Thursday, September 25, 2008
Well, evidently I'm a bit full of myself, because it's not very often I look at another recipe and think "I want to try this exactly as it's written".
Usually I want to mess with it until it no longer resembles what the original writer intended. Sometimes this is good, other times not.
But the amazing-looking "Magic Shell" Ice Cream topping over at Vegan Dad's blog totally sucked me in. Did you ever try the stuff as a kid? That ice-cream-topping in a bottle that hardened into solid chocolate candy on your ice cream? Loved it, loved it. And I HAD to try it. Exactly as written.
(As an aside here, several of you blogger-people have randomly asked me if I am related to or even married to "Vegan Dad" or some such weirdness...
No, no, no. For one thing his name is VEGAN DAD and my name is TOFU MOM. See? The names aren't even close. :)
Oh, and he lives in Ontario, I think? I live in Washington. I am quite sure he's happily married to Vegan Mom - who is (I'll remind you all again) not the same as Tofu Mom... So yeah, just setting that rumor straight, ya know how things can run rampant on the Internets...)
OK, that said, I set out to make this amazing chocolate-mocha-topping-stuff. And it really is AWESOME. But... as you can see from the pictures, somehow my version (and I am sure the fault is mine) didn't turn out all beautiful, hard and candy-like.
We did end up with incredibly wonderful hot-mocha-fudge-puddle sundaes though. Which was perfectly OK, because it was still DEEEELicious and decadent. You have to try it, it's chocolate-coffee heaven.
Definitely check out Vegan Dad's blog, I learn something every time I'm there. Evidently just not how to make Magic Shell Ice Cream topping. I'll keep trying though, not to fear. This is worth a few hundred "test" batches...