Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Peacecake

Just having fun with some of our finer sweets. Put them to tunes for our favorite tweeps! Click on Peacecake right below , to view a sampling of a sweet lil show!

Peacecake


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Product Review: Peacecake makes high-end gluten-free goodies









Warm and rich brownies out of the oven, then that first bite and you realize just how good something can actually be. Oh, and did we mention its wheat free? See what Jennifer had to say. Our fans really know what they like!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

OK friends, I know its been a while. We've been very busy at Peacecake! We are doing gluten free catering now. With so many choices in our line of sweets ....it was a natural. We've also been very busy with our fresh baked cookies. Lots of baking going on these past weeks ,and our website is ever changing to reflect all the yummy additions we'll be adding for the fall.

But, for now, I want to let you know that we are taking a well needed break from baking and wrapping up cookies. We are heading out to the west coast to eat our way through the streets of San Francisco.

We will be searching out for good and tasty finds, fresh ideas, old friends we haven't seen in a while, and some inspiration to get us rejuvenated again. Everyone needs a break now and then !

Be sure to follow us on Twitter as we take you through the daily adventures of the city by the bay. You don't want to miss one descriptive morsel of yum ! We begin our journey Monday, July 18, so be sure to follow us.
Oh yeah, we had to close shop, but when we come back, we'll have some excitingly delicious wonders awaiting our fabulous fans......YOU! Thanks for always being there!


Stay tuned ..............Peace out for now~



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We are now open on Etsy!

Ok-so you're checking out your pantry, and you see that you are out of the really rich gluten free brownie mix. No worries. We just opened our store on Etsy, and its easier than ever to click, order, mix and bake. We have just added our gluten free line of baking mixes to start. Oh yes, we have our vegan mixes coming soon, but it will be a little while longer before we add those. We've been very busy working on a new line of goodies that are not quite ready to share. Shhh. we'll share when we are ready. For now though, check us out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Peacecake?ref=si_shop Yes, and one more thing.......thank you for being such great friends and fans of Peacecake! (Just thought it was time for another thank-you)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Melting chocolate.........be in control!


Some folks have asked this question, "Whats the best way to melt chocolate?". Ok, so I thought I would give you a few options. First, chop or grate the chocolate because it will melt much more evenly this way. Below are four options for melting. Here ya go!

1. You can melt it in a heavy saucepan on very, very low heat stirring constantly. However, you must be super vigilant to avoid scorching. Chocolate can be very tricky.

2. You can melt it in the oven at 200 degrees F till its stirrable and soft.

3. You can melt it in the microwave in a glass bowl for a minute or more. You must keep an eye on it here though.

4. This is the best way to melt chocolate. I prefer in the top of a double boiler, over some simmering water and stirring constantly. You have more control here, which is the best way to melt chocolate . Being in control.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Once you have determined you need to be eating gluten free, its important to read labels to be sure you know exactly whats in the foods you are eating.

The following are frequently overlooked foods that may sometimes contain gluten:

Thickeners
Soy Sauce
Seasonings
Marinades
Coatings
Broths
Candy
Croutons
Soups

The above sometimes can have hidden traces of wheat and /or gluten. Don't take a chance. You can always get in touch with the manufacturer to be sure.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Duh-its rich!

These cupcakes were made with our Gluten Free & Dairy Free cupcake mix. Instead of topping the with our organic nilla bean frosting or our vegan frostings, we glazed them with a gluten and dairy free ganache. Now you have a cupcake thats fudgy inside, and a rich chocolate topping made dairy free.  The ganache is a mix of rice milk, vegan margarine, and vegan chocolate chips.There- just wanted to share!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How do I know when my egg whites are soft peaks?

Generally you will see a recipe call for eggs to be at "soft peak" stage when the egg whites need to be folded into another mixture. You would do this to give it a light and fluffy texture. If you are baking, it will allow the mixture to expand while in the oven. If using it for making mousse, this allows a lighter texture to the finished product. Omg...that's so good! You can tell when you have reached the perfect soft peak stage if your egg whites are white, shiny and foamy. As you lift up the beater or whisk, the whites will gently form a peak. There ya have it. Start whipping!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Start drooling.....


