Parfait Party -raspberries, rosewater and chocolate

Parfaits

Just picked raspberry and chocolate pudding parfait

Check out this end of summer parfait full of just picked berries, natural sweetness and healthy fats and proteins. Don’t be intimidated by all the layers – each one is super simple and each one can be used as a dessert on it’s own without the other.

To start:

*Soak 1 2/3 cup of  cashews in 4 cups of water for a few hours or overnight

* Make the base sauce for two of the layers: one quart of fresh raspberries, 1 cup water, 1 pinch salt, 1/2 tsp rose water. Blend all the above into a puree and then put through a fine sieve to remove the seeds. Makes about 1 quart (use what is left over for smoothies or dressings etc….)

Here’s the recipe(s):
The following recipes make 8 – 10 good sized individual parfaits
Decorate with a swirl of raspberry puree or fresh mint leaves
Raspberry  pudding:
The soaked cashews, about 2 cups (directions above), drained and rinsed
1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups of the raspberry puree (directions above)
1/4 cup of agave, or 1/3 cup pitted dates
1 T coconut oil (optional), 1/4 – 1/2 tsp more rosewater if needed
1/4 tsp salt
Blend all the above together until smooth and creamy
Chocolate pudding:
1 cup mashed avocado
4-5 T cocoa powder, or raw cacao powder
6 t pitted dates
1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 drops peppermint extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 – 1 1/4   cups water
Blend all the above together until light and creamy
Crunchy coconut in-between layers:
two handfuls of coconut flakes
one handful date pieces
1 pinch salt
Put all the above into a blender and pulse a few times until roughly mixed
Kanten (vegan jello) Layer: this layer should go on top
2 cups apple juice
3 T agar flakes
1 pinch salt
1 cup raspberry puree
Bring the first three ingredients to a boil and stir until the agar is completely dissolved
Add the puree and stir well – Make this layer last so it doesn’t set before you are ready to pour it
Line up the parfait glasses and fill them assembly line style, one layer at a time in each before moving on to the next layer. Or just make one of the puddings and serve in wine or champagne glasses with fresh mint or chocolate shavings…….. best if chilled for a couple of hours or overnight
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4 Responses to Parfait Party -raspberries, rosewater and chocolate

  1. Shel says:

    looks very pretty and sounds delicious

  2. Matthew Horwitz-lee says:

    This reminds me of the unbelievably delicious dessert that was served on the 30th of July. That parfait was perfect and I was so sad that I could only have one. Love the website and so glad you started it! I love how eating is not just about food any more. Beyond taste, texture, aroma and appearance, it has become more about human values and in this light can become delicious, nutritious fuel for positive change in the world!
    Love,
    Matt

    • Kosmic Kitchen says:

      Hi Matt – somehow missed your reply till now – parfaits are the best aren’t they? And yes – food and the way we eat is a reflection of our values – that’s what interests me most – that and how we are going to “fuel positive change in the world”!

  3. Janet says:

    It’s a beautiful dessert and I imagine it’s wonderful to enjoy.

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