Naughty and Vanilla Berry Parfait *RAW*
Naughty and Vanilla Berry Buckwheat Groat Parfait *RAW*
This is a relatively common raw recipe, but my twist is the tasty dried fruit whip/paste and flavour alterations. Please enjoy this healthy treat on your next brunch OR I WILL SHOW UP THERE AND ELECTROCUTE YOUR NIPPLES, SLAVE. Oops, wrong book. You’d think I’d just delete that.
1 cup whole Buckwheat Groats, soaked for at least 4 hours
2 cups whole RAW Almonds, soaked overnight
1/2 cup each of dried apricots, dates, and golden raisins (Soaked for a few minutes in warm water to soften them)
2 cups of chopped and stemmed Strawberries
1 chopped banana, or any other fruit you enjoy
agave nectar or maple syrup
whole ground vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon
1/2 cup water
Ok, first, you gotta make some almond yogurt type stuff. Take the two cups of almonds soaked overnight and drained, and put them in a food processor with the juice of one lemon. (For whiter, smoother, and creamier results, peel the almonds as you scream and cry tears of blood as you tear out your hair.) Process into paste or small meal. Add three to six soaked dates, (the kind from trees, not people you are trying to bang) drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt, and continue to process while adding a slow stream of COLD water until the mixture is similar to yogurt in consistency. You can add agave nectar, and vanilla to sweeten and flavour it. This alone can be used in a variety of ways or enjoyed alone with fruit. Clean out your food processor or blender and set this aside. That’s one layer.
Next, combine the dried apricots, dates, and golden raisins in the food processor with maple or agave, and spices to taste, and blend into a paste. Some people enjoy adding lemon zest and grated ginger as well, but mostly just losers. Just kidding. I was just being a sourpuss. I’ll fix that with some almond yogurt. Anyway, put this mixture into another vessel suitable for storing it temporarily. I like an antique bedpan. That’s two layers ready to go.
Lastly, depending on taste, roughly chop the strawberries and banana ( or other fruit of your choosing, rogue) as their own layer, pulse in the food processor to mince, or straight up puree it, depending on your taste.
TEAM PARFAIT ASSEMBLE!!!!!!
In a glass, or champagne flute for you fancy panties, add layers gradually to make a delightful layered dessert. I start with buckwheat groats and the chopped fruit, then the yogurt, then the apricot/date paste, and repeat. If you puree your fruit, you may need to thicken it with chia or flax meal so the heavier ingredients don’t sink through. Look at the picture and do it like that - ish. Easy as pie, if pie wasn’t cooked, and assembled in layers.
From your friendly non-evangelical yet still somewhat militantly vegan singing friend,
Season To Attack.