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'Dairy free' (without marge) cakes/biscuits?

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TrinaJ Thu 12-Jul-07 12:45:20

Doesn't HAVE to be dairy free - not allergy, just that my dd wants to bake and I don't have a lot of marge!
Any ideas? - Please!

MrsBadger Thu 12-Jul-07 12:52:31

ooh, tricky
have you lots of eggs?
Nigella's Party Cake:
Whisk 6 egg yolks with 200g caster sugar till creamy, fold in 200g ground almonds and the zest of a lemon.
Whisk 6 egg whites in a anotehr bowl, beat a spoonful of white into the yolks and then fold the rest in gently.
Pour into a 1.5l tin (she uses a brioche tin but I don't have one so use a ring mould thing) and bake 1hr 160 C

or she does a version with clementines

Or Quick Emergency biscuits don't use much marg and satisfy the Baking Urge:
1oz sugar
2oz butter
3oz flour
cream marg & sugar, stir in flour, knead, roll out, cut out, 10min gas 4

TrinaJ Thu 12-Jul-07 12:59:44

Emergency biscuits sounds good.
nigella's sounds a bit complicated for me and I don't have ground almonds.
I heard that marge could be substituted with oil for cakes - or eggs - have a few of them!! - Anyone know?

MrsBadger Thu 12-Jul-07 13:00:39

aha, if you have oil you can probably make muffins - hang on


RBH Thu 12-Jul-07 13:01:23

Try looking for a vegan carrot cake recipe online as they often use oil in place of eggs and marge. Actually try vegan recipes in general as I would imagine a lot use oil. And let us know what it turns out like!

HarrywillNOTfuckingdie Thu 12-Jul-07 13:02:28

look at twig's muffin recipe here

jangly Thu 12-Jul-07 13:06:25

Swiss roll would be quite fun to do and needs no fat. Roll it up with jam. Or add cocoa for chocolate version.

MrsBadger Thu 12-Jul-07 13:07:28

couple of good ones on here - esp the Chocolate cupcakes and the Weetabix cake
chocolate banan muffins
scroll down for Frogs' muesli bar recipe
banana muffins
raisin (or any dried fruit) muffins

TrinaJ Thu 12-Jul-07 13:33:05

They all sound great - thanks.
Shall try muffins I think.
What gas mark is 325F? - weetabix cake!
Thanks all. Shall let you know how they turn out.

MrsBadger Thu 12-Jul-07 13:36:00

325F is Gas mark 3

TrinaJ Fri 13-Jul-07 12:51:07

Thanks everyone - we made muffins - YUM!!
They were slightly unusual - we made half apple and cinnamon - very nice - my fave!
and half, I found some m and m's which my dd thought was a great idea to put in. - They looked a bit strange - rainbow coloured as the colourings ran!! But she assures me they taste good.

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