Give Us This Day Our Vegan Bread

2010.Feb.22 Monday · 2 comments

in Casa SaltShaker, Food & Recipes

“But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter.”

– General William Tecumseh Sherman

Is there really anyone out there who doesn’t snack on crackers of one sort or another? I thought not. So when the idea came up to offer a class on quick breads and crackers, and maybe a little dip of some sort to go with them – the vegetable caviars we made for our recent Ukrainian dinner were mentioned – I thought it’d be fun. Add to that that this was part of our vegan series, so no milk, cream, cheese, butter, honey… and we had our structure. Just thought I’d show y’all some of the fun stuff we made:

Vegan soda bread
A whole grain soda bread

Rye Crisps
Rye Crisps

Saltines
Saltines

Goldfish
And how could we not make Goldfish?

I had envisioned that the class would just involve sampling a little and then the students packing up the leftovers and taking them home, but we ended up sitting around snacking on these and the eggplant and mushroom caviars, and by the time they were ready to go, there was really almost nothing left!

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Erin... February 22, 2010 at 22:58

Greetings from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn:

Where, oh where, did you procure your amazing goldfish cutter? Your idea was absolutely brilliant (and I am coveting those crackers more than I can possibly express). Also absolutely brilliant? Your blog which has been more than essential in my and my partner’s planning of our inaugural trip to Buenos Aires in March. Thank you so much for so generously sharing your life and experiences with us.

Best from NYC,
Erin Evenson…

dan February 23, 2010 at 00:52

You’re welcome and glad it’s of use!

Someone gave me a decorative cutting tool set years ago as a gift, including various little carving tools and a couple of cutters like the fish, a butterfly, and a bird if I recall correctly. They’re from Thailand and made for cutting vegetables into decorative shapes. Thought we’d try it out for the goldfish, thinking it might be too delicate of a form, but it worked out really well.

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