I try to buy as much seasonal fruit and veggies as possible. That being said, please forgive me for bringing a cherry recipe in February ???? In my defence, I had them lying around in my freezer since last summer,… so about bloody time to use these cherries. So here goes my recipe for these delicious Amaretto Cherry Slabs.
A far more fitting fruit for this colder time of the year would be persimmon kaki. Ever used one for baking? You really should! They taste delicious. Here’s my Almond Cake with Persimmon Kaki recipe to get started.
This recipe for vegan Amaretto Cherry Slabs is:
- Vegan (no dairy, no eggs)
- No added white sugars
Wonderful Amaretto Cherry Slabs to go with your coffee.
- 300 g ground almonds
- 100 ml aqua faba (that's the drained liquid of a can of chickpeas, and yes, I'm weird like that)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 0.5 tsp. cream of tartar
- 80 g maple syrup
- 6 drops of almond extract
- 450 g pitted cherries
- 16 g agar agar
Start with preheating your oven to 200 degrees C and greasing a brownie tin (approx. L: 30cm / W: 20cm / H:3.5cm). Now take out your food processor and smush the cherries to pulp. Add the agar agar and blitz through again. Set aside.
Pour the aqua faba into a big bowl and gently beat it, like you would with egg whites. When the aqua faba is fluffy, add the salt and cream of tartar. The cream of tartar helps to hold the aqua faba together. That is true for egg whites as well. Beat until stiff. That should take you at least 10 minutes. When you see stiff peaks, add the almond extract and the maple syrup and continue beating until the aqua faba appears glossy. Now gently fold unter the ground almonds and pour it into the greased tin. Make sure that you cover the bottom as well as the edges evenly. After that, distribute the cherry filling evenly into the prepared mould and bake for about 20 minutes in the lower part of the oven. Leave in the form to cool out completely before cutting and serving.
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