Simply Vegan Baking

Taking the faff out of vegan cakes, cookies, breads and desserts

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Pub Date 29 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 3 Oct 2022

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Vegan baking needn't be difficult or boring - it can be simple and delicious!

Freya Cox was the first vegan contestant on The Great British Bake Off and her mission is to show that vegan baking is just as delicious if not more so than 'regular' baking and, when all the ingredients are available from your local supermarket, there's no reason not to give it a try. Try any of the 70 reassuringly familiar recipes and you'll be amazed that they're so effortlessly vegan.

From simple cakes, traybakes, pastry and bread to special desserts and showstopping cakes, there's something faff-free for every occasion.

Recipes include:

• Salted Caramel Cupcakes

• Carrot Cake

• Triple Chocolate Cookies

• Cinnamon Rolls

• White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

• Banoffee Pie Slices

• Lemon Meringue Pie

• Black Forest Gateau

Vegan baking needn't be difficult or boring - it can be simple and delicious!

Freya Cox was the first vegan contestant on The Great British Bake Off and her mission is to show that vegan baking is...

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As a huge bake off fan I was thrilled to see a vegan baking book by Freya released! The book is packed with absolutely delicious looking bakes that I can't wait to try. I was really intrigued by the use of milk and a souring agent instead of flax or chia egg replacements (I find they don't work great, just as Freya says!) so I'm hoping this new discovery will produce beautifully fluffy cakes once again. The gluten free pumpkin cupcakes look fab for my colleagues in the autumn months and the white chocolate and raspberry blondies are my favourite treat! A gorgeous, colourful book that will bring joy to my baking!

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I don’t think I’ve ever come across a better vegan baking book in my life!

I’ve been Vegan for 8 years now and I’ve dipped my toe in and out of vegan baking for many years, trying all manner of different recipes from all sorts of different sources. But here enters this gem of a book! With all your sweet treats, baking and cake making needs wrapped up in this one epic book!

It’s so beautifully simple and effective; there’s no sun blessed blanched goji-berry seed sprouting powder juice needed to be plucked from the mountains of the Himalayas which would be impossible to find in the supermarket. They’re all easily sourced and fairly run of the mill standard store cupboard ingredients that won’t cost the earth. That was a number one tick for me.

The next came from the beautifully presented book and the ease of writing and conveying the instructions in which to make her wonderful creations. With handy little hints and tips, glorious accompanying photos (one benefit for having an ebook copy of this is that I couldn’t openly dribble onto the pages) and an amazing range of bakes you can make at home. They seriously look like something I’d be happy to see in a cafe or restaurant; some amazing showstoppers!

You definitely need this book on your shelf and in your kitchen! I’m so happy to have this as an ebook format but I’d love to have a physical copy of this as it’s just so useful and one thing you’d definitely want to keep referring back to and bringing out on every occasion possible.

A lot of love for this cookbook and one I think I’d recommend to all (Vegans and non vegans a like) as it’s just an exemplary book on all sorts of vegan bakes and one I can’t wait to get stuck into experimenting in the kitchen with!

(Whoops I wrote an essay, but it really is a great vegan cookbook!!)

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I’m a self-confessed Great British Bake-Off fan and also have a vegan in the household - so I was thrilled to receive an ARC of Simply Vegan Bakery by Freya Cox.

I have tried to bake vegan cakes in the past without success and it felt like I needed to employ some sort of alchemy to achieve successful bakes. Having read this book, it turns out that I’d been doing vegan bakery all wrong!

Freya’s book is full of really useful tips. For example, in the past I just mixed soya milk and apple cider vinegar and crossed my fingers it would work, which it never did. Freya suggests warming the soya milk before mixing with apple cider vinegar - and it works! I had my first successful vegan bake following the recipe for the amazing Black Forest Gateau. I can’t wait to try more of the recipes now! This book has really made me feel confident and that I can now bake proper vegan cakes.

A special mention must be made to the photographer, Clare Winfield, and also the foot stylists Freya Cox and Joanna Jackson, who made the bakes look beautifully tempting and delicious.

Huge thanks to NetGalley and the publishers Murdoch Books for making this book available to me as an ARC for a fair and honest review.

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A resounding 5 stars. I remember Freya from Bake Off thinking it was a shame she didn't reach Vegan week but this book is just ideal to inspire. Having many family members and friends who are turning to a more plant based diet plus a couple of the younger children with egg allergies this book certainly gives me ideas for baking, plus regular baking for village events this book will be on my wish list. I am totally intrigued by the replacement of egg with soya milk and vinegar that I shall be giving this a go during the school holidays. There are also a few recipes for gluten free bakes, again very useful to have this book to hand for such occasions when catering for people with a wheat intolerance. Tempting photos accompany the recipes throughout making this a must have cookbook for your shelf.

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Love this so much can’t wait to try so many of the gorgeous recipes , I’m a meat eater, but I’m trying more plant based baking so this book is perfect for me, clearly explained, simple instructions and appealing pictures, this is a fantastic book for the experienced baker (vegan or not) or the beginners, highly recommended

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy in return for an honest opinion

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I don't think there is anything in this book that I don't want to bake. It all looks and sounds delicious and the photos are beautiful. The recipes are easy to follow and use ingredients that I have actually heard of and are easy to get hold of, unlike some vegan cookbooks. I love that Freya also adds some extra little tips to make life even easier. Definitely recommend and I will probably treat myself to the hard copy.

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This is a really good vegan baking book. I can't wait to try all the receipes as they all sound really yummy. I enjoyed watching Freya on the bake off. So was very interested to see what her first book would be like.wishinh her lots of success and ith it.

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This book is a sweet-toothed vegan's delight, it's brimming with well thought out and clearly well practiced recipes. A clear understanding of what flavours goes together is evident, as is Cox's sheer enthusiasm and love of baking.

I have made the coffee cake with Russian buttercream - which was amazing - in taste and simplicity, with clear and concise instructions. This book will be used often in our house; and I will be gifting copies to friends and family. I absolutely recommend this baking book to novices and experienced bakers alike, there is something to suit all capabilities and tastes, without having to spend a fortune on ingredients.

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It’s amazing how good these recipes look and I can only imagine they taste better. I was impressed by some of the sets in these recipes and will be sure to try lots of tasty baking. I’m planning on baking the chocolate brownie and the triple chocolate cookies soon!

I tried veganuary this year and loved it. I have stuck at 100% vegan since however I have stopped eating dairy so this book is amazing for me to get back into baking.

I would recommend this recipe book to everyone. I really liked watching Freya on bake-off and she is one of the reasons I tried going vegan. I may have failed at fully going vegan at the time books like this will make it easier for everyone to go plant based in the future.

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