Thursday, June 14, 2012

vegan cake

upon request of Rachel, here is  
a really easy recipe for a healthy cake.

no eggs, no dairy, totally vegan AND no mixing as in normal cakes!

you can add cinnamon, nuts ,cconut etc for different flavors and bake as cupcakes or even use for a vegan birthday cake as well,

1 + 1 / 2 cups flour
Slightly more than 1 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 pinch of salt
1 cup cold water
1 / 4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tsp vanilla 

how to make the vegan cake???
Mix sifted flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, salt and vanilla and stir in by a wide bowl.
Add the cold water, put the vegetable oil and vinegar in the middle of the flour mixture, Mix with a wooden spoon or wire whisk until blended totally.
Pour mixture into the cake pan ,bake in a preheated 350F oven until  toothpick test tells you it is ready to go!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Homemade Turkish baklava (from filo-dough)

 The easiest baklava ever!

Takes 10 minutes to prepare, no kidding!
Recipe , coming soon!

1 packet of (1 lb ) filo dough
1.5 sticks of butter, unsalted, melted
1.5 cups of shredded walnuts (pistachios or hazelnuts)

1.5 cups sugar
1.5 cups of water
1/2 lemon juice