This week’s prompt was dessert.
If you give me the choice between a chocolate dessert and a fruit dessert, I will almost always choose the fruit (har har). Even within fruit, there’s a hierarchy, and the citrus sits at the top. Since I only cook/bake vegan at home, home made lemon bars are a treat I’ve gone without for a Very. Long. Time. I have always loved them, and have tried making a few vegan recipes over the years that just disappoint me. I was ready for my heart to be broken again with this one, particularly since the lemon topping uses agar agar flakes, which can have a strong and distinct flavor.
I’m happy to announce that this one wins, in every way. Flavor, texture, and even visually, it is all appealing. There is the added bonus of the lack of egg flavor, the one thing I actually don’t like about the regular lemon bars.
I bake pretty regularly, and despite what I say about the fruit, most of what I make has chocolate in it.
And my favorite rich treat, vegan peanut butter cream cheese brownie with chocolate chips:
And sometimes I just like to buy someone else’s treats:
What’s your favorite dessert? What do you like for someone else to make for you? What do you like to make for others?
You are making me so hungry with all those terrific desserts! I have the strongest craving for lemon right now….winter syndrome. I’m happy to know you love lemon bars, too!
Yay! There are many, many reasons why we are sympatico. I am not surprised one bit that you also love lemon!