A friend at work is having his first baby, well his gorgeous wife is and we threw him a baby shower. This gave me an excuse to do a bit of thrifting around as I sadly had nothing to serve with for such a special occasion. Look to the end of this post to see what I found at my local Sally Anne (Salvation Army) for the kingly price of $6.00.
I was put in charge of the dessert portion and at first I thought-cupcakes! But then my really warped sense of humour came into play and I thought “why not Whoopie pies?” 🙂
Get it? Get it? Ok, admittedly this amused me the most.
Now we had some health concerns for various guests so I decided the easiest thing to do would be to go vegan.
I searched a bit and found a great site. Vanessa has some great ideas and I’ve adapted her recipe to fit my lazy baking practises.
Cream together; 1/2 cup margarine (I use Earth Balance all the time), 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa (get the really rich dutch stuff).
Add in 2 cups of rice milk (you can use soy too) that’s been soured for a couple of minutes with 1 tsp. of vinegar then mix in 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder and a dash of salt.
Use a small scoop and form 2 inch blobs onto a cookie sheet
and bake for 10 minutes at a moderate heat (330). Let cool.