As always, I try to feed my big brother with the best vegan recipes that are out there! Since i want to keep things original anf updated i constantly look for the next best blog or site with vegan recipes.
Unfortunately, I learned my lesson and i only make recipes that have some comments underneath it, even if it is only positive because this way i have the illusion that at least someone gave it a go.
So, i had Cashew nuts and pecans that i was dying to use them in a recipe ( they are so rare down here) and i came across a recipe in this site and i couldn’t believe it! There was no way that this outcome was vegan and above all, raw!
But then my brother explained to me that raw vegan desserts are so pretty because they keep their colors fresh and i just gave up all regrets and started making the cheesecake.
My recipe is a bit adjusted to the one of the site above but it was delicious!
pecan chocolate crust:
1 cup powdered pecan
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup cacao powder
pinch sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cashew, pieces
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
A mixer is a girl’s best friend in this case! Just add the first batter, for the crust until well combined. Have a pan that you normally use for cheesecake and pat it lightly until it covers the bottom. it will be a shining deep chocolate crust that is so tasty by itself but please, try not to eat it all at once!
Then soak the cashews for 20 minutes and stir them. Place all the ingredients and the cashews in the mixer and now it depends on the blender! Normally it supposes to make them like a cream without any little parts of cashews but mine didn’t so you can see some bites!
OK, so this far the mixture of the cream is a little runny and again, i had my doughs but you have to place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours and after that is solid! I couldn’t believe it and i was so happy that it was so beautiful!
And when i cut it, it was love at first sight! Unfortunately is a bit rich and thank god you can’t eat a lot at once, so cut smaller parts for your guests!
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and let me know!