Vegan Dessert Takes Third Prize at Grilled Cheese Contest

Compassion Over Killing announced this morning:

For the first time in its 10-year history, the Grilled Cheese Invitational (CGI), hosted at the Pasadena Rose bowl on April 28, handed out an award for a vegan sandwich. First-time competitor vegan chef Gwendolyn Mathers, who works for and was entered by non-profit animal protection organization Compassion Over Killing (COK), took home the trophy for third place in the professional category.

Chef Gwendolyn describes her recipe:

My winning Honey Pot (dessert) entry, The Aurora Borealis, featured sourdough bread fried in vegan butter and maple syrup; filled with Daiya Mozzarella, Tofutti Cream Cheese, and brandy soaked peaches; and was topped with swirls of blueberry and strawberry reductions made from scratch. Judges had no idea it was vegan until they announced the winners!

That sounds irresistible. If you really want to get fancy, you could use Bryanna’s Vegan Butter instead of the Earth Balance called for by Gwendolyn’s recipe. Recipe here.