6 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1¼ cup mascarpone cheese
1¾ cup heavy whipping cream
2 -12 oz packages Savoiardi Lady fingers (crunchy not soft variety)
1 cup cold espresso or strong coffee
½ cup coffee flavored Liquor (optional)1 tbsp cocoa for dusting
Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water.
Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
This is your sabayon, remove from the heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored. (whipping the eggs off the heat should allow them to cool off sufficiently, if you’re going to make a larger batch make sure to give the sabayon time to cool down before adding the rest of the ingredients.)
Add Mascarpone to whipped yolks, beat until combined.In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks.Gently fold the whipped cream in the mascarpone sabayon mixture and set aside.
Mix the cold espresso with the coffee liquor and dip the lady fingers into the mixture just long enough to get them wet, do not soak them!Arrange the lady fingers in the bottom of a 8 inch square baking dish (or 6×9)Spoon half the mascarpone cream filling over the lady fingers.
Repeat process with another layer.Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Dust with cocoa before serving
PREP TIME 30 mins
TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Author: Chef Dennis via Mama Jeanette Recipe
Image: Alexis Fam
“Sweet potatoes are incredible: they’re bursting with nutritional goodness with all their antioxidants, and their anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being awesome blood sugar-regulators. Each cup contains an almost unrivaled amount of vitamin A, with more than four times your daily need of this antioxidant boosting vitamin, which is essential for strengthening your body’s immunity against infection.
Their bright color also doses you up on anti-inflammatories which have been shown to reduce inflammation on the brain and nerve tissue. Each serving also contains lots of wonderful fibre, which gives each brownies a ‘slow burning’ quality, meaning their energy is used up much more slowly than low-fibre carbohydrates – like normal brownies, so you’ll be fuller, more energized and more satisfied for way longer! So if you needed an excuse to eat brownies then here it is! They’re healthy!
Don’t forget that raw cacao is also a superfood as it is such an insanely rich source of antioxidants, one of the best in the world, as well as being packed with a number of other beneficial nutrients: manganese, which helps oxygenate the blood; magnesium, which helps maintain healthy bodily nerves, muscles and bones; and sulphur, which builds strong nails and hair, and promotes beautiful skin.” -Ella Woodward
Makes 10 brownies
- 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
- 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds
- 1/2 a cup of buckwheat flour (brown rice flour will also work)
- 14 medjool dates
- 4 tablespoons of raw cacao
- 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- a pinch of salt
1. Start by pre-heating the oven to 350ºF, then peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into chunks and place into a steamer for about twenty minutes, until they become really soft.
2. Once they are perfectly soft and beginning to fall apart remove them and add them to a food processor with the pitted dates – this will form one of the sweetest, creamiest, most delicious mixes ever!
3. Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl, before mixing in the sweet potato date combination. Stir well.
4. Place into a lined baking dish and cook for about twenty minutes, until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork bringing it out dry. Remove the tray and allow it to cool for about ten minutes – this is really important as it needs this time to stick together! Remove the brownies from the tray, leaving it another few minutes before cutting them into squares – then dig in and enjoy!
Source: Mind Body Green
Who said desserts can’t be healthy!?! This Vegan Chocolate Mousse is packed with superfoods, easy to make and completely satisfying when you have a craving for chocolate. For a fun twist, let it chill in the freezer for half an hour for a yummy frosty.
(Makes about 6 servings in 6 ounce glasses, or 4 servings in 10 ounce glasses)
16 fl oz whipping cream, cold
2 tablespoons sugar
2 (16 ounce) tubs all natural Belgian chocolate pudding*, divided use
24 all natural chocolate-vanilla sandwich cookies*, crushed into chunky consistency
1 (1ounce) square semi-sweet chocolate, to shave for garnish
-In the bowl of a mixer (or using a hand-held), add the cold cream and begin whipping; once thickened slightly, sprinkle in the sugar and finish whipping just until stiff peaks form; set aside for a moment.
-In medium-large bowl, add 2 cups of the chocolate pudding (reserving the remaining pudding) and begin adding the whipped cream to it in several increments, gently folding in to keep a fluffy and light consistency, as this is the “chocolate mousse” part of the dessert; once all whipped cream is incorporated, set aside and prepare glasses.
To Assemble (for 6 servings in 6 ounce glasses):
-Begin by adding equal amounts of the crushed cookies to the bottom of each glass (about 3 tablespoons), next a layer of chocolate pudding (about 3 tablespoons), and next a layer of the “chocolate mousse” (about 3 tablespoons); repeat this process again for each glass, with another layering of crushed cookies, then the pudding, then the “chocolate mousse”, finally finishing with a final sprinkling of crushed cookies and a decorative dollop of “chocolate mousse”; garnish by shaving a little of the semi-sweet chocolate square with a vegetable peeler over the tops of each glass; refrigerate until ready to serve, or serve immediately.
To Assemble (for 4 servings in 10 ounce glasses):
-Follow assembly instructions above only increase the quantity of each layer to about 5 tablespoons in order to fill each glass.
*Trader Joe’s “Belgian Chocolate Pudding” (or any “ready made” chocolate pudding) and “Chocolate-Vanilla Bean Joe-Joe’s” Sandwich Cookies.