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The Joy of Vegan Baking

Anyone try this cookbook? Or planning on buying it?

http://www.amazon.com/Joy-Vegan-Baking-Compassionate-Traditional/dp/1592332803/ref=dp_return_1/103-7005927-6356664?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books

After VCTOTW and this site, I don't know if I really *need* a new cookbook on desserts... but... well, anyone?

I made the cornbread, and it's pretty good. I've had some good cornbread in my day...and this just tastes a little too flour-y..or something. I added a few pickled jalapeños and some jalapeño juice..but it just needs..something.  ??? It looks pretty though (nice and fluffy).

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I made the cornbread, and it's pretty good. I've had some good cornbread in my day...and this just tastes a little too flour-y..or something. I added a few pickled jalapeños and some jalapeño juice..but it just needs..something.  ??? It looks pretty though (nice and fluffy).

I have an old Veg Times recipe for cornbread that uses creamed corn.  It's the best ever.

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I bought this book about a month ago and so far I have made the rugelach and the apple pecan muffins.
I made the rugelach for my baking class final presentation. Non-vegans enjoyed it and I thought it was mighty tasty too. It seems like a fancy recipe at first glance but is actually pretty easy to prepare. The book states that this recipe yields 3 dozen cookies, but when you actually follow the instructions, you yield 4 dozen cookies.
I made made the apple pecan muffins for my cooking class presentation since my topic was apples. My chef instructor loved them as did many of my classmates. They really enjoyed the moistness and the fact that they were not heavy. Many people said they were delicious and I was very happy to hear it .I doubled the recipe to make 24 muffins and it worked with no problems, although I did have to add almost 1/2 cup water to the batter because it was a little dry at first.
I am excited to try other recipes from this book. ;)b

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I made the Peanut Butter Cookies last night and they are soooo good. I followed the recipe exactly except that I used half WW and half AP flour. I wouldn't change a thing. Perfect texture. This was my second attempt at making pb cookies in my 3 yrs of being vegan and the first time they came out too oily, so I'm really excited these came out so well. I'm in peanutty heaven.  :)>>>

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Light Lemon Bundt Cake!  :)>>> I've tried MULTIPLE lemon and vanilla cakes, and have not been pleased with any of them (for various reasons), but this was great! I made the Lemon Sauce also, and it was fabulous. Patrick thought it was a little strong (and I used 1 larger lemon instead of 2), but I thought it was perfect. Tomorrow I will taste the cake on its own, but I thought it tasted great, and it had the perfect texture (something that's really been lacking in non-chocolate cakes). I'm so pleased! Oh, and I got to use my little mini cake pans for the first time!
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oooh, ive been eyeballing that recipe AC! yours came out so cute!  ;)b i might just have to make this for momma's day!

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oooh, ive been eyeballing that recipe AC! yours came out so cute!  ;)b i might just have to make this for momma's day!

Yeahhhh, remember how we were 'talking' about how we didn't like any vegan yellow/white cakes?! Well, this is it! I think it came out perfectly. Oh, I didn't use lemon extract b/c I don't have that..but I would think that could only make it better!

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anyone make the cinnamon buns?

i've never made cinnamon buns, and reeeeaaally want to, but im not sure whether to try this recipe or a vegweb recipe first or whatnot...

(note: i have had bad experiences with bread recipes)

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anyone make the cinnamon buns?

i've never made cinnamon buns, and reeeeaaally want to, but im not sure whether to try this recipe or a vegweb recipe first or whatnot...

(note: i have had bad experiences with bread recipes)

I have not made them from JOVB, but I made these a while ago:

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=11502.0

They were great! I had never made cinnamon buns before, and they turned out fabulously. Not difficult, but a little time consuming.

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Chocolate chip cookies are pretty good. I thought they were good right out of the oven, but Patrick doesn't think they have as much flavor as others...and that they are too cakey. Mine definitely did not look like the ones on the cover...
I used 1/2 applesauce and ww pastry flour. They weren't my favorite, but still good.

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anyone make the cinnamon buns?

i've never made cinnamon buns, and reeeeaaally want to, but im not sure whether to try this recipe or a vegweb recipe first or whatnot...

