A Call of Duty Christmas
You’ll have to listen to through to the end of the podcast to hear “Call of Duty Christmas” by The Energy Commission courtesy of MusicAlley (my favorite Christmas song this year).
In this podcast, I do a taste test with two of my students, Emily and Caiti. Caiti is the phenomenal photographer whose work appears on my blog and lot of other places on the internet – you can find her photos at caitiborruso.com. Emily is one of her many subjects, a vegetarian, and another one of my students. The recipe we test is 10 Minute Brownes from Students Go Vegan Cookbook by Carole Raymond. Here’s the recipe:
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup sugar or natural sweetener
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 6 x 9-inch baking pan and set aside. (I used an 11 x 7-inch pan which worked out fine.)
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the oil and chocolate chips, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, add the applesauce, sugar, and vanilla. Blend well. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Whip and blend well. Add the flour, baking powder, and walnuts, and mix just to combine. Spoon the batter into the baking pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Be careful not to overbake the brownies or they will be dry. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Store in a covered, airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll last for about a week.
Other music on this podcast courtesy of MusicAlley include:
Christmas with the Zombies by Jesse Smith
A Fist Full of We Three Kings by the High Balls
Lambchop Mustache Dream by Vinyl Wine
Call of Duty Christmas by The Energy Commission