Category Archives: Desserts

Chocolate Mousse with Aquafaba

chocolate mousseIngredients

  • 20ml or ½ cup of aquafaba — that is, about half the brine from a can of chickpeas
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 10g caster sugar (optional)
  • 75g dark chocolate without dairy (I used one from Lidl)

Makes enough for 2 decent portions.

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate carefully in the usual way (in a bowl over a pan of hot water).
  2.  Strain the chickpeas to get their water. Use an electric whisk, preferably in a food processor or other contraption, for 10-15 minutes, until the chickpea water has thickened and reached the ‘stiff peak’ stage (as you might call it with egg whites). You don’t need to worry about over-whisking, but it will likely take longer with a hand-held electric whisk.
  3.  At this stage, add the vanilla, and slowly add the sugar while whisking a bit more.
  4.  The chocolate should be cool now but still runny. Fold it into the whisked mix thoroughly with a silicone spatula, then pour into glass serving dishes.
  5.  Chill for 3 hours and serve.

Phil – impressivefood.wordpress.com

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Crêpe-style pancake batter #vegan

Hilary mixingIngredients

  • 175 g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 175 ml soya milk
  • 175 ml water

This mix works for savoury or sweet pancakes.

Method

  1. Sieve all dry ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Add to this and whisk the wet ingredients.

 

Raw vegan cheesecake, as shown at Vegan cheese cookery demo

Ingredients

Base:
  • Walnuts – 1 cup.
  • Dates – 1 cup.
  • Almonds -1/4 cup
Cheesecake:
  • Presoaked Cashews – 2 cups.
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk – 1/2 cup.
  • Maple syrup – 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 1/3 cup
Topping:
  • Fruit – (frozen or fresh)
  • Coconut oil -1/4 cup
  • Maple syrup – 1/4 cup

Method

  1. Soak cashews over night or for a few hours.
  2. Blitz base ingredients in food processor. Press into a spring form tin. Add a little water or melted coconut oil if necessary to help the base come together. Put in freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. In blender blend cheesecake ingredients together. Remove base from freezer and spread the cheesecake filling onto base. Freeze until firm (half hour).
  4. Blend the fruit topping and pour on top. Back in freezer for half hour.

cheesecake chocolate cheesecake fruit