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  • nickispider
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    Vegan Brownies

    Posted By: nickispider In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    Does anybody have a recipe for vegan brownies that actually comes out like a brownie? I've tried countless different recipes and they all end up like cake. If I wanted chocolate cake I would have baked one! The only recipe I've made the comes close to the dense, chewy, moist brownies I'm looking for had flax and it reminded me to much of eating dirt. Any suggestions?...
  • beckyk
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    Wedding Cake

    Posted By: beckyk In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    OK...so maybe I got a little excited, but I offered to make my little cousin's wedding cake next spring. The good thing is she's veg, so that helps. Anyone have any cake tips or suggestions for me? I haven't baked a large vegan cake yet so I'm wondering if I need to be aware of any issues. I plan on starting to test cake flavors soon....
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    What's your all-time favorite dessert?

    Posted By: Mattie In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    I'm a huge cookie and pie fan although I have to say that brownies is my all time favorite dessert. This site's forums would be useless if we didn't pop the question: What's your favorite vegan dessert? So what is it? And while you're at it, submit the recipe to our 'Submit a Recipe' link so we can all try it. -mattie...
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    Soggy bottomed apple struedel

    Posted By: beckyk In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    My apple struedel made with phyllo became soggy relatively soon after making them. I'm thinking I made a couple of mistakes. First, I forgot to line my pan with parchment paper, and secondly I think I was too eager to plate the struedels and they were just too warm becoming soggy when served. Anyone have any insight on this problem? :unsure: Today I made up for my baking mistakes and made a lovely batch of banana cupcakes with caramel frosting topped with chopped walnuts! :woohoo:...
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    Why my cakes so dense, soggy??

    Posted By: payling In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    I need help! Can someone tell me why my vegan cakes (without eggs) always turn out dense, soggy (wet), and not crumble? I make sure I don't overmix and I follow the recipes accordingly. Is it because of the flour??...
  • julie
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    Vegan baking cookbooks?

    Posted By: julie In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    Ok, so stumbling on this site made my day :woohoo: and now I'm excited to start baking again. In addition to this website, what vegan baking cookbooks do people recommend? I know many vegan cookbooks that don't specialize in baking still have baking sections. Any ones that have good baking sections that people recommend so I can start making some good stuff? Thanks, Julie...
  • aninanny
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    Dry bread

    Posted By: aninanny In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    I've just started baking banana nut bread for my vegan sweetheart. I found the recipe on your website. Compared to the kind I'd made before using eggs and shortening, it's terribly dry and without much flavor. Is there anything I can do to make it more moist and tasty?...
  • Mattie
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    What baking tool can you not live without?

    Posted By: Mattie In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    When I moved from San Francisco to Brooklyn the flight attendant at the front desk of the airport mentioned that I could save money by moving some of the stuff from one of my bags to the other. This way I could be under a certain weight limit with both suitcases. So I ended up moving my food processor to another suitcase. She looked at me puzzled and said that was the first time she noticed anyone taking a food processor with them anywhere. I have a special relationship with my food processor- it's helped me out so much in the kitchen. So what baking tool can you not live without? -mattie...
  • Mr. Pants
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    Regular flour vs pastry flour vs cake flour?

    Posted By: Mr. Pants In Ask a Vegan Baker
    more than a month ago
    What's the difference between regular flour, pastry flour and cake flour? I'm curious because I know cake flour is obvs easier to make cakes with but I'm unclear as to why. :dry: -mr.pants...