Hmmm…I think the title sums it up! I missed last month’s Daring Bakers, and I didn’t want to miss out on more. And yet, I’m trying to keep baking to a minimum because we’re showing our house. Quite a balance!
The April 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Evelyne of the blog Cheap Ethnic Eatz. Evelyne chose to challenge everyone to make a maple mousse in an edible container. Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 27th to May 27th at http://thedaringkitchen.com!
This wasn’t a stellar challenge for me. Essentially, I tried making a vegan, soy-free mousse, and got yummy goop. But it wasn’t firm enough to put into an edible container, so I didn’t end up doing that element. I know, I know. Next month!
What I did make:
1 cup macadamia nuts, raw
1 cup water
1 TBSP maple syrup (I ran out…)
1/4 cup agave
1 tsp agar agar powder
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
Blend really well in a vitamix, chill & serve!
The un-mousse sauce is yummy on fruit, vegan, sugar-free and delicious. If I had to do it again, I’d use more macadamias and more agar for a firmer consistency.
Please check out what the other DB’ers did for this month’s challenge and vote on your favorite!
Tasty goop. That’s hilarious! Big fan of “just close your eyes and taste”. I’m a Daring Cook, and I’ve struggled with the same thing. We’re in the process of showing our house too, and it’s so hard to find time to cook when you’re trying to keep an immaculate house. Good luck!
It’s sometimes difficult to fit dietary restrictions into Daring Bakers, especially when time constraints or other things (like showing a house) kind of get in the way! Now, baking chocolate chip cookies, GF or otherwise, while showing the house, can make it smell pretty good, but I’d advise against the bacon cups they were suggesting this month. I do like your tasty goop though!
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Heather, Good thing that I’m not all about looks! And I am keeping my fingers crossed that the house sells soon so we can go back to normal.
So true! I’ve got a batch of cookie dough in the freezer and bake off a few for each open house.
And I’m sure the bacon smell would do it for some people…
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Your un-mousse sauce, quite sure, is delicious and a great recipe to try. Love the ingredients and the simplicity of preparation directions. Thank you for taking the time to post with such a busy schedule dealing with real estate for sale.
Wow…that is very tempting. Why is it called the un-mousse sauce by the way? Sorry, I am not very learned in the kitchen! But your posts are really interesting, I am looking to try this on my own =)
Just a report! I tried this a while ago and boy although i was not a good cook the results were all very amaaaazing! The macademia nuts was really the game-changer and all of my cousins were amazed with my creation! Thanks for this. People will envy me while I’m sitting on a beach chair and enjoying this yummy goodness!
Yummy! I really love it! It’s very mouth watering, I could say that this is so delicious base what I’ve seen in the picture above. I would love to try to make this one at home. I’ll make sure that I would have this one on new years eve. Thanks for sharing the recipe.:D