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Trish Dent

Monday, 23 July 2012

"Chocolate Mousse"

Neither containing chocolate, nor a mousse in that it is egg and dairy-free, this dessert hits the "yum" button while allowing sensitive souls to sleep soundly after consuming late in the evening.

500ml rice dream
2 tbsp agar agar flakes
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp carob flour mixed in 50ml water
3 - 4 tbsp rice syrup or other sweetener to taste
1 tbsp arrowroot, mixed into a little water
Orange zest or toasted hazelnuts
Strands of orange zest to garnish

Pour rice milk into large saucepan. Sprinkle agar flakes over and bring to boil. Stir in carob mixture and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to dissolve agar flakes. Add arrowroot, stirring in to thicken. Stir in tahini and sweetener.
Blend, then pour into a large bowl. Mix in orange zest.  Allow to cool and set. Use a whizzer to blend once set and it will fluff into a mousse-like consistency. Alternatively, you could pour into individual serving dishes to allow it to set.
Garnish with strands of zest, or halved toasted hazelnuts.

Serve with cashew nut cream