Saturday, July 12, 2008

Birthday #5: raw rosewater cheesecake

Pomme's birthday, precious Pomme deserves a precious cake! A cake that faeries might design if they were into that sort of thing. Something deviously healthy and yet richer than sin, delicate like tea-time but exotic, too. Something refreshing that can still be cut into a nice solid "wodge" of nutty pink cream... something like a pistachio rosewater cheesecake!

I think I've outdone myself this time.

I'm saving this recipe for the zine, but I *can* tell you that there's cardamom in the cream, cocoa and orange in the crust, and it's really really impossibly easy to make (and makes a cake like no other!). Amazing straight from the freezer, like ice cream except completely unlike ice cream...

There was birthday dinner, too, which was almost equally as special as the cake, at least if you like guacamole as much as we do (which is with undue passion). A spicy papaya salsa on red leaf lettuce with a nice tender-browned brick of cumin-lime tofu, with guac on the side... heaven! (and credit where credit is due, totally inspired by susanv's recent post).

44 comments:

Celine said...

looks absolutely brill!

sweetpotato said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! I bet it tastes amazing.

Carrie™ said...

Wow! I don't know what else to say. The whole meal looks stunning! I know that cumin lime tofu is delicious because I've made it. It's ridiculously easy too. That cake is beyond words. Beautiful!
Ummm....wanna mark you calendar for my birthday? ;o)

Leigh said...

That is, by far, the prettiest cake I've ever seen. Right down to the frilly scalloped pan.

Katy said...

That is the prettiest cake ever!

Cyn said...

Oh my god, that cake is ridiculous! So gorgeous.

Sanja said...

That cake is SO pretty! I'll make sure to bookmark the recipe, looks great!

tofufreak said...

GORGEOUS!!! really pretty. i must try this soon! i like the fluted edges, yet it doesn't quite resemble the typical fluted pans that i've seen. what kind of pan did you use?

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Don't know what too say, I'm way too impressed by the cake!

Anonymous said...

What zine do you write for? Be sure to post a link once its out!

VeggieGirl said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. GRACIOUS. That cake!!! Stunning!!!

Theresa said...

That cake is just beautiful. Are those figs on top? Yum!

CeciLiA said...

JEBUS!! Pomme must have felt SUPER DUPER special!!!

Wow .... the cheesecake is SUPERBLY gorgeous - LOVE the way you decorate it with 'exquisitely sliced' figs, crushed pistachios, pearly sprinkles and rose - just ZOMG-ly gorgeous! I'm surprise noone passed out when they saw the cake!

And note that you have WAYYYY outdone yourself with this cake!

Hope you have a super duper great weekend :0)

Vegetation said...

That cake is the single most beautiful thing I have seen today. YUM!!

Nikki Douglas said...

Everything for this anniversary is simply breathtaking - what a job!

eileen said...

WOW.

there really isn't anything else to say. ok, besides "I WANT ONE."

kindkitchen said...

WOW-that cake is beauuuutiful. Yummy looking dinner, too!

aTxVegn said...

You are awesome! That pie and dinner are truly gorgeous!

Hannah said...

Wow, that cheesecake looks stunning! I've never seen a raw version that cut so nicely... I can't wait for that zine of yours!

Fearful Deeer said...

That's the prettiest cake I've ever seen! And figs..... yum.

Rural Vegan said...

Hands down, that's the prettiest cheesecake I've ever seen.

Erin said...

The dinner and the cheesecake both look delicious! The cheesecake is so pretty, like something you'd see in a magazine.

Mihl said...

Please, can I have a slice of this most awesome cheesecake I have ever seen? Please?

kree said...

That cake looks absolutely amazing!

Judy said...

Wow, that cake looks and sounds absolutely amazing. I can't wait to maybe one day get a chance to try making it :)

Happy Herbivore! said...

unbelievably beautiful!

Lizzy said...

What an amizingly beautiful cake. I imagine it might taste like a cake from fairy land!

I always love your food pictures and of course THE FOOD in it ;)
I love your combination of things and the various spices you use. I'd love to eat with you some time, because it's stuff I'd love to try but am too scared to experiment with myself =p

Kelleen - Picks Over Peas said...

That cheesecake looks so beautiful and delicious! And the tofu and salsa looks absolutely yummy. How lucky Pomme is to have you!

Cakespy said...

Heartbreakingly gorgeous. xoxo

Ruby Red Vegan said...

i can't believe you are tempting us like this... that cheesecake is the most amazing thing i have ever seen! you have outdone yourself. (and it gets extra points for being my favorite color.)

meghan said...

the most beautiful cheesecake i've ever seen. really...i do mean EVER.

Carrie said...

that looks absolutely beautiful!

Jes said...

Most delicious cheesecake idea ever? Yes. Yes it is. :)

Happy belated veganersary to you! Isn't it fun to make it a year?!

Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) said...

So elegant! What a beautiful cheesecake, it sounds delicious!! You are amazing, this cake is a thing of beauty.

trina said...

oh la la. That is some cheesecake.

bazu said...

ok that cheesecake is beyond amazing! with figs! and shiny silvery things! aaaah! happy birthday to pomme.

Pink Theory said...

That cake is simply amazing and so elegant looking! I'll be waiting to hear about the zine b/c I want to make that cake....so pretty!

poopiebitch said...

Holy mother of yum - I want that cake.

Vegan_Noodle said...

You have totally outdone yourself... that cheesecake is beyond gorgeous.

madcapcupcake said...

Wow. That cheesecake looks incredibly delicious - not to mention how gorgeous it is!! Beautiful job, so impressive :)

jennconspiracy said...

That cake looks great - is it coconut based? raw cashew based?

francienvaneersel@hotmail.com said...

Hi there,

Found your picture of this marvelous cake on Flickr. Since next week is my birthday, I'll try to make it myself. Now I'm wondering wether you already posted the recipe somewhere...

'd love to be hearing from you

Frannie

Steph said...

I would love to make this for Valentine's Day...is there any way for me to get ahold of the recipe?

Weight Watchers Memphis said...

This cake seems to be very nice and i hope that will be in the taste but it is a new great delicious recipe for the food lovers and of course foe me as well.