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Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:17 am
by Carcass
Hi, ever made one? I'm going to attempt this next week.

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:48 pm
by Hand-ee-pants
Let us know how good it is at trapping children. I need to put something on the middle of the Christmas tables next to the tofurkey for a roast.

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:18 pm
by melanie
Last Christmas New World supermarkets sold a gingerbread house kit which was vegan. The kit had the gingerbread already shaped, you had to make a sugar paste to stick it together then whatever decoration you wanted.

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:55 pm
by Carcass
Image Pretty basic picture, but you get the idea. Ended up doing everything from scratch. Oreos as the path, carob buttons and caramel icing galore. Took longer than I expected to construct it, a good days work. If you want to make one, I suggest getting help from a friend, as this is almost impossible otherwise. Funtimes, though. :D

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:56 pm
by pattymayonnaise

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:54 pm
by Jay Herself
Oh yeah, I forgot pics. I'll make another one for vegan orphans xmas.

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:55 pm
by pattymayonnaise
Oh yeah! Rad. Turn out ok?

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:27 pm
by MissAnthropy
Can you get Tofurkey in NZ??

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:29 pm
by Andrew_TA
I wish!

I had tofurkey slices for sandwiches once, so fucking good!

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:34 pm
by pattymayonnaise
Not sure, though I would imagine Blissful would get something in.

Got a good review on this recipe though:

For the ‘Turkey’:
• 3 packets of firm tofu
• 3 teaspoons soy sauce
• A pinch of pepper
• A pinch of dried sage (optional)

1. Press all the water that you can out of the tofu with a paper towel.
2. Mix all the ingredients in a blender or mixer until they form a thick, almost crumbly paste.
3. Press into a sieve that has been lined with paper towels. Line the entire sieve evenly with the mixture, leaving a small bit left over to seal in the stuffing.
4. Line the tofu-covered sieve with glad wrap and put a small bowl in the indent. Place the sieve in a larger bowl and refrigerate overnight. This should get the rest of the water out of the tofu and help it retain its shape while it bakes.

Stuffing:
• 4 – 5 pieces of wholemeal bread, with the crusts cut off
• 1 Tablespoon margarine
• 1 small onion, peeled and chopped into wedges
• 1 clove garlic, peeled
• 3 Tablespoons orange juice
• grated rind of one small orange
• leaves from two stalks of fresh rosemary

1. Take the tofu out of the fridge and remove the glad wrap. Fill the indent in the tofu with stuffing, packing it in loosely.
2. Mix the left over tofu with a tiny bit of water and smooth it over the stuffing, sealing it inside the tofurkey.
3. Place a roasting dish over the sieve and turn it over, gently releasing the tofurkey from the sieve.

Sauce:
• 1/4 cup maple syrup
• Juice and grated rind of one orange
• 1/4 cup cooking oil
• 2 teaspoons soy sauce
• 1 stem of fresh rosemary

1. Mix all the wet ingredients together. Halve the rosemary and orange rind and save half for garnishing. Mix the other half into the wet ingredients and pour the lot over the tofurkey.
2. Bake the whole tofurkey in a 170oC oven for approximately 45 minutes, or until golden. Keep basting the tofurkey with sauce, using a large serving spoon to ladle it over the tofurkey every 15 minutes. This will keep the whole thing juicy.

Re: Vegan gingerbread house?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:36 pm
by Carcass
Jay, post pics! not sure why mine aint working? Tofurkey is a bitch and a half to make. So fucking good though.