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Celine’s Vegan & Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

December 15th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Celine’s Vegan & Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies”


This is our signature recipe for Karma Baker‘s sugar cookies. They are late and crispy and not too sweet. They can be decorated with Celine‘s royal icing recipe, or white chocolate like we do with the bakery. Or enjoyed plain

 

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Crispy Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 30 min
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cookies
Prep Time 30 min
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Instructions
  1. Cream together Vegan butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and add to whipped butter. Combine until just blended. Add Vanilla and Maple syrup, mix until a ball of dough is created.
  3. wrap dough in plastic or waxed paper. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 Pull dough from fridge and let sit at room temp for 10 min. Roll out in small batches to a 1/4" thickness and cut with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350. Cookies will will become lightly browned on the edges.
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Crunchy Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole

November 15th, 2019 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Crunchy Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole”

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Crunchy Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole
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Pecan Crunch Topping
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Filling
Pecan Crunch Topping
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Filling
  1. Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven at 450 for 30 minutes.
  2. For the sweet potato filling: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Whisk together the butter, mashed sweet potatoes, sor or almond milk, brown sugar and salt in a large bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
Pecan Crunch Topping
  1. Combine the Gluten Free flour, brown sugar, butter and salt in a medium bowl until moist and the mixture clumps together. Stir in the pecans. Spread the mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer.
  2. Bake until mostly set in the center and golden on top, 25 to 30 minutes.
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Celine’s Thai Salad Dressing

October 10th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Celine’s Thai Salad Dressing”
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Celine's Thai Salad Dressing
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  1. add all ingredients to a mason jar. seal with lid and shake until combined
  2. Make a salad with the ingredients I've highlighted or use your favorite crunchy veggies. Pour 1 TBL of dressing for every cup of salad and let it sit tossed together, for about 20 minutes to marinate a bit . Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro before eating! Enjoy
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Almond Butter Fat Bombs Vegan & Paleo

March 19th, 2019 Posted by Blog, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Almond Butter Fat Bombs Vegan & Paleo”
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Almond Butter Fat Bombs Vegan & Paleo
Perfect for Low Carb Days on FASTer Way!
Course Chocolates
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 2 Hours
Servings
bombs
Ingredients
Sugar Free Chocolate Layer
Almond Butter Layer
Course Chocolates
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 2 Hours
Servings
bombs
Ingredients
Sugar Free Chocolate Layer
Almond Butter Layer
Instructions
  1. Prepare a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Melt coconut oil and mix with cocoa powder, salt and stevia.
  3. Pour 1 scant tablespoon into each compartment of a silicon mold. depending on your mold size. You want to cover the bottom with a thin layer of chocolate.
  4. Or if using a muffin pan a full tablespoon. Freeze for 10 min to set.
  5. Heat almond butter, coconut butter, stevia and xylitol in microwave for 1 minute to get warm enough to combine well and melt crystals. Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons onto chilled chocolate layer. Chill in freezer for 20 minutes.
  6. Top each bomb with 1 more layer of chocolate and chill for at least an hour. more before popping them out of their silicon molds.
  7. Store sealed in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
    Paleo Sugar Free Vegan Almond Fat Bombs
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Raspberry Oat Bars

July 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Raspberry Oat Bars”

