Friday, January 17, 2014

Creamy Mango & Pineapple White Chocolate Tarts - Raw vegan madness!


I have so much absolutely beautiful fresh and ripe fruit here there are just not enough adjectives to describe it! The aroma as I walk into the lounge of them all ripening is to die for. The mangoes are from the tree across the road, the bananas from our garden and the rest from my local fruit n veggie shop.

Scooters at Kirra asked for some tarts the other day, they had a customer looking for something sweet and sugar free! So my little tarts to the rescue.. these are refined sugar free, gluten and grain free as well as dairy free. maybe I should have just said their Raw Vegan! that covers everything but scares some.. Oh well, you want' win everything. Their the types you don't tell and then they try them and go "Wow, Yum!".. then you tell them!

Creamy Mango & Pineapple White Chocolate Tarts

Makes: 6 x 6cm and 1x8cm tart (or 8 small)


Ingredients:

Base:
½ cup almonds
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup dried coconut
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla powder or similar

Filling:
1/3 cup raw cashews – soaked
7 pitted dates – soaked
¾ cup fresh pineapple
1 medium mango cheek
½ cup shaved raw cacao butter
2 tbs agave, honey, maple syrup or coconut nectar
½ tsp guar gum – optional

 Preparation:

Add warm water to soak the cashews and dates for the filling and set aside. Using warm water helps to soften them quicker.

Add all of the base ingredients to a blender and blend until fudgy and sticky then press into tart moulds. Place them into the fridge to get firm while you prepare the filling.

Rinse the cashews and dates for the filling then add them to a blender with the rest of the ingredients except the guar gum if you are using it. Blend until smooth and creamy. With the motor running slowly rain the guar gum in until you see it thicken slightly.

If you want you can then spoon the mix into a piping bag with a decorative nozzle the place into the fridge until it has cooled then pipe into the tart shells that have been removed from the moulds.

You can also just pour the filling straight into the shells and smooth the top.

I then zested some of the raw cacao butter over the filling to decorate and add a little wow factor to it

 For the larger one I added some sliced banana the zested some raw cacao butter and lemon peel over it. 


Hope your all enjoying this warm weather we are having in Australia.. :-) thank goodness I can walk to the beach... have fun and enjoy.. :-)



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4 comments:

  1. Oh, the beach, the fruit, the raw deliciousness... I'm daydreaming that I'm in your life for just a few minutes! Thanks so much for sharing this incredible tart at Raw Foods Thursdays!

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    1. Ok, you shut your eyes and imagine and I'll do the same and imagine your here.. Could be a good form of meditation... :-)

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    2. Thanks for the trip! Hey, I'm featuring this tomorrow. YUM!

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    3. Hahaha, it was fun! Wow! thanks heaps for the feature. Do you do a mail out when the new link is ready. I've missed too many of them.

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