 72% chocolate
1 box of silken tofu

the method could not be easier. line the bottom of a springform pan with the biscuit base and cook. allow to cool and whilst cooling put the amaretto, soy milk, no egg and sugar/agave in a jug and blitz with a hand blender. put the resultant (thicker) mixture into the microwave and mic on high for 2 to 3 minutes. add the chocolate into this and stir to melt and incorporate. once fully mixed add the tofu and blend really well. put this on top of the biscuit base and bake in the oven at 130c until softly set. allow to cool and slice with lots of sharp knives and a dishwasher (my preferred method) or with a sharp knife, lots of hot water, a jug and a tea-towel (too much hassle)

this one is a keeper and the basic recipe (without the amaretto) is a good start for a vegan cheesecake.

cheers and maybe one beer


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