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Sunday, July 8, 2012

St"raw"berry Cheesecake (Raw)

St"raw"berry Cheesecake


ingredients for crust:

  • 1/2 c raw almonds
  • 1/2 c raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 c medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/4 t himalayan pink salt 


ingredients for filling:

  • 2 c raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 1/2 c raw agave syrup
  • 1/4 c water
  • juice from 1 fresh lime
  • seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 c fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into halves (reserve some for garnishing)
  • 3/4 c coconut oil

 ingredients for whipped "cream":


  • 1/2 c raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 T raw agave syrup 
  • seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 c coconut oil




preparation steps:


 1. crust:  place crust ingredients into a food processor fitted with an S blade and pulse until finely ground and dough sticks together when pressed between fingers. press dough firmly into the bottom of a spring-form pan and set aside

2. st"raw"berry filling: place cashews in a food processor and pulse until crumbled. add agave syrup, water, lime juice, and vanilla and process until smooth-scraping down sides of bowl with rubber spatula often. add strawberries and while processor is running until strawberries are well incorporated - with processor running, add the coconut oil in a slow steady stream.

3. pour filling mixture on top of crust. cover with plastic wrap  and let set in refrigerator over night-be patient this will set given time

4. whipped "cream":  place cashews in a food processor and pulse until crumbled. add agave syrup, water, and vanilla and process until smooth. add coconut oil in a slow steady stream with processor running - place in refrigerator overnight to set.

5. serve each slice with a dollop of whipped 'cream and a fresh strawberry or two, or three, or...



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