Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Joy of The Joy of Vegan Baking

Buy this cookbook now-- there are no excuses. Observe:

Pumpkin cheesecake. Perfect for the Thanksgiving, duh! This is a more "cheesy" cheesecake, so add more brown sugar if you want to cut that tartness a bit.

Strawberry cupcakes really do have a subtle strawberry flavor so please use organic fruit in there. Topped with vanilla buttercream (best vegan buttercream I've had so far.)

Pumpkin bread (canola oil variation with chocolate chips.) I forgot to take a picture of them, but the loaves rise beautifully. This was really popular with everyone, and I'll be making it again soon and probably adding some nuts and dried cranberries to the mix.

Chocolate peanut-butter no-bake pie...tastes like a giant truffle and is insanely easy.

Lemon bars. Perhaps my favorite of all: pretty, not too complicated, no crazy-sounding ingredients.

Cocoa spice muffins. You *must* make these with the cayenne!

I really can't say enough good things about this cookbook, or Colleen. I met her at the Boston Veg Fest and she is so sweet in person. If you haven't already you should totally check out her Vegetarian Food For Thought Podcast (link to your left) and her cooking DVD which is really well done. Everything I've made so far from JOVB has been gorgeous and delicious. You may want to add a little extra sugar to a few of the recipes (I'd say the cheesecake and muffins benefit from just a little extra) but that is subject to taste. Just test the batter before it goes it the oven.


Dark Faerie said...

You have really been great to see such a passion for baking like I have...though I believe you have surpassed me :) Your blog is fantastic!

Jackie said...

This post makes me want to drop out of school and move back to New York just so I can eat your desserts. Who needs a law degree when you can have Jill's delicious vegan baked goods?! Nobody, that's who.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Jillian! I just came across your blog! I can't believe how many goodies you've baked from the cookbook, and I'm so glad they've all been a hit. Remind me to give you my address if you ever need to unload any. :) Thanks so much for spreading the word about the book.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm those muffins look so yummy! They have the perfect muffin top!!

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