Butterscotch Sauce – seriously

Because I didn’t gorge myself enough on esfihas (I did, though. I made a total pig of myself.) Kalisa made me her butterscotch sauce over coconut milk ice cream.

Sweet jeebus!

I wish this were harder to make and I wish it took a long time to cook and I wish it were made of exotic ingredients.

It’s NONE of those things and you may be finding yourself making this way too often because I can pretty much guarantee that you have all of these ingredients on hand (save the last one.)

Blame Kalisa. ūüėÄ

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance¬†(or other vegan butter)
  • 1 cup¬†brown sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla “milk” or¬†“creamer” of your choice
  • 1¬†tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • whiskey (optional, to taste – approx 2-3 tbsp)

Melt the Earth Balance in a saucepan.¬† Stir in sugar, milk or creamer, vanilla and salt (if desired). Bring to a low boil and cook¬†a few minutes, stirring regularly.¬†¬†Remove from heat and add a splash of whiskey if you’d like.

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Let cool to room temperature and drown your ice cream in it!

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This can be stored in an air-tight container in the refridgerator.¬†Again, I’m sorry – blame Kalisa!

Esfihas

My dear friend, Kalisa, made these Lebanese-from-Brazil¬† “fast food”¬†delights when I visited last weekend.¬† They are amazing! Esfihas are like little Middle Eastern pizzas and the spices are super interesting!

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  • 1 package frozen dinner rolls (she used Rhodes – they’re vegan!)
  • 1 lb ground beef substitute
  • 1 large white onion chopped fine
  • 1 large tomato chopped fine
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Thaw dinner rolls and let rise according to package instructions.

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Saute onions until carmelized. Add ground beef substitute, tomato, parsley and spices and heat all the way through.

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Take one thawed and risen roll and cut the dough in half.  Roll into a ball and flatten with the bottom of a juice glass. Try to make them as thin as possible.

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Place flattened dough rounds on a cookie sheet and press a spoonful of filling into the dough. (This keeps the filling from falling off the final product.)

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Kalisa, the hostess with the mostest!

Bake in a 400 degree oven until dough is slightly browned.

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Serve with lemon wedges – a squeeze of lemon adds that perfect little bite of acid –¬†and maybe a side of tabbouleh.

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Make A LOT of them! You’ll want to eat A LOT and they reheat in the oven beautifully!