Sunday, August 25, 2013

Raspberry Frangipane Tart (Possible LF)

Raspberry Frangipane Tart is sweet, tart and full of fruit. I made this one for a dinner party as the dessert after a delicious roast chicken; it went down well. I even made separate mini lactose-free ones for my partner - to do the same replace the butter with margarine and milk with soy milk and it tastes just as fantastic!

Raspberry Frangipane Tart


For the pastry:
125g sugar
155g butter
40mL milk
270g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp salt

For the filling:
180g butter, softened
180g icing sugar
180g ground almonds
70g flour
1 size 6 egg

For the tart:
300g frozen raspberries, thawed
1/2 cup apricot jam

For the pastry:
Beat sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
Add milk, flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined.
Wrap in pastic wrap and refrigerated for at least 30 minutes.

For the filling:
Beat butter, icing sugar, almonds and flour until well combined.
Add the egg and mix until combined.
Set aside.
Gently simmer the apricot jam with 4 tablespoons of water for 5 minutes, remove from heat and set aside.

For the tart:
Preheat oven to 170 degrees celcius.
Roll out pastry to 4mm thick and line a 24 cm loose-bottom tart tin.
Spread filling into pastry.
Place raspberries evenly over the top of the filling.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool before removing tart from its tin.
Glaze with apricot jam mixture.

Serve with vanilla ice cream and berries.


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Cake

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Cake is like a combination of forest gateaux and chocolate mousse. I think it works well and most of it was destroyed at the girl's night I made it for. It is a bit of effort to make but I loved the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed the result. 

Chocolate Cheery Mousse Cake


For Chocolate Genose Sponge:
75g flour, sifted
60g cocoa, sifted
4 size 6 eggs
125g castar sugar
30g melted butter

For Cherries:
400g of pitted cheeries, from a jar or tin.
150g castar sugar
Zest of 1 orange
2 cloves

For Chocolate Mousse:

500mL milk
125g castar sugar
1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped.
200g dark chocolate (at least 50% cocoa solids)
6 eggs yolks (size 6 eggs)


For the chocolate genose:
Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius
Grease and line a 23cm springform cake tin

Whisk eggs and sugar together in a bowl for about 15 minutes or until the misture leaves trails when you lift the whisk.
Fold in flour and cocoa.
Add melted butter and fold into mixture until just combined.
Pour into prepared tin.
Bake for 30 minutes or until springy to the touch.
Remove from oven and invert onto a wire rack to cool.

For the cherries:
Put cheeries into a saucepan, cover with juice from the can/tin, add water if necessary to ensure the cherries are covered.
Add sugar, orange zest and cloves.
Over medium heat stir until sugar has dissolved.
Remove from heat and leave until required.

For the Chocolate Mousse:
Make a creme anglaise... slowly bringing to the boil, the milk, two-thirds of the sugar, vanilla seeds and the vanilla pod in a saucepan.
Whisk egg yolks and remaining sugar in bowl until pale and leaves a light trail when the whisk is lifted.
Whilst whisking, pour hot milk mixture into egg yolk mixture, then pour back into saucepan.
Cook over a low heat but do not allow it to boil or it may curdle.
Once it thickens and lightly coats the back of a spoon, remove from the heat.
Break up the chocolate and place ina bowl.
When the creme anglaise is 75 - 85 degrees celcius, pour onto the chocolate and stir with a wooden spoon.
Whisk until smooth.
Whip the cream in another bowl until a trail is left when the whisk is lifted out.
Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture until just combined.

To Assemble:
Drain the cherries, discarding the cloves and orange zest.
Pour syrup into a saucepan and bring to the boil then remove from the heat.
Split the chocolate genose sponge horizontally and soak the cut sides with hot syrup.
Place outer ring of the springform pan on a flat plate.
Place top half of sponge, cut side up int he ring.
Spread a layer of chocolate mousse over the sponge about 1.5cm thick.
Evenly scatter the cherries over the mousse - reserving a dozen for serving.
Place second sponge, cut side down, on top and lightly press down.
Spread a thin layer of mousse on top.
Place int he fridge to set for at least 4 hours, until ready to serve.

