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Mattie
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This is your post to share vegan baking tips with the world. What's worked for you when you're trying to whip up that latest batch of eats? Recently I discovered that when allowing bread to rise, placing a plastic bag over the bowl containing the dough works far better than going through the drama of using a wet towel.

What are your vegan baking tips?
Monday, June 21 2010, 06:39 PM
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    Mattie
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    Friday, March 15 2013, 04:03 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi Cinnamongem,

    Apple sauce is pretty easy to make. Here's my version. If you're using it for baking, you can just core and peel apples and place them in a food processor to make it. Apple sauce works in recipes such as some muffins, cakes and cookies because it allows the moisture to be retained during baking. During baking the sugars and starches also bind together slightly, making for a more robust structure. Apple sauce can also be substituted for fat in many recipes. Many depression-era recipes use apple sauce and other fruit purees for this reason.

    Add applesauce to your cake recipe. It's a great way to make vegan cakes moist and delicious.

    I've never tried homemade applesauce. Is it easy to make? I've heard a lot of times that applesauce is a very important ingredient in the vegan bakery but I don't find it very often at the stores in my town.
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    foodfinder
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    Thursday, March 14 2013, 12:29 PM - #Permalink
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    I use apple juice now in vegan pastry and crumble in a handful of ground up oats, which breaks up that rather solid pastry you can get when it's just wheat flour and water. i don't know why the apple juice make such a difference,I used it because I'm organic nearly vegan and I didn't have all the ingredients I wanted... but I think that it makes a much better flavored pastry..especially with some cinnamon added. thank you for all the very helpful tips.
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    Tuesday, March 12 2013, 09:09 AM - #Permalink
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    Add applesauce to your cake recipe. It's a great way to make vegan cakes moist and delicious.

    I've never tried homemade applesauce. Is it easy to make? I've heard a lot of times that applesauce is a very important ingredient in the vegan bakery but I don't find it very often at the stores in my town.
    Thanks!
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    Mattie
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    Monday, March 11 2013, 10:32 AM - #Permalink
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    That's a terrific idea!! Why didn't I think of that?! :o I can't wait to try that the next time I make brownies.

    My tip: use binder clips to secure the parchment paper to the edge of your brownie pan. I've noticed that a lot of vegan brownie recipes involve a very thick batter, almost like a dough! Well, when spreading it out in the pan the parchment paper will move around. I solved that problem by securing the parchment paper to the edge of the pan using binder clips (black, triangular-shaped clips for holding paper). After I've spread the batter to all corners of the pan, I remove the clips before putting the pan in the oven.
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    Saturday, March 09 2013, 12:57 AM - #Permalink
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    My tip: use binder clips to secure the parchment paper to the edge of your brownie pan. I've noticed that a lot of vegan brownie recipes involve a very thick batter, almost like a dough! Well, when spreading it out in the pan the parchment paper will move around. I solved that problem by securing the parchment paper to the edge of the pan using binder clips (black, triangular-shaped clips for holding paper). After I've spread the batter to all corners of the pan, I remove the clips before putting the pan in the oven.
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    xanthia
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    Wednesday, August 11 2010, 06:03 PM - #Permalink
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    I have a bread one too. Letting the dough rise in your oven (that is turned off) with the oven light on works great if you have a drafty kitchen.
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    Saturday, July 03 2010, 10:51 AM - #Permalink
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    Add applesauce to your cake recipe. It's a great way to make vegan cakes moist and delicious.
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