Giveaway: Divine Vegan Desserts

Good morning, Australia! It’s giveaway mania this week at Vegan MoFo HQ, but I know as well as the rest of you just how disheartening the words ‘US only’ can be. You’ve earned a reward too, so today’s giveaway is just for the MoFo-ers in the land down under.

While the world of vegan cookbooks often introduces us to some new and super fun American baking traditions (seriously, how many of you had ever made a pumpkin pie before going vegan?), sometimes I want to whip up something a little more familiar and CWA-worthy. Lisa Fabry’s Divine Vegan Desserts is the best of both worlds, with recipes ranging from tiramisu to sticky date pudding. If you’re anything like me, the mere thought of a caramel-filled chocolate almond fudge shortbread recipe will send this book to the top of your ‘must have’ list.

In addition to some impressively creative recipes and beautiful photos, Divine Vegan Desserts also features profiles and recipes from some of the world’s top vegan restaurants- including some of my favourite locals. The sight of Bliss Organic on the pages sure warmed the cockles of my Adelaide-born (and subsequently Canberra-chilled) heart.

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Thanks to Lisa and Wakefield Press, we have two copies of Divine Vegan Desserts to give away. Just leave a comment below before the end of Vegan MoFo, letting me know your favourite childhood baked treat that you’d love to see veganised. Make sure to leave a valid email address to contact you, and I’ll end on those two sweet words… Australian only!

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About Erin

VeganMoFo Australia correspondent. Vintage dress collector, dinosaur enthusiast, curmudgeonly and constantly-aproned old lady at heart. I blog at meet-the-wikos.com.

30 Responses to Giveaway: Divine Vegan Desserts

  1. sarah says:

    this is wonderful! This would also be super useful with the holidays coming

  2. When I saw ‘Australia only’ I nearly choked on my soy hot chocolate! :-)

    We didn’t bake much when I was a kid, but my favourite (although not really baked – unless you bake the bread) was Summer Pudding. We had it for Christmas most years…and it appears to be on the cover of the book! Yum! If I MUST choose a baked treat I’d probably choose Melting Moments. We had those for Christmas too, with lemon icing and green and red glace cherries on top…but I haven’t tried making them since I’ve been vegan.

  3. Oh my stars AUSTRALIA GIVEAWAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    A favourite childhood baked treat was bread and butter pudding, made with lots of eggs so if I can get a vegan version happening, I’d be happy :)

  4. Nina V says:

    Oh you are so right. I’ve (almost) stopped looking at giveaway posts.
    My favourite baked treat as a child was probably scones. I don’t recall much baking happening in our household, ’til I started. These days I use the SR flour, lemonade and coconut milk / cream method. :)
    Thanks for doing an Aussie only giveaway.

  5. Johanna GGG says:

    how exiting to see Australia only! My favourite baked pudding was chocolate pudding which was virtually vegan as my mum often used margarine and no eggs. The recipe that I loved that I would love a doable vegan recipe for was marshmallow weetbix slice – I have made the marshmallow using a packet mix http://gggiraffe.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/marshmallow-weetbix-slice.html but dream of the day I can make my own marshmallow.

  6. Penny says:

    My mum used to make this amazing black forest gateaux when my parents had the occasional dinner party, we’d always be up early in the morning sneaking leftovers from the fridge! Perhaps a little boozy for the kidlets but we didn’t know any better ;)

  7. Hannah says:

    Definitely chocolate caramel slice. As soon as I find soy condensed milk, I’m making it.

  8. Rhiannon says:

    My mum used to make a chocolate swirl cheese cake with a raspberry coulis and it was way too delicious!! I would love to eat that bad boy again!!
    xx

  9. Renee Stevens says:

    My mum wasn’t a baker, so I don’t really have memories of that, but my nan used to make trifle. I’d like to see a cost effective trifle recipe that uses easy to find ingredients. Trifles can look so pretty!

