I have fond memories from when I was a kid of this lemon poppyseed cake my mum used to make. It was my grandmother’s recipe, and it was a giant bundt cake that was crumbly and perfectly golden and crusty on the outside and popping with lemon flavour and poppyseeds. And I remember so vividly the yellow colour. It was like bright sunshine, yellow pepper yellow, and from that moment on, I assumed adding lemon to things automatically gave them the same yellow colour as the lemon rind itself. You know, the same colour that the cake always was.
I don’t know when it was that I learned that lemons don’t equal vibrant yellow and that the cake wasn’t yellow completely naturally. I got over it. The cake still tasted so delicious, and to this day, lemon poppyseed is a comforting and satisfying flavour combination to me.
I also know, that to this day I have this affinity for bright food. For vibrant colours and saturated hues, for things coming out in colours you wouldn’t expect and for the drop of colour on a backdrop you wouldn’t necessarily picture as being the perfect one. Maybe it’s something about how much it jumps off the page, or how much it screams out fresh and life-filled and nourishing. Whatever the case, I get a little giddy every time it happens.
And so when these lemon poppyseed cookies – that weren’t yellow – came out of the oven, I knew what had to happen. I knew I needed some off the page, unexpected, beaming colour to perk them up. And to be honest, I also had this new cute dish that I really wanted to use in my photos. I’m a sucker for cute dishes. My father looks at it and says “what can you do with that little thing?” and I look at it and think “I don’t care if I only ever get to do one thing with it, it’s just so damn cute that I want it anyway.”
And that’s exactly how I felt about my new order from Revol. See those cute mini ramekins in the picture with the little handles on them? The ones that look like mini pots? They arrived in the mail, with some other super cute plates and bowls and have been a great addition to my photography props. They’re all dishwasher and oven safe, making easy transition from baking to photographing to the I-hate-cleaning-up-stage, and I just can’t get over how fun they are.
Not to mention, the ramekins are perfect for holding my vibrant green cookie glaze. Just look at that colour though? It overtakes the missing yellow any day, and I won’t give everything away, but lets just say that it’s not achieved with food dye or anything unnatural, and may instead be something quite unexpected. Just the way I like it. Oh and let’s not forget that these cookies are completely oil free, gluten free and contain no refined sugar. Just the way I like it. Enjoy!
Want to try some more vegan cookies? Check out these healthy recipe options:
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Vanilla Coconut Sandwich Cookies
- Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
This post is sponsored by Revol. I received dishes to use in the recipe, as well as compensation. Not pictured are a small red baking dish and small hors d’oeuvres tray which were also provided for me. Thank you for helping support Chronicles of Passion.