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I FINALLY FOUND THE VEGAN BAKING BOOK I WAS LOOKING FOR!!!
on April 19, 2005
WHAT A RELIEF! I really appreciate the fact that I can offer my kids (and friends and family) treats that won't do their bodies harm. Thankfully, I stumbled across an ad for this cookbook on a vegan website and decided to click the link. Now I don't have to spend time experimenting on desserts anymore! My main reason for buying this book was because the author created recipes that are not only vegan but also healthy. There is absolutely no white flour or white sugar in any of them, not even wheat, nothing processed. You'd think...how could a recipe with ingredients like barley flour or maple syrup work, right? It does! Believe me, I've been sharing the cookies with my omnivore friends, and they LOVE them--even the kids! I just got the book about two weeks ago and have already tried 4 types of cookies (pecan sandies, oatmeal raisin, cashew thumbprints, and cinnamon crisps) and two types of muffins (blueberry and corn). Overall they were EXCELLENT! My mistake with the corn muffins was that I should have added a little extra liquid which the author noted I might need. I plan on working my way through the whole book. There are all kinds of quick breads, muffins, scones, cookies, brownies, blondies, cakes, cremes, frostings, fillings, and glazes. Plus, it's written very simply, and the recipes can be put together in no time at all. I've even been in touch with the author through emails. She happily answered all of my questions. Check out her website. [...] It's on line store. She bakes and sells all the goodies in this book and ships them to you (if you don't want to do the work yourself). I'd encourage anyone who loves to bake and is also concerned about using healthy ingredients to purchase Simple Treats today because it's a winner! DELICIOUS!