Saturday, 20 November 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 20: Compassionate Living Fayre

I managed to get up early this morning to do some more baking for the Fayre today which fortunately turned out a lot better than last night's baking. Here are the almond biscuits (cookies) which come from A Vegan Taste of North Africa. These have to be one of my favourites because they always turn out well and they don't have too many ingredients - ground almonds, almond extract, sunflower spread, sugar, flour and a little bit of non-dairy milk.

Here are the other cookies I made 
Date Oat Cookies
75 g dates, chopped
75 g walnuts or pecans, chopped
3 medium bananas, mashed
120 ml sunflower oil
175 g rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix together, spoon onto a greased baking tray, bake in a preheated oven at 400F/200C/Gas Mark 6 for 20 mins.
They don't usually look so pink - must be reflection off the table cloth!

The Fayre was great - quite a few of the Scottish Vegans group were there and everyone had done loads of baking: Gingerbread Cupcakes, Triple Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate and Peanut Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Brownies, Cinnamon Whirls, Banana Bread, Sparkled Ginger Cookies, Almond Cookies, Chocolate and Coconut Fudge. We decided not to inflict my chocolate muffins on people for fear that they would just confirm everyone's worst beliefs about vegan baking! I brought them home again, so the diet will have to wait a few days more as there are still 9 left to eat.
Here's Penny with the Scottish Vegans Group stall:

And some more of the baking:

And more:

People descended on the stall like a plague of locusts (nothing like free food to get people's interest!) and we got a fair number of donations for Vegfam. It was really great to get to meet so many vegans - it can be easy to think you're the only one when you're sitting on your own at home. And it was especially good to see so many young vegans.
I was fairly restrained and managed to come away with only a few purchases: vegan marshmallow mix, some vegan soaps and Ani Phyo's Raw Food Desserts.



  1. Look at all those beautiful baked goods!

  2. Sadly my ginger biscuits looked like something out of a Salvador Dali painting and draped themselves over each other across the plate and I was obliged to eat all the chocolate muffins myself - what a hardship!