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My vegan baking skills are laughable (I once topped vegan maple cupcakes with bacon bits) but perhaps yours are better? If so, this one is for you …
Vegan brand Earth Balance is holding its third annual bake-off, and you could win a vegan trip to Vegas. Not bad! Just submit your best vegan recipe for pies, cakes, cookies or cupcakes.
One grand prize winner will receive:
- Roundtrip airfare for two to Las Vegas, Nevada
- A two night stay at the vegan friendly Wynn Hotel*
- Upscale dining at Country Club restaurant* (one of the Wynn’s finest restaurants with a full vegan menu!)
- tickets for two to go see “O” by Cirque du Soleil*
- $1,000 in spending cash!
8 weekly winners will also receive:
- A $100 Whole Foods Market giftcard
- A years worth of Earth Balance products (in the form of 12 free coupons)
- A copy of the book Sticky Fingers by Doron Petersan
- A copy of the book Chloe’s Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli
Your recipes should be your own original creations and contain one or more Earth Balance products such as any of the buttery spreads, nut butters or soy beverages click here to see all eligible Earth Balance products). The recipes must be plant-based (vegan) and free of any animal products (no dairy, eggs, meat, honey, etc.). An original photo of your finished dish is also required. You can submit as many recipes as you like from November 26 to December 23, in the following categories:
Nov. 26th – Dec. 2nd: Pies (Due tomorrow!!)
Dec. 3rd – Dec. 9th: Cakes
Dec. 10th – Dec. 16th: Cupcakes
Dec. 17th – Dec. 23rd: Cookies & Bars
This contest is open to U.S. residents only, who are at least 18 years of age. For more information, frequently asked questions and tips, read the Holiday Bake-Off F.A.Q. To read the Official Rules CLICK HERE.
Vegan cupcake image credit: Flickr/Continuum Design
Sunday night I took the L to Williamsburg to meet up with two old sorority sisters and see a The Artist at the Nite Hawk. Afterward, Whitney, who was visiting from Philadelphia, said she had a friend working at a local place. She clearly didn’t know what a treat she was about to give us: Her friend works at the Momofuku Milk Bar.
There are lot of Momofuku’s in the city, and many of them are all but impossible to get into. But you can grab a little slice of sweet heaven at the Milk Bar, which has four locations in the East Village, Midtown, Upper West Side, and Williamsburg, no reservation necessary.
Their crack pie is aptly named (you can try to recreate it with this recipe), and their little cake truffles are so ridiculously good, $4 price seems like a bargain.
Whitney’s friend gave us the hookup, taking us into the warehouse of a kitchen in the back, where all the Milk Bar treats are made before being delivered to the Manhattan sister stores. It’s where pastry chefs took over in January to stage a decadent event called Killed by Dessert. (Please let there be a redux.) This is a serious workspace … I could crawl inside the mixers and take a nap.
“When I first applied,” our friend told us, “I though, ‘Oh, I like to bake, this could be fun!’ I had no idea.”
And in a testament to how good this stuff is, she hasn’t gotten tired of the sugary morsels–her sweet tooth has only increased.
Is it sustainable? Well, it’s a mixed bag. Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar cook book has been slammed for heavily relying on processed food like junk food cereal. But up until the farm shut down in January (SO SAD), the Milk Bar also used Milk Thistle Farm for their excellent, local milk.
After doing some sampling, I suggest you not eat for an entire day, then go in and get one of everything, washing it all down with a White Russian milkshake.
It would also make an excellent date spot. (Hint, hint.)