(note: i have had bad experiences with bread recipes)

I made them last fall. They had a delicious flavor, but I am almost positive that I overmixed the dough. I used the dough hook attachment on my Kitchenaid for the first time so I was experimenting with different speeds, mixing time, etc., and the buns turned out pretty heavy... I would recommend giving them a shot, even though I can't say mine were perfect. I really think it was my fault. One tip I would give is to pack the buns into a casserole dish instead of baking them on a cookie sheet. This way the gooey filling stays inside instead of oozing all over. Yum!

I made the Light Lemon Bundt Cake, too! I've actually made it twice now, and both times it came out perfect. The Lemon Sauce really does add to the lemon flavor of the cake, but it's delicious & moist without it if you don't feel like bothering... I added frozen blueberries both times, and everyone who's tried it loved it! I brought it to two parties, and people kept saying, "This is vegan?" It's SO good!

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anyone make the cinnamon buns?

i've never made cinnamon buns, and reeeeaaally want to, but im not sure whether to try this recipe or a vegweb recipe first or whatnot...

(note: i have had bad experiences with bread recipes)

i havent tried the ones from the book but i made these from vegweb and they were insanely fantastic..

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=13982.0

i added some pecans and made some small changes (youll see if you look at my review) and baked them in 2 8" round cake pans.  so good and gooey.  i want them now...

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I made the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, and they are some of the best muffins ever! I modified it a lot..so I was a bit wary, but they came out perfect. I only used 1/2 c Florida crystals, 2 bananas, 1/2 cup choc. chips, needed more water, probably used less oil...I just added water until it seemed muffin consistency. I also added some pecans. I found a semi-typo in the book. She has walnuts, optional as an ingredient..but never mentions them in the directions, eh. I baked them for probably 20 minutes. Perfect consistency and taste great!

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Your muffins look delicious! Thank you sharing your modifications. I like taking some liberties with recipes but am always worried how they will come out.

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Your muffins look delicious! Thank you sharing your modifications. I like taking some liberties with recipes but am always worried how they will come out.

Thanks for noticing! Yeah, they really seem to be very versatile. Decide how sweet you want them..and you can modify the amount of sugar. I thought they were plenty banana-y with 2 bananas.  :)

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Good to know.  I'm always afraid of turning baked goods into rubber by omitting sugar.

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I made the Focaccia, and it came out like focaccia! It wasn't spectacular..or different from any other rosemary focaccia I've made...but it was good! I don't think it's necessary to let it rise for 2-2.5 hours for one time (maybe it would be better?), but I just did 1 hour and then 1 hour later. I also didn't knead for 10 whole minutes....just until it all came together and was smooth. I used whole wheat pastry flour..and I think some regular whole wheat flour (I made two batches/focaccias). I even used safflower oil instead of olive oil..and sprinkled a bit of thyme on top with s and p.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/allychristine/SC-GzzRk3cI/AAAAAAAAEno/JQIo94Cddb8/focacc.JPG?imgmax=512

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I made the Focaccia, and it came out like focaccia! It wasn't spectacular..or different from any other rosemary focaccia I've made...but it was good! I don't think it's necessary to let it rise for 2-2.5 hours for one time (maybe it would be better?), but I just did 1 hour and then 1 hour later. I also didn't knead for 10 whole minutes....just until it all came together and was smooth. I used whole wheat pastry flour..and I think some regular whole wheat flour (I made two batches/focaccias). I even used safflower oil instead of olive oil..and sprinkled a bit of thyme on top with s and p.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/allychristine/SC-GzzRk3cI/AAAAAAAAEno/JQIo94Cddb8/focacc.JPG?imgmax=512

That was from the Joy of Vegan Baking? I tried the recipe in V'con and it was good, but I'm new at baking. I think I've knead it wrong because it came out all weird. But it was good. It filled my bread craving, and I will probably do it again.

And I should definitely check JOVB since your pics look so delish, AC.

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Thanks! Yeah, I've really enjoyed it so far. You should get it!

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I made the Pancakes this morning, and they are good pancakes! I used all whole wheat pastry flour, safflower oil, and 2 tbs Florida crystals in with the wet ingredients (I only had enough syrup for the finished pancakes). I thought they were quite fluffy and light. I used some extra ripe bananas for the top (1 banana for each of us), and I think it was the banana that made it all extra sweet. Next time I'll try the liquid sweetener in the batter; very easy batter to make.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/allychristine/SDRZlzRk3gI/AAAAAAAAEqk/Llz4KrQEuKo/nanacakes.JPG?imgmax=512

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