Monday, April 11, 2011

Yummy Deserts and more Dehydrating!!!!

Last week was Rich's Birthday so I made him a Dream Cake.   It was so good and full of yummy healthy ingredients.  I will post pictures and recipes below.  My dehydrator has hardly stopped since I got it.  I have made so many fun things.  The girls are loving being my guinea pigs for new recipes.
I love how I can give them lots of fresh veggies and some hummus and they are content for hours.
In this batch they have light and dark flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds,  onion, bell pepper, and carrots.

These crackers are scored on the other side once they are dehydrated for a few hours. 
Then you can just break them up into perfect squares.  

I also made Rich this Dream Cake.  It is a cheese like cake but a little different.  I am posting the recipe below.  It was delicious.  Not too sweet.  

Recipe for Dream Cake

Raw Cashew Dreamcake
1/2 cup raw almonds (pecan or walnuts will also work)
1/2 cup soft Medjool dates
¼ tsp. sea salt

1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 5 hours, overnight is best
juice of 2 lemons
the seeds of 1 whole vanilla bean (or 1 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract)
1/3 cup raw coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup raw honey (solid or liquid.)(Vegans use agave nectar.)
1 cup raspberries (thaw completely if using frozen)

1. Place nuts and dates in a food processor with sea salt and pulse to chop until they are to your desired fineness (process a finer crust longer than a chunky one). Test the crust by spooning out a small amount of mixture and rolling it in your hands. If the ingredients hold together, your crust is perfect. Scoop out crust mixture in a 9” spring-form pan (if you don’t have a spring-form pan, use a pie plate lined with saran wrap), and press firmly, making sure that the edges are well packed and that the base is relatively even throughout. Rinse food processor well.
2. Warm coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan on low heat until liquid. Whisk to combine.
3. In the most powerful food processor / blender you own (you decide which one has the most torque) place all filling ingredients (except raspberries) and blend on high until very smooth (this make take a couple minutes so be patient). If you have a Vita-Mix, absolutely use it.
4. Pour about 2/3 (just eyeball it, you can’t make a mistake!) of the mixture out onto the crust and smooth with a spatula. Add the raspberries to the remaining filling and blend on high until smooth. Pour onto the first layer of filling. Place in freezer until solid.
5. To serve, remove from freezer 30 minutes prior to eating. Run a smooth, sharp knife under hot water and cut into slices. Serve on its own, or with fresh fruit. Store leftovers in the freezer (what leftovers?). 

1 comment:

  1. Yummy. I could eat that cheesecake right now. I have been crazy busy and haven't been able to make one for a couple of weeks. Looks good.