Vegan Gluten-Free Raspberry Oat Bars

Use your favorite GF flour or try our organic GF blend …

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Raspberry Oat Bars
Chewy and tangy bars from my grandma's recipe book, just altered a bit for the new age of V&GF baking!
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Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 35 min
Servings
bars
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Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 35 min
Servings
bars
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Or set out 9 4" sturdy baking cups like the ones I used.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine everything but the jam. Using a pastry knife or your fingers, cut or rub the butter into dry the ingredients so it resembles lumpy wet sand, it should take about 5-10 min.
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  3. Press 2 cups of the mixture (about 2/3 of it) into the bottom of the prepared 8x8 baking dish. if using the cups, press 1.5 oz into each cup.
    Vegan and Gluten-free bakery Los Angeles
  4. Spread the raspberry jam over the base.
    Vegan and Gluten-free bakery Los Angeles
  5. With your fingers, sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the oat mixture over the jam.
    Vegan and Gluten-free bakery Los Angeles
  6. Bake the 8x8 pan at 350 for 35 min, until the top crumb is golden brown. Individual baking cups bake for 20 min. Let cool about 20 min and remove from the pan. Slice into 9 squares when completely cool. But if you can't wait.... these taste pretty good hot too ;)
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Vegan Herbed Cashew/Almond Goat Cheese

December 28th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Herbed Cashew/Almond Goat Cheese”

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Vegan Herbed Cashew/Almond Goat Cheese
This version with half chashews, half almonds, is a little lighter than how I used to make it with 100% cashews. The almonds take an extra minute to pop the skins off, but not really that big of a deal. Nuts soaked overnight will work best but if you are in a hurry, I've had great luck soaking the nuts in boiling water for 2-4 hours. I also don't use a blender for this... it's just a pain getting it out and pushing it down, the food processor works the best for this method.
Prep Time 20 min
Passive Time 24 hours
Servings
7 oz rolls
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Prep Time 20 min
Passive Time 24 hours
Servings
7 oz rolls
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Soak nuts overnight in fresh clean water. Keep them covered in the fridge.
  2. Weigh out the nuts after soaking. Drain the nuts from their liquid, rinse cashews and almonds under cold water, and drain again.
  3. Pop skins off the almonds and discard skins. Rinse almonds and drain again.
  4. Soaked almonds with skins removed.
  5. Place the nuts, coconut oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice and salt in an 11-14 cup food processor. Process for 30 seconds. stop and push down the sides. Add 4 TBL water to the mixture and continue to process. watch for the nuts to completely combine and move freely in the processor. if it's too thick, add 2 more tablespoons of water to free it up.
  6. Process for a full 5 minutes. At the end add in the herbs. I should look very smooth but a little bit dry.
  7. To make log of cheese: Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap and scoop out 7 oz (3 large scoops) of the cheese mixture.
  8. Fold over the plastic wrap and push air out towards the sides.
  9. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap in opposite directions until you get a tight sealed roll. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.
  10. To make a formed bowl of cheese: Line a wide or shallow bowl with plastic wrap and pour cheese mixture in. Smack down on a table to release air bubbles. Pull plastic from the sides over the cheese and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Overnight is best. To release mold, open wrapping and turn bowl upside down on serving plate. Tug on plastic or hit the bowl to release cheese.
  11. Garnish with more herbs.
  12. Use your imagination with flavorings with this cheese. Fresh or dried herbs, fresh cracked black pepper, or red pepper flakes are all favorites around here. Just on it's own is perfect too!
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Sweet Potato Pecan Crunch Casserole Vegan and Gluten-free

November 26th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Pecan Crunch Casserole Vegan and Gluten-free”

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Sweet Potato Pecan Crunch Casserole
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Pecan Crunch Topping
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Pecan Crunch Topping
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Filling
  1. Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven at 450 for 30 minutes.
  2. For the sweet potato filling: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Whisk together the butter, mashed sweet potatoes, sor or almond milk, brown sugar and salt in a large bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
Pecan Crunch Topping
  1. Combine the Gluten Free flour, brown sugar, butter and salt in a medium bowl until moist and the mixture clumps together. Stir in the pecans. Spread the mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Bake until mostly set in the center and golden on top, 25 to 30 minutes.
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Vegan & Gluten-free Gingerbread

November 14th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan & Gluten-free Gingerbread”


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Vegan & Gluten-free Gingerbread
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 min
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3" cookies
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 min
Servings
3" cookies
Instructions
  1. BAKE at 325 10-15 min depending on cookie cutter use 7 on cookie sheeter thickness
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Karma Cookies

