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Monday, 17 September 2018
Vegan fudge cupcakes or what to do with failed fudge - Vegan MoFo
pizza dough to get dinner started. It was lovely when I got home and she was in the kitchen with her friend and ordering me to sit and not worry about the dough. I was never so independent in the kitchen at 9 years old! Then she told me they were making grubs for the cake stall the next day. I had plans for fudge that did not turn out as I had hoped so I was quite happy she had made sure we had a contribution.
I had a chat to an acquaintance who sells fudge. She said that making vegan fudge is hard. My thought was that perhaps coconut oil would help here. Maybe my coconut condensed milk (made with 2 400g tins of coconut milk and 1 cup of sugar) did not work because I had tipped off the oil. No doubt I had made it worse by finding myself with only 1 tin of full fat coconut milk and 1 tin of lite coconut milk because I didn't have a recipe with me at the supermarket and did not want to go there again when I realised my error.
Cheese and Parsley Muffins.
And so these cupcakes are a perfect segue from week 2 to week 3 of Vegan MoFo. I tried some vegan substitutes in week 2 and will be looking at leftovers in week 3. Mostly this will refer to something that needs to be used rather than last night's dinner. Today I have both my attempt to use vegan ingredients for fudge and my rebirth of the rejected fudge as delicious cupcakes.
More vegan chocolate baking from Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Chocolate tahini cookies (v)
Coconut and chocolate chunk cake (v)
Kale cheesecake surprise choc mint cupcakes (v)
Malted sourdough loaf with chocolate, figs and brazil nuts (v)
Vegan brownies with optional dulce de leche swirl (v)
Vegan chocolate (layer) cake (v)
Zucchini brownie with smoked walnuts (v)
Vegan chocolate fudge cupcakes
Adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World via Green Gourmet Giraffe
Makes 12 cupcakes
3/4 cup soy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup fudge (see below recipe)
1/4 cup rice bran oil
1 1/4 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup cocoa
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 - 1/3 cup fudge for filling (see below recipe)
Mix soy milk and vinegar in a large jug and leave aside to curdle.
Preheat oven to 180 C and line a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake papers.
Whisk the fudge and oil into the milk mixture. Mix dry ingredients in a medium large mixing bowl. Pour the fidge mixture into the dry ingredients and gently mix until just combined. Spoon the mixture into cupcake papers to cover the bottom. Spoon in 1 tsp fudge and then cover with more batter.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked (when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out cleanly). Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with icing sugar or frost if desired.
Vegan chocolate fudge - Work in Progress
Adapted from Green Gourmet Giraffe and taste.com.au
125g vegan margarine (I used Nuttalex Buttery)
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons glucose syrup
1 cup vegan coconut condensed milk
180g dark chocolate, finely chopped
Line a slice tin with baking paper and make sure dark chocolate is chopped and ready.
Place margarine, brown sugar, glucose syrup and condensed milk in a large saucepan and stir over low heat (not boiling) for 10 minutes until glossy and the sugar is dissolved. Turn heat up to medium low so that the mixture simmers. Simmer for 6-8 minutes until starts to come away from the side. Pour into prepared tin and let set overnight before cutting. Keep at room temperature.
NOTES: This fudge was too soft so I would not do it this way again. Perhaps coconut oil instead of vegan margarine would set better. I could not find a tin of coconut condensed milk so I made some which took ages. I used 2 tin coconut milk (should have used full fat but did not have it) and 1 cup sugar. Wonder if more glucose syrup would give more structure. I used dark chocolate with almonds in it but would have preferred dark chocolate without any additions if I could have bought it.
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Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo) in September 2018. Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more of my 2018 Vegan MoFo posts.