this vegan French Buttercream recipe from Miyoko is a quick and easy plant based pantry classic – once you taste this frosting, it will be a staple in your kitchen too.
recipe originally published June 18, 2015, with permission from Ten Speed Press and Random House
Vegan French Buttercream Frosting
I remember so well the day we made French Buttercream in a culinary class. The thing about Miyoko’s Vegan French Buttercream is – the method is completely different, but the flavor and consistency is GOOD.
A mild, creamy sweet frosting with a good piping ability. Once you add any sort of food coloring – natural or otherwise – that will alter the stiffness of the frosting. However, many flavor or color additions will alter any frosting, vegan or otherwise. I often use natural powdered color like a dehydrated berry that I have just blitzed to a superfine powder.
Easy Vegan Recipes
These recipes come from Miyoko Schinner’s new cookbook, The Homemade Vegan Pantry – The Art of Making Your Own Staples.
I first had the pleasure of meeting Miyoko at a dinner with a group of friends back in 2012. Shortly after that, I sampled my first Miyoko cheese at an event. I immediately exclaimed, “this needs to be everywhere! you know that thing, where people say ‘I’d be vegan except for cheese’? THIS will change that!”
I remember that vividly. It was Miyoko’s brie that did it.
Fast forward a few years later, and luckily for everyone, Miyoko’s cheese is now available – in stores and online.
See Miyoko’s Vegan Butter Recipe, which is used in making French Buttercream.
Vegan Pantry Recipes
Miyoko’s book is an incredible resource.
Growing up with a mom who started cooking dinner from scratch in the afternoon, I have been looking forward to this book. My mom was doing things like rolling pasta dough on the counter and cutting noodles with a knife, and all of our cookies were from scratch.
I have had an advanced copy of Miyoko’s book for a bit now, and once I sat with it and read it cover to cover, I started cooking! First up was the Classic Pancake and Biscuit Mix – which we have used for pancakes three times already – perfect pancakes.
From my recent summertime cherry tree harvest, I have made Jam: The Easy, Cheat Method and also Any-Fruit Chutney, using a lovely combination of those fresh cherries and mango. I love both of these versatile recipes, and will use them often.
This book boasts several milk recipes, a Nice, Thick Nondairy Yogurt and an Amazing Cultured Creamless Sour Cream. There are several classic dressings, a pesto, cheeses, and a meringue.
Breads and crackers and doughs, oh my! Baking mixes and recipes to use with them. Pastas and sauces and Unsteak and Unribs. This book is a powerhouse of kitchen staples, from the basic to the brilliant!
recipes with Miyoko’s products
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- In a blender, combine water, cashews, and sugar, blend until creamy and smooth.
- Add the oil and cocoa butter, blend again to emulsify to a creamy consistency.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 to 3 hours; it will firm up a bit.
- Using an electric mixer, whip in the butter a tablespoon or two at a time, until light, fluffy, and increased in volume by 30 to 50 percent.
- Finally, add the vanilla and liqueur and mix to blend. If it does not whip up and become fluffy, it is not cold enough; return to refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours, then rewhip until you have mounds of fluffy buttercream.
- Use right away to decorate your layers or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using. You can also freeze this buttercream for 3 to 4 months.
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- Organic Raw Whole Cashews, 32 oz
- Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Coconut Sugar, 2 Pounds
- La Tourangelle Organic Canola Oil 16.9 Fl. Oz, All-Natural
- Raw Cocoa Butter 16 oz. / 1 lb. 100% Pure Unrefined FOOD GRADE Arriba Nacional Cacao Bean, Bulk Rich Chocolate Aroma For Lip Balms, Stretch Marks, DIY Base For Body Butters & Soap Making
- Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, 4 ounces
- Vitamix 5300 Blender, Professional 64 oz. Low-Profile Container
- Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece)
- KitchenAid KHM512IC 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Ice Blue
Serving Size:1/3 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 73mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 0g
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