This morning I was asked how I planned to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. “I’ll be laying on the couch stuffing my face with chocolate and crying.” Well, I did cry a little while watching “She Wouldn’t Say Yes,” but the rest of the day was pretty nice. I will show you.
I started off by having my GreenMax in this lovely heart-covered mug.
After lunch, Z & Fr. R and I went to the Pump House for dessert.
It was my first time…
luckily they had a few vegan options : )
And a whole giant buffet of toppings…
including a bunch of fruit.
I had a crush on the cool plastic spoons.
The only thing is you pay by the pound, and I went nuts with the fruit. But it made me feel better about eating the sorbet.
Now I’ll need something to justify the cake I just finished baking. I only made it so I would have something cute and Valentines-y to post tonight…I did it for YOU.
I decided to decorate with tinted coconut (unsweetened).
You could also use a ziplock bag, but I put my coconut in a glass jar, added a few drops of food coloring, closed it up and shook and shook and shook and shook it up.
I used my basic cake recipe, but decided to experiment and replaced 1/2 C of all purpose with teff flour.
I almost always use canned, full fat coconut milk in place of the water and oil.
Since this is a half recipe, I just did two little 6″ round cakes.
Assembling the cake. I’m really not very good at frosting, I always make a mess.
I wonder if bakeries use a little tiny vacuum to suck up the extra coconut…
I thought it looked pretty.
I haven’t eaten it yet, I’ll let you know how it went using part teff.
If you missed my earlier post about the amazing Valentine I received from my BFF, You Can See It HERE. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Valentine’s Day!
P.S. If you’re wondering why I haven’t mentioned anything about the start of Lent, it’s because Orthodox Easter is 5 weeks after Western Eastern this year. I hope all the discount candy doesn’t get stale before we have a chance to eat it….