Thursday, May 31, 2012

Two successful desserts!

I've tried out two new recipes in the past week. One that is from Swedish well-known foodie René Voltaire's book and the other one is my own invention (pretty proud actually). So here you go, have a try:

Pinaple Ricotta rip-off!

5 slices of fresh pineable without the peel
1 dl cashew nuts (soak before if you want a softer taste)
juice from 2 limes
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp raw honey (if you wish)
Half vanilla stick

Place all in blender, blend until completely smooth (I had to change from one blender to the juicer to do the trick). Place in small glasses and top off with fresh or frozen strawberries. Cool in fridge for an hour to get maximum taste out of the vanilla.

This was just sooo good! And our Argentinean guests thought it was Ricotta cheese! :-))

Rhubarb pie

For the crust:
  • 2 dl walnuts (you can soak in water first if you want to avoid the walnut bittery taste)
  • 0,5 dl pecan  nuts
  • 0,5 dl almonds
  • 3 tblsp ghee (or melted butter if you can handle milk)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • vanilla powder
  • 50 g dates
  • 1 egg
Add all ingredients except the egg in a blender. Blend until smooth dough. Add egg and blend a bit more. Place in the bottom of a mold and bake in oven on 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare the rhubarb (I used two big ones) : peel and slice into a pot add water just to barely cover, if even. Add 100-150 g of dates. Cook until soft and mixed (the rhubarb should dissolve itself). Filter out the extra water. Add some sliced almonds (optional) and vanilla powder. Add this mix to the crust and bake in the oven for another 15 minutes.

Enjoy with cold whipped coconut cream!


  1. I'm gonna try both recipes. The rhubarb first, since I have a few kilos (!) at home. Rhubarb is tricky; it's delicious but needs a lot of sweetener to taste good and has thus been a bit of a problem in our house nowadays. I'm also thinking of making rhubarb soup with stevia.

  2. Do you want to come to denmark and teache how to shop and cook for a week?? What are the fares??

  3. Mia, Did you try the cake?

    Nico, No prob! Denmark is just soooo much better when it comes to locally produced/organic food. Check out the brand Urtekram, they have good stuff, and its Danish! But on the other hand, I've only tried big city Copenhagen for my food shopping... dunno about a small village like the one you are in... As said, the Danes are not in general considered the healthiest group of Europeans... stay away from the beer, the cigarrettes and the pizzas...