April 29th, 2007

Sugar cookie decorating

So my friends recently moved to PGH to open Fossil Free Fuels (www.fossilfreefuel.com if you wanna learn more), and I offered to bake a bunch of stuff for their ribbon cutting ceremony. I'm gonna do 2 or 3 cakes and a whole bunch of dinosaur sugar cookie cut-outs (lame and yet oh so awesome). Basically my question is does anyone have a good royal icing recipe that is vegan, or any experience with vegan decorating of sugar cookies. I know how to make a nice basic stiff royal icing but my boss warned me that w/out oodles of meringue powder (So not vegan) the frosting tends to not harden well, which is obviously a problem for a number of reasons. So experiences? tips etc?


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Recipe request.

I lent out my La Dolce Vegan cookbook a long time ago and am looking for a simple recipe from it - at least I think it's from that book. Anyway, it's a fruit dip made with silken tofu, maple syrup, and cinnamon. I'm pretty sure if I threw those things in my food processor I could figure it out, but I don't really feel like guessing and screwing up a recipe today.

If anyone can help me out, that would be great! I've tried google, but haven't had any luck.

Doubling cookie recipes? and Nutritional Info on homemade cookies.

Does anyone know if there is a general rule of thumb on doubling up on batches of cookies?

Also,
Is there a way of figuring out the nutritional info on vegan cookies you make at home.

I tried looking under the FAQs, but didn't find any other questions like this.

Thanks!

massaman curry paste

having a hard time finding ready-made massaman curry paste that doesn't have shrimp paste. it probably exists somewhere, but we decided to try making our own.

there's a lot of recipes on the internet but i'm looking for one that you guys have tried and like! i searched the community for previous posts and the link that people rave about in this 2005 post doesn't work anymore. :(

does anyone have a tried and true recipe? it's tough to determine what an authentic and tasty recipe is just from googling.