To Serve:
Soak a tea towel in hot water, wring out and wrap around the tin then slowly lift off the outer ring.
Scatter chocolate shavings over the top of the cake and around the sides.
Dip a sharp knife into hot water, quick wipe dry, and cut the mousse cake into 12. Cleaning and dipping the knife into hot water between each slice.
Serve with a cherry on top and a quinelle of cream or fresh fruit to cut through the rich chocolate goodness.

-Make sure the genose sponge is soaked as much as possible to give a moist and delicious result.
-Fresh cherries can be used too, just simmer them with the sugar, orange zest and cloves until they are soft.
-This can be made the day before serving and the leftovers kept in the fridge for the following day (ie lasts for 2 days).


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Monday, August 12, 2013

Lemon Polenta Cake (LF) (GF)

Lemon Polenta Cake is Gluten free and lactose free aswell as moist and delicious. Containing a bunch of lemon zest and being soaked in lemon syrup this is definitely packed full of natural lemon essence. I'm not usually a big fan of the testure polenta creates but the addition of almond meal seemed to have made for quite a nice surprise; just make sure the cornmeal you use is not too coarse otherwise you'll be enduring bits of grain stuck in your teeth!

Lemon Polenta Cake


175g margarine
175g caster sugar
3 size 6 eggs, beaten
75g coarse cornmeal
175g almond meal
zest of 2 lemons, finely grated
1tsp gluten-free baking powder

25g caster sugar
2 lemons, juiced


Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius.
Grease and line a 23cm springform loose botton cake tin.
Cream margarine and first measure of sugar together.
Whisk in eggs a little at a time.
Fold in polenta and almond meal.
Fold in lemon zest and baking powder.
Spoon mixture into prepared tin and smooth off the surface.
Bake cake for 50-60 minutes until springy and a skewer comes out clean.
Leave in tin for a few minutes before placing onto a wire rack - baked side up.
Heat lemon juice and second measure of sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
Poke holes in the top of the cake whilst warm.
Pour hot lemon syrup over the top surface of the cake, a little at a time. Waiting for the syrup to soak into the cake before adding more.
Once cooled serve at room temperature with a sprinkle of lemon zest and if you like it, a spoonful of cream.


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Friday, August 2, 2013

Feijoa, Ginger, Walnut & Pistachio Cake (possible LF)

Feijoa, Ginger, Walnut & Pistachio Cake is just pure moist yumminess. I recieved 8 kilos of feijoas from my mum one day and I figured this looked like a delicious way of getting rid of a fair few of them. With feijoa pulp and cream cheese filling between layers of delicious cake with the wonderful surprise and texture of a pistachio and walnuts every now and then, I don't think you can go wrong with this cake - unless you're not a fan of feijoas of course. I even made a mini lactose free version for my partner - see note at bottom for lactose-free icing option which will make this recipe lactose free :).

Feijoa, Ginger, Walnut & Pistachio Cake


For the Cake

450 g flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
440g caster sugar
4 eggs
500ml soybean oil
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
2 cups mashed feijoa pulp
450g can crushed pineapple, drained
100g Walnuts, chopped
50g Pistachio nuts, chopped

For the Filling

2 cups feijoa pulp, mashed
60g caster sugar
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 lemon, zested

For the Icing

200g softened butter
500g softened cream cheese
1 lemon zested
3 tsp grated fresh ginger
225g icing sugar


For Cake:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Grease and line 23cm loose bottom cake tin with non-stick baking paper.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
In another bowl beat together sugar, eggs, oil, cinnamon and ginger until well combined.
Stir through feijoa pulp.
Slowly add the dry sifted ingredients and beat until mixture has a smooth consistency.
Fold through pineapple and nuts.
Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for 80-90 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
After an hour of baking, cover with foil to stop the top from burning.
Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

For Filling:
Place, feijoa pulp, sugar, ginger and lemon zest into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat.
Once boiling reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Set aside to cool.

