Last year I shared a recipe for raw vegan christmas pudding.
This year I made mince pies and they were pretty amazing.
One person tried one and she got 10 more to take home
Another person claimed that they were so similar to traditional vegetarian mince pies.
Extra steps can make a huge difference in texture and flavour of finished product. Soaking dried fruits in Rooibos tea (you can also try other flavourful tea) and fermenting the mixture really make these pies deeper in flavour. Dehydrating these pies plays an important role here as well.
Hope you get to make these in time for christmas!
1 1/2 cup cashew
1 cup desiccated coconut
40ml date paste
20ml orange juice
1/4 cup rooibos tea
1 1/2 cup mixed dried fruits of your choice ( I used cranberry, currant and apricot)
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tsp mixed spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice)
zest of 1/2 orange
1/2 cup water
2 cups cashews, soaked, drained and rinsed
2 tbs lemon juice
pinh of salt
1/3 cup oconut oil
100ml coconut sugar
vanilla extract (optional)
sunflower lecithin (optional)