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Vegan recipe books reviews & recommendations.

Discussion in 'The Vegan Forum' started by Muggle, Nov 2, 2012.

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  1. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    I like to use coconut cream in my baking. Mixed results.
     
  2. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    I will try again with plain flour as the recipe states and report back!
     
  3. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    I would also advise using the cup measure system instead of converting into weight (every time I tried to convert, recipes came out wrong. I caved and bought a cheap cup measuring set). One cup is roughly 235ml - you could use a jug if you don't have cup measures.
     
  4. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    The batter was very milk....more runny than drop consistancy, there were probably lots of contributing factors.
    They tasted awful too.
    How long do you let the milk/vingar sit?
     
  5. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    I let it sit for about 10 minutes - usually just while I'm making the rest of the mix. It is a little runnier than we would expect cake mixture to be (it horrified my boyfriend's mum before I put the cupcakes in the oven), but they always come out really well in the end :)
     
  6. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    Ok thanks.
    It was more like a cake batter than any other recipes Ive used. Thats why i was so gutted!
    Any recommendations for measuring cups?
     
  7. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
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  8. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    Cool. i want one thats right for the job...but not too pricey as I am still in protest about using American sizes :p
     
  9. SummerRain

    SummerRain I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

    Location:
    UK
    This really scared me when I started vegan baking too! I used to add flour until it looked like a normal cake mix, often as much as doubling the flour. It actually turned out quite nice, stodgy but yummy. But one time I was brave and didn't do that and they turned out light and fluffy. So yeah don't expect it to look like a non-vegan cake mix!

    They sell measuring cups everywhere. There are tonnes on amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=measuring+cups :)
     
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  10. RabbitLuvr

    RabbitLuvr I love rabbits.

    Location:
    Rabbitville, USA
    I would also recommend using American measuring cups instead of trying to convert an American recipe.

    I've tried converting a few English recipes into American measurements, and the results were not that good. When cookbooks get officially converted, it's usually not an exact conversion- the measurements are usually adjusted a bit to make it work out.

    I pretty much only stick to American recipes, or officially converted cookbooks now. (Unless it's something easy, like a pasta dish where the only thing in grams is the dry pasta, and then I can guess the ounces by how many servings are in the final dish.)
     
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  11. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    I just have cups and scales. I have used both types or frecipe.
     
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  12. nav0413

    nav0413 Well Known Member

    It sound's delicious! I'll try it at home.Indeed my family would love this new recipe that I've found.
    thanks for sharing..
    looking forward for more recipes:kitty:
     
  13. peacefulveglady

    peacefulveglady Peacefully Vegan and Proud

    Location:
    Northern IL
    I have some of these on my amazon wish list and I added others as well, goin to get a handle on this now.
     
  14. Spidergrrl

    Spidergrrl Veteran Member

    Location:
    Jolly Olde England
    I recently got Vegan on the Cheap (or as my husband calls it "cheap-ass vegan") and EVERYTHING has been wonderful. I made the Morraccan lentil stew last night (the one with 1 cup apple juice) and it was gorgeous--we're having leftovers tonight.
     
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  15. Marie

    Marie Star Member

    Vegan Yum Yum

    I love the Golden Chickpea and Artichoke Salad... and the Picnic Sandwich..
     
  16. Spidergrrl

    Spidergrrl Veteran Member

    Location:
    Jolly Olde England
    I love vegan yum yum as well! I love the smoky miso tofu--we're having it tonight and the barley risotto.
     
  17. yally

    yally Addicted Poster

    I also like vegan yum yum very much :)

    Just got the thrive diet by Brendan Brazier. It's an awful lot of nonsense and he sounds so earnest and weird. Some healthy tasty sounding recipes in it though so I look forward to trying them.
     
  18. RabbitLuvr

    RabbitLuvr I love rabbits.

    Location:
    Rabbitville, USA
    I checked out Fresh From the Vegan Slow Cooker from the library, and it looks nice. It's on my "buy eventually" list.
     
  19. :yes:

    And The Joy of Vegan Baking.

    I like some recipes in both Veganomicon and Appetite for Reduction, but I think the recipes in the two above are much, much better than Isa's, especially the baking book.
     
  20. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    Yes i also liked that Slow Cooker book.
     
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