26 April 2010

My Intro to Baking

Last Monday was WWQTW?, the monthly intro to film/movie club I started. I was so excited to try a recipe for vegan brownies I found in "The Kind Diet" by Alicia Silverstone. The book is a great introduction to vegan living and has some amazing recipes. Even a "flirt" like me found around 30 different things I wanted to try. I was also curious to see if I could pass these brownies off as the "real thing".

The biggest shock was all of the new things I needed to buy to make the brownies. It didn't dawn on me until I was in Whole Foods that I needed just about everything in the recipe. The great thing about recipes from TKD is that there is an online community and forum that you can visit to get more info, hear success stories (and failures), and seek support. It's pretty cool. Not being much of a baker, let alone a vegan one, I checked on the site for any help/info making my brownies. It's a good thing I did as several readers had problems with the recipe. Thankfully, I didn't experience most of what they did.


Travis said...

I just need you to say, "Travis, these are sugar free too, so they're good for diabetics. They actually make diabetes go away."

Do it.


Anonymous said...

They look delicious! I'm so sad I didn't get to have one.

Also, you can use a knife instead of a toothpick, too. Who has toothpicks?!?

NatalieCottrell said...

Mmmmmmm. Want.

I love vegan baking because I am always super worried about not cooking non-vegan treats thoroughly (because improperly cooking with eggs and milk frightens me), and therefore usually burn my creation into oblivion. Which, ew. So vegan baking seems much more friendly and "safe." :)

Graygrrrl said...

Oh Travis... This mad me laugh so hard, everyone at work thought I was having a stroke. Maybe you could substitute an artificial sweetener like Splenda; just reduce the amount used by at least half.

PS- vegan chocolate chips cure cancer and loneliness and eczema.

Gofahne said...

Damm me for missing movie night. I wanna try!!! Please make them again. You have extra ingredients left over, yes? Maybe Crap. I'll have to be a grown up and make my own.

Graygrrrl said...

@gofahne- I'm sure I will make them again. I still need to figure out why they kept falling apart. I know it's hard for you on Monday's to make movie night, but you can always show up late. It's just a lot of sitting on couches eating- very relaxing and low key!