Monday, March 11, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Spread.....step by step.


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THIS is my new obsession-Vegan Chocolate Spread!....I am not calling it DIY nutella spread because it is  lot better than nutella...seriously!

The "nuts" in this spread is cashewnuts and since cashewnuts do not produce oil, (I mean have you ever heard of cashewnut oil-there are peanut oil, hazelnut oil etc etc, but not cashewnut oil) I used virgin coconut oil to make it spreadable................resulting in the most amazing nutty chocolately spread.

Coconut+Chocolate=YUM.



Inspired by: browneyedbaker.com
Ingredients: 
Cashewnuts: 2 cups, roasted.
Powdered Sugar: 1 cup.
Cadbury's Cocoa Powder: 1/2 cup.
Virgin coconut oil: 3-4 tbsp.
Vanilla essence: 1 tsp.
Salt: 1/2 tsp.

Method:
Chop the cashewnuts (I used already chopped cashewnuts). Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Spread the nuts on a single layer on to a butter paper on a baking tray and roast it for about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheet half way through baking.


Allow the nuts to come to room temperature and then put it into the food processor. Make sure you are using the S blade.


And blitz...since cashewnuts do not produce any oil you have to add about 3 tbsp virgin coconut oil while it is processing (about 3 to 5 minutes)....I like the spread a little nutty so I did not make cashewnuts into a paste...do not forget to scrape down the bowl.


Dunk in cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar.

And process again for another minute or two..... add another tbsp of coconut oil if needed to make it glossy and spreadable...

YAY! your homemade vegan chocolate spread is ready for you to dive in.
Transfer the chocolate spread into a jar with a tight fitting lid.
This will keep in good shape for up to a month.

Enjoy your spread on cookies, toasts, biscuits....

I drizzled it over my Skinny homemade vanilla bean ice-cream.

21 comments:

  1. wow, very tempting and vegan too. appreciate your last visit, expect you again too.

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  2. Loving your chocolate spread this looks yum

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  3. looks delicious. even if the cashew is ground finely, the sauce would still taste yum.

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  4. This looks so so yummy! Love the clicks :)

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  5. Chocolate spread looks so delicious and wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  6. this one looks yummy. love the way you present it.

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  7. Wow such a droolworthy chocolate spread, beautifully prepared.

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  8. lovely recipe .. simple and healthy too..thanks ofr sharing, Nisa...and , got to say, you luk soo much like ur Mom! saw the picture in the "about me" section :)

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    1. Sona-Thank u ....oh yes...everybody says so... I will pass on to amma...she sure will be happy.

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  9. OMG ! Drooling !!!!
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  10. Hai nisa,it looks really yummy...but just wanted to know whether i can use normal vegetable oil instead of coconut oil....

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  11. Hi Shilpa, thank you for the visit....I am afraid normal vegetable oil wont suit at all.....extra virgin coconut oil is most preferred...but then if you have access to hazelnuts and hazelnut oil....then it would be awesome...BTW coconut oil does have a very strong nutty flavor....hope this helps.

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    1. Hai nisa,i cudnt find extra virgin coconut oil nor hazelnut oil...but i have normal coconut oil....is it o.k to use that...one more doubt,the cocoa powder u used is unsweetned or not.....

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    2. Shilpa--I would insist you to try with virgin coconut oil.....because ordinary coconut oil has a more nutty flavor...remember we are using it without heating...you can also go to the link which I have provided (browneyedbaker) after seeing her DIY nutella, i was inspired to make this...and if you go throu the comment section of Michelle's blog...it will help you to decide further...hope this helps....and oh the cocoa powder i used was cadbury's unsweetened one....hope this helps.

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  12. Love this made with coconut oil. Absolutely delicious, Nisa.

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  13. Hey I would like to know whether the above commented person used normal coconut oil or virgin..since I can't find virgin coconut oil! Help..i really want to try this...

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  14. What a delicious chocolate sauce. I especially like the use of the crushed cashew nuts! Bet that adds even more deliciousness to this.

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