I just love it when I find or create a dessert recipe that is so simple to make, that it's the work of a few minutes. I have no problem with lengthy and intricate recipes but you have to have the time for them and sometimes I just don't. I'm not the biggest chocolate dessert fan either but My Love is and so are most of my family and friends, so I find myself making them often. On Saturday we had a gathering of pals with a braizer fire, vegan BBQ and fireworks..oh so many fireworks..lol. Fabulous. And this is the dessert I served for them all. I found this recipe in Lois Dieterly's Sinfully Vegan.
It's simple to make and has only four ingredients. The most time consuming part is melting down the dark chocolate and I always use a good quality chocolate that is at the very least 70%. Seriously that is the hardest part. lol. My Love would argue that the hardest part was resisting eating it straight from the food processor..lol.
Lois serves hers solo but I always like something a little fruity with chocolate and nothing beats the chocolate/raspberry combo. So that is exactly what I did...in the bottom of each little pot I placed 3 raspberries then spooned that pudding over the top and then garnished with 3 more. Well you will see that in the photos.
I got proposed to because of this dessert! lol. And everyone, including myself was captivated and lost in this heavenly dessert. OK so it's not the healthiest of desserts but every once in while it's nice to break out and have a treat. And.This.Dessert.Is.Worth.It! And so are you! lol
|Chocolate Lover's Pudding with Raspberries|
(Recipe from Sinfully Vegan/Dieterly)
16 oz firm silken tofu
1 cup of powdered/icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of vegan chocolate, melted
1/4 cup of vegan chocolate, grated or finely chopped
56 plump and delicious raspberries
Place three raspberries in the bottom of 8 individual dessert pots or expresso cups and then stand them to one side.
|A little dark but you can see the placed berries|
Add the melted chocolate and blitz until rich and smooth. Spoon two heaped Dsp of the chocolate pudding into each pot until it's all used up. Smooth over with a spatula. Then using the grated or finely chopped chocolate (I finely chopped mine ~R~) sprinkle it over each pudding.
|Puddings with the chocolate sprinkles|
A rare treat but definitely one I'll be making again.