Dessert Recipes

White Chocolate and Raspberry Torte

White Chocolate and Raspberry Torte

by Susannah White
30Mins
12people
A cool, sweet dessert with a rich dark chocolate and walnut base, a creamy white chocolate filling and a sharp raspberry powder to finish.  This dish is plant-based but not completely whole-foods.  It is rather decadent and not suitable for anyone trying to lose weight or reverse heart disease.

However, being packed with cashews, walnuts, cacao and dates, there's plenty of good nutrients for an occasional treat.
Nut-free Whole-foods Plant-based Brownie

Nut-free Whole-foods Plant-based Brownie

by Susannah White
60Mins
10people
Back in the summer this year my son requested a WFPB birthday cake, so I created a chocolate cake based on a brownie recipe. The main ingredient? Sweet potato.

It’s not that easy to get sweet potatoes into our family’s diet, but with the equivalent of half a potato in each portion of this brownie, it’s a winner all round. There are no complaints about eating them this way. Whatsoever. From anyone.
 

But…why the obsession with sweet potatoes? Well, for a start in Okinawa, known to be a ‘Blue Zone’ due to the longevity of its population, sweet potatoes used to make up 69% of calories consumed. The life and health expectancy were amazing - unfortunately it’s changing there at the moment and statistics are proving that the old ways were the best for the Okinawans - before the fast food places were introduced.

A lot of research has been done on sweet potatoes and their benefits - including slowing down the spread of cancer cells. They are really high in anti-oxidants and represent fantastic value for money.

My original recipe contained nuts, but as not everyone can have nuts I decided to experiment and see if it tasted as good if I substituted the almonds with sunflowers: success. It tastes amazing. