Monday, 18 November 2013

Book Review - Vegan Desserts in Jars

Cute book, loaded with pictures of the recipes so it is a very colourful book. Add to that the colour used in the recipes and it is a really bright read.

The recipes are grouped into logical chapters, themes of which include no-bake, cake, pie, pastry, mixes, jams, and toppings. The recipes are laid out mainly one to a page, with concise introductions, and easy to read and follow instructions. There is an introductory chapter which is short but covers the basics and looks at both canning equipment (jars etc) you'll need and a basic vegan baking guide. Short but sweet.

The recipes are all creative and interesting, which I'd expect from Kris. Those which most appeal to me are a number of the raw pies (Pecan Pie!) and puddings (Baked Pineapple Pudding, Chocolate Vanilla Puddin' Cups) and something called Banana Cream Pie Crunch Cups (which uses homemade granola as the crunch!). There will be something for everyone - as long as you have the jars to cook them in! My only real critique of this book would be that it doesn't offer alternative cooking methods for those of us without canning jars in our kitchens, or the inclination to go out and buy some.

If you do have canning jars and are looking for other creative uses then give this book a look!

1 comment:

Julianne said...

I have this book but no canning jars, so I've been using ramekins and they work just fine.

So far I've made the Peanut Butter Cream Cups and Tiramisu. They were both OK, but to my taste lacking a little in flavour. There are lots of imaginative recipes, so I'll be trying a few more for sure.