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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

Recipe

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.

Uprisings Baking Collective, Berkeley, CA

Below is the introductory page for Uprisings Baking Collective, Berkeley, CA

Uprisings Baking Collective is a worker-run whole grain bakery located in Berkeley. Established in 1975, Uprisings produces naturally baked goods made with organic whole grain flours, fresh fruits and vegetables, and never with white or brown sugar. The fifteen workers here turn out over 2,000 loaves of bread each week plus thousands of cookies and hundreds of pounds of granola every week. We deliver our baked goods all over Berkeley, and at our storefront sell a variety of baked goods and groceries at the lowest prices around.

There is no boss here–all decisions are made by the workers. Conflicts are solved co-operatively, and major decisions are made at regular workers’ meetings. All workers participate in most aspects of the bakery — from sales and baking, to clean-up and bookkeeping. We emphasize the development of each worker to their fullest potential. Continue reading Uprisings Baking Collective, Berkeley, CA

Uprisings Talking Bread Labels

For years Uprisings Baking Collective added a second label to our loaves: The first label was your typical bread label–name of bread, ingredients, etc. But when local organizations needed publicity, Uprisings came to the assistance by slipping “talking bread labels” in with the loaves. Below are a selection of labels that where duplicated in the book.

Talking bread labels
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