December 11th, 2006

all about the purple hat!
  • inanna


Does anyone happen to have a good vegan recipe for Krumkake (Norwegian Cone Cookies) ?

i loved the tradition my mother-of-my-heart and i had of making Krumkake during the winter holidays... she is gone now (to Florida, not the Great Beyond), and i am moving towards veganism and her recipe called for eggs and whipped cream. i'd really love to be able to share this tradition with my children.

Swedish Christmas?

So, my Farmor (Swedish grandmother) always insisted we celebrate Christmas in the traditional Swedish fashion, which generally consisted of me tottering around in a nightgown and sash, with a tray full of delicious Christmas goodies. Well, thanks to cultural bias and a little bit of skill on my part, I've got a job at a local store here called "Scandinavia Today". I really want to make some yummy desserts to bring for our Christmas party, but I'm falling short on ways to veganize the traditional Lucia buns. The internal egg isn't too hard, but there's also a pretty thick eggy glaze on them as well. Plus, most of the recipes I've found online seem to call for "saffron strings". I'm not too familiar with saffron, or even how to acquire it. Do you guys think it's completely necessary?
I was also wondering if anyone in this community celebrates a Swedish or Scandinavian Christmas and what, if any, traditional foods you like to serve!
Thanks in advance!

question about cookies

I found this recipe in the archives of cheapvegan and was wondering if you can really just omit the egg replace/starch.  We're having a cookie bake-off/trade at work and wanted something yummy.  Here is the recipe:

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. apple sauce
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar (whatever kind you prefer)
1 Tbsp. egg replacer plus 3 Tbsp. water
or potato starch or omit
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. chocolate chips
or omit and use 3/4 c. sugar

Thanks for your help!

Corn fritters!

A few days ago lj-user worrying (the lj-user tag doesn't want to work properly for me, sorry!) posted these:, delicious-looking photos of corn fritters she made. The recipe she used can be found here: Turns out, it was very easy to veganize! Here are the yummy results:

Collapse )

Alternate methods of cooking spring rolls

Dear Best Community Ever,
So, I bought some frozen spring rolls from my local Asian market. I LOVE spring rolls, but I seriously need to cut down on the fried food. These are made to be fried in a wok.
Do you think I could maybe.. brush them with oil and bake them? Steam them and then pan-brown them?
I figure I'll experiment with methods like that, but it would be awesome if any of you had any other ideas/tips to try. Thanks!
  • ellyodd

Danish people!

Hi, this is just a quick message to the Danish people in this community. A new site has opened, where you can share recipes, talk to other people and all that, at

It is REALLY really hard to find Danish veg*ans, but I know there are quite a few in this community. The site is 100% nonprofit. I hope you don't find it too offensive that I'm trying to reach people here - my intentions are good, I just want people to communicate and share recipes in Danish :)