Hello there, I hope you all had a great week! My recipe today is a healthy version of a tart. Yes, that delicious dessert, with a rich (usually custard) filling! Well, I don’t know, but somehow I got the crazy idea of making a filling with tofu…uhu, you read right, TOFU. I know, not all of you love tofu, but I swear, in this recipe, you won’t even feel the taste of it! I used tofu, because I knew of its great characteristic to thicken when cold. I have actually made a healthy chocolate mousse with silken tofu previously. And also, when you buy the product at the supermarket, it features an image of a smoothie on the pack, suggesting it works perfectly for sweet applications, so I thought, it must be worth to give it a try! 😉
So let’s get to these mighty fine tartelettes… Oh yes, I call them “tartelette”, because they are mini tarts, and I think that’s how they call them in France – and if not, well, I still found the name kind of cute. Hope you all approve 😉
I was creative and made 3 different fillings, the “dough” is always the same, very easy indeed. I am sorry if I don’t have very exact measurements for the filling, but this recipe is really meant to be more like an inspiration, as you can vary the composition of ingredients to your liking and taste. And it also depends how many you make of each variety, so I just indicated the amount you need per tartelette. You can also create your own filling. I just always used the silken tofu as a base and then added on the flavors. I could imagine that a berry filling would taste really great as well! 😉
These tartelettes contain following Superfoods:
- Soy (from the tofu)
- Green tea
These little tartelettes are a truly guilt-free treat, they are gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar free. And of course they contain Superfoods!! 😉 They are crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside…so good!
Another thing I want to write about today is “The Writing Process” Blog Tour to which my dear friend Abby from Abby’s Kitchen has invited me. Abby was one of the first people I met through blogging and she has become very close to my heart. On her blog she spreads a beautiful message for all of us and shows us how to eat healthily with less processed food and on a plant-based diet. And she is such a kind and beautiful person on the inside and outside. So he had asked me to participate in the “The Writing Process” Blog Tour. I was supposed to blog about it earlier, but I just couldn’t get to it – so I apologize Abby! 😉 So anyways, here we go! Sorry if this my answers are somewhat repetitive to some of the previous Q&A’s I shared previously, just skip over it…haha…well, it’s the end of today’s long post anyways! 😉
What am I working on?
My blog is all about delicious recipes from all over the world – and they have one thing in common: They feature at least one Superfood! So what I usually do it take a recipe that I really like or that I tried on one of my trips and then I “superfoodize” it. It’s really quite easy and a fun thing to do!
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don’t think my blog differs too much from any other food blog, the only thing is probably the Superfood angle. There are also several blogs that feature Superfoods, so that’s why I also got the international and travel spin to it. Well, I try to surprise my readers with new and unexpected recipes whenever I can. Sometimes it’s hard though, and I have had creativity blocks before 😉
Why do I write what I do?
As I mentioned earlier, I always wanted to run a blog, but I never knew about what, until I came across the concept about Superfoods while watching the movie “Food Matters” – and then it just hit me like lightning, that this would be something I would love to write about – and also know what to write. There are so many topics I could write about, but I really feel comfortable in the world of recipes and cooking. And well, now my blog is just a creative outlet for my writing, photography and cooking! And it’s just become an important part of my life too, the weekly interaction with other bloggers, the support we give each other, it’s been a really great journey!
How does my writing process work?
I don’t really have a fixed process, but basically, I would just think about something I really want to cook or bake (I get most of my ideas from eating out and trips and of course, from other bloggers too) and then just think about ways to tweak it, to add at least one Superfood and also to make it healthier in general, because that’s the point about Superfoods that they are just really good for you because they are so nutrient rich.
Well, at this point, I should be nominating other bloggers to continue with the tour, but I was really a bit late with organizing this post and had no time to ask anyone. So I won’t be nominating anyone today, but if anyone of you is interested in participating and sharing their story, please let me know, just drop me a comment below and you can write about it any time when you write up a new post! Looking forward to hear from you! 😉
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 4 tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 2 egg whites, beaten until firm
- Silken tofu (as a rule of thumb, I used about 1 - 2 tbsp per tartelette)
- Lemon juice (for the lemon variety, you need a lot, about the juice of ½ lemon per tartelette)
- Lemon zest (about of ½ lemon per tartelette)
- Maple syrup (about ½ tbsp per tartelette or more if you like it sweeter)
- Matcha Green tea powder (about ½ tbsp per tartelette)
- Raw cacao powder (about ½ - 1 tbsp per tartelette)
- Vanilla extract (about ½ teaspoon per tartelette)
- To make the tartelettes, mix first the coconut and the coconut palm sugar, then carefully fold in the beaten egg white
- Fill into muffins forms, forming a tartelette form, carefully press down in the middle to create space for the filling
- Bake the tartelettes at 300°F (= 150° C) for about 20 minutes until crispy and browned
- Now mix the ingredients for the filling, depending on which flavor you would like to make
- For the lemon tartelettes: silken tofu, lemon juice, lemon zest and maple syrup
- For the chocolate tartelettes: silken tofu, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract
- For the matcha green tea tartelettes: silken tofu, matcha green tea powder, vanilla extract, maple syrup
- Fill the filling into the tartelettes form and decorate with ingredients of your choice, e.g. cacao nibs, matcha powder, cacao powder, berries, etc.