May 31st, 2004

kestrel

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i was wondering if anyone had tried or often uses and likes a non-hydrogenated vegan margerine to use in baking. i have tried all three versions of earth balance and think they are absolutely disgusting and my passion for baking is waning. i used to use willow run, which tastes amazing, but is hydrogenated. i use soy garden spread for cooking.. has anyone used that successfully for baking? i would prefer a suggestion for something in stick form though.. help? ;) thanks.

Applesauce Gold Cake

Found this cake in a non-vegan baking cookbook. I made it this afternoon and it turned out wonderfully - I modified the recipe a bit because I was a little low on vegetable oil. The result was a lower-fat cake that still tasted yummy. :) It's moist and sweet and golden, and I think it would be really awesome with some berries, or maybe just a little strawberry syrup on top. Here ya go:

Applesauce Gold Cake:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used 2 tbsp. applesauce and 2 tbsp. oil. The author says you can use a tablespoon of walnut or hazelnut oil instead of one of the tablespoons of veg. oil, for a nuttier flavor)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add dry ingredients to 8x8 inch baking pan. Mix well with a fork. Add wet ingredients. Mix well, making sure to get all the dry ingredients from the corners blended into the wet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and a toothpick stuck in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Let cool, add toppings if desired, and eat!

This was super-easy and not messy at all, since you mix everything in the baking pan. :) Yummy.
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chocolate chip cookies?!?!

i'm having my grad party in a few weeks, and i wanted to make some kick ass chocolate chip cookies for all my friends who are coming.
I know there are some really good sounding recipes in the archives, but i wanted a tried and true awsome recipe from someone who knows there stuff.

i was considing just attempting to veganize the toll house recipe ( energ egg replacer and margarine), but i'm also interested in other suggestion (or if anyone knows if this does'nt work well).
i'm also interested in oatmeal chocolate chip cookies as well, cuz i loooove oatmealy stuff, so ummm yea.
also, what are you fav type of chocolate chips to use?

 i've generally just used whatever the generic ones at the grocery store were, and i always feel like they have a wierd kinda chemically taste. so as a splurge went for the tropical source ones (and i hope they live up to my expectations)

so umm, help please i suppose :)