YOUR WEEKLY DIGESTION OF FOOD NEWS TO CONSUME AND VEGAN CINNAMON ROLL...SEEMED LIKE A GOOD PLACE TO END VEGAN WEEK
Vegan--that's like totally no animal product. No butter, no cheese, no eggs, no (cow) milk. Usually this can lead to no taste, too much sugar and weird textures. It's what has always made me dubious when trying desserts that are vegan. But since me and the SO were on that kick this week, when I came across this cinnamon roll with "cream cheese" frosting from Mollie Rose Baking Co., of course I was going to try it! I mean it looked decent enough and was a pretty good size for about $3. I was also moderately intrigued by the idea of vegan cream cheese frosting. This particular one seemed to be some kind of either soy or tofutti type mixture that had a nice look of frosting and an almost taste of cream cheese, though it was a tad on the too sweet side and the texture was also a tad off. Hard to pinpoint what it was but it was sort of like lotion to my tastebuds. Not really off putting, but just sort of off. The roll itself had a tasty enough cinnamon sugar flavor but again the texture was on the slightly doughy side. I think this could have benefited for a little more time in the oven. The color was a little more beige as opposed to golden brown and the inside was the color of like a light wheat bread. I'm not gonna say I totally disliked it, but I also couldn't fully appreciate it either. I had much preferred the
me and the SO had. Oddly enough, in a change of flavor tastes, the SO said he did like this cinnamon roll. A switch, I know. He was a fan of the slightly doughy texture and liked the fact that it didn't taste all that sweet when icing and bun were eaten together. I was surprised but that just goes to show how people's taste buds and appealing flavor profiles can vary from item to item. I'd had high hopes for a vegan cinnamon roll with some faux cream cheese, since I'm such a fan of this particular type pastry dessert (shoutout Church and Market Safeway!). So it's kind of a thumbs down thumbs up on this. For me, I can't see getting it again without some adjustments--maybe bake a little longer and do a sugar glaze topping instead? Though the SO will tell you it was pretty good. Okay, so maybe that doesn't help you decide, how about--it wasn't so bad I wouldn't see what else Mollie Rose had to offer. Where desserts are concerned, I'm willing to go that extra bite for you to find something yummy. For that, your welcome!
- Frozen custard, KQED says it is the new Bay Area ice cream treat.
- Seems some restaurants aren't the biggest fans of Postmates and those other services that promise to deliver whatever you want when you want it.
- It's called Volta and it's coming to SOMA.
- Yes, we live here, but some of us aren't the waiting in line kind. Zagat offers up some alternatives for the rest of us.
- Not to be outdone (of course) Google now shows you how to avoid lines at those popular places with a new search feature.
- The big "you can't find good bagels in San Francisco" debate gets a new player. What took you so long?
- Though SF Weekly does a game job of trying to find the "best bagel" in town.
- San Francisco Magazine lists their 2015 best in food things. Though, aren't there still 5 more months to go?
- Yeah, I'm not sure I even understand what this is, but it does seem sooooo San Francisco.
- 24th doesn't want anymore "big" restaurants on their block.
- Outside Lands, that food event with some bands playing, has announced their GastroMagic lineup.
- Wrapping up with the last days of La Borinquena in Oakland.