Sometimes I want a treat just for me. I am vegan and my husband is vegetarian, so he often has cookies, cakes and other treats I don’t eat. I also like to keep my saturated fats really low. So what can a hungry, craving vegan gal whip up in a few minutes that tastes delicious and satisfies my giant urge to splurge?
For me it is Chocolate Mousse. This recipe comes from the website Chocolate Covered Katie.
I use a good dark cocoa powder and I get fresh tofu brought in to Powell River by a local shop. But any silken soft tofu should do the trick. You might want to keep soft tofu in the fridge all the time to add to sauces and dressings. In this case you only have to give up 1/3 of the package to make this delightful dessert.
I whip the mousse up in the blender and chill as long as I can stand the wait. I have found, though, that if I leave the mousse overnight it tastes even better; the flavours having mixed more deeply. I add fruit to mine to make it look even more glamourous; strawberries, blueberries, oranges, even apples work just fine. Personally I use maple syrup for the sweetener because I have it, but agave would probably be great. Experiment and see what you like.
There is only one problem with this dessert, someone else might like to share it with you. In that case double the recipe so you can still have a honking big, beautiful dessert.
• 110 grams silken-firm tofu (such as Mori-Nu; about 1/3 of the package)
• 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder (dutch processed cocoa or Hershey’s special dark)
• Tiny dash salt
• Up to 2 tsp liquid (such as water or milk of choice)
• Sweetener, to taste (sugar, stevia, agave, etc)
• Optional: almond or mint extract, instant coffee or espresso, peanut
butter, flakes of coconut, or another fun flavoring– be creative.
Blend in the Magic Bullet or food processor. Then eat like there’s no tomorrow! Or make it into a pie.
Read more at http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/02/12/mousse-on-the-loose/#l0BAsjQeRFslCeFD.99