For Icing:
Beat butter, cream cheese, lemon zest and ginger until creamy.
Add icing sugar and beat until smooth.

To Assemble:
Once cake is cooled, slice horizontally to give 3 even layers of cake.
Place one layer of cake on a cake plate and spread one third of the icing over it. Then spread half the feijoa filling over the icing.
Place a second layer of cake on top and spread with icing and filling layers.
Place third layer of cake on top and cover with remaining icing.
Slice and serve on its own or with sliced feijoas and chopped nuts.

Note -  to make this lactose free, beat together 225g icing sugar with 225g margarine until smooth and creamy then use it in place of the icing recipe given above.


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Friday, July 12, 2013

German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake is delicious with its muscavado sugar filled filling and Streusel topping. Made this one especially for a friend heading home to Germany hosted by another friend who likes apple desserts - two birds with one stone! It is definitely best served warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream but it is just as wonderful the next day after a quick reheat in the microwave.

German Apple Cake
115g flour
85g muscavado sugar
2tsp cinnamon
75g unsalted butter, softened

175g unsalted, softened butter
175g muscavado sugar
zest of 1 lemon
3 size 6 eggs
175g self-raising flour
3 tbsp milk
2 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced


Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius.
Put flour, first measure of sugar and cinnamon into a bowl.
Rub in first measure of butter until like breadcrumbs.
Roll in to a crumbly ball od dough then wrap in plastic wrap and place in thr refrigerator for 30 mins
Grease and line a 23cm loose bottom cake tin.
Cream second measure of butter and sugar in a bowl.
Add lemon zest and mix through.
Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Sift in self-raising flour and gently fold into the mixture.
Add milk and gently mix in.
Spread half the mixture into prepared tin.
Arrange half the apple wedges over the batter.

German Apple Cake - Layering
Spread the rest of the mixture over the apples, then arrange remaining apples on top.
You should now have layers of: batter - apple - batter -apple.
Remove dough from fridge and coarsely grate. This is the streusel topping.
Sprinkle this topping all over the top of the cake.

German Apple Cake - Topping
Bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
Leave cake in tin for 10 minutes.
Carefully remove cake from tin and cool on a wire rack.
Best served warm with a scoop of ice cream.


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Saturday, July 6, 2013

French Apple Tart Recipe (GF) (LF)

French apple tart is fantastic with the two different types of apple I used; one stewed, the other sliced and caramelised on top...yum! I made a full-sized tart yet I only got two slices?? I think I might have to make another very soon :). Goes wonderfully with a dollop of cream or a spoonful of vanilla ice cream.

French Apple Tart

140g rice flour
140g cornflour (maize)
140g margarine
55g caster sugar
pinch salt
1 size 7 egg
4 Rose apples
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sultanas
1/2 tbsp cornflour (maize)
3 Granny smith apples
Juice of one lemon
1/3 cup apricot jam


Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius.
Mix flours, margarine, sugar, salt and egg together in a kitchen mixer (I have a Breville scraper mixer). Using the mixer blade, beat until a ball of dough forms.
Press pastry into a geased and floured 28 cm loose-bottom tart tin. Using your hands allows you to get the pastry into all the flutes of the tin.
Prick the base with a fork and bake blind for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, remove baking blind material and set aside.
Peel and dice the Rose apples into 1cm cubes.
Put diced apples into a saucepan with cinnamon and sultanas. Stew the apples on a medium heat until they are soft and have released lots of juices.
In a small cup, mix together second measure of cornflour with 4 tbsp of cold water. Mix into the stewing apples. Leave on the heat for 2 minutes, before setting aside to cool.
Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice the granny smith apples, covering them in lemon juice to prevent browning.
To assemble the pie, spoon the stewed apples into the pastry base then top with the sliced apples, taking care to arrange them into a spiral pattern with the slices overlapping.
Bake for 45 minute or until the apples are browned and tender.
Remove from oven, but keep in the tin until cooled down.
Heat apricot jam until runny, then spread over the tart to give it a nice glaze.
Once the tart is cooled, remove it from the tin.
Slice then eat.