  10. The two sweetest words! Hurray for an Australian comp!! My mum used to make this amazing checker board chocolate & pear mousse cake. Very unvegan friendly but it was so amazing! I think one day I will try and make a vegan version.
    kbobo.contact@gmail.com

  11. Susan says:

    Pfeffernüsse! We only ever had them from a bag, not freshly made, but I loved these so much as a kid. I could easily eat a whole bag of these delicious cookies.
    I’d also love to be able to get a perfect vegan lamington. There is one place here that sometimes has them and I did get one once, but it turned out it was made out of chocolate cake!!!

  12. Sam says:

    I used to love pavlova piled with cream and fresh fruit. I would love to eat a vegan version. Mmmmm

  13. Cindy says:

    Good on you for getting an Aussie giveaway going, Erin!

    One of my beloved childhood baked treats is yo-yos. The shortbread’s so buttery, but I’m sure there must be a way to veganise it.

  14. Mel says:

    Yay for an Aussie giveaway! I’ve already veganised most of my own childhood favourite desserts but I would love to be able to make chocolate eclairs for my husband. I gave it a go recently and the choux pastry was a miserable fail.

  15. Jenny Fewster says:

    Yay for an Aussie giveaway. I would love a vegan version of banana caramel cream pie….please.

  16. Kate says:

    My Nan used to make this gorgeous apple blossom pie – it was basically a spiced apple tart with mounds of fluffy meringue on top – alas, I don’t know if this could ever be replicated as a vegan treat, but I’d love to see someone try it!

  17. Monica says:

    Polish Strawberry & sweet Cheeze Crepes!

  18. Penny says:

    Bread and butter pudding!
    (Gluten free as well.)

    X

  19. Alexander Ioakim says:

    Growing up with a a German family on my mum’s side, I always used to absolutely love eating Pfeffernüsse (a German style ginger bread) cookies around Christmas time. Unfortunately they contain gelatine. A vegan version would be truly delectable!

  20. Sam Owen says:

    Lemon meringue pie was always my favorite. Not sure how it could be veganised..

  21. Pam Hall says:

    My mum made lots of slices or chocolate chip cookies…..yum yum yum.
    The biscuits without soy products would be great. Most chocolate has soy lecithin in it so find it hard to get chocolate drops to make chocolate chip cookies.
    The other really yummy thing my mum made but not so much as cooked as put together was trifle.
    Vegan version of this would be great. Thanks and I would love to win Lisa’s book. I have seen it and it looks wonderful just not on the priority list to buy sadly :-( .

  22. Mallory Steele says:

    My Mum used to make a fabulous Plum Torte when I was a kid, with plums from our own tree; I’d eat it all summer! Had a look at the recipe recently and was quite disheartened to discover the number of eggs it contained. I would love to be able to recreate it – veganised!

  23. Kimberley Fuller says:

    i would love to make a vegan version of a yo-yo biscuit :-) or jelly slice would be yummy too!
    fuller.kimberley@yahoo.com

  24. Oscar Williams says:

    I would love to see a vegan version of a custard tart topped with strawberries. Mum used to make them. Delicious.

  25. Donna Peters says:

    Definitely the aussie pav! With plenty of strawberries and cream, yumyumyum!!

  26. Matt says:

    i’d love to have a vegan version of a lemon tart or pie, so yum!

  27. Sally Peck says:

    My childhood favorite treat would have to be an apple turnover with cream. Yummy

  28. Penny says:

    There is a South Australian ‘delicacy’ you may or may not be familiar with. It is the humble frog cake.

    (If you search on Wikipedia you will find it)

    It was my very favourite cake until I gave up dairy. It isn’t glamorous or particularly wholesome, but seeing it in shops still brings back what seem like a million ghosts of childhood memories. We went swimming in the summer and playing cards in the wintertime, with family members long since gone, and dearly missed.

    Viva la vegan frog cake!

    Penny. X

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