A friend of mine wanted to fin a raw version of nougat, as she taste a delicious one there: http://www.kirliancafe.com/
I searched and found that the Legally Raw Bar (found at http://www.thedailyrawcafe.com/2007/10/legally-raw-bar.html) would be a great beggining... I searched for special ingredient that would re-create the goey and "caramelly" taste of traditional nougat... What I found is simply delicious, fatty, extra sweet, but even better than the original version... I discovered that mixing sugar - agave, maple or honey - with melted cocoa butter ended up, when refrigerated, to a sticky cooked caramel texture... Yummy discovery!
Just in time for Christmas! The kind of sweeties you want to share with all your non-raw family!
Hope you'll love and experiment with!
My mum and I make these raw fruit balls all the time and they are absolutely delicious. We use raw almonds, cashews and macadamias as our nutty blend. But you could use any nuts that tickle your festive fancy. Just know that each nut mix will yield a treat of a different personality. Roll out these vegan treats. They make great snacks in school or work lunch boxes; great power snacks for a long work out; or a great little bite to put beside a cup of herbal tea. These will last in a sealed glass container in the fridge for weeks. But they never do!
I am going to warn you straight off the bat before I proceed any further - this ice-cream is hard to quit eating! So if you are prepared for a few extra calories on the lips and hips, and get excited by bananas, look no further than this delectable vegan banana ice-cream, that can literally be blended up in 5 minutes. Well – half an hour if you include the time churning in the ice-cream maker. But you can walk around the house doing other things while the machine is working it’s magic! I will say that you will need a high speed blender such as a Vitamix in order to make an ice cream with a really creamy texture. A regular blender will yield a more grainy result. Everyone loves this ice cream - even the most devout cream dreamers and dairy devotees. This ice cream is so rich and creamy that it really is hard to believe that there is absolutely nothing bad in it! The secret to this ice cream’s success is to use extremely ripe bananas to capitalize on the natural sweetness. This recipe is really fool proof – literally child’s play. Actually, this would be a fantastic recipe to make with children to introduce them to natural ice-cream making. You could add 1 ripe banana, and substitute berries for berry ice cream. You could try other fruit. You could add in coconut and chocolate. The sky is the limit.