The Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks' Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets [NOOK Book]

Overview

Whether you want to bake dairy- and egg-free for health, ethical, or environmental reasons, The Joy of Vegan Baking lets you have your cake and eat it, too! Featuring 150 familiar favorites -- from cakes, cookies, and crepes to pies, puddings, and pastries -- this book will show you just how easy, convenient, and delectable baking without eggs and dairy can be.

A seasoned cooking instructor and self-described "joyful vegan," author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau puts to rest the myth ...

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The Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks' Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets

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Overview

Whether you want to bake dairy- and egg-free for health, ethical, or environmental reasons, The Joy of Vegan Baking lets you have your cake and eat it, too! Featuring 150 familiar favorites -- from cakes, cookies, and crepes to pies, puddings, and pastries -- this book will show you just how easy, convenient, and delectable baking without eggs and dairy can be.

A seasoned cooking instructor and self-described "joyful vegan," author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau puts to rest the myth that vegan baking is an inferior alternative to non-vegan baking, putting it in its rightful place as a legitimate contender in the baking arena. More than just a collection of recipes, this informative cookbook is a valuable resource for any baker -- novice or seasoned.

Learn just how easy it is to enjoy your favorite homespun goodies without compromising your health or values:

  • Chocolate Chip Scones
     
  • Cranberry Nut Bread
     
  • Lemon Cheesecake
     
  • Dessert Crepes
     
  • Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Chunks
     
  • Cinnamon Coffee Cake
     
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
     
  • Raspberry Sorbet
     
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
     
  • Soft Pretzels
     
  • Blueberry Cobbler
     
  • Chocolate Almond Brittle
Free of saturated fat, cholesterol, and lactose, but full of flavor, flair, and familiarity, each and every recipe will have you declaring I can't believe it's vegan!

Complete with luscious color photos, this book will be an essential reference for every vegan.

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Editorial Reviews

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ôAt last! A cookbook that delivers the secrets of vegan cuisine's last frontier: baking delicious desserts. Elegant, fun, well-organized, complete, and compelling, this is a masterpiece you'll treasure for yourself and want to give to your friends.ö ùWill Tuttle, Ph.D., Author of The World Peace Diet

ôVegan baking comes of age with this collection of baked delights. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has put together a comprehensive tome that is sure to be useful to baking novices as well as those of us who've been wielding the whisk for years."~Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Author of Vegan with a Vengeance and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

"Colleen Patrick-Goudreau blends the perfect mix of stories, photos, and recipes with amazing grace and taste. Her words will open your heart; her recipes will fill your tummy." ~VegNews Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616738501
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 211,661
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the founder of Compassionate Cooks compassionatecooks.com, an organization whose mission it is to empower people to make informed food choices and to debunk myths about veganism. A recognized expert on healthful plant-based cuisine, Colleen has appeared on the Food Network and is a columnist for VegNews magazine. She lives in Oakland, CA with her human hubby and feline boys.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Whys and Wherefores of Choosing Vegan     9
A Journey to Compassionate Cooking     9
Why Vegan?     15
The How-to's and What-nots of Vegan Baking     17
Better Than Eggs     17
Better Than Cow's Milk     24
Better than Buttermilk, Condensed Milk, and Evaporated Milk     27
Better Than Butter     29
How to Read a Recipe     32
Rise and Shine: Muffins, Biscuits, and Scones     37
Cozy Comforts: Sweet and Savory Quick Breads     53
Cause for Celebration: Cakes and Cupcakes     71
Timeless Temptations: Pies and Tarts     93
Familiar Favorites: Cookies, Brownies, and Bars     109
Bearing Fruit: Crumbles, Cobblers, Crisps, and Whole Fruit Desserts     131
Decadent Delicacies and Elegant Eats: Strudel, Crepes, Blintzes, and Pastries     151
Ancient Wonders: Yeast Breads and Rolls     165
Creamy Concoctions: Mousses and Puddings     181
Sweet Somethings: Confections and Candy     193
Frozen Treats: Sorbets, Shakes, and Smoothies     203
Fundamental Foundations: Crusts for Pies and Tarts     211
Restorative Refreshments: Hot and Cold Beverages     219
Over the Top:Frostings, Sauces, Syrups, and Spreads     229
Last But Not Least: The Appendices
Stocking Your Vegan Pantry     240
Baking Staples: A Guide to Ingredients     240
Essential Kitchen Tools     248
Resources and Recommendations     252
Making Sense of It All     258
Glossary of Terms     258
Cake Pan Substitutes     262
Common Ingredients: Yields and Equivalents     266
Baking Soda and Baking Powder: What's the Difference?     268
Suggested Reading     270
Suggested Viewing     272
Finding Your Way: The Indices
General     273
Seasonal     283
Celebrations and Occasions     285
Acknowledgments     286
About the Author     288
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    DELICIOUS!!!!! EVEN FOR NON VEGETARIANS

    I needed a vegan cookbook for my 18 month old daughter who can not tolerate milk or eggs and is underweight. This book is perfect as it has cupcakes, breads and muffins which are exactly geared to her palate and of course I just leave out the nuts if a recipe calls for them as she is to young. What a life saver! Many of the dairy and egg free items I've purchased, even in health food stores are not very good. Every recipe I've made from this book is fairly easy to make and extremely delicious. Even if you aren't a vegetarian you will love these recipes! Thank you, Ms. Patrick-Goudreau!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Baking made easy (and delicious!)

