Chocolate dome with vanilla cream and cherry-kiwi-puree core

I hope that every one of you had some amazing Christmas days, even if it wasn’t as big as we are used to!

For my Christmas dinner I made a dessert, that I’m quite proud of!

It was a chocolate dome with a vegan vanilla cream filling with a core of cherry-kiwi-compote.

To create the chocolate half sphere, you’ll need a silicone or three-piece mould and your favourite dairy free chocolate.

Melt the chocolate (in your microwave or in a water bath), layer it in your form (not too thick though, you still want to be able to break it with a spoon later) and let it cool in your fridge.

Whilst the chocolate is cooling, you can start preparing the vegan vanilla cream.

You’ll need 4 egg yolks, 60gram sugar, 250ml of your favourite dairy free milk, 200 ml vegan whipped cream (mine was from “Schlagfix”), 3 white gelatin sheets and a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Soften your gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes. In a pod add milk, sugar, vanilla essence and bring to boil. Put the egg yolks in a bowl and add the vanilla milk, whip until creamy. Then add the softened gelatine sheets to this mixture. Let it cool down and add the whipped cream to it. Then it needs to rest for like two hours.

If you want you can already fill it in your chocolate half spheres at this point, or just leave it in a bowl to rest in the fridge.

The last thing you will need is the cherry-kiwi-puree.

I used half a glass of cherries and two fresh kiwis (without the skin obviously). To make sure that the vanilla cream wouldn’t get ruined by the kiwi acid, I boiled the cherries and kiwis before puréeing them. Once that cooled down a bit, I used a silicon mould with very small half spheres to freeze the purée.

After everything cooled and chilled enough, you just have to assemble it. Fill the chocolate with the vanilla cream and use two of the frozen purée half spheres and put them in the middle. Then arrange on a plate, and you’re done. Easy as that. 😂

Butternut Squash – Sweet Potato Soup

and I finally got to use my new, big slow cooker again. 😍

Unfortunately it seems like summer is over, but it is no reason to be sad as autumn is just around the corner, for comfy food like soups, stews and pies.

So let’s start off in this comfy season with a Butternut Squash – Sweet Potato Soup made in the Slow Cooker. Of course you can also just cook the soup in a pot, but I personally prefer the slow cooker as I can just turn it on and do other stuff whilst the soup is getting ready, without me needing to worry about burning and over floating of the pot.

 

 

What to do when the recipe requires Buttermilk?

So you know this feeling when you check out new recipes that you want to try and then it requires Buttermilk.

Luckily it is super easy to make your own Dairy-free Buttermilk. 🙂

All you need is about 250 ml of your favorite Dairy-free milk and mix it with 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice (or Apple Cider Vinegar, that’s up to you).

Let it sit for about 10 minutes and you have the same consistency as normal Buttermilk, so that your cooking and baking can start and the results can be awesome!

Feel Good Summer Treat

Yummy Ice Treats without added sugar or added flavour is hard to find for you? Well why not make it yourself?
I tried myself on a Mango Ice Pop today and look how well it turned out:

 

All you need for this very simple Summer Treat is
1 Mango
1 Banana
125 ml Oat Milk (or Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, etc) and
125 g Ice (Or cold water).
First you peel the Mango and Banana, then you throw all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth and then fill in your Ice Pop Form or in a little box.
Now you just need to let it stay in the Freezer for about 12 hours and voilà you have a tasty and healthy summer treat.
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