Monday, August 24, 2015

French Desserts (Vegan Strawberry Galette, Vegan Crepes With Lemon Curd & Blueberries, Vegan Palmiers)

9 Vegan & Decadent French Desserts

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Vegan Strawberry Galette
Similar to a tart, a galette is a freeform round or flat cake made with flaky, pastry dough. And while they can be made either savory or sweet, we love this strawberry recipe from food blogger Drea of
2 1/3 cups AP Flour
2/3 cup Vegetable Shortening
1 heap tbsp Granulated Sugar
2 – 3 tsps Water
1 tsp Salt
zest of 1 Lemon (optional, but recommended)
Honey thinned with a splash of water
2 pounds of Strawberries (while you may not need this many, you may have tiny grabbing fingers)
3 heavy tbsp of Sugar
juice of one Lemon
pinch of Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional, but recommended)

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Vegan Crepes With Lemon Curd & Blueberries
Crepes are so popular in France that there is a day that honors them. Every February 2, the French celebrate la Chandeleur, a holiday marking the end of the Christmas period, by eating crepes. Not to be left out, the U.S. has a “National Crepes Suzette Day” on May 6, but you can make any day a celebration with this recipe from Sarah McMinn, author of the ebook, In the Raw: Small Indulgences for The Sweet Life.
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 cup Non-dairy Milk (I used soy)
2 tbsp Canola Oil
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla or Almond Extract
1/2 cup cold Water
Oil for frying
1 cup of Lemon Curd
1 pint of Blueberries

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Vegan Palmiers
Who doesn’t love palmiers? These flaky, heart-shaped sugar cookies are simply adorable and delicious. Luckily, blogger Adrienne D. Capps has shared the secret of making these vegan darlings on her blog,
Ingredients:1 1/4 cup White Flour
1 tsp Salt
12 tbsp (6 oz) Soy-based or Plant Oil-based Butter
5 tbsp Ice Water
1 cup Sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Chill a metal bowl and freeze the butter. Stir flour and salt together in the cold, metal bowl. Coarsely grate the frozen butter into the flour and toss to coat.
  2. Drizzle ice water evenly over mixture and gently stir with a fork or your fingers until incorporated. Test mixture by squeezing a small handful - it has the proper texture if it holds together without falling apart. If it's still crumbly, add another tablespoon of ice water. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  3. Form dough into a 5" square, wrap it in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll dough out into a 15" x 8" rectangle on a floured surface. Fold into thirds like a letter, rewrap and chill for another 30 minutes. Repeat this step two more times. Half the dough crosswise, wrap separately, and chill for one hour.
  5. Stir together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle a generous amount on the working surface. Place one piece of dough on top and roll out into a 16" x 12" rectangle. Sprinkle top of dough evenly with cinnamon sugar.
  6. Fold two opposite long sides of pastry so they meet in the center. Fold same sides of pastry in the same manner, then fold one half over the other and press gently to flatten slightly, forming a long rectangular log. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon sugar.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough and then chill on a baking sheet, uncovered, at least 30 minutes and up to two hours.
  8. Bake at 450 degrees for 6 minutes, or until cookies are caramelized on the bottom.

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