Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Leftovers and makeshift desserts

I went to the gym today, then did the dishes when I got home. By the time that was done, I just wanted to sit down. Also, I had no idea what to make for dinner. But we had a ton of beans left over from last night, so I just made more Yellow Garlic Rice and we had leftovers.

That's that out of the way. Now let's talk about makeshift desserts. We here in the UK have a pretty wide variety of chocolate spreads (or at least those of us in big enough cities do). I have about 4 plain chocolate spreads, a couple of chocolate and hazelnut spreads, and a few carob (sometimes with hazelnut) spreads to choose from. I've even seen raw hemp and chocolate spread. My favourite is Plamil Organic Chocolate Spread.

The first time I bought chocolate spread, I had no idea what to do with it. It sounded like a great idea, but then I got it home and realised that I had nothing on which to spread chocolate. My then-flatmate pointed out that it's totally normal to put it on bread. I never would have thought to do that, even though it now makes perfect sense.

I usually keep a jar of chocolate spread on hand for quick desserts, for those days when Mike wants something sweet but I can't be bothered to either make something or go out and find something. We had chocolaty bread tonight. I had mine with a bit of Ricemellow Creme, which I would show you if my camera batteries hadn't all decided to die.

There's also the obvious makeshift dessert - vegan mug cake. I've also seen mug cobbler, but I can't seem to find the link. What are some desserts you've pulled out of your ass (figuratively, that is - please)?

1 comment:

  1. Mug brownies will be the death of me. What I usually do is freeze half of any cookie recipe so I always have dough on hand.

    We don't have much in the way of chocolate spread over here. The one readily available to me is really gross and tastes...fake?