November 13th, 2017 Posted by Blog, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Karma Cookies”

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Karma Cookies
These are the best Oreo's you've ever had! Soft with a crispy bite and super light and creamy in the middle. Really good cocoa powder is a must here. You'll thank us later.
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 9 min
Passive Time 30 min
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sandwich cookies
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Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 9 min
Passive Time 30 min
Servings
sandwich cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To make Cookie Dough… Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir to mix. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine sugar, warm coconut oil, warm applesauce and vanilla. Mix on low until sugar is dissolved. 2-3 minutes.
  3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix on low until the dough comes together and all of the ingredients are combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350. Clear your work area and create space to roll out the dough. Roll dough to ¼” thickness and cut out 2” circles. Place circles on parchment lined cookie sheets. Cookies will not spread much so 1” apart is fine. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack and make Cream Filling.
  5. To Make Vanilla Cream Filling… Using a whip attachment on your mixer, beat the palm shortening at high speed, until light and fluffy and doubled in size. About 3-5 minutes. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and rice milk, mix until incorporated. Add vanilla.
  6. On cooled cookies, spoon out 1 TBL of Cream Filling onto ½ of the cookie sides and cover with opposing cookie. Allow to cool in fridge to set.
  7. Enjoy!
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Vegan & Gluten Free Fried Donuts (Old Fashioned)

November 13th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan & Gluten Free Fried Donuts (Old Fashioned)”

If you’ve missed fried donuts.. these will fix all that!  I experimented with almond flour in this recipe and it resulted in light lovely tasting donuts! Coat them in a simple vanilla glaze, chocolate glaze or cinnamon sugar.  If you want a nut-free version and don’t want to use almond flour, sorghum will work great! And coconut oil is fantastic for frying in, especially if you are staying away from soy or canola oil.

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Vegan & Gluten Free Fried Donuts (Old Fashioned)
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 15 min
Passive Time 2 hours
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donuts
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Yeast Dough
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 15 min
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
donuts
Ingredients
Yeast Dough
Instructions
  1. Warm the milk butter and sugar in a small bowl. Add in yest when cooled to 110 degrees. Combine next 8 dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl ad stir to blend.
  2. Add yest mixture, oil and egg replacement to the dry ingredients and mix by hand or on low speed for 2 min. Mix at medium speed for another 2 minutes.
  3. Roll out a sheet of plastic wrap over your board or table. Sprinkle with tapioca starch to avoid the dough from sticking. Pour out all of your dough/batter. If it is too stick to roll out, put in in the fridge for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with more tapioca and another piece of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin gently push or roll the dough out to about 1/2" thick.
  4. Using a 3" cutter or a large mason jar lid, cut out donuts. you should get about 8, presing back together loose dough. using a 1" cutter, cut out the centers to make donut holes.
  5. Cover with a dish towel and allow donuts to rise about 30 min in a warm (non-drafty) place, an OFF microwave oven works great.
  6. Make up some vanilla glaze. In a small bowl measure out your powdered sugar and then slowly add rice milk. Stir gently but constantly until all of the lumps are gone and the glaze is smooth.
  7. Heat about 4 cups of coconut oil in a deep sauce pan or deep fryer. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Prepare a pan with 3 layers of paper towels next to your work space to drain donuts.
  8. Place each donut gently into the oil for about 30-45 seconds. Flip with chop sticks, 30 seconds more on this side.
  9. Or until golden brown.
  10. Drain on paper towels for at least 10 minutes. Coat in glaze and allow to fully cool. Enjoy your warm donuts!!!
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Crispy Gluten Free and Vegan Sugar Cookies

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Crispy Gluten Free and Vegan Sugar Cookies”

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My grandma Lucy was the queen of sugar cookies. At Christmas she would make hundreds of thin crispy santas, bells and candy canes. I took for granted that each one was hand cut and ate them like crazy… but seriously what a job! hundreds! I dont know how she had the time. She had a job AND had 9 kids. Amazing. Her cookies were kinda like heaven.

