I make this smoothie as a full-meal dessert, when I’m craving something sweet but don’t want to eat a full meal and also a sweet. Usually I make it from one banana, one tablespoon of Dutch-process cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon tahini, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 juicy dates, and stevia to taste. I add just enough hazelnut milk to blend.
This smoothie is decorated with matcha powder, coconut flakes, raspberries, strawberry and pistachios.
The dumplings are made from glutinous rice flour, salt, baking powder, boiling water and stevia. The dough was divided in thirds and one part was mixed with matcha powder while another part was mixed with cocoa powder. The dough was rolled into strands, braided, looped back and rolled some more before being cut and rolled into balls which were boiled.
The dumplings are set on a bed of macerated raspberry and strawberry sweetened with agave syrup and stevia.
I liked the vegan freezer salted caramel chocolate pie, but the proportion of chocolate to salted caramel was a bit too high for me. I decided to add another layer under the salted caramel, a vanilla custard. I made the layer using a variation of this vegan eggnog recipe. I made the egg mix without the cloves, and let it thicken a little further. I then froze the bottom layer while I prepared the next two layers. I used agave syrup as the sweetener for this layer. Unfortunately after I had already prepared the layer it occurred to me that it would form ice crystals. Next time I will either add coconut oil, as in the other layers, or else a bit of brandy.
The other layers I made using the same modifications I made the last time I tried it.
Here’s the recipe. I used hazelnut milk throughout instead of almond milk and coconut milk, and tahini instead of almond butter. Next time I think I’ll increase the middle layer and decrease the chocolate layer to suit my personal taste. It was delicious all the same.
This beautiful dessert has a brownie layer topped by cheesecake topped by whipped cream with raspberries. I deviated from the recipe by swirling raspberry jam into the cheesecake layer to increase the raspberry content.
If I were to make this recipe again, I would reduce the butter in the brownie mixture as it oozed out of the sides a little while baking. Of course this is not intended to be a healthy dessert, but if the butter is leaking, there’s more in there than is required.
I decorated with a few edible flours, a raspberry leaf, some chocolate curls and some fresh raspberries. Because I took this to a party I did not get a picture of a single slice until almost too late.