Sunday, December 15, 2013

Baking Brownies on CT Style

I returned to the set of WTNH-TV's "CT Style" this week to talk about entertaining vegan style.  This is the time of year for holiday parties, and as a vegan, that can be a challenge.  Whether you've been invited to a family get together, an office holiday party, or a potluck, having at least one surefire vegan dish that everyone will love will help make any occasion a success.

My recommendation:  Brownies!  Everyone loves them, and this gluten-free vegan version of a traditional recipe is indistinguishable from the original.  In this segment I show how to dress them up for a special occasion in order to make this ordinary dessert a festive standout.

Add a drizzle of raspberry sauce to the plate and garnish with fresh raspberries and a dollop of vegan whipped creme.  Or, cut the brownies into bite-sized chunks, top with a raspberry and garnish with a little powdered sugar like a fresh coating of snow.  These are perfect for dessert party hors d'oeuvres.

Another combination I like are flavors reminiscent of candy bars.  For the Mounds combo, garnish with some toasted coconut and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.  If you like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, try swirling some peanut butter into the top of the brownie batter before baking.  These look yummy and taste decadent.

Another way I've decorated these versatile brownies is with a spiced maple pumpkin sauce.  They look pretty on the plate and taste SOOOOO good!  Get the recipe for Gluten-free Vegan Brownies here.

If you'd like to see the demonstration of this recipe being made on CT Style, click on this link.  Be sure to leave your positive comments on their website!  

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