Friday, January 11


i make some treats sometimes that're so flippin' fresh,
and so dang good,
and so deliciously dope,
that i impress myself with 'em.
for real, i'm usually not disappointed by my baked sweets an' stuff,
but once in a while i get all kinds of giddy about how great one of 'em turns out.
i made a gluten-F*ing-free coffee cake that had me rocked back on my heels 
at how incredibly authentically awesome it was.
that's the truth.
check the teleport:
i offered to make a lil somethin' nice for breezy and the kids,
and i knew that the two bigger ones were big fans of coffee cake.
that made it an easy decision, for sure.
it's SO super-freakin' fluffy,
and the crumb is soft and crOmbly,
and the streusel is all cinnamon oaty,
and all of it together is completely expert.
so, when you freak it off with coconut ice cream, and coconut whippy cream,
AND cinnamon sprankles?
it's a level-eleven exxxperience, and it'll rock your socks to barefootville!
so, what's in it that's so great?
how can a gluten-free jaun be such a triumph?
well, for starters, it's made with love,
and also, it's made by a vegan sorcerer savant,
and lastly, it has all kinds of upgraded exxxtras, 
so it follows the basic principle of Folk Life & Liberty Fortress 
test kitchen laboratory exxxperimentation:
too much is the right amount.
so, here's how it happened, and i hope you try it out-
preheat your oven to 350℉
grease a 9" x 12" brownie pan
in a medium mixing bowl, cream together:
8 T (1 stick vegan) butter;
2 T vegan creamchee';
1/2 tsp salt;
2 tsp vanilla;
1/2 cup light brow sugar;
1/4 cup powdered sugar;
1/4 cup sugar.
blend thoroughly until sticky and mooshy,
then add:
1/2 cup vegan sour cream;
1/2 lemon's zest;
1/3 cup macaroon-flake unsweetened coconut;
1 cup mama's gf almond-blend flour;
1 cup bob's ap gf flour;
2 tsp baking powder;
1 tsp baking soda;
1 cup non-dairy milk + 1 T lemon juice.
stir well, to a thick but runny batter,
and pour it into your pan-
in the bowl you just scraped out, combine:
4 T vegan butts;
1 1/4 cups bob's gf quick oats;
1/4 cup bob's gf oat bran;
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes;
1 tsp vanilla;
1/4 cup light brown sugar;
1/4 cup powdered sugar;
2 tsp cinnamon;
1/2 lemon zest.
chop it like it's gotta get crOmbly af.
and when it does?
crumble that streusel all over the top,n and put the whole thing in the oven 
for 35 minutes- maybe even 40.... it's done when the center is firm,
and the top is crisp, you'll know, and you'll be psyched,
and the whole house will smell like heavenly hottness from the future of yesterday.
damn, duders.
this one is a seriously flavorful activation.
it's just so comfortingly delish.
i love it.
i hope you do too-
.....and if you have some coconut vanilla ice cream to blast it out a la mode?
that's tight.
and if you're already there, and you also have coconut whippy cream?
do it.
you gotta.
and if the cinnamon dusties are in effect, you'll probably be psyched, so don't hold back.
coffee cake is made to make you feel better about everything ever.
and i do, thanks to a big ol' bite of this bad boi.
it's fully wintertime over here.
there's mountains of snow,
acres of ice,
and barely any degrees on the thermometer.
after running a few errands, and getting a rand spankin'; new license,
with a brand-spankin' new picture, that, for the record, 
is every bit as intentionally outstanding as every other picture 
i've ever had on a permanent form of picture ID, which is to say: wild as hell-
i spent the rest of the day with breezy and the kids,
and we spanned all the time together in a happy harmony.
i love it when a day flows smoothly like that.
and we laughed and ate and played and it all unfolded like it was meant to,
right down to tucks into bed after a story and a shark dance,
and even my ride back to the mountains was fluid and unobstructed.
some days are better than others, and this one was alright, man;
never quiet, never soft.....

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