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Fran's 7th Annual Valentines Spectacular

Fran Costigan - Fran's 7th Annual Valentines Spectacular

This event was on Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Join us for Fran Costigan’s 7th annual Valentine’s Day Spectacular live event, where renowned pastry chef and vegan dessert expert Fran Costigan will be showcasing her delicious and … Read More.



I cannot use chocolate - the theobromine gives too many side effects, is there a good carob sub?

— Christie Decker


Caribbean chocolate or both Brown they're very different. When I carob has a natural sweetness to it that chocolate doesn't so you're probably going to want to cut back on the sweetener. I find that carob powder is Chalky. So what I do is I spread it out on a parchment line sheet pan, and roast it. In the oven or toast it, I guess I'm roasting it. Until it's warm and usually the edges get a bit. stuck together and then I let it cool and sift it and use that so that would be it. You know, that's my carob sub. But I do want to say that a lot, you know, Carib was considered for a long time the healthier version of chocolate if you are allergic or have a situation where you can't eat chocolate. Then go you know, but you want something chocolate-ish go ahead and use Kara but a lot of the carrots Confections on the marketplace have nasty ingredients in them. So I want to say read labels you really, you know, you want to really read labels and understand what's going on. But Christy, there are a lot of desserts that aren't chocolate so, you know, Fruit desserts vanilla cake lemon cake carrot cake. I don't think that's a problem.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry