WANT TO SURPRISE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH GORGEOUS, WHOLESOME DESSERTS?
It’s simple enough once you know the little tricks that make alternative dessert craft a breeze
DON’T WASTE ANY MORE OF YOUR VALUABLE TIME AND INGREDIENTS
If you’ve found yourself wondering why your gluten-free cookies fall apart as soon as they come off the cookie sheet or why your last cashew cheesecake came out lumpy... you're not the only one. Alternative dessert craft isn’t one of those things most of us learned growing up...
Getting gorgeous results isn’t hard per se, but it does take time and practice to know how to sidestep some common pitfalls. Which is fine...if you’ve got extra time each day and lots of ingredients just lying around waiting to be used.
If you’re too busy to mess around with that kind of long term experimenting, I hear ya. That’s why I created Unconventional Treats – to remove the guesswork and dramatically speed up the time it takes to get beautiful, delicious alternative desserts.
Ready to buy? Jump ahead.
EVEN “STANDARD DIET” FRIENDS WILL BE BLOWN AWAY WITH YOUR CREATIONS
Imagine whipping up a dairy-free cheesecake to share and seeing the look on everyone’s faces when you tell them that no, it didn’t come from a fancy patisserie... And yes it’s gluten-free... and no it really doesn’t contain refined sugar...
Or serving a creamy caramel tart and then surprising everyone when you reveal the key ingredient is actually tahini, or swapping out a heavy nut based cheesecake for an ice cream cake based on cauliflower..
People won’t believe what you’ve been able to make without wheat, milk, and white sugar.
This isn’t just about dessert prep with whole food ingredients, it’s about crafting simple, beautiful food that EVERYONE can enjoy.
SKIP THE AWKWARD “LEARNING” PHASE WITH A SIMPLE SYSTEM
In Unconventional Treats I guide you step-by-step through all the tiny (but often overlooked) details you need to know about working with unconventional ingredients. The kind of details that make the difference between having friends say “This is sooo delish, you just have to give me the recipe!!”… or having leftovers of that flourless chocolate cake you just served “forgotten” in the back of the fridge.
Once you know what things to watch out for, alternative dessert prep becomes straightforward and easy, and there’s no need to suffer through that awkward time where your creations don’t turn out, and end up in the trash. Instead you can enjoy crafting desserts from quality wholesome ingredients, lap up the compliments, and enjoy the looks of disbelief when you explain it’s vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!
DESSERT WITHOUT COMPROMISES
You probably have some pretty unique dietary needs to cater for, which is why learning to handle ingredient substitutions is so important. Once you understand the logic behind how unconventional ingredients “work” in a recipe, substitutions become totally accessible. You can unlock new ways to make classic desserts that taste great and work for your body.
So instead of settling at the next family gathering for a sweet treat that will make you feel bad, or doing without dessert altogether, you’ll be able to customize a recipe that works for your individual needs, and those of your friends and family.
INSTEAD OF ANOTHER RECIPE BOOK, GET A UNIQUE BLEND OF TUTORIALS, SUBSTITUTE STRATEGY, AND STARTER RECIPES FOR SUPPORT
Yes, Unconventional Treats contains a ton of recipes that you can use right away, but more than that, it will take you step-by-step and show you:
- How to unlock your inner artist and master raw cakes
- How to get coconut oil to work for you, not against you, in recipes
- How to decide on “cocoa” or “cacao” powder for your recipe
- What kitchen equipment to use for the best, fastest results
- How to be sure additives aren’t hiding in your nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
- How to make working with cacao butter a cinch
- How to make sure you’re using the correct coconut product for your treat (there are lots!)
- How to get amazing homemade nut butter results using your blender or food processor
- How to increase the digestibility of desserts containing nuts and seeds
- Understanding the thought process behind alternative dessert craft, so that you can create your own individualized recipes and handle substitutions with ease
- You also get an illustrated guide to unconventional dessert anatomy
PLUS once you understand the theory behind unconventional treats, you can develop your new skills by experimenting with over 150 recipes, each with its own full color photo.
Take a look inside:
about the author
So who's behind all this? Hi, I'm Audrey. I’m the recipe developer and photographer at Unconventional Baker. After dealing with food allergies for years (and struggling to find desserts that would satisfy my sweet tooth and my changing dietary requirements) I got to work experimenting in my kitchen.
After many, many failed recipes and wasted ingredients, I started to see a pattern about what works and what doesn’t when you’re using alternative ingredients. This website, and later this book, were created to document my discoveries and show others with similar needs that beautiful, nourishing desserts are still within reach. I love offering an alternative approach to crafting desserts which works for all kinds of diets and goals.
