Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Baking Urge

Chocolate Cardamon Drops link here.  I get the urge to bake, and these cookies lent something else to the calming down experience of baking.  You get to roll them in your hands, almost like gardening.  Well, only in the therapeutic way that occurs when you are all alone and your toddler is playing outside with your husband, who agreed to give you a thirty minute baking break.

The cookies just came out of the oven, and my daughter is furiously signing "more" and saying "more".  They need to cool, but sure smell good!  My husband popped one in his mouth, fresh from the oven; it was hot and he had to use the kitchen sink to cool his mouth.  This whole episode only fueled the signing of my toddler, who just watched Daddy eat a hot cookie.  Again, they need to cool.

Cool Cookies

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Carrot Cake for all the bunnies out there!

Making carrot cake from this link minus the raisins.  Instead of a butter cream frosting, I'm going to make a cream cheese vegan frosting from Vegan Celebrations by Alicia Simpson.  It contains:

1/2 cup cream cheese, vegan
1/4 cup Earth Balance, or that's what I'm using for the margarine
1 tsp coconut extract with 2 drops (liquid) vanilla Stevia (this is changed from the original 1 tsp vanilla extract)
3 cups confectioner's sugar

Beat till light and fluffy.

So VERY yummy!  And healthy...carrots, walnuts and coconut = healthy!