As I've mentioned a few times before, I'm currently working on a cookbook of veganized trendy foods from the decades of the past century. Some decades are easy: The 1950s are a wealth of culinary awesomeness. But what did people eat in the 1980s?
I don't know about you, but I ate a lot of meals from boxes and bags. My mom is an excellent cook, and she made plenty from scratch. But like so many kids of the 80s, I still wanted the frozen pizzas, TV dinners, and Hamburger Helper. While the 1980s chapter will include some vegan versions of from-scratch dishes, it'll also include some vegan versions of those ubiquitous convenience foods. Like Pop-Tarts! Who didn't worship Pop-Tarts in the 1980s?
This weekend, I came up with a vegan version of this popular recipe that I found online. Mine is made with vegan butter, of course. And I use whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour, so despite the cup of butter (non-hydrogenated, of course!), maybe they're kinda healthy-ish ... okay, maybe not:
The recipe still needs a little tweaking, and I plan to experiment with fillings. These were filled with blackberry jam, but I know I want to try a chocolate filling and maybe a brown sugar and cinnamon one too: