So, I have been baking …

Posted by on February 6, 2008 | 9 Comments

Several years ago, when I returned to a dairy-free diet, I discovered how many baked goods had milk in some form lingering within them.  Even that innocuous looking French bread often had whey on the ingredient statement.  So, I took up baking.  It turned out to be an excellent cost-saving endeavor as well … shopping in bulk foods to stock up on pantry items rather than buying pre-packaged. 

Anyway, my baking prowess has turned me into a bit of a test kitchen for baked goodies as well.  Rather than writing diligently on my blog and website as I should have been, for the past couple of weeks I have been churning out …

Pomegranate Ginger Cupcakes from My Sweet Vegan (heaven!)

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins (virtuosity meets indulgence)

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Banana Crumb Coffee Cake (my husband raved that this was Starbucks worthy)

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Pizza (and lots of it!) …. this one with White Sauce

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Nut Case Cookies from My Sweet Vegan (a new personal favorite from this cookie monster)

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Maple Spice Pumpkin Cookies (can we say yum!)

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Butterscotch Blondies from My Sweet Vegan (oooh, fudgy)

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Namaste Gluten-Free Bread (from a mix and amazingly impressive)

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Of course, with all of this baking and amateur photography, I couldn’t help but start up a flickr account ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/21365075@N04/ ~ a long shot from professional, but fun nonetheless!

 

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Comments (9)

 

  1. Ok, I just have to say it… YUMMMMMM!!!

    I am going to have to try several of those recipes! I am always looking for good dairy free recipes and the pictures look really tasty! 🙂 It’s also nice to know that someone has actually tried these recipes and liked them! Thanks for being the guinea pig so I know that it’ll be good! LOL!

    I’ll be back! I’ve put you on my dairy free blog roll… hope that’s good for you! 🙂

  2. Astra Libris says:

    Ohhhh, these look gorgeous! Such beautiful, yummy photos!

  3. Kiley says:

    Looks delicious – is that a basil, onion, mushroom and olive pizza? Wow, I’ve never had that combination before.

  4. Hannah says:

    That’s quite an impressive line-up of baked goods, and everything looks incredibly delicious too. 🙂

  5. Jackie says:

    They all look wonderful, especially the Pomegranate Ginger Cupcakes which are divine. You really have been busy 🙂

  6. Yum! Those all look really delicious.

  7. Wow, you sure have baked a lot since I last checked your blog! The blondies sound especially delicious to me, even though they may look unassuming– I am a huge fan of butterscotch. But the coffee cake looks superb as well!

  8. alisa says:

    Thank you for all of the wonderful comments, good encouragement to keep baking!

    Kiley ~ it is sauteed onions (keeps the pizza from ending up “wet”), olives, mushrooms, and spinach. I am a succer for the green stuff. I actually went with oregano, as it just does something for me on pizza, but basil would be equally excellent.

    The white sauce is merely a roux using earth balance for a nice rich flavor, and thinning with rice milk, a bit of garlic (of course) and a few other spices, but it came out very nice and thick.

  9. Sophie says:

    Maple Spice Pumpkin Cookies sound delicious!

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