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    Baking Thread

    I'm reserving this thread for baking -holiday or not. Pics, recipes, and reviews are encouraged.

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    this thread needs some recipes! hahaha
    I suck at baking!
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    Okay, so this doesn't really count as "baking," but it's definitely a dessert:
    *dang, I don't know why the picture's not showing. Here's the link: http://moveintomymind.tumblr.com/image/34643480232

    I'm too cheap to buy vegan caramel sauce, so I use this recipe:

    2 cups organic white granulated sugar
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup light agave nectar or light corn syrup
    1/2 cup coconut milk (not lite coconut milk)
    2 T. dairy-free soy margarine, such as Willow Run
    pinch of salt

    Preparation:
    In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the sugar, agave nectar and water to a boil, stirring well at first to dissolve the sugar. Turn down the heat to low and cook until the liquid is deep amber in color, about 12 minutes, swirling the pan occasionally to ensure even cooking. Remove the pan from heat. Very carefully (the mixture will bubble), stir in the coconut milk, dairy-free soy margarine and salt until smooth.

    Even you can make it Easy!
    Last edited by CarlaRant; 11-04-2012 at 06:27 PM. Reason: pic won't show

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    I think I fixed it for you.

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    Cool. Thanks!

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    Good lord I need to make this! Do you bake the apples or anything?
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    Nope, you just put them in the fridge.

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    VEGAN SNICKERDOODLE CAKE

    I tested this recipe out in preparation for Thanksgiving and it was amazing!

    egan Snickerdoodle Cake:
    Ingredients:


    3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

    1 1/2 cup sugar (or agave and reduce the oil and milk amount slightly)
    2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup vegetable oil
    2 cups vanilla almond milk
    1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

    Directions:
    Heat oven to 350F
    Spray 8-inch or 9-inch round cake pans well with nonstick spray.
    Mix almond milk and vinegar, let sit a few minutes until curdled.
    Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
    Add vegetable oil, soy milk, and vanilla extract; whisk until batter is smooth.


    Bake about 30 minutes, until cake begins to pull away from sides and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let sit for a few, invert, and cool on rack. Once fully cooled, cream together nondairy butter or palm shortening, vanilla, cinnamon and powdered sugar to taste and desired consistency, and frost! Dip a spatula in very hot water for a good smooth effect. Note: vegan frosting is harder to work with than regular buttercream, so be careful...it takes practice to look good! Garnish with Turbinado sugar, cinnamon and or cinnamon sticks!

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    It's a little late for the holidays, but who can resist a brownie?

    Vegan Brownies
    Dense, nutty, with a crisp crust and flakey top. Come to mama.
    Inspired by Vegan Baking.
    Ingredients:
    1.5 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water, whisked
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup whole almonds, ground into a flour/meal & sifted (OR sub 1.5 cups almond flour)
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    1/2 tsp kosher salt
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Earth Balance or other non-dairy butter substitute
    1/2 cup + 1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate, divided
    1 cup + 1/4 cup organic cane sugar (note: a reduction in sugar will lead to a more cake-like brownie)
    1/4 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9 inch square pan with parchment and grease all sides. In a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water and set aside.
    2. In a blender or processor, process almonds into a meal/flour. Sift out large pieces. Or use store bought almond meal/flour. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flours, cocoa, salt, soda).
    3. In a large microwave safe bowl, add chocolate and Earth Balance and melt in microwave for about 30-45 seconds until melted. Stir well and add in flax egg, sugar, vanilla, and milk. Whisk.
    4. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and stir well. The mixture will be VERY dry, but not to worry keep mixing! Now fold in the walnuts and remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
    5. Scoop batter into prepared pan and place a piece of parchment on top. Spread with hands or a pastry roller until smooth and even.
    6. Bake for 32-34 minutes at 350F and allow brownies to cool in pan for about 1.5 hours. DO NOT REMOVE BROWNIES (uh oh I’m yelling!) until completely cool or they will crack apart. After an hour or so, gently separate edge of brownie from pan with a butter knife and place on a cooling rack. Cool completely and slice carefully. Some cracking when slicing is normal and I say it gives the brownies character, right? Store in air-tight container for up to 3-4 days.

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    Easy! Where the hell are my cookies?!?!? ;p

    **btw-I tried to type this in all-caps, but it won't post me yelling. ha!

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    Between this new job, school, and derby, I've not been cooking much, let alone baking. :(

    My Fall Break is next week and I can't wait to show you what I'm going to be doing in my kitchen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlaRant View Post
    Between this new job, school, and derby, I've not been cooking much, let alone baking. :(

    My Fall Break is next week and I can't wait to show you what I'm going to be doing in my kitchen!
    i cant wait to see!

    i wish i knew how to bake, a friend of mine made this awesome vegan cookies the other day for her daughter's birthday and i got some and they were delicious
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlaRant View Post
    Between this new job, school, and derby, I've not been cooking much, let alone baking. :(

    My Fall Break is next week and I can't wait to show you what I'm going to be doing in my kitchen!
    You should bake some hobo bread. It's great and completely vegan!

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    Isn't that the bread that you bake in a can? haha...I thought I remember it having eggs in it. No worries, I can easily replace. Do you have a recipe for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlaRant View Post
    Isn't that the bread that you bake in a can? haha...I thought I remember it having eggs in it. No worries, I can easily replace. Do you have a recipe for it?
    Yup. 3 coffee cans. No eggs, no butter. just flour, oil and baking soda and powder. We used this one last time but added a bunch of nuts and it was great. We didn't think it would turn dark brown like the kind we bought from Trader Joes but it really did.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/hobo-bread/

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