Vegan MOFO: Day 3
An Ode to Vegan Bloggers
I love caramel and last year this recipe for Raw Caramel Chips on Vegan Culinary Crusade‘s blog really called to me. I stashed it away to make at a later date after I figured out what the heck lucuma was. I wasn’t the only one, talk of these beautiful little chips and this unheard of powder were all over MOFO bloggers pages.
Lucuma powder comes from the tropical lucuma fruit from Peru and is said to have a maple like flavor. After finding the recipe last year I looked for lucuma at my normal shopping locations with not much luck. Soon after, I completely forgot about it until last month when I started to plan out what I was doing for MOFO. Last week I went to Amazon to see about ordering lucuma but found it was a little out of my budget for ingredients especially for something I wasn’t sure I would like or actually use.
Did any of you happen to try out this recipe? If so what were your results? If you haven’t tried this recipe but have used lucuma, what did you use it for? Is it worth me springing for to have it in my kitchen?
Lucuma aside, if you have never made it over to Vegan Culinary Crusades you should go now. Or maybe when you are done reading. Lisa has me in complete awe with her beautiful food photographs and creative recipes. Oh, and make sure you check out her travel pics!
I’m well acquainted with Lucuma! I would say it’s more pumpkin in flavor and very dense/pastey. I haven’t tried the powder, but you can sometimes find fresh frozen pulp in Hispanic grocery stores, specifically if the owner is from Peru. You can find some other online resources here: http://www.lucuma.com/lucumafruit.asp
and, love love the name of your blog!
Thanks for the info! Glad you like the name. We do too. 🙂