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What's the best vegan egg wash?

When you’re baking bread, the whole thing is not quite complete without that shiny, golden coat over it, right?One problem with that is the way you get that shiny golden color in conventional baking is with an egg wash.So if you’re vegan, can you still get that look and effect without using eggs? We’re looking into that today at the Curious Cat Bakery Test Kitchen. The Substitute Options I’ve been using a mixture of plant milk and agave and I love the results.But I decided to test out 3 other different types of egg wash replacements on  vegan croissants to see if they work better or worse. When Googling for alternatives, the most common are plant milk, coconut oil and...

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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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