Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Serves 6
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup nut milk (organic macadamia or cashew)
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 organic lemon juiced
1 organic lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon Selina Naturally Portuguese Flor de Sal
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 tablespoons coconut oil (cold)
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 pint fresh organic strawberries, sliced
1 tablespoon rapadura sugar

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a muffin pan with coconut oil.
Measure out 3 tablespoons coconut oil and place in a cup and into the refrigerator to bring to a cold temperatures.
Sprinkle sliced clean strawberries with the brown sugar and set aside in a bowl. This allows the juices of the strawberries to be drawn out by the sugar and create a syrup.
Mix together flour, sea salt, cream of tartar, baking powder, vanilla bean and lemon zest.
If making nut milk from scratch add 1/4 cup organic raw macadamia nuts to 3/4 cup filtered water and the lemon juice and agave nectar. Blend on high until completely blended and has become a nut milk and place into the refrigerator.
Take the coconut cream and oil and using a fork mash them into the flour mixture. Cut through the flour until there are many small balls of dough. Create a dip into the dough and pour 1/2 cup of the nut milk and fold the dough into the milk until the dough is moist through. Pull about a 1/4 cup of dough into the muffin pan dishes and gently smash them into mold. Bake for 15-16 minutes.
Serve warm with strawberries and sauce from the strawberries.

1 comment:

  1. Green Garbanzo Salad with Smoked Salmon
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    All of them are very nice dishes. Some of them, I might prepare myself. What I find lacking is the support network. Where are your friends cheering you on and trying them out themselves?

    Is this blog merely an exercise to test your own self-importance? I hope you haven't linked your self-esteem to it, for I notice you do not have any readers, much less commentators.

    Ofcourse, there are many young, self-important, narcissistic people in the world. Look at Meghan MCcain, who fashions herself as being more influential and powerful than the former Vice President, Dick Cheney. She twitters all day long about how self-important she is by ranting about a variety of things, only to delete them later when her handlers advise her.

    I am sure that these self-important upstarts could always find the time to read your simple blog about eating well and being healthy. You always found the time to make and keep commitments. You always found the time to express an earnest compassion and connection for the people you have dealt with.

    I see that in this blog. A desire for people to be healthy. A desire for something better.

    Reminds me of my mother.