Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dairy Free Mexican Chocolate Pudding...

You've read it here before. I'm not much of a dessert guy. It's not that I don't like sweets, I just prefer savory foods and I have to put a lid on the calorie count somewhere. Last night however, as part of our weekly Meatless Monday dinner, Cyn made a dairy free, vegan, Mexican chocolate pudding that was pretty amazing. Once again she has managed to successfully sneak tofu into my diet - and get me to like it! If you love rich chocolaty desserts, you'll love this.

Ingredients
1 14 oz package of silken tofu
12 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips (she used Ghirardelli)
1/3 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil)
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp chile powder

Preparation
  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler, cool
  • fold in the tofu, simple syrup, cocoa powder, cinnamon and chile powder
  • blend on high speed for 1-1 1/2 minutes (using a hand mixer may take a little longer)
  • refrigerate the mixture in a container until fully chilled and set
This recipe makes approximately 8 servings.


    Really? Could it be easier?  The texture is wonderfully smooth. The taste has a chocolate depth from the cocoa powder and the cinnamon and chile (used in a lot of Mexican chocolate recipes) give just a noticeable back note of heat. One little hint: the better chocolate you use, the better this will taste.

    Enjoy!

    JWsMadeWLuvMondays

    10 comments:

    1. This sounds marvelous - and so simple! I've seen a few takes on tofu chocolate pudding before, but I love the addition of the chili powder... Thanks so much for sharing...

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    2. Look amazing I saw in Javelin site!

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    3. Looks delicious and anything with chocolate, chilli and cinnamon gets my vote, tofu or no tofu ;-)

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    4. Thanks for sharing. I love the cinnamon in this. Looks great!

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    5. This sounds awesome! I seriously love a good spiced chocolate. :D You'd have to use vegan chocolate to make it dairy-free, though... Ghirardelli (and any other chocolate that isn't labeled vegan) is made with milk solids.

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      1. Willow, you are absolutely correct. We are not vegans and in our excitement to share this yummy dessert with others, we missed that detail. As you pointed out, a vegan chocolate can be substituted to insure this dish is both vegan and dairy free.

        Thanks for reading and for pointing out the oversight.

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      2. Actually, no, Ghirardelli Semi Sweet chocolate chips contain no dairy, although they are processed in a facility that does process dairy. So unless you have an aversion to using refined sugar (bone char-processed sugar is a possibility) then yes, for all intents and purposes, this recipe IS vegan. Ghirardelli dark chocolate and white chocolate chips contain dairy, but semi sweet does NOT.

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      3. Here is a photo of the label. :)

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    6. Great recipe! Can I use thus pudding recipe to decorate a chocolate cake?

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    7. I don't see why not as long as the texture is right. Let me know how it turns out.

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