Added: Nadira Wooley - Date: 10.02.2022 06:18 - Views: 10715 - Clicks: 9903
Date paste is a vegan lifesaver when it comes to baking. After I started the transition into vegan bakingI primarily started with substituting pureed bananas in for eggs or butter. Depending on the recipe, the hint of banana was left behind and if I want a chocolate chip cookie, I want a straight up cookie. Before eating primarily vegan, I had never even touched a date in my life. Things like Earth Balance and coconut oil definitely have their time and place in sweet and savory treats alike, but I wanted to find a way around buying a large bucket of oil-based vegan butter that was more plant-based.
After talking it over with my dad and looking into suitable sub-ins for butter, he came upon date paste.
The first option is to buy date paste in this case, prune paste pre-made. While this can be hard to find, the convenience factor makes it worth extra effort. The basic rule of thumb is that the Lighter Bake is substituted in for half the amount of butter that is called for in the recipe. The second option fur substituting in dates is to make your own paste. This can either be done each time you need a batch of date paste or in bulk and stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
By soaking dates in water and giving them a whirl in a food processor with a bit of water, the result is thick, but a great substitute for butter in some recipes. This tutorial from The Chalkboard Mag gives a pretty good step by step of how to make the best paste and ensure great. I love making a batch and having it around, rather than waiting for the dates to soak each time.
Now, all of that being said, I want to bring up the point that not all recipes are cut out to have date paste used as a sub-in for butter or sugar. For example, my No-Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great way to use date paste instead of butter, because a of chocolate chips still gives the cookies a good amount of flavor and sweetness, while still needing the paste as a binder. All that being said, give it a try! This helps me so much. I am trying to go dairy free and I need some back to basics help! Thank you!
I would use half the amount of date paste to butter or oil, and add in a tablespoon or two of non dairy milk as well! This is so interesting!
Abby, thanks. I love baking with dates to sweeten! I even picked up a little baking with dates cookbook at amazon. Middle Eastern grocery stores will most likely have date paste. Using […]. If your dates are a little on the dry side, you can soak them for […]. So the next time you are in the mood for baking some breakfast muffins, bread or even cakes, […]. Hi, I'm Abby and I love all things sweet, with a vegan twist!
If you have a craving for rich chocolate cake or love a flaky croissant as much as I do, you're in the right place. Show Offscreen Content. Hide Offscreen Content. I'm Abby. Get on the List. How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract. I figure, if I share with him, he will share with me, right? I hope this helps! I think using a little bit of both makes it easier to sneak them in! Trackbacks […] paste- I have a whole post devoted to baking with dates, but overall, they have become one of my favorite vegan sweeteners in the last few years.
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