What inspired you to write your book?
There is a foul rumor circling around that vegan desserts are gross, bland and generally unpalatable. My blog & my books are to show people, first of all how easy it is to make vegan/dairy-free desserts, and second, that they are also deliciously drool-worthy.
About your Book:
A short recipe book featuring desserts made with peanut butter. All recipes are dairy free, egg free, vegan. Twelve recipes including Silken Peanut Butter Bars, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter Streusel Cake, Peanut Butter Apple Crisp and more. All the recipes use simple easy to find ingredients to make baking easy and fun.
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
This is a recipe from my blog:
Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls
1 bag microwave popcorn, popped. Light butter or plain is best.
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup agave or maple syrup
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (ingredient = peanuts. that’s it)
any additions, for example: 3/4 cup peanuts, mini vegan marshmallows, chocolate chips, or pretzels
1. Put the popped corn in a large bowl. Be sure to pick out any unpopped kernels.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar and agave. Bring to a rolling boil, and let boil one minute, stirring constantly. When it first starts boiling, you may want to turn down the heat because it will boil over easily. Keep a close eye on it!
3. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until completely smooth.
4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the popcorn and stir until all the popcorn is coated.
5. Stir in any additions.
6. Using clean hands, form the popcorn into balls. Mine were about 2 1/2 – 3″ and it made 12 this size. It may seem like they don’t want to stay together but if you squeeze them firmly, they will.
7. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.
What formats are your books in: eBook
How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
It’s a lot of time perfecting recipes in the kitchen, instead of perfecting each word on a page.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a food book or cookbook
Just go for it! Make sure you test your recipes a lot, good photography is very important, people eat with their eyes first.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I published with amazon kdp because it is really simple and straight forward and since I’m one person doing this without any help, simple and easy is exactly what I needed.
Jenny Dunklee is a classically trained pastry chef, who upon graduating from culinary school promptly threw all her training out the window and delved into the world of vegan baking and dessert creation. She has never regretted it. She lives in New England with her two cats and spends her time gardening, dreaming up new flavor combinations and dreaming of a world where all animals are our friends and none are our food.