Babycakes: Vegan, (mostly) Gluten-free, And (mostly) Sugar-free Recipes From New York's Most Talked-about Bake

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Babycakes: Vegan, (mostly) Gluten-free, And (mostly) Sugar-free Recipes From New York's Most Talked-about Bake

by Erin Mckenna

Crown Publishing Group | May 5, 2009 | Hardcover

2.8 out of 5 rating. 5 Reviews
Not yet rated | write a review
Forget everything
you've heard about
health-conscious baking.


Simply, BabyCakes is your key to an enlightened, indulgent, sweets-filled future. This is important news not only for parents whose children have allergies, for vegans, and for others who struggle with food sensitivities, but also for all you sugar-loving traditionalists. The recipes in these pages prove that there is a healthy alternative to recklessly made desserts, one that doesn''t sacrifice taste or texture.

Having experimented endlessly with alternative, health-conscious sweeteners, flours, and thickeners, Erin McKenna, the proprietress of beloved bakery BabyCakes NYC, developed these recipes-most are gluten-free, all are without refined sugar-in hopes of combating her own wheat, dairy, and sugar sensitivities. In BabyCakes, she shares detailed information about the ingredients she uses (coconut flour, xanthan gum, and agave nectar, for example) and how to substitute them properly for common ones-all the while guiding you safely through techniques she's spent years perfecting.

When BabyCakes NYC opened on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 2005, it helped propel the gluten-free and vegan baking movement into a new stratosphere. Suddenly there was a destination for those with wheat allergies and other dietary restrictions-and, soon enough, celebrities and dessert lovers of every kind-to indulge freely in delectable muffins and teacakes, brownies and cookies, pies and cobblers.

Enclosed within these pages are all the "secrets" you'll need to bring the greatness of BabyCakes NYC into your own home as well as raves and recommendations from devotees such as Natalie Portman, Jason Schwartzman, Mary-Louise Parker, Zooey Deschanel, and Pamela Anderson.

For confectionists of all kinds, delicious alternatives lie within: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Shortbread Scones with Caramelized Bananas, Strawberry Shortcake, and BabyCakes NYC's celebrated frosting (so delicious it has fans tipping back frosting shots!), to name just a few. Finally, Erin's blissful desserts are yours for the baking!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 144 pages, 9.36 × 7.78 × 0.65 in

Published: May 5, 2009

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307408833

ISBN - 13: 9780307408839

save
37%

In Stock Not yet released

$18.48  ea

Online Price

$28.00 List Price

or, Used from $5.22

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Babycakes: Vegan, (mostly) Gluten-free, And (mostly) Sugar-free Recipes From New York's Most Talked-about Bake

by Erin Mckenna

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 144 pages, 9.36 × 7.78 × 0.65 in

Published: May 5, 2009

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307408833

ISBN - 13: 9780307408839

Read from the Book

Blondies This recipe’s dynamic is hard to explain, and I really like that. This is the charm of the blondie. The vanilla and chocolate have a subtle repartee, with neither really dominating nor giving way to the other. Initially, the vanilla seems to cede center stage to the chocolate, but if you pay close attention, you’ll notice how the vanilla rounds out the chocolate with a seductive mellowness, ultimately creating balance. Making them bite-size gives a great crunchy texture, but you can also bake them in a cake pan and serve them as squares. Either way, blondies are best served warm.    • 1/2 cup garbanzo–fava bean flour    • 1/2 cup brown rice flour    • 1/2 cup potato starch    • 1/4 cup arrowroot    • 1 1/4 cups evaporated cane juice    • 2 teaspoons baking powder    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda    • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum    • 1 teaspoon salt    • 1/2 cup coconut oil, plus more for the tins    • 1/3 cup homemade applesauce or store-bought unsweetened applesauce    • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract    • 1/2 cup hot water    • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease three 1
read more read less

From the Publisher

Forget everything
you've heard about
health-conscious baking.


