These dairy free coconut & chocolate popsicles , inspired by the world famous Bounty bars (one of my all time favourite snacks btw), are SO easy to make and SO tasty, you will want to freeze and eat dozens of them!
Spring and Summer give us the best, sweetest, juiciest fruits of the whole year *double sigh* and since I didn’t want to miss on the fun, I came up with this quick compote of peaches, apricots and cherries and paired it with gluten free lemon waffles.
I used the rainy days to do some baking and make once again these delicious cocoa cupcakes topped with my dairy free coffee cream!
So, without further ado, let me tell you how the recipe goes
I wanted to make something scrumptious but easy, that could be offered after a lunch or dinner with family and friends, a dessert that wouldn’t absorb much time while you are already pretty busy preparing the main courses.
A while ago I discovered the magic that cashews can work whenever you need to cook something creamy, but dairy-free.
So far I had only used them in savory recipes with my easy cashew cheese sauce, but the other other day I decided to experiment with a sweet recipe.
One day my boyfriend and I were talking about sweets he used to eat before being diagnosed with his many food intolerances, years ago. And he told me: “Oh I miss the good old classic tart, you know the one with LOTS of jam in it? Apricot jam! Lots of it. That’s my kind of tart”.
These scrumptious creamy chocolate tarts have been a real unexpected hit!
After succeeding in making my gluten/dairy/egg-free version of the Italian “kissing” cookies Baci di Dama, I thought maybe I could use a similar dough to make mini tarts, or actually I was kind of obsessing over making them with chocolate and pear, because I LOVE pear and chocolate together. And I know I’m not alone here.
The ideas for my cooking experiments really come at various times and occasions and the inspiration to experiment with these traditional Italian cookies came one day as I was walking (well, running, more like it) to the bus after work and crossed path with a girl coming out of a bakery and munching on these “baci di dama” (= lady’s kisses), as we call them here.
Hello sweeties and welcome back, or welcome at all if you have just stumbled upon my blog and the weekly experiments and rambling that come with it.
Hope your run-up to the holidays is being as stressless as possible, unlike mine!
I heard that chorus of “yeah right…”. Come here, let me hug you, feel free to vent, you can find understanding here. And chocolate: just saying.
Speaking of which, with this post I’m hoping to give you a quick, pretty and yummy idea for a last minute simple gift.
So here we are with the last of my three ideas for the holidays menu and I won’t hide it: as much as I love the two savory dishes I previously posted (creamy baked pasta and veggie casserole), I couldn’t wait to get to the dessert.
As it happens pretty much with every meal, that is. Sometime I would have dessert even after breakfast. Yes I’m that bad.
And the fact I love cakes and chocolate and citrus fruits and this one has them all in each bite, might have a lot to do with my enthusiasm for this recipe too.
But let’s get to chocolaty business, my dear: