I recently received a review copy of Vegan Desserts: Sumptuous Sweets for Every Season by Hannah Kaminsky—and oh-em-gee, I think this book might be my favorite vegan cookbook ev-ah!
First, lemme preface this review by saying that I have zero (maybe even negative zero… wait, that’s still zero) cooking skills and finesse when it comes to making vegan sweets from scratch. For some reason, people are under the assumption that I like to bake cupcakes—but they are butt-wrong—I just like to eat them. So… when I got this book, I recruited the help of my gal pal Shannon (baking goddess and co-owner of Cinnaholic) to help me test one of these recipes out. We decided to give the Strawberry-Kiwi Pie a whirl (but we subbed blackberries for kiwis). I have to admit, without trying to sound like a self-inflated bad-ass, this pie was the BEST. PIE. EVER. Seriously, every slice was pie-gasm heaven. Nuff said.
Pie ain’t yo thang? How about Persimmon Blondies, Black Velvet cupcakes, Roasted Apricot Ice Cream, Coffee Poppy Seed Cake, Mexican Chocolate Crème Caramel, Mojito Sugar Cookies or Golden Saffron Pound Cake? Mhm. *drool drool*
So bottom line: You need this book. Not only are the recipes insane, but the foodie pics are redonk! You also need to try that frickin’ pie recipe… will change your life!
What’s your favorite homemade vegan dessert?