View Full Version : Dessert Dilemma!!
11-03-2004, 01:30 PM
My boyfriend is coming to visit this weekend and I have yet to tell him that I have gone back raw. I figured its better to tell him face to face and serve him some delicious raw food. So far I'm going to make Alissa's crepes, corn chips with guacamole and salsa, and the calzone. But I'm stuck on what dessert to make. I didn't like the torte and I love the banana ice cream. I haven't tried anything else though. I'm contemplating between the cinnamon rolls, blueberry pie, blueberry cheesecake or the carrot cake. has anyone tried these and what do you suggest as an awesome dessert to make?
11-03-2004, 01:40 PM
I've made the cheesecake twice and both times they were very good! The first time I did strawberry and the second time I did one half strawberry-pineapple and the other half blueberry. I didn't use whole berries on top but rather just blended them in with the filling...but if you like it that way (strictly by the recipe with the berries on top) then do it that way. Either way, it's a good recipe!
11-03-2004, 08:55 PM
thanks for the advice rawkinlocs. I made the blueberry cheesecake tonight. I halfed it to try it out. I love it!! It really does taste like blueberry cheesecake. I blended half the blueberries in with the mixture and then put the other half in whole.
11-04-2004, 09:48 PM
I can send you a recipe for chocolate cream pie that's to live for! I don't feel comfortable posting it here, so if you want it, let me know, and I'll email it to you. :)
11-04-2004, 09:49 PM
Me too vegbaby!!! :D
11-05-2004, 08:01 AM
Please send me the chocolate cream pie. It's one of my favorite sad foods and I would love to be able to still have it. PM or e-mail me. AND thanks a million in advance!
11-05-2004, 12:22 PM
i would love the recipe for the chocolate cream pie. Thanks a bunch!
11-06-2004, 12:37 AM
OK, I think nutrimom has convinced me it's ok to post the recipe here as long as I credit the chef. I left out the fruit when I made it, but I did eat it with strawberries when Matt made it, and it was great!
Chocolate Mousse Torte with Fresh Berries
By Matt Samuelson of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute
1 cup shredded dry coconut
1 cup macadamia nuts or 1 cup soaked and dehydrated almonds, pecans, etc.
1/8-1/4 cup packed pitted dates
1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
optional: for extra rich crust add 1-1 1/2 tsp. coconut oil (I didn't use this)
Place dry coconut in food processor with S blade and blend into a fine powder. Add nuts, salt and cayenne and blend until a texture of coarse meal. Break up dates or chop finely if very hard and distribute evenly on top of nut mixture. Homogenize until texture resembles a graham cracker crust. Mixture should be loose and crumbly and hold together when pressed tightly.
Press the crust into a 9-inch ungreased pie plate. Press firmly to get the crust to hold together. Place in the freezer or refrigerator to set up while making the filling.
2 medium to large avocados (I think I used 3)
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. Celtic sea salt
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. organic cocoa powder or about 1/2 cup carob powder (I used cocoa)
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. Rapadura sugar, sucanat, or other whole organic cane sugar
1 pint strawberries, thinly sliced
Place the avocados, vanilla, salt, cocoa, and sucanat in a food processor with the S blade and homogenize until completely smooth. (I did this in a strong blender.) Divide the filling into 3 equal parts. Spread a thin layer of filling on top of the crust. Next, place one layer of strawberries on the filling. Spread another layer of chocolate filling on top of the strawberries, and then layer more strawberries, another layer of filling and the remainder of the berries. Refrigerate for at least one hour prior to serving.
As I said, I actually ate the strawberry version at the festival when the chef who created this recipe, Matt Samuelson, made it for us. I liked it without better, but that's just me, chocoholic at heart. Matt didn't use the above measurements, by the way, because he was making a larger batch, I think, and he suggested adding cocoa and sugar until the mixture no longer tastes like avocado at all. It's unbelievable!
11-07-2004, 08:25 AM
Here's the link to a photo of this pie. I made it for my birthday, and everyone loved it, even went back for seconds!
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