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REJOICE! Red Rabbit Doughnuts have become Wheatsville Doughnuts & they are better than ever!

For a moment, we thought we had entered the darkest timeline. Red Rabbit, our beloved vegan anarchist doughnut making collective that had taken the town by storm, announced they were ceasing production.

I didn’t cry.

I just kept buying their doughnuts from Wheatsville until they were all gone filling my belly with delicious sadness. We were all shocked. The doughnuts are universally beloved and they seemed to be growing and adding gluten free options. The atxvegan community was freaking out. Everyone was upset. There were rumblings that the 12th Street Bakery and Fat Cats Organic Coffee And Dessert occasionally had doughnut on the menu and we learned that Portland’s infamous Voodoo Doughnuts was opening on dirty sixth…but none of that was what I wanted. The Red Rabbit Doughnuts are perfect and since they sell them at Wheatsville (and I got to Wheatsville at least once a day) they are incredibly convenient. We started to hear rumors that it might not be the end.

An inside source let me know that Red Rabbit was turning over their recipes to our beloved Food Co-op and training the bakery staff on how to make them perfectly. Today Wheatsville sent me a box and I want to assure you that the doughnuts are as good as they always were, maybe even better? Maybe I just missed them? But biting into it was like tasting piece of heaven on earth. My co-worker tried the apple fritter and her day went from dreary to dreamy.

Starting tomorrow, October 10th, glazed, chocolate iced, maple pecan, apple fritter, and bite sized donut holes will be available at both Wheatsville locations. They have also assured me that gluten free doughnuts are on the way in the future and that our luscious cream filled varieties will eventually be back too. What a wonderful turn of events. I love Austin Texas.

Red Rabbit’s vegan doughnut trailer opens TODAY!

Ever since Red Rabbit Doughnuts started showing up at bakesales a couple of years ago I have been thrilled to watch their progress. First they were at a couple farmer’s markets, then they were at almost all of them. They started in a few coffee shops and soon took over the town. Now you can find them all over the place and everyone loves them. Last week I even had them mixed into coffee ice cream at Sweet Ritual. I am THRILLED that they are opening a trailer, because, as it is now, you can only get their specialty doughnuts (like the cream filled Austin Cream Pie) at the farmer’s market which doesn’t always mesh with my schedule. The soft opening starts now and the grand opening party will be Friday July 12th with a free beer party.

Also, the Austin Chronicle did a great profile about their collective awhile back “How vegan doughnuts can help fix the economy” so if you want to know more check it out.

Bakesale Recipe Roundup

Mmmm doughnuts.....

I am totally stoked for the bakesales this Saturday, I think we are going to raise a lot of money for Japan. It seems like news just gets worse and worse so it is nice to be able to do something to help. There are going to be some fantastic vegan baker’s donating goods to, the Red Rabbit Donut Cooperative is going to drop off several dozen vegan donuts to the Bee Caves location and I know there is going to be lots of vegan goodness at the South Congress & North Loop locations as well, every location will have some vegan items.

Sometimes people are a little mystified about what to make so I thought I would share some recipes that I have had success with. I am more of a savory cook but I enjoy baking too…. well more of eating baked goods anyway. Unlike my regular cooking I try to follow a recipe as close as possible so I use some of my favorite blogs and cookbooks. Veganizing a recipe can be really easy, depending on the recipe! If you get more than 3 eggs it can get a little bit tricky but common subs are trading out honey for agave nectar, using Earth Balance non hydrogenated margarine in place of butter, soy milk, mimic creame or coconut creamer in place of their dairy equivalents, and dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate are really easy to do. For eggs I usually use one tablespoon of ground flax seeds mixed with three tablespoons of water for each egg. I like it because flax seeds are really good for you and I always have them around but there are a lot of other ways to go about it.

Mimicreame worked beautifully in these chocolate peanut butter pretzel tarts

Kittie from Cakemaker to the stars has veganized a bunch of Martha Stewart recipes with a lot of success. I made her Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter Insides that were veganized from Martha and OMG they were amazing. For the last bakesale I made her Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Squares but with cocopuffs and I think I will do that again because they were really fun. I have made the buckeyes and the peanut butter filled whoopie pies which would be a GREAT recipe to try because my friends will pay serious money to eat those whoopie pies!

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is a terrific little book with tons of ideas and recipes with lots of baking advice if you are interested in a book you can pick it up at almost any bookseller in town. I have made the Mexican Hot Chocolate, Mucho Margareta, Chai Tea, Chocolate, Apple Spice, Jelly Donut, Green Tea and who knows how many other cupcakes. The Earl Grey variation that we made for the Star Trek feast has been my favorite so far!

Terry and Isa wrote a second dessert book “Vegan Cookies invade your cookie jar” and many of those recipes are online, I love the Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles, and the Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows, and the recipe for Pignoli Almond Cookies sounds really good too.

Over the holidays I became obsessed with these mint chocolate chip cookies from Readymade magazine. The recipe yielded a ton and at least one person said they were the best cookies that he ever had!

Another fantastic recipe that I just adore is the Triple Chocolate Chip Brownie. This recipe has some pricey ingredients but a spicy, gooey, chocolate brownie is really something to sing about.

Another great source of recipes are , I ended up making her Giant Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Finally, a great online resource is the Bittersweet Blog. The author Hannah Kaminsky has a book as well called My Sweet Vegan. Her blog has tons of great look recipes like Cinnamon Buns, Zucchini Babka, and even dog biscuits, you don’t want to leave the pups out! Mmm bake sale….