If you asked me what the buzz word of January 2017 was I’d most certainly say ‘Veganary’ and whilst I’m not a vegan, I do enjoy a good vegan meal and a challenge.
“Huh, a challenge?” you might ask, well we had good friends coming over for dinner and they had recently converted to a vegan lifestyle. I knew they had a sweet tooth, I wanted to create something seriously rich and indulgent for dessert. I initially considered sweet potato brownies, but it felt like a lot of preparation when I was time poor and I wanted to make an impact.
I started opening our cupboards and saw trusty coconut milk, I knew if I bought some 80% cocoa dark chocolate, I could make something delectable.
In terms of decoration, I added some simple chocolate bark which is just melted chocolate, decorated with nuts and seeds, and left to set in the fridge for an hour. As a matter of fact, this is ideal if you’re feeling peckish for something sweet, but only have plain chocolate in the cupboard which can be uninspiring at times.
One thing I do want to mention, just because this is vegan is most certainly doesn’t mean it’s ‘refined sugar-free’ and super healthy. Quite the opposite actually, however, this isn’t something you’d eat every day and if you’re very conscious then I’d suggest experimenting with alternative sweeteners.
Do you entertain often? What is your favourite dessert?