Yes this weekend was my first attempt at Paleo cheesecake and surprisingly enough it turned out pretty darn well.
So, with my brown paper bag of dates and some soaked cashew nuts I put my apron on and got processing.
The recipe I’ve thrown together really isn’t that hard but you do need to make sure you’ve got all the ingredients listed before starting.
2 cups of cashew nuts
1 small bag of Pecans
Around 80g Pitted Dates
As much desiccated coconut as you fancy
1 tbsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp raw Honey
A whole punnet of blueberries
3 tbsp coconut oil
4 tsp water
A springform tin
STOP! Have you soaked your 1 cup of cashews? No… That isn’t a dodgy pun. You seriously have to soak your cashews in a bowl of water overnight (mine were soaked for 8 hours) or it simply won’t work.
Your pecans, 1 cup of dry cashews and dates can now be blitzed in a blender with some 2 tbsp honey, 4 tsps water and desiccated coconut ready to make your ‘biscuit’ base. To be fair, this recipe is SO deceiving considering it involved neither biscuit or cheese. Don’t be disheartened though, it still tastes amazing. I promise.
When it has formed a crumbly consistency it is ready to flatten into a springform tin and then put straight into the freezer while you get started on the top. Yes, the ‘cheese’ part is next on the list.
Remember those nuts you’ve had soaking? It’s time to get those in the blender with a punnet of blueberries, 1 tbsp vanilla, 3 tbsp coconut oil and 2 tbsp honey. This part may take a little while to blend into a smooth and creamy type mix. Once it has though, you need to grate some lime in and then squeeze said lime in also. All you have left is one more quick blend and you’re almost done.
The only thing left to do is pour the ‘cheese’ over the base and put back in the freezer. Now you will need to wait possibly a whole night before eating this delightful dessert as it needs to freeze all the way through and then be defrosted so don’t bother sitting at the door waiting or you’ll be there all night.
I do highly recommend this dessert if you’re sticking to a Paleo diet as it’s really not a ball breaker and it tastes absolutely amazing…