Tuesday, January 5, 2010

cherry chocolate sundae

This isn't quite a true sundae, as it's not frozen. Chris gave me this lovely cookbook for Christmas - to encourage me to make raw things that aren't salad?

It's a great cookbook, I did a bit of research on Amazon, and this book (Raw Food for 1 or 2 people) is recommended by lots of people because it uses kitchen utensils most people have, rather than the dehydrator so many raw cookbooks use. I do find the cover design rather offensively bad, but don't let that put you off.

I've been intrigued by raw desserts for a little while now, and wanted to try the cashew vanilla cream.

Cherry Chocolate Sundae

One layer of halved & pitted cherries.
One layer of raw cashew cream.
One layer of chocolate sauce.

Raw Cashew Cream
I altered the recipe as I went, but basically you:
Soak 1 cup of raw cashews for an hour or so.
Then, blend them in a food processor with some agave syrup & vanilla extract.
Add additional water slowly as you go, and keep on tasting! Just keep blending until you get to a delicious, creamy consistency.

Chocolate sauce
Heat 1/4 cup soy milk in a double boiler, whisking in 1/2 tsp cornflour.
When the cornflour is in, add about 25grams of dark chocolate, and stir until melted.
Let it cool! That's it.

Sorry about the super 80s photo styling, by the way...


  1. Oh wow, that really is a terrible cover photo! Just as well we're always told not to judge a book by its cover ;)

    And I think your photo looks enticing, not 80s. Unless there are legwarmers hiding just beyond the frame...?

    Off to peek through your archives now :)

  2. Ha ha, I have a couple of raw food books with crazy covers too. One has dudes in the raw behaving like apes and the other a glamour shot of the Author, so count yourself lucky :)