Monday, January 10, 2011

Book Review: The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes by Kris Holechek

Title: The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes (paperback)
Author: Kris Holechek
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Published: 09/08/2009
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Genre(s): Recipe Book

DESCRIPTION

YOUR FAVORITE BAKED GOODS—AS DELICIOUS AS EVER.

Packed with cruelty-free cookies, cakes and pastries rich in flavor, The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes provides everything novice bakers and seasoned chefs need to go vegan with an indulgent flair, including:

 

•Easy-to-make recipes
•Classic baking tips and tricks
•Creamy frostings, icings and toppings
•Simple substitutions for eggs and dairy

The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes features mouthwatering takes on traditional treats as well as the author’s own delectable creations:

•Boston Cream Pie
•The Ultimate Brownies
•Mixed Berry Pie
•French Toast Muffins
•Baked Chocolate-Glazed Donuts
•Pain Au Chocolat
•Baklava Bread
•Strawberry Lemonade Cheese Pie
•Sweet Cream Apple Streudel
•Black Forest Cake
•Herbed Pizza Dough
•Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies 


MY THOUGHTS

In the first year, after receiving this book as a gift, I've made nearly 20 of 100 recipes. The results of those recipes have all been amazing! Ms. Holechek offers some invaluable information, tips, and suggestions. I also like her difficulty rating system for each recipe. I've found the book's scale of 1 to 4 whisks extremely helpful when allotting time to prepare a recipe. Her instructions are easy to follow and the results are delectable!

If you're dealing with certain allergies, as I am, this book can be great. If you need dairy or egg free, this is a great book to start with. Someone have a peanut allergy? I substitute soynut butter for the peanut butter in the recipes with tasty results.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who likes to bake with positive results—vegan or not.


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