January 17th, 2011

my hamburger cake

Hi! Here are the results of my ridiculous hamburger birthday cake (as discussed here: http://community.livejournal.com/vegancooking/3315901.html )

funnel cake buns (made with chocolate peppermint soymilk, I don't think it did much for the flavour in the end), So Good chocolate ice cream "patty" (with crumbled oreos mixed in), chopped kiwi and strawberry, cashew cream, and white chocolate chips on top.

The day-old reheated funnel cake wasn't awesome, but it wasn't terrible either. I don't think I would do it again, but it works in a pinch. It was pretty soggy and floppy, but baking helped. And you don't really notice it too much with the rest of the cake. I don't know, maybe I'm just being hard on myself!

Anyway, it was a success, thanks everyone for your input! I hope this inspires future stupid-cake makers.

Egg Replacement

When I'm lazy, I buy packet mixes of sausages and burgers that you just add water to then leave for 10mins and cook. I saw a new one that's sunflower seed and vegetable burger so I got it for variety. Turns out it needs a medium egg as well as the normal water. I don't ever use egg replacers so don't have purpose made ones or flax seed as well as being a bit clueless about them.

They are mostly dried TVP (15%), rusk (the wheat additive, not those biscuit things) oats and wheat gluten(seitan)- in that order. The ones I normally get (no egg needed) are rusk (30%) and TVP (25%) so I assume they are different enough that I can't just ignore the egg.

What do you suggest I put in it?