Before I get to the pancakes and pizza I wanted to share some photos with you. Yesterday Mikey and I went to Stirling which is in the Adelaide hills. We walked to Aldgate and back to Stirling again which was about 4kms, I was wearing unsuitable walking shoes for walking up and down hills so today im paying for it! Stirling is such a beautiful little town, its somewhere where my boyfriend and I would love to live someday. Theres so many beautiful trees, little bits of forest, cute homely houses and the bulbs are in full bloom at the moment.
The photos below we took along the walk from Stirling to Aldgate.
I love this little house through the trees.
Mikey thought this little forest looked like a scene from Twilight! Can you see the house through the trees? what a wonderful place to live.
This church on the main street is so pretty.
The blossoms are coming out at the moment, theyre so pretty, and smell so lovely.
ONTO THE FOOD...
This week I was SO excited to discover that a shop near my local supermarket sold soy cream and soy cheese! It always makes my mouth water when I see other vegan blogs use these ingredients!
Firstly I wanted to make some pancakes so I could put the soy cream to good use. I researched many recipes on the internet and came up with my own recipe.
I topped them with maple syrup and the soy cream. The recipe worked really well and I will be using it from now on when making pancakes! I was a little dissapointed in the soy cream, it was really, really sweet. But I loved that it was whippable, and is a great alternative to dairy cream.
This recipe made 6 medium sized pancakes, if you were cooking them for more than two people, I would suggest doubling the recipe.
1 1/2 C plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoon custard powder 1 tablespoon raw sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon oil
1 1/2 C rice milk
pinch salt Margarine
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Add oil, vanilla essence and half of the milk. Mix well and then add the rest of the milk.
3. Melt a tablespoon of margarine in frypan on medium heat. Add a ladle full of mixture and cook underside of pancake until golden brown before flipping over. Usually about 1-2 minutes on each side.
Recently I also discovered a pizza shop not too far away which sells vegan pizza! I was so amaized to come across this because Adelaide doesn't usually cater very well for those on a vegan diet. Anyhow I had vegetarian pizza with cheezly non-diary cheese (as pictured below) and it was delicious. They also have the option to have fake meat on your pizza, Ive never been a fan of fake meat so gave that option a miss! They also sell 'normal' pizzas which my boyfriend ordered one of, and he also thought it was delicious. If anyone in Adelaide is wanting to try the vegan pizza, or just order one of the 'normal' pizzas, she shop is calledGodzilla Pizzaand its situated on Brighton road.
After having Godzilla pizza last week, last night Mikey and I decided to make our own pizzas. And I was egar to try out my soy mozzarella cheese! I usually like to make my own pizza bases, but this time we decided to save some time and buy the bases.
As pictured below, I topped mine with tomato pizza sauce, slices of sweet potato, fresh tomato, onion, capsicum, kalamata olives, zucchini, mushroom, mozzarella soy cheese and canned corn. I know canned corn may sound strange but I like corn with most things and it tastes GREAT on pizza :)
I am in love with the soy mozzarella cheese, it melts just like real cheese, and from what I remember of dairy cheese, it tastes pretty similar too.
During the week my boyfriend Mikey arrived at my house with a lovely bunch of orange lillies for me. I was SO happy :) I love receiving flowers! Thanks Mikey!