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Vegan & Gluten-Free cranberry, port & silken tofu desserts

on 10/12/2012
Tasty & yummie cranberry, port, orange & silken tofu desserts!

Tasty & yummy cranberry, port, orange & silken tofu desserts!

Today, I made these stunning desserts. I made an old recipe of mine of a tasty home-made cranberry boozy sauce & added silken tofu with it. I used in this recipe powdered coconut sugar instead of normal sugar. I added 25 gr extra too. It was a great success!! Yesterday, we decorated our lovely Christmas tree & we, my husband & I , needed a treat to enjoy afterwards. Because our Christmas balls, we used were golden & red, we needed something deliciously red as a tasty dessert. So, I made these beauties: check them out!!!

Recipe: For 1200 ml = 4 cups + a bit / I filled 5 x 200 ml fancy dessert glasses!

Ingredients:

1 x 400 gr packet of silken tofu, drained

* For the boozy cranberry sauce:

1 packet of fresh cranberries ( 340 gr ) I used a fresh bag from Ocean spray, that I froze in my freezer, not thawed, rinsed under running cold water & stalks removed

1 big orange, zest + juice

1 large cinnamon stick

5 tablespoons of a good gluten-Free & vegan red port

100 gr of powdered coconut sugar

7 tablespoons of maple syrup

Method:

1. First, make the boozy cranberry sauce. Take a medium cooking pot & add cranberries, juice & zest of the orange, the port & stick the cinnamon stick into the mix. Heat up on medium high. Stir often. You want a cranberry sauce where not every cranberry has popped. 3/4 will be popped & makes a sauce. Mash the cranberries with a fork if that helps you. It will be a firmer sauce when you add the powdered coconut sugar later on. Now, off the fire add the coconut sugar. Stir well into the sauce. Taste! You must taste the tangy sour cranberries, the sugar, a bit of the orange & a hint of cinnamon. You don’t want it to be too sweet or to sour, just in between!!! Carefully, remove the cinnamon stick. Add a few tablespoons of maple syrup, for a deeper sweeter flavour. I had to add 7 tablespoons extra because when the mix was cooling off in the fridge, when I tasted it after being in the fridge for 4 hours, it was way too sour. I added in total 7 tablespoons to the cranberry & silken tofu mix. Whisked it all in & tasted it again. Now, it was a bit sweeter but not too sweet! I cleaned my dessert glasses & poured it all in again. Place in the fridge for at least 2 to 3 hours. If you don’t want seeds in your dessert nor the broken up cranberry bits, just blitz it all fine with a mixer or in a blender.

2. In a Vitamix, add the drained silken tofu. Mix until all is completely emulsified. It will take a few seconds on full power. Turn Vitamix off & pour the silken tofu into the hot cranberry sauce. Mix well with a spoon. Taste the dessert again. It must taste not too sweet. If it is to your liking, pour into lovely dessert glasses. See that you add to each dessert glass, the broken cranberries from your boozy sauce. It is nice to come across them in your dessert, otherwise it would be just like baby food!!! 🙂  Place the desserts in your fridge to firm up a bit, at least for 3 hours! This is not a firm dessert. Happy eating!

 

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You might like other silken tofu recipes on my blog:

1. Sophie’s vegan chocolate mousse 

2. Vegan baked banana & coconut cheesecake tartlets

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58 responses to “Vegan & Gluten-Free cranberry, port & silken tofu desserts

  1. mmmarzipan says:

    Yummy! Looks amazing!

  2. Britta says:

    This looks fantastic Sophie!! And so festive too! 🙂 thanks for sharing it!

  3. Katarina says:

    This sounds like a tasty and good dessert!

  4. Koko says:

    Awesome, Sophie! They look so pretty and festive. Very fitting for a post-decorating treat!!! I got my tree up yesterday, I have yet to decorate it though, but I enjoy doing it so much!!

  5. Juliana says:

    Sophie, I love the sound and the look of this dessert…and yes… a little port will not hurt.
    Have a great week 🙂

  6. Ina Gawne says:

    Sounds wonderfully delicious Sophie – yum!

  7. dumb77 says:

    Growing up in a Malaysian Chinese family, tofu is for salty dishes. That is stuck in my mind. Then, I realize, we do have super dooper soft, silken tofu serve with sweet sugar cane sugar. Alright! Inspiring, girl! I am out of my box, now.

  8. dumb77 says:

    Reblogged this on Dumb Art.

  9. Somer says:

    Ohhhh, yummy Sophie! I love tofu in desserts! You can’t even tell it’s there!

  10. lou says:

    Hello Sophie,
    I love your dessert. It looks very colourful and I think it is yumi yumi!
    mamalou

  11. Love the looks and the sound of this dessert! Silken tofu sounds perfect for desserts 🙂

  12. They must be very delicious as I am too a tofu dessert fan!

  13. Blond Duck says:

    I’ve always wanted to try making a silken pie with tofu!

  14. Kiran says:

    I’m a huge believer that tofu is great and delicious in desserts!! You did great with this one 🙂

  15. Ali says:

    What a combination! These look great!!

  16. thombeed says:

    Looks awesome I will try this yum !!!!

  17. Barbara says:

    Yum, Sophie! Love the idea of tofu and cranberries together.

  18. Congratulations! I nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. Shine on! http://wp.me/p27eXb-bo

  19. This looks so delicious, you are such a queen 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  20. Im grateful for your support and friendship through this year. I salute you for your wonderful input and looking forward to 2013. Thanks and best wishes in all.Best Regards.

    • Sophie33 says:

      Oooh,…that’s so sweet of you!!! All the best for you in 2013 too filled with joy, fun & really good food!

  21. Dina says:

    Thank you for this lovely recipe, I tried it and it’s delicious!.
    Have a great time.
    Greetings
    Dina

  22. Nicole says:

    Looks so good!

    xx

  23. I’m grateful for your support and salute you for your wonderful input and looking forward to 2013. Thanks and best wishes in all.Best Regards.

  24. Tandy says:

    I’m going to have to add coconut sugar to my shopping list Sophie 🙂

    • Sophie33 says:

      It is a must & you must alwso try the powdered coconut sugar: you need it it so much in your kitchen cooking & baking!

  25. Tammy says:

    Love the ingredients and how pretty they are. Thanks Sophie.

  26. Phil Gayle_For Singles and Couples says:

    You are one versatile Chef…
    Sophie, If you don’t already have your own restaurant, you should have. 🙂

  27. Amber says:

    These desserts look absolutely stunning! I’m generally not fond of tofu, but these look absolutely too good to pass up!

  28. biggsis says:

    This sounds unique and delicious. I hope I can still get cranberries… might have to experiment with some other fruit.

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