raw beetroot and cranberry tartlette

December 18, 2012 § 2 Comments

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i stumbled across this wonderful blog, this rawsome vegan life, a few weeks ago and recently read this post about a decadent layered raw cake. the second i saw beet juice in the red layer i knew i had to create my own concoction. you know how much i love beets and raw cake, see here and here.

this version of the raw cake is a bit different than my previous versions. i added a new ingredient, young coconut meat. it’s really creamy and soft with a mild flavor. i think it made for a nice addition. i have seen this ingredient in other recipes but i must admit, i was a bit intimidated about opening the coconut and extracting the meat. would i need a cleaver? harness my hulk strength, throw it on the pavement and hope for the best? usually when i’m intimidated by something¬† i tend to research the shit out of it, freak out, change my mind, think about it for a week and then try it about 6 months later, maybe.¬† fear of failure? anyone else experience this? this time i surprised myself, i watched one video, put my big girl panties on and conquered the gd coconut. it was a piece of cake. this flavor combination may seem a bit odd for a dessert, however, rest assured it’s awesome. beets are naturally sweet and earthy and their flavor is complimented by the tart and punchy cranberry.¬† have you ever tried unsweetened cranberry juice? it makes you pucker! these two flavors are tied together with creamy coconut and cashews and finished with a touch of tangerine zest. it’s quite divine. beetroot as a delectable dessert flavor, who knew?

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