Thursday, 6 November 2008

pistachio and carrot muffins, a recipe for me

steph's carrot cake

I have not eaten a lot of carrot treats in my life. The above was the first carrot attempt in years, and it was tasty but not especially carroty.

Excitingly, Carla at Year of the Vegan has developed a carrot muffin recipe for me to try! They are carrot and pistachio muffins! I am very keen to try them, though now I have to try and find pastry flour, which I've never seen in Australia, HMMMM. Also soy creamer. Okay, this may be harder than I thought, but my challenge is to not substitute anything! We will see how this goes. Do any Perth vegans know what soy creamer is, and where I can buy it?

I'm going to give this a go next week, after the big weekend of swing dancing. Thanks so much, Carla! I can't wait to try cooking them!


Vegetation said...

Mmm those muffins look good! So does your carrot loaf.

You can get white pastry flour in Australia (it's in a blue and white box at woolies).

I've never found whole wheat pastry flour though, I find 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white or white pastry works well.

Soy creamer is also non existant in Aus :( I tend to thicken up some non dairy milk with a bit of cornstarch and use that or you could sub yoghurt but it might change the flavour.

Can't wait to see your muffins when they're done :D

lauredhel said...

sPastry flour is just a bit lower in protein. If you can't find pastry flour, you can sub in 1/8 of the plain flour with cornflour.

Mandee said...

I think your carrot loaf looks nice and the idea of carroty baked goods sounds nice but I have never made any.

Whenever I see soy creamer I use rice milk and haven't found it to be a problem. But like Vege said, you could thicken up some milk with cornstarch. Good luck!

Ricki said...

Those muffins sound DEELISH! I know you don't want to sub, but in a pinch you could probably use thick coconut milk instead of the creamer. :)

a vegan about town said...

Thanks all for your comments on how to make this work!

I tried these tonight, I thought they would be good to take as snacks over the weekend. Haven't had a chance to eat them yet (sitting cooling on the kitchen island) but D licked the bowl and said they tasted great.

I ended up thickening soymilk with cornstarch to replace the creamer, and I will confess to a few other substitutions when I realised i didn't have certain elements. ;oP I hope to post about it all very soon!