Monday, May 2, 2011
Raw Food: Chocolate Mudslide Pie
So I decided to make the raw food mudslide pie.
You need to plan ahead when you make this as it is a bit of work but boy is it yummy and well worth the effort.
As a complete aside since I have started this blog I have grown a whole new respect for food photographers. Trying to take great photos of food is proving to be quiet a challenge !
There are 4 parts to this pie.
1. THE CHOCOLATE - COCONUT CRUST:1 1/2 cups of coconut flakes
3/4 cup of Almonds
45g of cacao powder
120g of date paste (soak dates for 15 minutes the squash or blend in the food processor into a paste)
1 Tablespoon of liquid vanilla
1/8 Teaspoon of salt
Process in the food processor first the almonds, then add the coconut flakes, salt, cacao powder then add the vanilla and the dates. The final result should be a mixture that holds together with gentle pressure. Use a 10 or 9 inch pie tin with a removable base if possible and gently push the crust into the base and sides of the tin. Then place in the freezer till needed.
2. WHITE CHOCOLATE FILLING:
1 1/4 cups of coconut milk
1 cup of plain soaked cashews (Soak for 5 hours minimum . I always soak the night before making the pie)
6 Tablespoons of raw honey
3 Tablespoons of liquid vanilla
1/8 Teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Lecithin
6 Tablespoons of Cacao Butter (Place butter in a container ie I use a glass jar and place the jar in a bowl of boiling water to melt the butter)
Blend all ingredients except the Cacao Butter until smooth and creamy, then add the Cacao Butter and blend together.
Divide the ingredients equally into two amounts.
One lot of ingredients gets poured into the pie mould and then put back in the freezer for an hour to set.
The other half of the ingredients is used to make the Almond Butter filling.
3. ALMOND BUTTER FILLING
White Chocolate Filling as left over from above
1/2 a cup of Almond Butter
Blend together in your blender and pour on top of the set White Chocolate Filling. Put back in the freezer for an hour to set.
4. CHOCOLATE FILLING
1/3 of a cup of Almond Milk
3 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Cacao Powder
2 Tablespoons of Liquid Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Lecithin
2 Tablespoons of Cacao Butter (Place butter in a container ie I use a glass jar and place the jar in a bowl of boiling water to melt the butter)
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy and pour on top of the set Almond Butter Filling.
Place back in the freezer. Once this has set you can keep in the freezer or the fridge. You need to have it sit out on the bench for half an hour before serving if straight from the freezer and about 10 minutes if straight from the fridge, so that it thaws a little.
This dessert is made with all natural sugars.
Lecithin is a natural setting agent.
Coconut Oil is I believe the best Oil in the world for you to consume, followed by Olive Oil.
Cacao is one of the best Super Foods in the World.
Is this dessert fattening................yes.
But it is one of the healthiest bad desserts you can have.
It was well worth the effort as one of my nephews went back for seconds, and believe me it is rich.
The one thing I love about raw food desserts is you cannot burn them, and believe me I could win awards for the things I have burnt in my time!