Poppy Seed Cookies

Poppy seed cookie recipe and graphics from book

Yield: 3 dozen cookies.

These cookies are delicious and beautiful.

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs (or 3 Tbl tahini)
  • 2 1/2 cups ww pastry flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds
  1. Cream butter, tahini, honey and maple syrup together
  2. Add eggs (or tahini substitute).
  3. Add pastry flour, rice flour, baking powered.
  4. Mix together, then add the poppy seeds (Dough is sticky)
  5. Scoop onto oiled sheets.

Bake at 350°, about 10 minutes or until brown.

Poppy seed cookie recipe and graphics from book

Map of bakeries in Uprisings

Map of bakeries - static image

I have created a map showing all the bakeries in Uprisings. Color coding:

  • Yellow: Open bakeries
  • Red: Closed
  • Blue: Open, but no longer a collective.

Map of Bakeries

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You can also see all the bakeries in a list here.


Carrot Cake

“Moist, Toothsome”

  • no eggs
  • no dairy

Two 8″ cakes.

Image from book

This sweet rich cake will melt in your mouth. You’ll agree it’s very fine just as it is, but if your fancy has it, besmear it with the dairy-free frosting on [page 158] or this Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 1/4 lb cream cheese
  • 3/8 c honey
  • 1 T vanilla
  • juice of one lemon or orange
  • beaten till smooth


Combine well:

  • 1 cup light oil
  • 1.5 cups honey
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 T lemon peel
  • 4 cups grated carrots (mix in the delectable orange mound of grated carrots after combining previous ingredients)

Combine dry ingredients together and stir them into the wet

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 T baking soda
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t cardamon
  • 1.2 t allspice
  • 1/2 t coriander

Oil the pans, pour in the batter.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until fork comes out clean. Cool before removing from pans.

On the Rise, Syracuse, NY

On the Rise started in 1980 in an abandoned warehouse district which is gradually being reclaimed as a retail and residential area. We are a five-person collective. We have a special commitment to using whole, regional, seasonal foods defining what a healthy food economy would look like without massive processing and transportation.

On the Rise grew out of the progressive political community in Syracuse. Bonds of mutual support between our collective and other collectives and individuals in our community have made it possible for On the Rise to grow and prosper over the past 5 years, and to make our contribution to a healthier, more peaceful world. Continue reading “On the Rise, Syracuse, NY”

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Lightly toast

  • 4 c. oats
  • 1 c. sunflower seeds


  • 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 4 t. baking powder
  • 4 t. cinnamon
  • 2 c. raisins

blend and add

Using an #8 ice cream scoop (1/2 cup) drop cookies onto oiled sheet.

Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes

Makes 2 dozen enormous cookies


Image from book

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