Posted by Vegan Be Happy on 06/03/2011
This is a perfect dessert to impress someone after a full course meal. I say that because apparently it looks like a heavy, greasy, sweet way to end a meal but it is not. The fruits with the chocolate give a fresh, sweet touch to the dish and the coconut and almond pudding give the right jelly consistency. I was inspired by Sketch free vegan eating with their recipe of sweet cinnamon panna cotta. I did not follow their recipe 100% because I found that the amount of coconut would give a undesired greasy texture. Instead, I used almond milk and dashed coconut with a hint of cinnamon and some sugar. This is a really easy recipe and as you can see from the photo, it can impress your guests.
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1/2 cup of dashed coconut of coconut flour
- 2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 tbsp agar flakes
- Strawberries and cranberries
- Chocolate to melt
In a sauce pan, mix the almond milk, the coconut, the cinnamon, the sugar and the agar flakes. Bring it to boil until it has dissolved (around 15-20min, it depends on the size of the flakes). Then place the liquid in a recipient to cold down and become jelly. For decoration, melt the chocolate and pour it on top of the fruits and the pudding as in the photo.
Perhaps people find that the dessert is not sweet enough. The amount of sugar described above just gives the dessert a small hint of sweetness. If you desire a sweeter one, just double the amount of sugar.
Posted by Vegan Be Happy on 22/02/2011
One of the things that I like the most during relaxed days is to go to Baklust and get a nice lovely Vegan cake. This is one of the few places that I have around where they have regular vegan cakes and pastries. The place is really cozy to go with some friends and have a nice chat, also just to go alone and read or just do nothing and contemplate the canal that runs in front of it (look at the pictures on the website). I love the tables, each of them of unique form, color and with all kinds of chairs … Usually the waiters are young people that speak Dutch and English with no problem. The menu consists of soups of the day, quiches of different kinds or empanada, several salads and main dishes. All the dishes can be chosen with fresh self baked bread. More or less half of the menu is vegan and on request they can veganise dishes if possible. As well they usually have several fresh smoothies and juices. I forgot to mention just as an small note that the products are biological/organic.
Just to show you a bit, the other Sunday I just popped in and I asked for the delicious vegan chocolate cake with cranberry and strawberry filling and some mascarpone-like cream on the top. It was delicious with a nice coffee and the waiter intentionally made sure that my cookie was also vegan, lovely no!
Posted by Vegan Be Happy on 26/09/2010
I had my aunt and my cousin visiting and I baked nice chocolate muffins with some dried banana on top. It was a great way to start the Sunday that later we spent in Amsterdam walking around and getting wet.
Posted by Vegan Be Happy on 24/07/2010
We are going to a barbecue, so a good opportunity to bring some nice vegan food. I thought that some vegan cupcakes would work perfectly.
In the photo you can see the delicious vanilla cupcake with white buttercream frosting and the deadly chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting.
Posted by Vegan Be Happy on 16/07/2010
This is a cupcake recipe from the book: “Vegan cupcakes take over the world” that I just got recently. If any one is interested in the full detailed recipe, please contact me.