Friday, October 17, 2008

VeganMoFo day #17 - Bake Sale for Giving Campaign

I made some stuff for the bake sale at Andy's work.

First up: Ginger gems cookies from Vegetarian Times. They are really tasty because they have walnuts (chopped really fine), crystalized ginger and a lime glaze. Typically I drizzle it and make cool designs, but not today. I press them very flat before baking. They keep their shape well, so would be good w/ cutters. A very good holiday cookie.

I used 1/2 whole wheat flour instead of all whole wheat. I also burned 1/2 of them --- woohoo!


I also made mini blueberry scones using the Classic Currant Scones recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking. I made a thick glaze made of powdered sugar and lemon juice. They needed it because the blueberries weren't sweet enough. Next time I will use some dried sweetened blueberries so I won't need glaze.


Bringing vegan items to the sale would have been pseudo successful if the vegans out there didn't know they were vegan, so I made tags for them that had the ingredients listed. I had Andy send an email to the veg alias letting them know about the jack-o-lantern secret code on the tag so they could easily spot them.

8 comments:

Jeni Treehugger said...

Way cool!

For the Love of Guava said...

oh my... i wish i had the patience to be a baker... or err.. actually measure things... I'll put this on the boy's list of things to pop in the oven.

Bex said...

yum, those look good!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Lime Glaze... YUm! love the tag

Celine said...

oh that issue of veg times is my favorite one ever, but I can't say I've tried these particular cookies...yet.
they look wonderful! and hooray for burning some of them. it's always, always the oven's fault anyway. you know it!

Bethany said...

come to think of it, that oven is against me. It always manages to do something bad when I am baking for other people. If it's meant for home, then the oven complies.

Emma said...

Those cookies look tasty!!! especially the lime frosting.

Kelly said...

Love the secret code.