In my spare time, I always like to bake something to share with my friends. It makes me happy. Lately I've been making vegan stuff, so one of my students said I am a vegan hippie. Actually I didn't try to copy hippies at all, and what's more, I am such a neat freak that the hippie lifestyle doesn't appeal to me at all. However, I've somehow inherited a little of their romantic, perhaps unrealistic, nature, peace and freedom-loving spirit, but wrapped in a fake bourgeois cover. SO a kind of "hippie" like me, might like what kind of food? I found the answer in this book. This recipe is based on one from the book, with minor modifications.
Yields 36 cookies
1 1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup and 1 tbsp home-made apple sauce
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 cup muesli
1 cup choclate chip
1/2 cup sunflower seed
1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 C.
2. Mix the dry ingredients, add applesauce and oil, stir to form a firm dough.
3. Add muesli, chocolate chips, and sunflower seeds, and mix again.
4. Place spoonfuls of the dough 5cm apart on a baking tray.
5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Transfer to a plate.
Sichuanese native and Chengdu resident Annie blogs about her adventures in cooking vegetarian meals, adapting recipes from around the world. Recently she has translated some of her favorite posts into English for GoChengdoo readers to enjoy. The original, Chinese-language version of this post can be viewed here. Photo by Annie Chen.