Simply, BabyCakes is your key to an enlightened, indulgent, sweets-filled future. This is important news not only for parents whose children have allergies, for vegans, and for others who struggle with food sensitivities, but also for all you sugar-loving traditionalists. The recipes in these pages prove that there is a healthy alternative to recklessly made desserts, one that doesn''t sacrifice taste or texture.

Having experimented endlessly with alternative, health-conscious sweeteners, flours, and thickeners, Erin McKenna, the proprietress of beloved bakery BabyCakes NYC, developed these recipes-most are gluten-free, all are without refined sugar-in hopes of combating her own wheat, dairy, and sugar sensitivities. In BabyCakes, she shares detailed information about the ingredients she uses (coconut flour, xanthan gum, and agave nectar, for example) and how to substitute them properly for common ones-all the while guiding you safely through techniques she's spent years perfecting.

When BabyCakes NYC opened on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 2005, it helped propel the gluten-free and vegan baking movement into a new stratosphere. Suddenly there was a destination for those with wheat allergies and other dietary restrictions-and, soon enough, celebrities and dessert lovers of every kind-to indulge freely in delectable muffins and teacakes, brownies and cookies, pies and cobblers.

Enclosed within these pages are all the "secrets" you'll need to bring the greatness of BabyCakes NYC into your own home as well as raves and recommendations from devotees such as Natalie Portman, Jason Schwartzman, Mary-Louise Parker, Zooey Deschanel, and Pamela Anderson.

For confectionists of all kinds, delicious alternatives lie within: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Shortbread Scones with Caramelized Bananas, Strawberry Shortcake, and BabyCakes NYC's celebrated frosting (so delicious it has fans tipping back frosting shots!), to name just a few. Finally, Erin's blissful desserts are yours for the baking!

From the Jacket

"In this book, Erin has finally shared her trade secrets - the ingredients and techniques that lend BabyCakes' desserts the flavors, textures, and happiness-factor you'd find in the best patisserie. The highest praise I can offer is this: follow her recipes to the letter and you'll fool them every time."
-Tom Colicchio (from the Foreword)

"At BabyCakes NYC I can eat what I crave without harming my lovely animal friends-or myself. Every since that first fateful day, I've been waiting for this cookbook."
-Natalie Portman

"I have multiple food sensitivities…and I'd pretty much given up on the idea that I might be able to have a worthy treat every again. I was so excited to discover BabyCakes NYC, because not only can I eat everything they bake, it's all delicious!"
-Zooey Deschanel

"The BabyCakes NYC banana bread is the best I've ever had and something I simply can't live without."
-Mary Louise Parker

"Thank all that is holy for BabyCakes NYC…"
-Pamela Anderson

About the Author

ERIN MCKENNA is the chef and owner of BabyCakes NYC, a bakery with outposts in New York City and West Hollywood. She received the prestigious Best Cupcake award in 2006 from New York magazine. Erin has been a guest on Martha Stewart Television and Food Network and has been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine, Modern Bride, VegNews, Harper's Bazaar, In Style, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Editorial Reviews

"In this book, Erin has finally shared her trade secrets - the ingredients and techniques that lend BabyCakes'' desserts the flavors, textures, and happiness-factor you''d find in the best patisserie. The highest praise I can offer is this: follow her recipes to the letter and you''ll fool them every time."
-Tom Colicchio (from the Foreword)

"At BabyCakes NYC I can eat what I crave without harming my lovely animal friends-or myself. Every since that first fateful day, I've been waiting for this cookbook."
-Natalie Portman

"I have multiple food sensitivities…and I'd pretty much given up on the idea that I might be able to have a worthy treat every again. I was so excited to discover BabyCakes NYC, because not only can I eat everything they bake, it's all delicious!"
-Zooey Deschanel

"The BabyCakes NYC banana bread is the best I''ve ever had and something I simply can''t live without."
-Mary Louise Parker

"Thank all that is holy for BabyCakes NYC…"
-Pamela Anderson
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart