July 20th, 2006

Apricot bread pudding



It's supposed to be a baked dessert, but I don't trust myself with ovens all that much, so i improvised. Turned out dead easy to make with a saucepan. I haven't got the exact measurements for the ingredients - all these are approximations. makes around 6 servings.

  • 6-7 slices stale bread, cut into squares
  • 5 tablespoons (or so) margarine
  • 400-500ml soy milk
  • 100ml golden syrup
  • 10 dried apricots, chopped

    Simmer soy milk, golden syrup, margarine, apricots in a saucepan till the mixture thickens. The apricot bits get all plump and squishy. mmm. Add the bread squares. Be gentle/use a spatula if you want them to retain their shape - if not, mashing with a fork is good too. It takes some time for the flavours to soak in, maybe 20 minutes? It's a good time to add more or whatever you need. (my bread was really dry and kept requiring more soy milk)
    It tastes ridiculously good for such a simple dish. Keeps well in the fridge too - just drizzle on a little syrup or milk and heat it up :)

    And now a little extra: cakeCollapse )
  • blueberry bread

    hi everyone! i'm a newbie. glad to find this community :)

    i have a very simple and delicious recipe for vegan blueberry bread that i wanted to share with you. it makes a fantastic breakfast loaf if you toast it and put earth balance or some other butter substitute on it. we make it every year for christmas gifts. people rave about it and ask for the recipe. they are always shocked to find out it's vegan :)

    hope you enjoy this recipe as much as i have:

    Blueberry Bread
    preheat oven to 350 degrees

    6 egg replacers (9 tsp. powder with 12 Tbsp. water)
    4 c. sugar
    3 c. soymilk
    1 ½ Tbsp cinnamon
    8 c. flour
    10 tsp. baking powder
    2 pt. fresh or frozen blueberries

    1. mix egg replacers with sugar
    2. add soymilk and mix
    3. mix dry ingredients separately
    4. add dry ingredients into wet mixtures, stirring in slowly
    5. fold blueberries into mix
    6. grease and flour 4 bread pans
    7. bake at 350 for 1 hour (add 15 mins for frozen blueberries)
    8. bread is done when it is golden brown and bounces back up when pushed in center

    Party/Dessert ideas?

    Well, my birthday is in a week, and I'm having a smallish tea party. Does anyone have some suggestions (and recipes ^^) of what kinds of desserts to serve? I've only ever made vegan cookies, and while they are delicious, something more cake-ish would be nice. Most of my friends are very open to vegan food, so it can be made of tofu or something else "weird". However, none of us care for chocolate and it cannot contain nightshades (not that many desserts do anyway...)

    Also, any suggestions for snacks and such? So far my ideas are vegetables and tortilla chips and hummus. o_o Again, they have to be nightshade free.

    Thanks in advance!