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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