Anyone here into vegan baking?
I've been meaning to make a vegan brioche ever since I learned it could be made with olive oil instead of eggs and butter. And, with Christmas dinner coming up, I wanted to use such a dough to make a vegan haggis en croute.
And, if olive oil could be used, why not sunflower oil?
I finally got round to it on Christmas Eve - here's the story, plus pics, on my blog:
Made a couple of these, today - one using self-raising white flour for my daughter, and one with wholemeal bread flour and baking powder for myself.
It's a simple matter of knocking up a quick soda bread, rolling it out flat, covering it with the filling of your choice, folding it over and frying both sides in a dry frying pan (covered).
I just received the new book "Gluten-Free and Vegan Bread, Artisanal Recipes to Make at Home" by Jennifer Katzinger. A quick review after reading from cover to cover:
- the recipes use an varied array of nutritious GF flours, from millet, teff, buckwheat to almond and coconut flours.
Nobody told me just how easy making your own pasta was. Or if they did, I wasn't listening.
No special equipment, no special ingredients - just bread flour and water (and a little EVOO - just 'cos I like the stuff!). What's more you can flavour it anyway you like.
Now I've tried it, I can't see me ever buying the dried stuff again. I've discovered you can set to and make pasta in the time needed to boil a pan of water and cook dried pasta.
And now I've got my nine-year-old granddaughter making it:
As a vegan, I'm constantly on the look-out for recipes I can alter to suit my requirements. I was very doubtful I could do this with the parkin of my youth (Lancashire, as it happens, but Yorkshire also lays claim to this recipe - which is why I've called it North-country), but, after the success of my vegan chocolate cake, I thought I'd have a go - and, it turned out absolutely gorgeous (just like my chocolate cake)!
Here it is:
I will be doing a bit of baking for a vegan family with children. If someone has good recipes to share, or good websites to refer me to, I would appreciate it. There is a lot of stuff on-line, and am trying to find recipes that are sure to work. I am thinking about baking some muffins, cookies, maybe some quick breads, brownies, etc.
A Pocketful of Yeast has begun. Check out the blog at http://veggieinmilwaukee.wordpress.com. This blog focuses on mastering the art of baking. Comments are greatly appreciated. If you have recipes or formulas that you would like to share I will gladly post them with credit to you.