Serious Eats: Talk
Vegan, oil-free and still at least sort of a treat?
I believe in my heart it is not possible to make cake or cookies taste really, really good without both eggs and oil. I just do. But in a case of exceptionally bad timing, I'm doing a (doctor-supervised) elimination diet that has me off eggs, spices, oil, and dairy just in time for my birthday. Normally I wouldn't worry about it (this diet is definitely temporary, just to try to isolate a food allergy or sensitivity), but there's a standing tradition to bring in treats on your birthday at work. Is there anything, anything at all, that I could make that wouldn't be breathtakingly awful for everyone else but that I could still eat? (If I can't come up with anything, I'll make them cookies and just not eat them myself. But that might be slightly pathetic if anyone notices....)
Thanks for any ideas at all!