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Veganomicon Pound Cake

Posted Feb 10 2009 11:33am
                                        from Veganomicon

So for N/A's b-day, I baked him (by request) a pound cake.

Now, I'm not a fan of pound cake. Reason being, pound cake qualifies as "vanilla" flavored dessert. And as I've mentioned on prior occasions, when something is just "vanilla" I think of it in terms of being "plain"-flavored. So pound cake: boring. Especially since it isn't served with frosting. And that is essentially a crime within the cake community. Cake = frosting. So whatever, pound cake. Way to be a cake-wannabe.

Nonetheless: I dig the boy, so I baked one, using the recipe from Veganomicon.

And although it was good (both N/A and I liked it, and he alleges that one of his friends now has a crush on me after slamming like 3 pieces), it wasn't POUND cake. Granted, my knowledge of pound cake was always the shitty Entenmanns that my dad used to buy when we were little and that was both dense as fuck and dry as fuck. But isn't that the way that pound cake's SUPPOSED to be?

So to me, the Veganomicon recipe wasn't so much a pound cake recipe as it was a sweet-bread recipe. It has the same consistency and flavor-realm of, say, banana bread or something: squishy, sweet, and moist. So yeah: it was good. Though boring (but that's just my vanilla prejudice talking). But it wasn't pound cake.

All that aside though, what REALLY got my goat when making this recipe was this:

O'Soy soy yogurt is NOT VEGAN.

I don't know if any of you are consumers of their yogurt, but I've been on occasion for the last couple years. And from what I gather, at some point it WAS vegan (hence my confusion), but it isn't any longer. And apparently I missed that memo.

So imagine how super-pissed I was to find out, midway through a lunch snack with my excess yogurt this weekend, that it has milk-derived cultures in it.

WHAT THE FUCK IS THE POINT OF MAKING A SOY YOGURT IF IT'S GOT MILK-DERIVATIVES IN IT?!?! Seriously. That is THE dumbest motherf-ing thing I've ever heard.

It's like making a veggie burger that has beef broth as an ingredient. Idiotic.

O'Soy: please do suck my anus.
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