Let me tell you about these lil gems. You see them- they look like normal cupcakes, right? They are better! The cupcake part is completely gluten and dairy free and we used our Vegan Funky Fudge Frosting here. I really believe the true test is to serve these to someone with no food allergys, no sensitivity to gluten at all. If that individual loves it- its a truely delicous gluten free product that everyone can enjoy.


Easy to follow instructions-and ready to bake. We don't usually like to brag about our products, but I just couldn't not share this with you! Have a great week -end!



Monday, January 24, 2011

More Reasons to Go Organic.....



OK-we know your trying, but you must try harder! Its more important than ever to eat organic. I'm not trying to scare you here but the facts are the facts. There have been enough articles and studies done out there, and its time to really get serious about this. You realize that most non-organic foods have been sprayed with toxic chemicals that are just not fit for human consumption don't you? These toxins accumulate in your body and over time can cause many health issues.


Its true-non-organic fruit has been sprayed with poison. Its that simple.

Another advantage of organic is that it makes for a clean body, which makes for clean skin, which then will give you more energy. This is just good stuff! Don't you want to just feel better?

Oh-here is another good thing about eating organic . Its such a green thing ya know! Organic farms practice ecological farming practices, and by you supporting them, you are making a statement you would like your foods "free of toxins". But if your still not convinced, the last point I have to make is this. Organic foods just taste better! That's all!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Feed Your Mind!

I am always impressed by others who have the power and vision to see beyond the ordinary. They see a better way in which things can be done, and have ideas for how to make it happen.

Always thinking of "outside the cookie jar", and trying

to come up with the best way to make something better.

Yes, that's the way it should always be done. Think about that for a second, a better way is always more productive, more creative and more helpful.

Step back for just a moment today on this Friday in January of a new year and come up with something fabulous. Just spend a few minutes over lunch, while feeding yourself, feed your mind with an idea on how to do something in a much more incredible way. It may be for you or someone else, but it will be an idea that's all your own.

Then, pass it along if it can help someone else. A great idea that can help others is always something that should be shared. OK-so, that's your project for today! Come up with something good!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dark Chocolate Vegan Puddin....

So here it is - a great recipe that's easy to do. Its a vegan pudding recipe. No dairy, no eggs, just delicious dark chocolate all whipped up into a very satisfying treat you can't possibly feel bad about enjoying.




What you need:
1/2 cup Pure Cane Organic Sugar
1/4 Cup Tapioca Starch
1/4 tsp. salt
3 cups Soy or Rice milk
8 ounces Organic Dark Chocolate ( Your favorite kind)

Mix together tapioca starch, sugar and salt in a metal bowl. Put the bowl over a double boiler (3 inches of water simmering in a medium saucepan). Slowly add in milk whisking to mix the ingredients together. Mix 10 -12 min. till it thickens. Add chopped chocolate and mix well for 2-3 minutes. Pour into serving bowls. If you don't want a pudding skin-be sure to put the plastic wrap directly on the pudding. Refrigerate 1 hour and up to 2 days. Yum!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The perfect fat to bake with?

Your baking and well, one of the key ingredients can sometimes be an oil. This is especially true if you are veganizing a recipe. The addition of oil is the addition of fat. The oil provides the flavor and flakiness to your cookies and pastries. Fats also add a certain richness to your finished baked good. Here's the thing, many people add too much fat to a baked item. Its just not necessary to get the same results. Start with small amounts of oil, and add more if you find it was needed . I know it would be after the fact, but sometimes it takes a few times to come up with that perfect cookie!

Which brings us to the perfect fat. Well, its by choice, however, remember that oils from vegetable , nuts, or seed sources are going to be the best bets for providing us with the nutrients our body really needs. Always buy organic, cold pressed and minimally processed nut oils. Walnut, coconut, flax seed, olive and soy are great choices. These can be added to your recipe to replace the fat you've decided to replace. Remember to store these oils in the fridge till you are ready to use. This prevents rancidity.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Meet your meat...maybe its time to go Vegan!

 
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