Sweet Vegan: A Collection of All Vegan, some Gluten-Free, and a Few Raw Desserts
by Emily Mainquist
Sweet Vegan features a wide variety of vegan, gluten-free, and raw dessert recipes that are manageable for bakers of all levels and appeal to an audience with specific food allergies that straight vegan recipes may not include. If the reader is curious about gluten-free or raw desserts - or needs to prepare something for someone else with dietary restrictions - they can try out some recipes without buying a whole book dedicated to them. Emily's exclusive gluten-free flour mix is the closest readers will ever come to all-purpose flour, therefore making the finished product taste much better. A cookbook is all about making the most delicious recipes to share with friends and family.
This is an excellent cook book. The pictures are wonderful, the recipes seem simple. I have tried the zucchini bread squares - they were a hit at work and even my 4 year old nephew liked them. My nephew and I also made the peach biscuits - we used peaches, plums and nectarines. These were also very good. And as I'm writing this I'm munching on the granola - yum! I also did not follow the recipes exactly - used white flour in the zucchini bread and made a batch of the peach biscuits with butter and milk and everything turned out beautifully. There are many more recipes that I look forward to trying including cinnamon rolls (they look like the ones my mom makes), triple chocolate cheese cake, creme de menthe brownies and a vanilla cheese cake - I'll be able to bring something for the holidays that I can enjoy as well.
I think everyone who buys this book will enjoy making the recipes and devouring the results. One note - many of the recipes call for "evaporated cane juice" which had me looking at the grocery store for some type of liquid sweetener - thank goodness I googled the term and found out it is turbinado sugar aka sugar in the raw. Easy enough I had that in the pantry!
Jennifer C McLean (amazon.com)