Recipe success!

So a while ago with the teapigs giveaway my fave sounding recipe was the spiced apple cupcakes from Laura, but when I made them they sunk and burnt- I had halved the recipe but don’t think I did it right! So anyway, I decided to make the recipe again but this time bake it in a tray, instead of cupcake cases. I also made the icing and I have to say that the icing is amazing- so fudgey and delicious! I didn’t have any dried milk powder but it seemed fine without it.

The recipe is from Veganomicon , and I would say that they are amazing- I only had a little slice but the apple is so sweet and spiced, and they have a lovely autumnal flavour. Mmmm.

I did some wrapping when I got back from work today so now the tree looks lovely.

After work it was time for aerobics (after a nakd gingerbread bar- very seasonal! )- there were loads of newbies today, and although it was freezing I had bags of energy. The songs were great which always helps. Also I normally try to avoid looking at myself in the mirror (one side of the studio is mirros and we spend most of the time facing ourselves) but today I was thinking that actually I looked okay in the mirror. Workout gear is not very forgiving and normally shows any lumps, plus when you are leaping up and down the jiggle doens’t always look that attractive. But today when I caught glimpses of myself I was quite happy with what I saw. So I am feeling good about that too. I feel healthy on the inside (which I think is really important) but it was good that I felt I looked healthy too- does that make sense?

Now it is time for a gingerbread cookie with some tea- love it 🙂

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15 thoughts on “Recipe success!”

  1. Hello fellow Brit 🙂 I found your blog a few weeks ago, and have just gotten around to starting my own blog, which has been about a year in the making ( yeah I’m a huge procrastinator!) Its nice to find a few healthy food blogs over on this side of the pond, I’v been reading US blogs for about two years.

    Those Spiced Apple Cupcakes look really good! I have a recipe for apple crumple cupcakes which always turn out amazing, so I can imagine how good these would be. I can’t say I’v tried any vegan baking, I might have to give it a go 🙂

    1. hi and welcome! Just popped over to yours to have a look! There are quite a few brit blogs around now- a fair few on my blog roll (prob at least half the comments are from brits). I am veggie, and got the vegan book as I was fed up with veggie books being filled with eggs- not a fan of eggs. So when baking I sometimes put in an egg if the recipe uses egg replacer- seems to work 🙂

      1. Thank you! I will have to have a look at your blogroll, I know a few already, I’m just taking my time going around ‘outing’ myself on all of the blogs I’v been reading 🙂
        I have to say that I’m a huge fan of eggs, I could eat scrambled eggs on toast every day, and be quite satisfied. However I’m up for new challenges, so I’ll put it on my list of things to do! Have you ever tried using a flax egg in your baking? Something I’v heard of, but never tried, and I’m intrigued if it works as well as people say!

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