It’s an exciting night for me!
ABC2 are showing all the episodes of the first season of Please Like Me back to back tonight, before the new season starts on Tuesday.
And H has made a cake. Banana and chocolate with cream cheese icing.
Please Like Me
I LOVED the first season of Please Like Me when it aired last year. The series only had 6 episodes, so it was over before we knew it, and I was worried we’d never see it again. But somebody else must have loved it too, because it was picked up by a US cable network, and now it’s back – and this time there are 12 episodes in the series. Yay!
I’m all set for tonight: beer, pizza, cake, Fry’s Chocolate Cream bar and the remote control under my control.
I’ve heard such good things about Daiya, I was pretty excited to try it out. So far, the best mozzarella I’ve tried is Notzarella, which is good, but I’m happy to do without it.
The ingredients in Daiya surprised me. There’s nothing hideously chemical or toxic-looking. It’s pretty much made of food, which is a good start.
The Daiya browned nicely and had a little bit of stretch, but I’m sad to say it was a little bit pasty. I think the thing is, that I’m over needing mozzarella now. If I refuse to eat the thinly sliced mozzarella I used to buy at the market in my dairy-eating days, I’m happier to eat a cheese-free pizza. I reckon that caramelised onions and/or olives and/or a little bit of truffle oil give my pizzas the decadent, salty, oily taste even better than cheese does.
Daiya and Notsarella are OK, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy them again, unless I was making pizza for someone who couldn’t do without cheese of some kind.
Banana chocolate cake
After the pizza, I cut myself a small piece of H’s new favourite cake.
We had lots of over ripe bananas to use up, so she veganised the Chocolate Banana Cake from the Joy of Baking, using egg replacer and soy milk. Instead of the ganache icing, she made a cream cheese icing from Tofutti cream cheese.
It was lovely and moist and chocolatey. Luckily her brother loves it too, so we’re encouraging him to eat it, so we don’t end up devouring it all. I could probably polish off the lot in one evening if someone didn’t stop me!
Well, I had planned to eat all my goodies while I watched the show, but it doesn’t start for a while yet, and all my food is gone now…and I feel a bit sick…
Might just curl up on the couch and hope someone wakes me at 8.50 pm for the show.
Quick! It’s on!
Here’s a preview of the first series…(aaahhhhh! I’ve taken so long to write this that it’s about to start…)