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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pecan Marsala Cake Recipe (GF) (LF)

Pecan Marsala Cake is a decadent 'grown-up' cake that I made for a dinner with a couple of friends; one of which is gluten intolerant, the other lactose intolerant - both seemed to enjoy this for dessert. Probably because this soft and moist cake comes with the comforting aromatics of Marsala. It is right at home as part of  afternoon tea or as treat with a cup of good coffee.

Pecan Marsala Cake


For Cake:
4 eggs, separated
1 egg white
140g caster sugar
200g pecans, chopped
4 heaped tbsp (GF) breadcrumbs
1/2 heaped tsp cream of tartar

For Icing:
225g margarine
255g icing sugar
10mL Marsala

Pecan halves and cocoa powder to decorate.


Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius
Beat egg yolks and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Add nuts and breadcrumbs then mix briefly.
In another bowl, beat the 5 egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff.
Fold 2 tablespoons of egg whites into pecan mixture then gently fold in the rest.
Spoon into a 20cm, greased and lined, springform tin.
Bake for 35 minutes.
Leave to cool in tin for 20 miuntes, then turn out and remove lining.
Allow to cool on a cake rack
Beat margarine and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
Add Marsala, a little at a time.
Slice cake horizontally and when cold, sandwich together with about a third of the icing.
Cover top and sides of cake with icing.
Decorate cake with pecan halves and a dusting of cocoa powder

- Do not add too much or over beat when adding Marsala or the icing may separate.
- Can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator until required. 
- Can add up to 75mL of Marsala to the icing if you want a more 'adult' cake.


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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Normandy Pear Tart recipe

Normandy Pear Tart originates from Normandy, France where the area is known for its pears. The following is the attempt I made a few months ago for the enjoyment of a group of friends. I assume the guests loved it as I had no leftovers to take home and the plate was spotless!

Normandy Pear Tart
For Pastry:
175g flour
3 size 6 egg yolks
60g sugar
pinch salt
75g butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla escence

For Frangipane/Filling:
125g ground almonds
125g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
1 size 6 egg
1 size 6 egg yolk
1 tbsp brandy
4 ripe pears (I used packham)
1 lemon, juiced
2 tbsp flour

For Glaze:
150g apricot jam
3 tbsp water


For Pastry:
Sift Flour in to a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
Add egg yolks, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt to the well.
Mix well using your fingers until the mixture is like breadcrumbs.
Knead dough for 2 minutes then wrap in clingfilm and put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Grease a 24cm tart tin.
Roll dough out and line the tart tin.
Prick the base of the pastry with a fork and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius.

For Frangipane/Filling:
Beat the butter and sugar for 3 minutes until fluffy.
Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
Add the brandy and round almonds then gently stir until well blended.
Peel and core the pears then cut into wedges abd toss with lemon juice.
Spoon and spread frangipane into the pastry shell.
Arrange the pears in a spiral on top of the frangipane.
Place tin onto a baking tray.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 180 degrees celcius and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the frangipane is set.
Cool and unmould the tart.
Brush with glaze.

For the glaze:
Melt jam with water then pass through a sieve.

Serve this at room temperature. It can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 days but it is best when eaten the same day


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Italian Meringue Recipe

Italian meringue is wonderful stuff. Its sweet, addictive fluffiness can be used on top of pies and often  forms the base for many dessert fillings such as charlottes, baked alaskas and macaroons. Italian meringue differs from ordinary meringue in that hot sugar syrup is whisked into the egg whites rather than granulated sugar. This slowly cooks the egg white resulting in a meringue that's less likely to deflate and is already cooked.

