So these days, I try to impress friends and willing guinea pigs with a creative menu incorporating ingredients from my place of birth: Wales in the UK. Here is my experimental three course vegan Welsh Menu for Vegan Mofo prompt today.
Often I will make a Welsh Dragon Leek and Potato Soup, but recently I have begun serving Welsh Woman's Vegan Laverbread Caviar with Cashew Cream Cheese and crackers.
What is laverbread?! Laverbread: a traditional Welsh delicacy that is often just spread on toast. It also known as 'Seaweed Bread' though it is not a bread at all. The best way to describe it is seaweed pate.
I think I am being a bit brave serving Laverbread as it is not to everyones taste, but if your up for trying something different and something that you may never have again - then I would encourage you. To coax you, I will even pretentiously call this 'Mermaids Pearls', but 'Welsh Gentlewoman's Vegan Laverbread Caviar' sounds more cachet.For the hearty main, I often make a pastry based dish as it sticks to the ribs. One reason I make this as making pastry from scratch always impresses people; and the other reason I make it it really does rain in Wales a lot, and when I say rains it literally pours. And pastry based dishes are always embraced.
So we have Welsh Laverbread Pudding which contrary to its name is actually a savoury dish - we Brits have sweet and savoury puddings - ever heard of Peas Pudding?
And if this Savoury Pudding does not appeal, then I opt for Laverbread, Mushroom and Puy Lentil Pies.
And finally, for Dessert - Vegan Welshcakes shaped into hearts if you so wish. I am sharing these vegan Welshcakes with Treat Petite hosted by Cakeyboi. and Jibber Jabber Uk for Love Cake, the theme is Bake Local.
To make the humble Welshcake more decadent I like to serve it with a vegan Coconut Creme Brulee.
Or if you can't do any more Welsh, then maybe a slice of this Vegan Friendly Giant Jaffa Cake will appeal, it never fails to impress.