August 25th, 2005

problem with cakes when using egg replacer?

the other night i tried to make a cake for a friend using a store-bought cake mix and just adding oil, water & egg replacer like the package says to do

i used ener-g egg replacer and the cake came out really weird. it was super flat and didn't seem to yield near as much cake as it should have (it was barely 1/4" thick when covering the bottom of a 9x12 pan)

after telling my friend what happened, she said that's happened to her the 2 times she tried using ener-g egg replacer in a store-bought cake mix.

i made a cake for someone in the past using mashed bananas as the egg replacer and it came out fine.

anyone have any cooking tip insights for me on this?
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Citrus BBQ Tofu.

Recipe here, ..

2 packages firm tofu, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4cup unsweetened apricot jam
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup or brown rice syrup
Zest from one orange
1/4cup water
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
_1/2teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch cayenne powder

but I made some changes:
I put the tofu on the grill- which I had brushed with olive oil so it wouldnt stick. I didnt use any onion, jam, or mustard. Instead of soy sauce I used hot pepper dumpling sauce(which is sweeter than the bitter taste of soy, and this one was of course spicier), fresh rosemary instead of coriander. I also poured on the marinade as it cooked, and added a bit of salt.

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sugar cookies

I really want to bake some sugar cookies but I have no vanilla and it seems that all sugar cookie recipes have vanilla. Any recipes without vanilla or replacement suggestions? Thank you!

Edit: I thought I should mention that I just have the basic ingredients, as I just moved on my own to my own apartment. I have: flour, sugar, soy milk, margarine, baking powder, salt.. those things. Now I know I need vanilla for those late night sugar cookie cravings :)
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Pumkin Pie?

I've got a quick question - does anyone have a really yummy vegan pumkin pie recipe? I made the one from "How It All Vegan" a while back, but it came out kinda.....bland....

I'm not sure what else to put into it to give it that "kick" that I remember from pumkin pie as a kid. Any ideas?
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