Sweet Vegan: A Collection of All Vegan, Some Gluten-Free, and a Few Raw Desserts
(Kyle Books, May 2011) is a must-have for vegan bakers and dessert lovers. Mainquist, founder of Emily's Desserts
, a Baltimore bakery specializing in vegan-only desserts, has turned the baking world upside down with her vegan baking skills and non-vegan-pleasing desserts.
Secret to successful vegan desserts
For Mainquist, the secret to her success is simple: good organic, all-natural, vegan ingredients with a special gluten-free flour swapped in for gluten-free goodies. Another secret to her success is her desire to let the home baker be able to make delicious, satisfying vegan desserts that become family favorites as well as crowd pleasers even when the crowd includes non-vegans.
Preferred vegan products for desserts
If your vegan desserts have been falling flat or tasting bland, the 70 sensational dessert recipes in Sweet Vegan
can be your jumping off point for many more vegan-friendly sweet treats. In addition to her vegan recipes, Mainquist shares her trademark techniques and the key vegan ingredients that bring her unique dessert style into your
kitchen. For example, Mainquist suggests using Earth Balance Buttery Sticks, Ener-G Egg Replacer, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips, Toffutti's Better Than Cream Cheese and Sour Cream products, Soyatoo, and organic sweeteners.
Amazing vegan desserts that are animal-friendly
is as beautiful to page through as it is to cook from. With gorgeous full-color photographs, step-by-step shots and instructions, and Mainquist's musings on each recipe, this vegan cookbook inspires even the most reluctant vegan dessert maker. Best yet, it also appeals to your eco-kind side: Manquist is donating a percentage of proceeds from the book to Farm Sanctuary
, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. "Home cooks are rediscovering the art of food preparation and the joy that comes with creating and sharing tasty morsels with friends, family, and loved ones," says the vegan dessert expert. "And the positive experience is enhanced when the food is cruelty-free."
Dig in to vegan desserts
>>Preview: Sweet Vegan's Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
The recipes in Sweet Vegan
cover a tasty variety of cakes, pies, cupcakes, mousses, and French pastries. Emily offers gluten-free recipes and raw food recipes for readers who want to see how delicious gluten-free or raw food goodies can be. Mainquist also wants vegans to be able to cook for others who may have food allergies or special dietary restrictions. Desserts include Triple Chocolate Cheesecake, Toffee Squares, Pumpkin Spice Cake, Dutch Apple Pie and a mouthwatering many more.
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