Monday, 18 November 2013
Book Review - Vegan Desserts in Jars
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!