le 8 mai 2013
Do your baking passions feel frustrated by the lack-luster results of using whole meal flours? Would you like to try your hand at baking your own muffins, cakes, breads and biscuits but fear due to lack of experience or know-how? Are you interested in baking sans animal products for environmental, health and ethical reasons but are turned off by the hockey puck textured "healthy" versions you've made in the past? Lastly, do you devour recipe books as you would a fine work of prize-winning literature, pausing to catch your breath when dazzled by delightful images?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions than "Whole Grain Vegan Baking" is definitely for you!
This all-inclusive baking book is a must for any hip culinary collection, whether you're a novice or a cordon bleu. Thanks to Steen's artfully delectable photographs and the clear, concise recipes, you'll be wowing your friends (omni and vegan alike!) with mouth-watering treats both savory and sweet.
Even if you've only wandered slightly into the world of whole grain flours or dare not to err past the quick bread or muffin, "Whole Grain Vegan Baking" will lead you though the path of fearless baking with healthful flair and panache.
Some of our personal favourites are the Braided Almond Oat Bread (looks so sophisticated you'll even win your mother-in-law over!), Breakfast Pie Pastries (the grown-up and scary-ingredient-free response to poptarts), Strawberry Sweet Biscuits (it isn't strawberry season without them), Lemon Tartlets (as seen on the front cover of the book) and English Muffin Bread (nooks and crannies, folks) and the Pesto Knots (seen on the back cover). Those are just a few, but there are so many others that have become "stand-bys" around our home.
In the interest of full-disclosure I was one of the lucky recipe testers for this book. There was not one recipe that I tested and didn't like, or make again (and again) not to test it's viability for publication, but for my family's delight. I've since made nearly all the recipes in "Whole Grain Vegan Baking" and have not yet been disappointed.
This book would also make a fantastic house-warming or coffee table book. Visually stunning and "tasteful" it will please anyone who loves to eat scrumptious and healthy foods.