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Sun, Mar. 21st, 2010, 10:55 am
cascadianista: Recipe advice again...

I'm looking for a recipe again.

I got a cast iron stovetop griddle I'd been lusting over for months and have barely used it. I need an EXCELLENT vegan pancake recipe that:
  • does not involve whole wheat flour
  • makes lighter, airier pancakes and not thick dense ones
I have unbleached white flour and Ener-G egg replacer on hand, and I use peanut oil in baking recipes and to season the griddle.

Ideally this would be a good base recipe that I can tinker with by adding a little fruit.

BTW, to whoever posted the velveeta-like Mac and Cheese recipe in my last recipe thread, I've adapted the recipe a bit:

Vegan Kraft Dinner

This is a surprisingly accurate substitute for Kraft Mac and Cheese, aka Kraft Dinner. And yet it's totally vegan. It's even got that artificial orange color. One note: you cannot let it get below a certain temperature or it congeals with a weird texture -- plan to keep the pot warm.
  • 3.5 cups dry macaroni, cooked and rinsed
  • 6 Tbsp Earth Balance margarine14-16oz silken (soft) tofu -- 1 brick Mori-nu works, or other better kind
  • 1 brick Follow Your Heart "cheddar" cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp water
Melt margarine over medium-low heat. Blend tofu in blender until completely creamy and stir into pot. Shred "cheese" and stir into pot, add water, and keep whisking until it melts, which will take a while. Stir in macaroni and coat well.

This reheats well on the stove -- add a little water or unsweetened soy milk and reheat slowly, stirring often, over medium-low heat. I would not suggest putting it in the microwave.

Mon, Mar. 22nd, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)

If I want white flour fluffy pancakes, honestly, I use Bisquick with soymilk and powdered egg replacer. Voila.

But, with the mac'n'cheese: It works just as well with a LOT less margarine. I usually only use a tbsp or so. I'm not sure it needs the added salt. And I find it microwaves just fine. To me it doesn't taste like Kraft--more like Velveeta, the kind that had the cheese already made up in a packet you squeezed.