Saturday, 31 October 2020

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

These delicious lemon cupcakes are another favourite at our fundraising events.

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

Ingredients (cupcakes):
* 1 3/4 cups of plain flour
* 1 cup of sugar
* 1 teaspoon of baking soda
* 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
* 1 cup of soy milk
* 1/3 of a cup of canola or vegetable oil
* 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
* 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon of lemon zest

Ingredients (icing):
* Icing sugar
* 3 tablespoons of lemon juice


* In a bowl, mix the oil, soy milk, white vinegar, lemon juice and sugar with an electric hand held mixer.

* In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and zest. Stir the ingredients.

* Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix with an electric mixer until combined.

* Spray patty pans with cooking oil and add the batter.

* Bake at 180 degrees C for approximately 20 minutes. When the cupcakes are brown on the top, they are done.

* When the cupcakes have cooled, make an icing out of icing sugar and lemon juice. You can make the icing a thick paste, or you may need to add some hot water to thin the mix if you prefer a thinner icing.  

PVAS Coming Events - November & December 2020

PVAS has some great Spring events coming up!

- Sunday 1 November, 2.00pm, Goat & Lamb Yoga 

- Saturday 14 November, 11.00am, PVAS Tour

- Saturday 14 November, 12.00pm, Wildflower Wreath Workshop

- Sunday 15 November, 2.00pm, Goat & Lamb Yoga

- Saturday 21 November, 8.00am onwards, PVAS Visits Envirofest (at Whiteman Park)

- Sunday 22 November, 2.00pm, Goat & Lamb Yoga

- Saturday 28 November, 11.00am, PVAS Volunteer Information Session

- Saturday 28 November, 1.00pm, PVAS Tour

- Sunday 29 November, 9.30am, PVAS Busy Bee

- Saturday 5 December, 5.30pm, Carols in the Valley 

- Saturday 12 December, 11.00am, PVAS Tour

- Saturday 19 December, 1.00pm, PVAS Tour

All events require booking. Visit PVAS on Facebook and click on the 'Events' link to book:  

Garry the Sanctuary Cat

If you have ever visited Possum Valley you will know Garry the Sanctuary Cat. 
Once a shadow lurking in the forest, Garry is now adopted and is a favourite PVAS resident. 
You can follow Garry's adventures on Instagram as he has his very own account! Find Garry at @garry_the_sanctuary_cat. 


Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes


These cupcakes are a PVAS favourite. They always sell out at our fundraising bake stalls! 

Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes

* 1 3/4 cups of plain flour
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* Approximately 14 strawberries (riper berries are better)
* 1/2 cup canola oil
* 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
* 1/2 cup soy milk



 * Place the strawberries in a flat bottomed bowl and crush to a pulp with a potato masher or fork.

* Sift the flour and baking soda into a large bowl. Add the sugar and stir with a spoon.

* Put the oil, white vinegar and half the soy milk into another bowl and stir. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a hand held mixer or a spoon.

Strawberry pulp

* Add the strawberry pulp and stir it through the batter with a spoon. Add the remaining soy milk if the mixture is a little dry. The juiciness of the strawberries with determine the dryness of the mix so you may not require the additional milk.

* Spoon the batter into large cupcake patty pans. Bake at approximately 180 degrees C for around 20 minutes. The cupcakes are ready when they become slightly brown on top.