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BlueCowWonders Thu 09-Oct-08 16:34:17

can anyone help with cakes or biscuits that are dairy free (can't get filter to work in recipe archive). Or does the pure/ free from stuff work just as well as butter etc?

oopsacoconut Thu 09-Oct-08 18:24:20

I just use my regular recipe and use Pure - not had any problems.

OneLieIn Thu 09-Oct-08 18:26:24

Just use your regular recipes and use soya or free from instead, it will all be fine.

BCLass Thu 09-Oct-08 18:45:59

Yes - I use pure instead of butter marge and replace an egg with soya flour or chickpea (gram) flour. The vegan society recommends:

Egg Substitutes
Eggs are used to bind a dish and, when whipped, may also incorporate air making a cake or pudding very light. Vegan egg replacement powders are available from health food shops. This can be useful, especially for tricky foods like meringues. However, many recipes can be adapted using one of the suggestions below. Just remember to bear in mind the final dish- you can't use banana as a substitute when making a quiche!

Instead of 1 egg, you can use...

1 tbsp gram (chick pea) or soya flour and 1 tbsp water
1 tbsp arrowroot, 1 tbsp soya flour and 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp flour, 1/2 tbsp shortening, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 2 tsp water
50g tofu blended with the liquid portion of the recipe
1/2 large banana, mashed
50 ml white sauce

tips on raising agents...

use self raising flour
add extra oil and raising agent (e.g. baking powder)
use about 2 heaped tsp baking powder per cake
instead of baking powder, use 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda and 1 dssp cider vinegar (good for chocolate cakes)
try sieving the flour and dry ingredients, then gently folding in the liquid to trap air

alternative binding agents...

soya milk
soya dessert (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry...)
custard (see below)
mashed banana
plain silken tofu
soya cream
sweet white sauce (soya milk, vegan margarine, sugar and cornflour)
agar agar

WhirlingStirling Thu 09-Oct-08 19:02:10

My smallest dd is allergic to dairy and egg, amongst others, and have found,for parties, that the jus-roll frozen sausage rolls are dairy and egg free. When she is invited to parties I make up a plate of food for her and just cook a few of the sausage rolls.

Also, these Oaty Cookies are nice (using Pure spread). Or these Dairy & Egg free Chocolate Brownies are good.

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