Bake and Destroy “Good Food For Bad Vegans”, by Natalie Slater,
contains it all: punk rock, wrestlers and Oh vegan food!
Full of amazing recipes and great stories about them, first cookbook from Bake and Destroy author Natalie Slater entertains from the foreword written by WWE superstar CM punk all the way to the last chapter, greatly titled, Tips, Tools, and Magic Tricks.
The recipes in this book are all fun and could trick any carnivore into eating great vegan food. Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans brings together vegan & fun in six great chapters containing a plethora of tasty and enjoyable recipes.
Natalie Slater transforms everything from cupcakes & pies to lasagna & pizza into incredible vegan versions. Boredom is not an ingredient listed in this book. And she makes cooking good and easy, even for “bad” vegans!
So many recipes call for attention, but there are two awesome recipes that really make a statement. In one, jackfruit is used to replace pulled pork. “Cannibal Corpse Crock-Pot” is a messy massacre that will have any meat lover coming back for seconds of this amazing faux pulled pork barbecue masterpiece.
“Honky Tonk French Toast”, the most popular recipe of the book, is a combo of peanut butter and banana heaven. Very different from traditional French toast this is peanut butter banana bread soaked in a peanut butter custard and then baked in the oven. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
Slater was kind enough to let us share this recipe here and she’s also GIVING AWAY ONE COPY OF HER BOOK TO OUR US READERS! Just leave a comment here answering: what do you like more about Bake & Destroy? Winner will be contacted on April 2nd. (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)
Regardless if you are a vegan, a vegetarian, or a carnivore, this marvelous cookbook will have you laughing, entertained and best of all eating vegan.
Honky Tonk French Toast
Traditionally in the baking world the combo of peanut butter and banana calls for naming your dish after Elvis Presley, who loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches almost as much as he loved prescription drugs and rhinestones. But what I’ve done here is put the peanut butter and banana into the bread, then soaked it in peanut butter custard, making it an Elvis-inspired ass kicker much like professional wrestler Honky Tonk Man. Make the bread the night before you want to make French toast to give it time to dry out properly.
For the banana bread:
1 & 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup natural peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large, mashed bananas
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
French toast it with:
1 cup peanut butter, smooth
1 & 1/2 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot starch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon oil (for pan)
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, soda, allspice and salt. In a medium bowl, cream shortening and peanut butter, then beat in sugar, bananas and vanilla. With a wooden spoon, stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Pour batter into well-greased and floured loaf pan and bake 40-50 minutes until golden brown and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
When completely cool, cut bread into slices and store uncovered until slices are no longer soft. (Overnight should work.)
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Place peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and zap it for 30-60 seconds, until it’s melted. Whisk melted peanut butter together with soy milk, cornstarch, vanilla and cinnamon. Lay slices of banana bread out on a rimmed baking sheet and pour peanut butter custard mixture over the top, then flip slices to coat them. Soak for about 10 minutes.
Place soaked banana bread slices on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, turning over once halfway through. French toast has been achieved once the slices are warm and slightly crispy.
Serve warm with maple syrup and slices of fresh banana.