SEE ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS COME TOGETHER ON VIDEO
Reading is good but sometimes it's just easier to learn new techniques by watching someone demonstrate. That’s why I put together 15 video tutorials that cover all kinds of tips and tricks about the basics of unconventional dessert prep. The videos also allow me to share tips even beyond what I could fit in the book.
You can take a peek as I demonstrate how to assemble a raw cake from start to finish, how to make different kinds of swirl patterns for cakes, other decorating and troubleshooting tips, and tons more, including:
- How to enjoy the freshest plant milk possible
- Knowing the tradeoffs between using a food processor or blender to make nut butter
- How to make any nut flour you want for your recipe base
- Not getting tripped up by coconut oil's properties
- Making uniquely decorated flavored chocolates
- Adding extra depth and dimension to recipes with cacao butter
- Making instant jam when you don't feel like turning on your stove
- And so much more!
WHAT TO EXPECT
How quickly you’ll learn depends on how much experience you already have. Take raw cakes for example, if you’ve never made one before and you’re starting out for the first time, there are all kinds of things that can go wrong.
Using the wrong temperature ingredients, choosing the wrong coconut product, not processing your nut base long enough, or even forgetting to seal the bottom of your springform pan can seriously mess with your results. All of these kinds of easy-to-make mistakes are covered in Unconventional Treats, so that instead of having to make ten raw cakes before you learn what to do, your first attempts will be WAY ahead of the game.
If you’ve already got experience with unconventional desserts then you can expect the tips on making your finished product as sophisticated and professional as possible to be achievable right away, within one or two attempts.
So, what are my options?
Your needs and learning style are unique, so I put together some different options to choose from. Check them out below to pick the perfect one for you.
UT DELUXE: BOOK & VIDEO BUNDLE
A complete tutorial course on crafting simply awesome desserts with unconventional ingredients
The Pdf Book
13 how-to chapters
photos of every recipe
15 step-by-step videos covering all practical aspects of alternative dessert prep, plus tons of tips and tricks
Print Friendly Pdf
A black and white version of the book, with all of the large images stripped out so that you can easily print recipes or any part of the book at home
Option 2: UT Basic (Just The PDF Book)
The budget option, with everything you need to know to create amazing desserts delivered in pdf form
Option 3: UT Videos Only Bundle
15 tutorial videos with tips and tricks about the basics of unconventional dessert prep. UT book not included.
I'm more of a print book person, will the print version be out soon?
I wanted to get Unconventional Treats out to the people who have been requesting a book for a long time, and so the digital version was the fastest way to do this. There will be a print book coming out in 2019... however this digital version includes more recipes (I went a bit crazy trying to provide as many options as possible). There is a limit to how many full photo recipes can fit in a print book, so this digital version includes extra recipes.
Is there anything I can take into the kitchen with me or write notes on?
If using a smartphone in the kitchen isn’t your thing, the Deluxe package includes an extra print friendly version of the pdf. It’s 229 pages long, formatted in black & white and has all of the big photos removed so that you can print using less paper and ink. If you only want to print a specific recipe to take into the kitchen, you can just print that page easily….no need to print the whole book out (unless of course you want to!)
I don't have a lot of time for complicated recipes, can I still use this?
Yes, there are lots of recipes in the guide that require just a few ingredients and 5 minutes prep time. As you get more experience you'll get faster too, and I share some good time saving tips in the book which will help you as well.
What if I don't like the book once I buy it?
I'm sure you're going to totally love the book, but if you don't get anything out of it I'm offering a 30 day money back guarantee, just send me an email letting me know why you aren't happy with it.
Are there lots of raw recipes included?
Yes, many of the recipes in Unconventional Treats are raw, although there are baked or no-bake treats with some non-raw ingredients included for variety.
What kind of diets are the recipes in the book suitable for?
All the recipes in Unconventional Treats are vegan, paleo-friendly, and free from refined sugar. Nut-free recipes are included for those with nut allergies, and suggestions for substituting for nuts are also included in case you need it.
Are all the recipes in the book published on this website or are there different ones?
There are a good number of recipes exclusive to the book that you can’t find on the website, but I’ve also included blog favorites as well.
Sounds great, I'm ready to choose!
UT BASIC: JUST THE PDF BOOK
- 400+ page pdf
- 13 How-To chapters
- 150+ recipes with photos
UT DELUXE BUNDLE: PDF BOOK & VIDEOS
- 400+ page pdf
- 15 tutorial videos
- Printer friendly version of the pdf
UT Videos Only Bundle
- 15 tutorial videos
- Learn by watching
- UT book not included