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What vegan milk is best for baking?

With so many options out there when it comes to plant based milks, it can be hard to decide which one you should use when baking. Different vegan milks have different textures, taste and nutritional content and those are all going to play a part in how your recipe comes out in the end. Almond Milk/Oat Milk/ Soy Milk Almond, oat or soy milk will be your best bet as a one-size-fits-all ingredient. They have the closest texture to cow's milk and can be subbed out 1-for-1 in most recipes. Rice Milk/Hemp Milk Rice or hemp milk on the other hand are more diluted and have a more watery texture so they're not ideal as a replacement. Coconut Milk Coconut...

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This is why your vegan buttercream is melting

If your vegan buttercream is falling apart, odds are it’s a problem with your recipe. And today on Ask a Vegan Baker we’re talking about exactly what could be going wrong and how you can make sure your vegan buttercream doesn’t fall apart by: Being aware of your base’s melting point Making sure you have the right balance of wet and dry ingredients Making the choice between vegan butter or shortening Melting Points The first thing that could be going wrong if your vegan buttercream is falling apart is that you might be using a butter substitute that has a lower melting point, meaning it will start melting at a lower temperature. Different brands have different melting points and you...

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My secret to the best chocolate chip cookies ever

When it comes to baking, there's nothing more classic than a perfect bite of a chocolate chip cookie. Soft, crunchy, with big chocolate chunks or lots of smaller chocolate drops, there are A LOT of ways to make a chocolate chip cookie but what is the key to making the best EVER? In my opinion, it's all about that base, baby! Watch the video below to see my best tip for making the best chocolate chip cookies that will leave your mouth watering just thinking of them. And if you want the recipe to my perfect vegan chocolate chip cookies, it's included in my newest eBook Vegan Baking 101: A Beginner's Guide to Veganizing Dessert Staples. You can buy it...

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Are baking pans all the same?

There are all kinds of pans out there in different colors, shapes and finishes. Does it even make a difference which one you use? Absolutely! I know it sounds crazy but when it comes to baking, the kind of pan you use is actually just as important as your recipe.

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Is it ok to use honey in vegan baking?

A lot of people wonder if honey is ok to use in vegan baking or even just a vegan diet. If you’re vegan, odds are you’ve heard “oh, but not even cheese?” and you’ve probably gotten a few “how about honey?” questions too. So today on Ask a Vegan Baker, we’re talking about honey. Is it an animal product? Is it ok to use in vegan baking? And what are some substitutes if you don’t want to use it.

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