360g caster sugar
30g lquid glucose
6 egg whites
80ml water


Put water, sugar and glucose into a pan.
Bring to the boil over medium heat whilst stirring.
When it reaches 110 degrees celcius, beat egg whites in a clean bowl.
Remove sugar syrup from heat as soon as it reaches 121 degrees celcius.
When egg whites form stiff peaks, slowly pour in the sugar syrup in a thin stream whilst whisking.
Continue beating on low speed for about 15 minutes, until mixture has cooled to about 30 degrees celcius.

This mixture can be kept in thefridge for 2-3 days in an airtight container.


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Mango Charlotte Recipe (can be (GF))

Mango Charlotte is an impressive looking dessert that is matched in its delicious-ness; especially when served with Raspberry Coulis. I used store bought sponge fingers here to save time but you can make your own (a recipe for gluten-free sponge fingers can be found by clicking here). Any italian meringue mix will do but the recipe I used can be found by clicking here.

Mango Charlotte
2 packets of sponge fingers ( x45)
200ml whipping cream
120g italian meringue
100g mango flesh, diced

For mango creme anglaise:
35ml milk
200ml mango puree
1/2 lime, juiced
3 egg yolks
20g caster sugar
1.5 sheets gelatine

For topping:
1/2 mango, sliced
blueberries or raspberries


For Creme Anglaise:
Put milk, mango puree and lime juice into a saucepan, slowly bring to the boil
Soften gelatine in a covering of cold water for 5 minutes.
Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a bowl to a ribbon consistency.
As soon as milk mixture comes to the boil, pour into egg yolks whilst whisking. Pout mixture back into saucepan.
Cook over low heat whilst stirring until it coats the back of the spoon and reached 85 degrees celcius.
Drain gelatine, squeeze out excess water and add to the mix, stirring to dissolve.
Allow to cool to 10 - 15 degrees celcius.

For base/crust:
Trim about 1cm off one side of enough sponge fingers to line the outside of a 20cm diameter springform or loose bottom tin (sugar side out).
Line the bottom of the tin with sponge fingers too; cutting them to fit into the gaps.

Mango Charlotte Base
In a large bowl, whip the cream to a ribbon consistency.
Add the italian meringue, using a whisk to combine without overworking.
Fold in mango creme anglaise until evenly combined.
Fold in the diced mango then spoon half the mixture into the sponge finger base.
Arrange another layer of sponge fingers then the remaining mango mixture.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or 2 hours in the freezer.

Aarrange slices of mango and fresh blueberries or raspberries on top just prior to serving.

Serve with raspberry couli on the side.


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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe (GF) (LF)

Chocolate Mousse Cake is yummy but a bit different. Similar in texture to cheesecake, you'll love this one if you're lactose-intolerant. Again, amazingly it's also gluten-free and vegan - no animal products here. I used 4 mini-springform pans here but a single 20-24cm springform pan can be used. 

Chocolate Mousse Cake


For Base:
2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup ground toasted pecans
1/2 cup almond meal
4 tbsp melted margarine
1/2 tsp baking soda

For Filling:
1 pkt (~320g) silken tofu
2 cups (~340g) vegan chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla essence

For Garnish:
Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries etc


For Base:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Lightly oil 4 mini-springform pans [or a single 20-24cm springform pan]
Combine almond and pecan ingredients into a bowl.
Mix in baking soda.
Stir in melted margarine.
Press into springform pan(s) using the back of a spoon.

Pressing in the base...

Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and leave to cool.

For Filling:
Place tofu and vanilla essence into a blender (or food processor with an 's' blade).
Over a double boiler, melt chocolate.
Add melted chocolate to blender and quickly start whizzing the mixture until smooth.
Spoon into cooled bases in the springform pans and level off with a spatula.

