Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing by Jerrelle Guy

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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Frostings & fillings; Afternoon tea; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: butter; unsweetened applesauce; white whole wheat flour; ground cinnamon; ground allspice; cream cheese; white cheddar cheese; old-fashioned oats
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Dessert; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: white whole wheat flour; cocoa powder; light brown sugar; yogurt; unsweetened applesauce; coffee; raspberries; cane sugar; lemons; coconut butter
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; American; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: frozen wild blueberries; buttermilk; whole wheat pastry flour; butter
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Vegan
    • Ingredients: overripe bananas; nut milk of your choice; coconut oil; cane sugar; vanilla extract; white whole wheat flour; activated charcoal
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch; Gluten-free; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: gluten-free granola; yogurt; fruit of your choice
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Vegan; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: canned coconut cream; sea salt flakes; virgin coconut oil; almond meal
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    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Sauces for desserts; Dessert; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: cacao powder; espresso powder; chocolate chips; butter; sugar; eggs; tahini; maple syrup
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Ice cream & frozen desserts; Dessert; Cooking for a crowd; Italian; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: white whole wheat flour; cocoa powder; dairy-free butter substitute; brown sugar; golden flaxseed meal; nut milk of your choice; oat milk; granulated sugar; tapioca flour; vanilla extract; red food coloring powder; purple food coloring powder; blue food coloring powder; aquafaba; heavy cream
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    • Categories: Cakes, small; Jams, jellies & preserves; Sauces for desserts; Afternoon tea; Summer; Australian; New Zealand; Vegan
    • Ingredients: aquafaba; superfine sugar; arrowroot powder; white vinegar; mango purée; limes; popsicle sticks; canned coconut cream; vanilla extract
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  • Butter pecan bundt cake
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Dessert; Vegan
    • Ingredients: pecans; white whole wheat flour; oat milk; apple cider vinegar; dairy-free butter substitute; cane sugar; vanilla extract; applesauce; maple syrup; muscovado sugar; rum
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Dairy-free; Vegan; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; all-purpose flour; sesame seeds
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Vegan; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: poppy seeds; black sesame seeds; caraway seeds; chickpea flour; turmeric; ground cumin; garlic powder; onion powder
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; unbleached all-purpose flour; parsley; chives; basil; oregano; rosemary; garlic; sea salt flakes
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Cajun & Creole
    • Ingredients: buttermilk; active dry yeast; white whole wheat flour; unbleached all-purpose flour; confectioner's sugar; golden flaxseed meal
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Egyptian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: flax meal; brown sugar; active dry yeast; whole wheat pastry flour; hazelnuts; black sesame seeds; ground cumin; coriander seeds; white whole wheat flour
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Vegan
    • Ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour; ground cinnamon; dairy-free butter substitute; apple cider vinegar; Medjool dates; unsweetened applesauce; coconut oil; ground allspice; tart apples
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Dairy-free; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: ground flaxseeds; nut milk of your choice; raisins; honey; active dry yeast; white whole wheat flour; unbleached all-purpose flour; coarse sea salt; dairy-free butter substitute; ground cinnamon
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Jewish; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour; butter; cream cheese; bourbon; vanilla extract; pecans; brown sugar; maple syrup
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    • Categories: Stuffing; Breakfast / brunch; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: raw cashew nuts; lemons; maple syrup; coconut sugar; oat milk; rum; bread
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    • Categories: Cakes, small; Sauces for desserts; Afternoon tea; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: strawberries; cane sugar; whole wheat pastry flour; buttermilk; balsamic vinegar; agave nectar; heavy cream; honey; mint
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    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Snacks; Vegan; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: old-fashioned oats; maple syrup; virgin coconut oil; ground cinnamon; coarse sea salt
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Gluten-free; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: raw macadamia nuts; butter; cashew nuts; oat flour
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Dips, spreads & salsas; Dressings & marinades; Appetizers / starters; Christmas; Middle Eastern; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: canned black-eyed peas; garlic; tahini; lemons; ground cumin; rosemary sprigs; sweet potatoes; white whole wheat flour
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Frostings & fillings; Afternoon tea; Christmas; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; white whole wheat flour; apple cider vinegar; butter; brown sugar; ground cinnamon; applesauce
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Summer; Egg-free
    • Ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour; butter; white vinegar; cinnamon sticks; cardamom pods; whole cloves; fennel seeds; black peppercorns; plums; fresh ginger; cane sugar; lemons; nut milk of your choice
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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Zucchini bread

    • TrishaCP on August 12, 2022

      This was a good tasting zucchini bread, though it needed more time to get cooked in the middle. (Probably my oven’s fault.) I made the non-dairy version because of current eating restrictions. I also used a mix of AP and whole wheat flour.

  • Chocolate, chocolate veneer cake

    • usingSpoons on July 04, 2021

      Cocoa amount might be off - stated conversion isn’t correct (2/3 cup not equal to 160g cocoa)

  • Cocoa gingersnap cookies

    • meggan on December 21, 2018

      Very crunchy. I thought they were a good but they were not a hit with the vegans I was targeting.

  • Peaches and cream cake

    • KristenS on May 02, 2020

      This was pretty good, but very crumbly. Were I to make it again (and I'm not sure I will), I would do half all-purpose and half white-whole-wheat flours. I might even add an egg. The peach was delicious. The cinnamon was maybe 1/2 tsp too much.

  • Maple cinnamon granola

    • avogel on May 22, 2022

      This has become a staple in our household. I add sesame seeds and use cashews and dried cherries and it is perfect.

  • Blue blueberry drop biscuits

    • avogel on May 24, 2022

      These were easy and delicious! I will definitely make them again. I substituted all-purpose flour.

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  • ISBN 10 1624145124
  • ISBN 13 9781624145124
  • Published Feb 06 2018
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Page Street Publishing

Publishers Text

For Jerrelle Guy, food has always been what has shaped her: her body, her character, her experiences and her palate. Growing up as the sensitive, slightly awkward child of three in a race-conscious space, she decided early on that she’d rather spend her time eating cookies and honey buns than taking on the weight of worldly issues. It helped her see that good food is the most powerful way to connect, understand and heal.

Inspired by this realization, each one of her recipes tells a story. Orange Peel Pound Cake brings back memories of summer days eating Florida oranges at Big Ma’s house, Rosketti cookies reimagine the treats her mother ate growing up in Guam, and Plaited Dukkah Bread parallels the braids worked into her hair as a child.

Jerrelle leads you on a sensual baking journey using the five senses, retelling and reinventing food memories while using ingredients that make her feel more in control and more connected to the world and the person she has become. Whole flours, less refined sugar and vegan alternatives make it easier to celebrate those sweet moments that made her who she is today.

Escape everyday life and get lost in the aromas, sounds, sights, textures and tastes of Black Girl Baking.