December 19th, 2007

Help me with my poundcake!

So I've made the poundcake from Veganomicon twice now. It's half the reason I bought the book!

Well, the only loaf pan I have is ceramic (I didn't have the cookbook with me when I bought it, oops), and the recipe asks for dark metal. Which is the only reason I can think of, that the bottom of my poundcakes are always underdone, even after baking at a titch higher temperature for over half an hour longer!

Anyone have some advice (besides just buying another loaf pan)? It's a glazed Crueset pan. I've thought of putting the pan in the oven when the oven is preheating, but I'm afraid putting cold batter in it would cause it to crack. I think the ceramic just doesn't heat up fast enough. :^(

The poundcakes are still super-yummy (everyone at work loves them) but I want them to be less mushy on the bottom!

Chocolate Chip Scones


I tried to find a scone recipe that was NOT for drop scones, that did NOT contain oil, and did NOT contain anything that would "replace an egg".  I have an unfounded hatred for egg replacers and avoid at all costs recipes that ask for me to replace an egg.  Thought I'd find a recipe in Vegan With A Vengeance....but she uses oil!  In a SCONE?!  I like my scones nice and flaky, not like muffins.  I ended up using her recipe and taking a few tips from Alton Brown to tweak the recipe and make these. 

Enchiladas

Hi! I'm new to the community and the whole veg scene. It's been just about two weeks now.

I want to make some yummy enchiladas for me and the hubby to take for X-mas dinner. The easier the better! Every other recipe I've tried since the switch has turned out pretty bad. :( So spam me with your favorites!

And I also had a question about nutritional yeast. Does it only come in flakes? I'm just wondering because that's all I could find and the "cheese" sauce recipe I tried didn't specify and turned out very pasty instead of saucy. Any good "cheese" sauce recipes would be greatly appreciated as well!

TIA