Adding the Filling

Place into fridge for at least 2 hours or until set.
All filled, levelled off and now in the fridge to set

To remove, gently warm the outside of the tin before removing outer ring of the pan.
Serve with a mixture of berries.

Quick Tips:
- I don't have a double boiler so to melt the chocolate I use a glass or metal bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water - just need to be careful of the steam, I often wear an oven glove on the hand holding the bowl.
 - You can also use a microwave to melt the chocolate by microwaving in stints of no more than 20 seconds at a time (often much less once heated through), stirring in between each stint.
 - Make sure you start whizzing the filling mixture as soon as the melted chocolate has been added because the chocolate will start cooling and solidifying as soon as you add it.
- If you don't have berries, fresh oranges can be used; this is more than just garnish, it helps to cut through the richness of the chocolate filling by giving a refreshing fruity burst.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lime Meringue Pie Recipe (LF)

Lime Meringue Pie is a tangy take on my most commonly baked dessert, lemon meringue pie. This time it's not just lactose-free....with the help of  Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero's "Vegan Pie in the Sky" pg 100 it's vegan too. Even the whipping on the top is vegan! This is essentially Isa and Terry's recipe with a few tweaks to suit my fancy.

Lime Meringue Pie with Vegan Whipping!


For Crust:
1 3/4 cup vegan biscuit crumbs
3 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp melted margarine
1 tbsy almond milk

For Filling:
1 1/2 cups almond milk
2 tbsy tapioca flour
1 1/2 tsp agar powder
1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup lime juice
1 tbsp grated lime zest
1 tsp vanilla extract

For Garnish:
Vegan Whipping (click here for recipe)


For Crust:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Combine biscuit crumbs and sugar in a bowl. Drizzle in melted margarine.
Use a spoon to mix around then add almond milk and stir to form a crumbly dough.
Press into a 22cm pie plate.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until firm.
Cool before adding filling

For Filling:
Mix together almond milk, tapioca flour and agar powder in a saucepan. Boil and stir constantly for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
Very slowly whisk in coconut milk.
Add sugar, lime juice and zest.
Whisk often for about 10 minutes then turn off heat and add vanilla extract.
Pour into pie shell.
Allow to cool for about half an hour then refrigerate for at least 3 hours until set.

Garnish with Vegan Whipping.


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Vegan Whipping Recipe (LF)

Vegan Whipping is an alternative to cream so those dessert loving vegans or lactose intolerant people can have whipping too. Aside from a few tweaks this is essentially a recipe taken out of Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero's "Vegan Pie in the Sky." I figure this proves that that the recipe is possible - it's quite unusual.

Vegan Whipping - It's Vegan!
1/2 cup natural cashews, soaked overnight
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup almond milk
3/4 tsp agar powder
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place a large metal bowl in the freezer.
Drain cashews and blend in food processor or strong blender with the coconut milk and 1/2 cup almond milk until completely smooth, rub the mixture between your fingers to ensure no graininess is left.
Heat the remaining almond milk, agar powder and sugar in a small saucepan.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Make sure blender is ready...
Add the coconut oil to the saucepan and stir to melt.
Stream the warm mixture into the blender or food processor whilst blending.
Blend for about a minute on high then add vanilla extract and pulse to mix.
Transfer mixture to chilled metal bowl.
Place in freezer for about 30 minutes to get it very cold but not frozen.
Remove from freezer - it should be cold all the way through, rubbery looking and firm.
Beat well using a hand mixer until peaks form and the mixture is smooth and fluffy.
Cover tightly with cling film and place in freezer for at least 3 hours - the longer it is left the fliffier it gets so best results achieved if left overnight.
Remove from freezer and beat again with the hand mixer.
Use it to garnish yummy pies like lime meringue pie (which is also vegan!)

Can be kept stored in a tightly sealed container for up to 5 days.


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