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Mr Flibble
Sep 21st, 2005, 10:18 AM
Right, now i've been officially scared away from the sexiest vegan poll by an assortment of male nipples and a general uncontrollable explosion of pent up vegan horniness, getting back to the other topic at hand that gets my heart racing (food), does anyone have any good recipes for gingerbread that they've made and can testify to being as good as the non vegan type?

I've tried various recipes from the net so far and none have cut it. I'm also only interested in a recipe that uses standard UK ingrediants (no corn syrup guys! although I do have some my supply is low and it costs a bomb here), and please, please, no egg replacer. From what I've seen over the past 6 years it's completely unnessecary in vegan cooking.

ta, my little gingerbread people cutters await your replies :)

pixeequeen
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:13 PM
What no gingerbread recipes?!!! pleeeaaase I want some too!

absentmindedfan
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Hmm you've got me thinking now...
Do Not Fear! Over the coming weeks I will endeavour to find (and rigorously test of course) a vegan Gingerbread recipe!

Mr Flibble
Oct 5th, 2005, 12:39 AM
2 weeks and no recipes? You lot all suck :p

no, but seriously, i need gingerbread, stat! :D

Tigerlily
Oct 5th, 2005, 12:55 AM
In the normal baked good section of the bakery part of the supermarket, they sell ginersnaps that so moist and delicious and accidently vegan too.

But do you mean, gingerbread people cookies?

YOU'RE IN LUCK! No corn syrup too.

http://theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=196

absentmindedfan
Oct 5th, 2005, 08:31 AM
For those in the UK who may find it hard to find some of the ingredients on that previous link, traditional gingerbread recipes have no egg and use molasses to bind it together, so just search out one of those. I'd look for one now, but I'm just about to leave for uni.

Mr Flibble
Oct 5th, 2005, 08:48 AM
already tried the ppk recipe, didn't like it :p

abrennan
Oct 5th, 2005, 11:10 AM
gees your finickety, i mean something else but I like the sound of that

I found these for you but I'm not making em that's your job

http://www.earth.li/~kake/cookery/recipes/gingerbread.html (http://www.earth.li/%7Ekake/cookery/recipes/gingerbread.html)

http://vegweb.com/recipes/sweets/3429.shtml (http://www.earth.li/%7Ekake/cookery/recipes/gingerbread.html)

http://www.veganchef.com/gingerbread.htm (http://www.earth.li/%7Ekake/cookery/recipes/gingerbread.html)

Stick them in your oven and bake em:D

Mr Flibble
Oct 5th, 2005, 11:41 AM
my finickety? oh, you're :p

I'm a perfectionist (within reason), i want to have the best of everything with the resources I have. Good food is one of those things, and it's perfectly possible to good food all the time iif you can figure out how to make lots of different things to perfection yourself.

The first one I shall reluctantly try, as I know someone who knows kake in person, so I can probably track down where she lives and go and shout at her if it doesn't work!

The second contains egg replacer.


and please, please, no egg replacer. From what I've seen over the past 6 years it's completely unnessecary in vegan cooking.

The third has funny american ingrediants, like apple sauce.

:)

abrennan
Oct 5th, 2005, 11:48 AM
well I hope one works for you:D


(yeah no egg replacer. Remember you're the perfectionist not me.)

Mr Flibble
Oct 5th, 2005, 12:09 PM
I've just realised that kake's recipe is for ginger cake, not ginger bread men :(

I shall prolly try it in the meantime

abrennan
Oct 5th, 2005, 12:10 PM
Oh bloody hell:D You can't trust google

Pob
Oct 5th, 2005, 08:18 PM
How is apple sauce a funny American food? You used to be able to get it in tins (maybe still can), or alternatively make it by stewing cooking apples with some sugar until soft, then mashing it.

What is wrong with the gingerbread men you have tried? A bit of lemon oil or grated lemon rind may be something to try adding to one of the recipes.

Mr Flibble
Oct 6th, 2005, 10:15 AM
Apple sauce is on my list of weird ingrediants. I can certainly make it myself (unnessecary hassle) or pay too much for it in a can or jar. I don't understand however what its funtion is in recipes other than a replacement for sugar, which I have no problem with. It seems to be used a hell of lot more in US recipes and countries which don't have as much vegan refined sugar around, and by peopel who just have a vendetter against sugar.

The recipes I've tried thus far just haven't given the right texture I'm looking for. A nice golden colour and a mix of crunch and softness is what i'm wanting.

abrennan
Oct 6th, 2005, 11:51 AM
I like apple pie:D

Mr Flibble
Oct 6th, 2005, 11:54 AM
I like apple pie:D

me 2, and apple crumble, particularly with blackberries or blackcurrants also.

But apples in gingerbread? Something's not right there! :eek:

abrennan
Oct 6th, 2005, 12:02 PM
me 2, and apple crumble, particularly with blackberries or blackcurrants also.

But apples in gingerbread? Something's not right there! :eek:

It must be for moisture or something

Pob
Oct 6th, 2005, 01:39 PM
It might just work, though, might give it a nice chewy crunchiness if the sugar in it caramelises nicely.

Litsea
Oct 6th, 2005, 07:45 PM
Apple sauce is on my list of weird ingrediants. I can certainly make it myself (unnessecary hassle) or pay too much for it in a can or jar. I don't understand however what its funtion is in recipes other than a replacement for sugar, which I have no problem with. It seems to be used a hell of lot more in US recipes and countries which don't have as much vegan refined sugar around, and by peopel who just have a vendetter against sugar.

Applesauce in recipes for baked goods from the US is normally included as a replacement for margarine/oil/fat of whatever sort to make a lower fat product that still has some moisture. In some chocolate recipes from here, you'll notice prune puree used to perform the same function.

Hope this helps! :)

Litsea
Oct 6th, 2005, 07:48 PM
I like apple pie:D

Ohhhhh... and apple strudel! Yummmmmm..... :D

Tigerlily
Oct 6th, 2005, 09:05 PM
And apple crisp.

Troutina
Oct 6th, 2005, 09:54 PM
Warm freshly made apple sauce is SO nice!!
My Mum makes the best apple sauce hehe.

abrennan
Oct 6th, 2005, 10:54 PM
I'm warming to this apple sauce

Litsea
Oct 7th, 2005, 10:43 AM
Geez, all this talk of applesauce and me with a few pounds of apples in the kitchen needing to be used....

I see applesauce in my future! :)

abrennan
Oct 7th, 2005, 10:45 AM
Geez, all this talk of applesauce and me with a few pounds of apples in the kitchen needing to be used....

I see applesauce in my future! :)

Sounds a:Dppealing