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#1 of 9 Old 02-20-2003, 03:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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help! i am attending a homeschooling moms coffee night thingy and we are to bring a dessert. since we dont usually have stuff like that around our house i dont know what to make! does anyone have any ideas? i searched on this list but couldnt really find anything applicable...

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vegetarian is a lot easier than vegan, because almost all baked goods are vegetarian, but if you want egg and dairy free that's a little more difficult.

can you be a little more specific about what you'd like to make, and whether you want to be egg and dairy free?

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it doesnt have to be dairy free, i just thought that if anyone had a really good vegan dessert they could in include that.

vegetarian is fine, vegan is even better.
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1.5 cups flour (I use organic, whole-wheat flour)
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white or brown sugar (I use fructose)
.5 teaspoon salt (optional)
6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla (or mint) extract
1 cup cold water


Stir dry ingredients together, mixing well.
Make 3 holes in dry mixture.
Pour applesauce into one hole, extract in another and vinegar in the third.
Pour cold water over entire contents.

Pour into 9" x 9" baking pan. I prefer a 9" round springform pan.

Bake at 350 for half an hour. Test with fork.

Yum Yum Yummy!!!

Plus, this cake freezes great!!!!

I make a glaze sometimes out of Baker's unsweetened chocolate and melted fructose with a couple tablespoons of soy milk (plain, vanilla or chocolate all work).
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These are the ones I have in my recipe file:

Apple Crisp

Mix together :
2/3 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups oats
1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup oil
Take 1 cup of above mixture and mix with
5 cups apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
Spread apples in a 9x13" pan, spread remaining
oat mixture on top of apples.
Bake @ 375 F for 30?45 minutes
(or until golden brown)
Makes 8 servings

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

1/3 cup of cocoa
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking soda
1 cup of coffee
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of oil
2 tbsp of vinegar

In a bowl, put cocoa, flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
In another bowl, put coffee, vanilla, oil, and vinegar.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour into any size pan you desire.

Bake at 375 F for 25 - 30 minutes

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Vegan Vanilla Cake

2 cups water
3/4 cup oil
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
4 teaspoons vanilla

3 1/2 cups sifted flour (sift 2 times for a springy cake)
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix together last four ingredients in another bowl and sift together well.
Add the dry mixture to the liquid and mix well until all lumps are gone.
Let sit 5 minutes.
Pour into a 13x9x2 greased baking pan, or cupcake tins.
Do not bang air bubbles out of this cake.
Bake at 350 F about 40 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean, the cake springs back, and tops are slightly golden.
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these are great, thanks guys!
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This is not even close to helthy (note the amount of margarine) but it is vegan and way decadent. a friend of mine adapted it from, i think, Moosewood.

Cardamom Coffee Cake

1 pound margarine
2 C brown sugar
8 Tbsp silken tofu
1-2 Tbsp vanilla
4 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp powder cardamom
2 C liquid (coconut milk, coffee, soy or rice milk, any combination therof.)

(I prefer to use coconut milk and cold coffee)

Nut mixture:
1/4 C brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 C finely chopped almond or pecans

--sift together dries. Cream together margarine and sugar, add tofu and vanilla. Mix dries and wets (fold together, mixing very lightly).
Layer 1/3 batter, 1/3 nut mix, etc. Bake at 350 for 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
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1-1/4 cups maple syrup or fruit concentrate (you could probably use any liquid sweetener you want)
1 cup peanut butter, sesame tahini or nut butter
1 to 1-1/4 cup sifted carob powder (you could substitute cocoa, but the carob is yummy in this recipe)
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1-2 teaspoons vanilla
optional-1/2 to 1 cup sesame seeds, shedded coconut or chopped nuts, or anything you think would be good in fudge
optional-8 to 14 drops peppermint extract, or to taste

Heat sweetener & "butter" until they soften & mix readily
Take off heat & add everthing else (but save some of the nuts/coconut if you're using it to put on top)
press into a 9" or 10" pie plate, pressing extra topping on top
chill-will keep in the fridge for 3 months

Note listed the last two ingredients as optional cause I never had them around when I made this recipe, & it came out fine without them-you could use a crunchy nut butter too. Also, you can pretty much use any size pan, it just may be taller or shorter depending on the size you choose.
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http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedFo...775/snack.html

this site has other vegan recipes too, don't know how they are, I stumbled onto this while looking for something else
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