I might have made some recipe repeats recently, but today we have something entirely new. I know it looks like vegan chocolate tarts I've made before, but...it isn't.
Amazing as it may seem (and amazing it does seem), this is the first dessert I have made that features tofu.
The chocolate tart filling is from Chocolate Covered Katie, and was also featured by Johanna on Green Gourmet Giraffe earlier this month. Katie's chocolate fudge pie has been a long-standing item on my bookmarked recipes list, and Johanna's enjoyment of it was enough to push me into action and move it from bookmarked to made.
I paired the filling with the base of Janet's Better than Nutella Cheesecake, which is also on my to make list. Adding raspberries to the top brought it all together. It was rich, and creamy, and silky, and chocolatey, and perfectly (not too) sweet.
I made this to serve at book club, and I think it's safe to call it universally well received. Mr Bite even enjoyed his slice despite the nuts in the base, and he usually spots - and avoids - nuts from a long way off. In all, I'd label this both fool proof and fail safe, and suggest you add the original recipes to your own bookmarks list for when you want a dessert that ticks both boxes and is delicious to boot!
I'm not repeating the recipes here because I did no modifications, but I am summarising the components. It's a simple dish to put together and the main challenge is in restraining yourself from diving in once the tart is compiled!
Chocolate filling - Made as per Chocolate Covered Katie's Ultimate Chocolate Pie, with metric ingredient quantities given by Johanna, featuring silken tofu, 50% cocoa dark chocolate, cocoa, non-dairy milk, and vanilla.
Chocolate hazelnut base - Made as per Janet's Better than Nutella Cheesecake base, featuring raw hazelnuts, dates, and cocoa powder.
Raspberry topping - 300g raspberries, thawed from frozen, added to the top after compiling and setting the tart.
Now tell me - what other tofu desserts should I try? I need to make up for lost time...