1/2 cup vegan margarine (80% fat is best)
3/4 cup organic unbleached sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup non-dairy yogurt
1/2 cup vegan Friendship starter
1 cup soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Grated peel of 1 orange
1 cup raisins
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Cream margarine and organic unbleached sugar; add applesauce, soy yogurt, starter, soy milk, and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Fold in grated orange peel, raisins, and pecans.
Fill well-greased and floured muffin tins 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until done.
Remove from pans and dip in topping.
Makes 12-14 servings.
* Topping: combine juice of 1 orange with 1/2 cup organic unbleached sugar.
Heat until organic unbleached sugar has dissolved.