Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin Cake

This pumpkin cake is made with rice milk, and is eggless. It is very crumbly, and deliciously sweet.
300g self raising flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder
220g pumpkin, cooked and mashed
120g sugar
1 medium size banana
1-2 tbsp applesauce125ml rice milk

Crumble: mix together 75g vegan margarine, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 125g chopped walnuts3 tbsp flour + 1 tsp cinnamon powder


1. Beat the margarine and sugar till well mixed; add in banana and applesauce.
2. Add in pumpkin; stir to mix.
3. Add in half of the flour, and stir; mix in rice milk and stir, then add in the rest of the flour.
4. Pour half the mixture into a lined and oiled 8inch pan.
5. Add in some walnuts and pour in remaining batter. Top off with walnut mixture.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 170C for 1 hour.

This cake is really seewt ans is very crumbly, I loved it!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Dog Cookies

These dog cookies are very easy to make and your dog will love them, as demonstrated by these two models! Unfortunately it is not easy to take pictures of moving dogs!

Mix 1 cup wholewheat flour with 1 cup grated cheddar cheese. Stir in 1 tbsp garlic powder and 1 tablespoon applesauce. Mix well; stir in 1/2 cup dog milk to make dough. Roll out and cut to desired shape. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 15 to 20mins.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Walnut Raisin Bread

This is my version of raisin walnut bread!

Ingredients (A)

200g bread flour

125g low gluten flour

1/2 tsp salt

1tsp castor sugar

Ingredients (B)

175ml rice milk

2 tsp applesauce

1 tbsp coffee powder mixed with 1 tbsp hot water

Ingredients (C)

50g vegan margarine

Ingredients (D)

100g sultanas

100g walnuts, chopped

1. Mix together all Ingredients (A).

2. Mix applesauce with coffee mixture, beat into mixture from step 1.

3. Slowly stir in milk until a pliable dough is formed.

4. Mix in the margarine and knead about 10 minutes until dough is smooth and shiny.

5. Incorporate Ingredients (D).

6. Roll into a ball and proof covered in a lightly oiled bowl until bouble in size.

7. Divide into two portions and let rest about 30mins.

8. Flatten each ball slightly and make four cuts to get desired shape.

9. Place on greased baking tray and let rise until double in size (about 1 hour).

10. Brush with rice milk and bake in preheated oven at 170C for about half an hour.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I decided to cook some vegetables curry and result was not bad! Although the curry was a bit think; next time I will use 400 - 500ml coconut milk.

Ingredients (Spices)

Curry Leaves

4 tbsp curry powder

1 tbsp hot chilli paste

Ingredients (Liquid, mixed together)

1 tablespoon tamarind, mixed with 150ml water anad strained

500ml rice milk

200ml coconut milk

Ingredients (Vegetables)

200g lentils (soaked overnight)

one carrot, cut into slices

200g cauliflower

200g lady's finger

100g potatoes

200g cabbage

3 tau pok, cut into quarters

1. Cover the lentils, carrots and potatoes with enough water and boil till soft.

2. Fry all the spices together with 3tbsp olive oil until fragrant.

3. Add in the lentils, carrots and potatoes. Mix in the liquid ingredients, ladies finger and cauliflower and bring to boil, simmer for 10-15minutes.

4. Add cabbage and tau pok, and salt to taste. Add sugar if desired. Stir 2-3 minutes.

5. Serve hot!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Walnut Coffee Cake

I was feeling very frustated so I decided to get rid of the frustration by experimenting on cakes!

The outcome: walnut coffee cake! But I turned the temperature up at the last 10minutes of baking so the walnuts on top were a bit scorched (or crunchy!) and the insides a bit underbaked. Nonetheless it tasted delicious to me!

It contains yoghurt so it isnt vegan but you can easily substitute it with vegan margarine/veg oil or banana.

Ingredients (1)

300g self raising flour, sifted

100g walnuts, chopped

Ingredients (2)

125ml yoghurt

100ml applesauce

200ml rice milk

150g corn syrup

Mix together 1 tbsp coffee powder with 2 tbsps hot water, stir into Ingredients (2). Mix in Ingredients (1) into the above mixture and stir to mix well. Pour into oiled and lined 8inch cake and baked in preheated oven at 170 C for about 40mins.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Simple Mantou

Steamed buns are simple to make. I made these buns by using this recipe:

1 cup bread flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup lukewarm water

1 tsp instant yeast

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Mix the above together to get a smooth dough. Shape into a ball and place in a bowl, cover with cling wrap and leave to rise until double in size.

Once double, add in

1/2 cup pau flour

1tbsp vegan margarine

1 tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

Knead to get soft dough, adding 2-4 tbsp water as needed. Roll up dough and cut into eight pieces. Place each roll on a piece of grease paper and leave to rise in warm place till doubled in size. Steam over high heat for 15 minutes.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Assorted Buns

Today I decided to make some assorted bun from the same batch of sweet dough. I made 'sausage' bun, 'tuna' bun and 'ham' bun! Using vegan margarine and dairy free!

More Bread

I practised my breadmaking with cinnamon raisin bun and oatmeal bread. For the oatmeal bread, instead of honey I used corn syrup and : delicious! Both bread are eggless and made with soya milk. The cinnamon bun has a very crunchy texture.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Peanut Bun

As the no knead bread did not turn out satisfactarily, I decided to try something else - peanut buns. I adapted the recipe from Alex Goh's World of Bread. The results: delicious, soft and tasty buns!

No Knead Bread

This weekend i decided to try my hand at the no knead bread - results as shown but unfortunately did not turn out the way I hoped! Try again!

Friday, October 5, 2007

....and results for apple bread:

More Veggie Bread

I decided to bake more apple and sausage bread to improve upon the first attempt. I adapted my recipe from Alex Goh's 'World of Bread'. The results for 'sausage bread' :