And naturally, she used pure butter and glazed them with a sweet egg wash. The old fashioned way.

When we got our firsts requests for gluten free and vegan sugar cookies, my daughter was loving those soft cakey cookies from the grocery store. Yuck. But with that in mind, I created something similar at the bakery. We started out with a soft chewy sugar cookie. They were awesome, but I was missing my grandma’s thin crisps. So I tweaked the flour blend (gasp!) to take away the chewy and leave only crisp!

We LOVE them! They are not too sweet. You can easily just eat them as is, but we like to have fun and decorate them with our Vegan Royal Icing. THAT’s a cool recipe! Coming soon so stay tuned.

 

 

 

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Crispy Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 30 min
Servings
cookies
Prep Time 30 min
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Cream together Vegan butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and add to whipped butter. Combine until just blended. Add Vanilla and Maple syrup, mix until a ball of dough is created.
  3. wrap dough in plastic or waxed paper. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 Pull dough from fridge and let sit at room temp for 10 min. Roll out in small batches to a 1/4" thickness and cut with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350. Cookies will will become lightly browned on the edges.
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Buttermilk Donuts

January 9th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Buttermilk Donuts”

We usually use our Famous Karma Baker GF Flour to make donuts, but I was looking for something a little different. A nice hearty flavor that oats provide nicely. These turned out better than I hoped. We now have them everyday at the Karma Baker bakery.

Be sure to use Certified gluten free oats, if you are celiac.  Also to make the buttermilk, it’s important to use a high protein milk. We use soy and get the best results. I’m afraid rice milk will not work well here. Nut milks are the next best choice.

 

 

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Cinnamon Sugar Buttermilk Donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
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donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
donuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Spray a donut pan with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. Combine the soy milk with the lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. stir and set aside until the end the recipe. This is now your buttermilk. It will thicken as it sits.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients in an medium bowl.
  4. in mixing bowl combine wet ingredients (except for the soy milk). Mix on low until the sugar crystals melt... about 3 minutes. Add the dry ingredients and mix for a minute to combine. Slowly add in the "buttermilk" and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Fill each donut ring 1/2 way full. Bake 10 min at 350. Allow to cool about 10 minutes in pan and revoke while still bait warm. Rest on a cooling rack over a pan.
  6. Make your Cinnamon Sugar. Brush each donut (both sides) with warmed coconut oil and roll in cinnamon sugar to coat. Enjoy!
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Sofia’s Brownies

December 8th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Sofia’s Brownies”

This is the recipe we use at Karma Baker bakery. People ask us everyday how we do it and this is how. I’m always saying that the secret is in our flour and it is, so feel free to use your own GF flour, but know your results will vary. If it does not contain Xanthan gum, add 1/2 tsp.

Our flour can be purchased here.

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Karma Baker's Amazing Brownies
Cook Time 15 minutes
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brownies
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Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
brownies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Prepare all of your ingredients.
  2. Prepare a 9"x13" pan with parchment paper greased with warm coconut oil.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the GF flour, cane juice crystals, sift over the cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Gently mix dry ingredients together. Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla. Give the mix a few stirs. Gradually add in the water a 1/4 cups at a time. Mix until well blended. If using a stand or hand mixer, allow it blend on Med-low speed for 2 minutes.
  4. This batter will be smooth and runny. Spread evenly in your prepared 9"x 13" baking pan.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the middle is just set, not jiggly anymore.
  6. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
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Karma Baker’s Graham Crackers

November 15th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Karma Baker’s Graham Crackers”

These can be made into traditional square crackers or by the slab like we do at the bakery. We usually make crumbs for our graham cracker crusts. Either way, they are the perfect flavor without graham wheat!

