Sunday, February 7, 2010

How To Make a Raw Cheese Cake


I made my very first Raw Cheese Cake on Saturday and it is so yummy.  Here is the recipe and the link to my video "How to Make a Raw Cheese Cake."

Crust
2 cups of raw walnuts or any nut of your choice (unsoaked)
1 cup of dried shredded coconut flakes
1/2 cup of dates (add more if needed)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
I add all ingredients to the food processor (s-blade) and processed until the mixture stuck together.  Place mixture in your pie plate and let it chill in the refrigerator until your filling is ready.
Recipe from Raw Foods Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet

Filling
3 cups of raw cashews (soaked)
3/4 cups of fresh lemon juice
3/4 cups of coconut oil
3/4 cups of raw honey or a sweetener of your choice
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of salt
Blend in the blender until smooth and creamy.  Taste the mixture to see if you need to add any additional sweetener.  You may need to add a little water to if you want the mixture thinner.  Pour mixture into the crust and place in the freezer until it is firm.
Recipe from my friend Bernease.

Strawberry Sauce
1/2 cup of raw cashews soaked (what I had left over)
1 cup of fresh strawberries
vanilla extract to taste
sweetener of your choice to taste
coconut cream concentrate your preference
a little water
Place ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Spread this mixture on top of your cheese cake and place in freezer.
Recipe from my kitchen.  I was being creative and it turned out very well.

This cheese cake is a great alternative for those who do not do dairy.  Give this a try, you will be so glad you did.

I was having fun snapping pictures and below you will see what I think about this Raw Cheese Cake.

Let's see if this will be good.   Hummm, I don't know?

It looks uhh, well??

Here goes

Ok, this is not bad.  

The fork is clean and the flavors are popping.

This raw cheese cake is yummo!!!!

This is my first Raw Cheese Cake and it turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself.  

Have you ever prepared a food that you were not so sure about, only to find that it was a hit?  Feel free to share this with our community.

Have an awesome day!  :D