    I am a total sucker for sweets, but I wanted to cut out dairy and eggs from my diet. This book is a complete, well-written, well-explained guide on how to bake without butter and eggs (which I thought were requirements for baked goods before, but now I know they aren't!).
    I highly recommend the chocolate chip cookies, the chocolate cake, the banana chocolate chip muffins, and the chocolate cheesecake (I see a theme in all my favorites...)!
    I highly recommend this baking book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    YUM-O-O-H!! I can not believe these recipes are dairy-free.

    Recipes are easy to follow and ingredients are also easy to obtain.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Start baking now!

    Enjoying this easy to follow book. Explained everything 'new to vegan cooking'. Listed dairy substiutes. Excellent receipes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2009

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    Great Recipes

    This is a fabulous book for vegans; or those who have vegan friends, but still want to bake for them. The recipes taste great, even if you aren't vegan.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2008

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    Proud to Own This

    Compared to several other vegan cookbooks I have, I know I can coun't on making each recipe with confidence and satisfaction. Bran Muffins are so comforting and yummy, me & my kids spent a Sunday morning gushing over them, even my 8 year old boy couldn't get enough. Really, everything I have made has been such a success. As a mom, I know I can count on this book to feed my ever-hungry family.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2008

    A necessity in every vegetarian/vegan kitchen

    This book is filled with useful information and fabulous recipes. The photos are incredible and make you hungry just looking at them. You must have this cookbook in your collection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Yum!!!!!

    This cookbook is fantastic!!! I have baked two of the cake recipes over the past week and haven't been disappointed. Try the Chocolate Cake with chocolate icing and the Blueberry Orange Bundt Cake. The directions are easy to follow, and the results are incredible. I absolutely recommend for everyone who loves to cook. Enjoy!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Excellent!

    I have just begun my "vegan" journey, and in my former life, I "loved" to bake. I was so thrilled to find a vegan baking book. My adult son was 'home' this week-end and I had him "thumb through it" and he asked for the Chocolate Chip cookies. That will be my first recipe tried. Truthfully, I can't wait to start "baking". I read the entire first section to find out more about vegan baking, and I am in the process of purchasing those ingredients that will enable me to "bake" any day I choose.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    Absolutely one of the best vegan baking cookbooks ever. I adore

    Absolutely one of the best vegan baking cookbooks ever. I adore this book so much! Colleen Patrick-Goudreau makes vegan baking so easy! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Perfect!

    This vegan baking book is wonderful, and has so much variety even for the most finiky eaters. There are also many vegan resources and suggestions for replacing traditionally used animal byproducts in baking recepies. Highly recommended!

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  • Posted December 3, 2011

    Great Recipes!

    My cupboard is filled with cookbooks, but this is the one I use the most. Though I haven't made every recipe in this book - yet! - I am always amazed at how delicious the product turns out. I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Don't be scared ENJOY

    This is a terrific easy to follow cookbook...and don't let the word Vegan in the title scare you. The recipes are delicious and contain ingredients that are easy to find. There is a wonderful collection of photographs of the food.
    Who doesn't enjoy having their cake and making it healthier??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    The Joy of Vegan Baking

    This is an amazing cookbook, the receipes are simple and easy, Not just for Vegans but for anyone who just simply wants a healthier way of baking.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Nothing special

    I am not that huge of a fan of this cookbook! The pictures naturally look much better than the actual result when making them yourself! I gave this book the stars that I gave because I have not made all of the recipes, but I have made a quite a bit! The pictures do make things look so good, that I am willing to give them a second chance!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent addition to any cookbook library!

    This is a wonderfully classic, comprehensive baking companion, full of food info and fun, factual tidbits. A great gift for vegan friends, but also good for the omni-cook. This book (includes!) but goes beyond basic American baking. I was most delighted to come across recipes for chocolate babka, horchata, and soft pretzels!

    Whether you are new to vegan baking, or a non-dairy pro, YOU NEED THIS BOOK.

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  • Posted August 17, 2009

    LOVE THIS BOOK!

    This has a lot of great recipes in it! I've tried quite a few and they all turned out great! Lots of friends loved the goodies, and wanted some of the recipes! Great entertaining recipes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2009

    Best book ever!

    This is the best vegan baking book I have ever read. I use it on a weekly basis, whether it be using a recipe or the helpful hints in the first few chapters. I would recommend this to anyone, vegan or not :)

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    I loved it

    I just started trying to become a vegan and this book is really helping through the transition. I loved the authors introduction in the front and the tips throughout the book. She makes things so versatile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2008

    THEE vegan baking book

    Holy moley, this is a good one! There are many color photos, as well as several pages in the beginning to give you general vegan baking tips (egg substitues for example, some I've never heard of in my 8 years of vegan baking). Very eays to follow format, and the recipes are great! Be sure to try the Chocolate peanut butter pie on pg. 98 - it only takes about 5 ingredients and 15 minutes, and is easily one of the best desserts I've EVER had.

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