Vegan Black Sesame Rolls II ~ 黑芝麻卷

Vegan Black Sesame Rolls II ~ 黑芝麻卷

Have you tried this before? Definitely, not many people remember it now. It is one of the traditional dim sums. If you like Chinese dim sums, do remember to save this recipe. It will disappear soon or later.

This is my second time to make this roll. Tune back to the first version was a long time ago, back to 2012. Wow, five years ago since.

The first recipe that I made was a bit thicker. Not easy to roll up but the taste was good though. The thinner the better! If anyone likes to try later, remember this little hint.

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Vegan Passion-Fruit Panna Cotta ~ 熱情果奶凍

Vegan Passion-Fruit Panna Cotta ~ 熱情果奶凍

Panna cotta (Italian for “cooked cream”) is an Italian dessert of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded. The cream may be aromatized with rum, coffee, vanilla, or other flavorings.

But if you want me to translate the Panna cotta to Chinese, I just called it ‘奶凍’!. Right? I don’t know even I search the web. They translated to a funny name that I’m not like it at all. Never mind! ‘Panna Cotta’ is nice enough to be named.

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Vegan Carrot Cake with ‘Cream Cheese’ Frosting

Vegan Carrot Cake with ‘Cream Cheese’ Frosting

Since I made the hot-cross buns on good Friday, I get the craving to something sweet again.

A few days ago, the weather forecast said Sunday will have rain. Then we’re not willing (but have to) to cancel our annual barbecue party. Surprisingly, we saw the sun shining through the curtain in this morning. Although it is still a bit of windy and chilly. Nevertheless, it still sunny though.

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St. Patrick’s Day Vegan Cheesecake

St. Patrick’s Day Vegan Cheesecake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Although I haven’t got a tiny bit of Irish ancestry in my blood. But I have a few Irish friends around me. It is nice to have a special day for them to celebrate every year.

In the past day, I made the Steamed coconut tapioca cake 2015.  And Irish soda bread in 2016.

I like to have a change this year 2017. I wish this cake can get my friends and your admiration. 🙂

It looks quite complicate but once you sort all ingredients and tools stand by for you. It won’t be a hardship to you anymore. Trust me, it is an easy task!  It contains one green layer make by matcha powder and agar powder. The middle layer is a plain cheesecake without bake. And the bottom layer is the orange layer. It is a baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake. If you like it raw, it should be no problem. Because it has so many vegan pumpkin cheesecakes without bake in the entire WWW world. Click in one of the links that you choose. 🙂

St. Patrick’s Day Cheesecake

Ingredient for the green layer:       (prepare three small size swiss roll trays)

  • 200ml Hot water
  • 30g Raw sugar
  • 8g Agar powder
  • 10g Organic Matcha powder

 

Ingredient for the middle white layer:  

  • 1 cup Cashews, soak in water
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Agar powder

Ingredient for the orange layer:

  • 1 cup Cashew, soak in water for 6 hours, or 30 minutes with hot water
  • 1 can Full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin puree,
  • 2 tbsp Potato starch or tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice and zest
  • 1/3 to 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  •  1/2 tsp Pumpkin spice

Method: 

  1. For the orange layer: Preheat the oven to 300°F/ 150°C/130°C for a fan oven.
  2. Place cashews in food processor bowl. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add pumpkin puree, coconut milk, potato starch, maple syrup, lemon juice and pumpkin spice to food processor bowl. Blend again until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Pour into a swiss roll baking tray, spread evenly.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Cheesecakes will still be a bit soft when finished baking, that’s normal because of the recipe has lots of soft texture ingredients. Transfer to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely and then refrigerate several hours, until fully set.
  4. For the white layer: Drain the cashews and place in food processor. Blend until smooth, scrape down sides of the bowl if needed. (It should be an easy task when you own a Vita-Mix). For the old fashion food processor or a blender like mine, it needs more time to get the smooth texture. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until all well combined. Transfer to a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until the mixture thicken. Pour into a greased swiss roll tray and let it set completely.
  5. Now for the green layer: Put the hot water into a bowl, add the sugar and agar powder. Whisk until the sugar dissolved. Add the matcha powder and keep whisking. The water should be without any matcha powder lumps. Pour into a swiss roll tray and let it set at room temperature.
  6. Assembly: Put the orange layer or green layer on a baking parchment or a long dish. Carefully lift up the white layer on top of the orange layer then follow the green layer. Trim off the edge to make it neat look.

Baked Pear Pie with Vegan Custard

Baked Pear Pie with Vegan Custard

This is some kind of dessert that you haven’t plan for. Like someone that just pop in your house with a big surprise. And you like to treat them a surprise to return. Here is the solution for you.

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Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Happy Valentin’s Day

Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Happy Valentin’s Day Everyone! 

It is just the time to put this post up here, I wish it is not too late to you! Wish all the couples have a wonderful, romantic and memorable day. Wish all the singles will find your true love soon!  ♥♥♥

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Vegan Raspberry Blondies ~ Gluten-Free

Vegan Raspberry Blondies ~ Gluten-Free

What would you fancy to eat in this heatwave weather? Frozen bananas and berries for vegan ice cream,  lollies, and smoothie always sit in my big deep freezer to stand by me. Anything else to calm me down?  That’s the question!

I have so many fresh berries waiting for me to pick up in our friend’s garden. Most of them keep in the freezer. I made a mixed berries crumble two or three weeks ago. That was so delicious accompanied with tangy flavour from gooseberries.

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Mixed Berries Crumble with Lemon Custard ~ Vegan & Gluten-Free

Mixed Berries, Gooseberries Crumble with Lemon Custard ~ Vegan & Gluten-Free

Apple crumble is my first dessert that I learned since I came to this country. It flashed back so many good and bad memory from the past.

Now is the summer time in England, the forecast said will jump up to 31°C ~ 33°C in the next few days. Global warming is causing climate patterns to change.

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Vegan Strawberry Ice cream with Chocolate Sauce

Vegan Strawberry Ice cream with Chocolate Sauce

I think nobody will reject ice cream in summer, do you? But I like ice cream all year round. Yes, include Winter! I am addicted to ice cream all the time.

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