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Dairy Free Chocolate Cheesecake

Fri, 9 November 2018

Dairy Free Chocolate Cheesecake

 

FOR THE BASE 

1/2 a packet of digestive biscuits

1/2 cup dates, pitted (if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes then dry, Pinch sea salt and a drizzle of maple syrup to bind it all together)

Blitz chopped dates and a few biscuits for a few seconds then add the rest of the biscuts and a drizzle of maple syrup to bind it all together

I pop that into a tray lined with cling film ( so you can pull the whole out after) tray size aprox 20cm x 20 cm ish

 

FILLING

1 1/2 cups raw cashews (soaked in water  overnight , then drained OR pour boiling hot water over the cashews, soak for 1 hour, then drain and blend , the longer you blitz the creamier it becomes )

ADD

1 large lemon, juiced

ADD

1/4 cup olive or melted sunflower spread (or any neutral-flavored oil)

ADD

1 can full-fat coconut milk (sub light coconut milk or another non-dairy milk for a less creamy result)but why would you ???

LAST ADD

200g of dairy-free dark chocolate i use a nice 80% dark chocolate (chopped and melted )

1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar to sweeten

 

TOPPINGS (optional)

  • Dairy-free peanut butter
  • Peanut butter sauce
  • Fresh berries
  • Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Cacao nibs

 

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