June 6th, 2008

Lentil cookies! No, seriously.

Because people don't already think that vegans eat some strange stuff.

Lentil-Raisin Cookies*

2 cups spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup earth balance
1 starchy-type egg replacer
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup non-dairy milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup dried currants
1 cup dried unsweetened coconut
2 cups water
2/3 cups green or brown lentils

bring the water and lentils to a boil, then simmer for 30-40 minutes until tender. once cool, drain any remaining liquid and add the lentils to a food processor along with 1/2 cup of the sugar. puree until smooth, then mix the applesauce, n-d milk and vanilla extract into the mixture and set aside.

cream together the earth balance with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, then add in the egg replacer and the sweet lentil-apple mixture to combine. sift in all dry goods except for the oats, currants, and coconut. finally, fold in the remaining ingredients.

form the dough into balls of about a tbsp each, and bake at 375 for 16-18 minutes. nb: this makes a lot of tiny cookies, though they freeze incredibly well and even taste good right out of the freezer. they're also obscenely addictive once they've cooled for an hour.

<b>Edited</b> to swap the lentil measurement for the water measurement!

*Adapted from Alton Brown.

My lower fat strawberry muffins

Okay. So I made the strawberry muffins from this post I made in vegancooking
And I subbed 1/3 c. applesauce. Sort of.

See I am apparently having a stupid phase and added 2 c. soymilk (something I can't AFFORD to do) so I panicked and added enough of everything else to "fix" it and half-doubled my recipe. Things didn't mix up totally well but they taste pretty good. The texture is off and I can't say whether it was the oil sub or the fiasco I caused by not paying attention to what I was doing. (FYI I also neglected to mix up my lunch properly when I made it and it was totally wonky too. I'm having issues.)

however they are ok. They LOOK fantastic and such...
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I said I'd let ya'll know how they turned out...so uh, yeah. Lets all hope my head works itself out before I blow up the kitchen or something. haha. To re-illustrate how "dumb" I am these days, I just posted this to my personal journal instead. When I went to edit tags...I was confused cause it wasn't on my friends page. I am totally gone.