The desserts I usually prepare are as simple as possible, but there always has to be one. Having a dessert after a meal is a part of the process of dining, keeping you at the table longer for great conversations.
Cream is an important part of dessert making, and is something I'm very fond of, in fact being a bit of a "cream fiend". It's a known fact that too much cream is not good for us, so finding healthy alternatives has been and is one of my main objectives. Now I only buy the occasional tub of dairy cream, finding the healthier versions very satisfying!
Nuts and seeds also produce fantastic non-dairy creams. Cashew, almond and sunflower seeds work well, yet it is the shelled hemp seed that is the real revelation. Once ground and mixed with liquid, melts into a cream that is comparable to any dairy version.
Recipe one shows how to use the shelled hemp seed in making a flavoured cream. Recipe 2 shows that by adding nuts, for example cashews or almonds, enhances the experience giving further dimensions of flavour. You can use the shelled hemp seed or sunflower seeds give extra thickness to a nut cream. These recipe also has ideas for variations for you to experiment with.
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- Alternative Dessert Creams
- Rhubarb, Cinnamon and Hemp milk fool
- Rice Flake and Plum pudding
- Pumpkin and Cashew pie
- Pears baked with cinnamon and red wine laced with polenta vanilla custard sauce
- Coconut, orange, ginger and toasted hemp seed caramel
- Raw carrot, cashew and toasted hazelnut cake with date and chocolate frosting