Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Shooooogar! ICING shoooogar...

Best breakfast ever? Why yes!

Mmmm.... I'm actually still licking my fingers from these right now (my computer is getting filthier with each passing day, but it's all from baking so I really don't mind). I used the Vcon maple brown sugar pinwheels recipe as a base, but realized I didn't have maple OR ground cardamom on hand so I turned them into your basic cinnamon-pecan-raisin sticky buns. With the orange left in though, of course. I think I'm adoring everything orange these days. Personally I think I overbaked them a little and it could have used more fat to cut the sweet, but everyone else was going crazy and offering to kiss the ground I walk on (for what? kneading a bit of dough? oh silly), which is a testament to the power of cinnamon buns. Maybe we should just bake cinnamon buns to solve all conflicts. Or some other pat answer to life's confuzzlements. At the very least we could make kitchens smell nicer all over the world. Righto.

And hoboy... out of the two iced baked things I've made recently these are soooooo my favourite. As in, I would actually make them again (and again and again). It's the Swell Vegan sweet potato tester scones! The scones alone are perfect - just sweet enough to savour slowly with tea, but the optional caramel glaze is pretty much THE caramel goop recipe I've been looking for! Sent these to another level. A level of mouthgasm. (and almost virtuous! Because scones are healthier than cookies! Because I say so!)

(that is, unless you use lots of Earth Balance, which is really quite nice. :)

19 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

**just collapsed from an intense sugar-coma**

bazu said...

I want your breakfast! One of each! Oh, who am I kidding, THREE of each.

Celine said...

beautiful! I can't wait for swell's zine either. or is it a cookbook?

Carrie said...

Oh man...I am drooling over both of those...they look so sugary...

vegan addict said...

you put my bowl of cereal with rice milk to shame...scones rule!! and ALL vegan treats are good (and healthy) for us! Because that's what my boyfriend always tells me...

Vegyogini said...

I wish I had that scone recipe; they look delicious!

Cyn said...

Want! Want!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

WOW those look fantastic!!

Leigh said...

Look at all that sweet, shiny SUGAR. Yum.

vegan addict said...

hey, i was just reading your profile, and noticed your favorite music styles...well there is this awesome band (2 brothers) called lymbyc systym, and they are soooooo soooo good, and one of them is a vegan! hooray. anyways, i think maybe you might like them, if you don't already know of them. they are playing in your city on may 13th. if you can, you really should go show some support! tell jared (the keyboard player), amy from portland sent you!
here is their website: http://www.lymbycsystym.com

romina said...

Those cinnamon buns shame cinnzeo!!
YUM!!! I wish my breakfast was so good.

Hannah said...

Wow, those rolls look RIDICULOUSLY good. Now you've got me craving sugar all over again!

aTxVegn said...

Those rolls look great! I've made orange rolls before and they are yummy. And those scones STILL look amazing.

Erin said...

The scones are shining with all their delicious glory. They look so good!

tofufreak said...

mmmmmmm! the cinnamon pecan raisin sticky buns look DELICIOUS!!!!! i feel inspired to go make some now! haha i love it when ppl love me for the stuff i make :)

pleasantly plump vegan said...

ohh, those sticky buns look awesome!

Happy Herbivore! said...

sign me up for anything with sweet potatoes

meghan: sugar-shock.blogspot.com said...

that looks like the most moist scone i've ever seen.
ooooh, i bet it's great with coffee!

nicole said...

Those scones look delicious!