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Karma Baker's Graham Crackers
To get that great graham flavor, use Grade B Maple Syrup, it has more flavor. I love the flavor of Vietnamese Cinnamon too! A little goes a long way, with a smooth lovely bite.
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Crackers
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Crackers
Instructions
  1. Sift dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream together vegan butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add maple syrup and blend a moment longer.
  4. Add in dry ingredients to the creamed butter, and blend for a minute or 2 until the dough comes together.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. Roll out dough at 1/4" thickness and cut with your favorite shaped cookie cutter. One with scalloped edges make a cute cracker shape. Place on parchment covered cookie sheets. Using the tines of a fork, pierce each square 3-4 times to prevent bubbling and cracking as they bake.
  7. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 15-20 minutes and remove from pan. Store in an airtight container on counter up to 2 weeks or freeze for 2 months.
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Vegan Caramel Sauce

October 13th, 2016 Posted by Blog, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Caramel Sauce”

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Vegan Caramel Sauce
This is it! Smooth, creamy perfectly flavored caramel. You won't miss the animal products. At. All. Some items you will also need are a heavy bottomed pot, cast iron skillet or tortilla pan and a wooden or silicon spoon.
Course Specialty
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Course Specialty
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare everything ahead of time and have it at the ready before you begin. Things can move quickly with cooking sugar, so you must be prepared. I like to pulse my sugar through a food processor to get it nice and fine. It helps the melting process. The night before, refrigerate your can of coconut cream. The next day, pour off any liquid when you open it. Allow it to come to room temp. Measure it out and set aside.
  2. Use the cast iron skillet under your heavy bottomed pan to act as insulation. This will ensure you don't burn the sugar. Once you've made this recipe a few times, you can see for yourself if you need it or not. I like it because a moment too long at too high of a heat, can burn the sugar and if you've scorched even a bit of sugar, you'll end up with that burnt taste in the caramel later.
  3. Pour the sugar into your pot. Let sit over med-high heat. It may take 5-10 minutes for both the skillet and pot to heat up enough to begin melting the sugar.
  4. Gently and slowly stir the sugar until you see small clumps forming. Tap or hit the sides of the pot with your wooden spoon very firmly to get the sugar to settle down off of the sides. If sugar sits on the sides it will crystallize unevenly.
  5. The sugar will change its form from small clumps to larger clumps and almost shards. It will gradually get darker, yellow to amber. Stir and move it gently as it goes through this process. It will take approx 15-20 minutes. It will looks like this...
  6. You will see the sugar start to darken and clump even more. It's exactly right.
  7. And then the bottom will start to liquefy and melt. You can see the amber sugar starting to melt under the crystals as I stir. Ignore Ginger barking here - but this video is important to see... Notice the clumps melting.
  8. Stir minimally now as it turns more than 50-50 liquid.
  9. When all of the clumps of sugar turn to liquid you are ready for the next step. It should look like this... smooth and dark amber. Not bubbling.
  10. Take the pot off the skillet and heat. Stand back. Keep your hands clear. Use a mitt and long spoon, now slowly pour your coconut cream into the sugar. It will bubble and boil kinda violently. Keep gently stirring until it calms down. Incorporate for 1-2 min. Until smooth. Keep your hands out of the hot steam. When the bubbling calms down, add in your vanilla, salt and pat of vegan butter. Stirring until melted in. Another minute or so.
  11. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes. It will still be dangerously hot for at least an hour. Carefully pour the caramel sauce into mason jars or other heat proof containers. Wait the whole hour if you'd like. As long as it's warm, it will be nice and pour-able. Do not store hot caramel in plastic. Allow to cool 4-6 hours.
  12. The caramel will continue to thicken as it cools. If it's not as pour-able as you'd like, warm it briefly. This is the basic technique and will save you from burning and throwing away expensive ingredients as you learn. Brands of coconut cream vary greatly in their fat/water content. Pouring off the water helps to ensure you have the thickest cream possible. But your results may still vary a bit so, if you'd like your caramel thicker, reduce the coconut cream to 4 oz. likewise increase to 8oz for even thinner sauce.