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Hemlock
Jun 21st, 2008, 01:40 PM
I was just about to make some cakes for last nights pagan festival when Corum gently reminded the senile old bat that we haven't actually got an oven any more!
I'm gonna have to find a way of making cakes that doesn't involve using an oven. So far I've thought of fridge cakes, xmas pudding type boiled cakes, pancakes - have I missed anything?

Ames
Jun 21st, 2008, 01:58 PM
I found this - it does say it's not exactly like cake but it sounds quite yummy!

http://www.veganvillage.co.uk/recipes/rawenergy.htm

Pob
Jun 21st, 2008, 02:14 PM
Do you have a microwave? There's a recipe for microwave steamed puddings in the recipe section.

cedarblue
Jun 21st, 2008, 02:20 PM
i have many no-bake recipes; pm me if you would like some hemlock. you or anyone really.

emmapresley
Jun 21st, 2008, 02:21 PM
i have a few recipes for raw cakes from books i have hemlock, if that appeals? chuck us a pm if you fancy..they might be kinda lengthy and involve carrots. :bigsmile2:

whalespace
Jun 21st, 2008, 02:39 PM
. edit/quote. quote/edit.

whalespace
Jun 21st, 2008, 02:41 PM
I like to spend solstice outside, and I have ended up at allotment again this year. My oven was a paving slab and a small fireplace of house bricks this morning.
Since you have such a ginormous garden, look up 'cob ovens'; also dutch ovens [to be buried in ash]. You might find something to improvise with.

I picked out some nice smooth fisty pebbles to add to my fire today.... after I had warmed up my water, I decided to use the broken ones next time.

Big leaves in ash.

Old cracked cast iron cooking pots. [Aluminium will Liquefy some time after 600 celsius [which is easily acheivable] but will soften before].


...........but just clay I suppose

Wear eye protection just in case.

mariana
Jun 21st, 2008, 06:38 PM
I found a yummy-looking raw cake recipe in the Joy of Vegan Baking. I haven't made it yet but it looks pretty easy--would probably take about 25 minutes to make (maybe a little more--I'm terrible at estimating). It's got a date-pecan crust with a strawberry-chocolate topping. I think it's just dates, sugar, pecans/almonds, strawberries, and optional chocolate chunks...and maybe lemon juice? I could give you the recipe if you're interested.

Stu
Jun 21st, 2008, 07:09 PM
Cherry's Chocolate Cheesecake!

http://www.parsleysoup.co.uk/getrecipe.php?section=desserts&recipe=chocolate_cheesecake

Cherry
Jun 21st, 2008, 08:56 PM
Ah yes. I was thinking of chocolate biscuit cake, but cheesecake is the way to go :)

bryzee86
Jun 21st, 2008, 09:28 PM
Cherry's Chocolate Cheesecake!

http://www.parsleysoup.co.uk/getrecipe.php?section=desserts&recipe=chocolate_cheesecake

Ah, the infamous poocake.

It is a mighty fine recipe.

Cherry
Jun 21st, 2008, 11:35 PM
It's only poocake if you don't take it out of the tin properly!!! I'll have you know it's very sophisticated! :p

emmapresley
Jun 21st, 2008, 11:54 PM
cherry..you need to edit that recipe..there's a word in step 8 that's spelled incorrectly ;)

Cherry
Jun 22nd, 2008, 12:11 AM
Lol. Do you mean 'ingernuios', are do yo mean I should change the wording about bottoms?!

emmapresley
Jun 22nd, 2008, 12:19 AM
ingernuios!

bryzee86
Jun 22nd, 2008, 01:11 AM
definitely put ingernuios in there

Aradia
Jun 22nd, 2008, 11:15 AM
I've made the raw energy cake listed abouve a few times, it's scrummy!

Ames
Jun 22nd, 2008, 02:27 PM
Cherry's Chocolate Cheesecake!

http://www.parsleysoup.co.uk/getrecipe.php?section=desserts&recipe=chocolate_cheesecake

:eek: That looks so yummy! I may have to make that sometime soon. Very soon infact!

Hemlock
Jun 22nd, 2008, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the great ideas everyone, it never occurred to me to use the microwave - mind you my microwave is 15 years old and only does the top setting. I tried to follow the instructions for defrost once but they were like the instructions for building a space satellite so I threw the manual away:D

I'm still convinced my microwave I some kind of alien craft:)

Great idea for an outdoor oven whalespace, as we're eventually going off the grid we'll certainly have a go at that. It could well be very useful long term.

whalespace
Jun 23rd, 2008, 08:23 AM
Cherry's parsley soup web site is :p adorable :).

Cherry
Jul 14th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Aw :)

Pob
Jul 14th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Another idea would be using a breadmaker. Not sure how well vegan recipes would do, but might be worth a try. Malt loaf is almost cake, too.

Hemlock
Jul 14th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Another idea would be using a breadmaker. Not sure how well vegan recipes would do, but might be worth a try. Malt loaf is almost cake, too.

Gah! Why didn't I think of this - it's so obvious:eek: Thanks Pob:)