rants & recipes

Gingerbread

Posted by trktos on 12-December-2010

A month or so ok, I gave veganizing this gingerbread recipe a shot. It was rather disastrous – way too oily and crumbly. Ever since, I’ve been a little annoyed at that failure (though, granted we didn’t throw it out or anything) … today I decided to give it another shot. The result was much better. Topped with a spicy ginger glaze – yummy!

Gingerbread Loaf

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine
  • approx 5 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 2/3 cups brown sugar (I used regular sugar and about 1 1/2 tbsp molasses)
  • 1 1/3 cups flour (I used almost all cake flour that needed to be used) – later, I added an additional 1/4 cup flour – this batter is really thin.
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ener-g prepared with 3 tbsp soymilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • some freshly ground nutmeg
  • dash black pepper
  • 1 cup boiling water + 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Grease and parchment a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix spices, leavening and flour.
  3. Cream margarine, applesauce and sugar.
  4. Prepare ener-g. Add to fat mixture.
  5. Heat water.
  6. Alternatively add fat mixture and water to flour. Stir until batter is smooth.
  7. Pour into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 30 minutes. Lower heat to 325 degrees. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes.

Glaze was maybe 3 tbsp powdered sugar, 2 tbsp soy milk, 3 tbsp cream “cheese”, 1 1/2 tbsp shortening and maybe 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger.

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