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Vegan baking

sufdawg's picture

Vegan baking

Anyone here into vegan baking?

Ford's picture

The  recipe for basic bread is vegan:  flour, water, leavin, salt.  What would you like to know about it?



sufdawg's picture

I was just seeing if there are any vegan bakers on here....not so much bread bakers, but dessert bakers

lazybaker's picture

Chloe's Vegan Desserts is currently.  The book got some good reviews.  Her twitter account with her website is here,

clazar123's picture

This site has world wide participation so I'm sure we have all kinds of bakers-even vegan! The site is more geared to bread baking but sweet breads and other yeasted breads and pastries do come under the dessert heading. Feel free to ask a question or just stroll through the forum and review past posts.There is a Baking for Special Needs forum and also a Cakes,Cookies and Pastries forum so have fun and ask away!

Welcome and bake some delicious fun!

Breadandwine's picture

Hi sufdawg

I've been a breadmaker for almost 40 years, a teacher of breadmaking for over 20 years - and I've been vegan for the last 8 years. All the bread I make for my own consumption is vegan - both savoury and sweet - and most of the bread I make with my students is vegan. 

Much to the surprise - and horror, I might say, sometimes, of other breadmakers - eggs and dairy products are quite superflous to requirements when it comes to making a dessert bread. If bakers wish to include these ingredients in their bread, it is of course, their right to do so, but they are not at all necessary - IMO! :)

As Ford says, "The recipe for basic bread is vegan: flour, water, leavin [levain?] and salt". If you want to make that into a dessert bread, then adding any combination of the following - some form of sweetening, fresh or dried fruit, nuts, chocolate in all its forms, sweet spices, jam, etc - will do the job. (I'd leave the salt out of a sweet bread, but salt's a personal thing, IMO.)

Here's my blog, with many vegan dessert breads - plus there are several vegan cakes on there as well:

I've also got some pretty good savoury bread recipes on there, including a fantastic pizza recipe!

Cheers, Paul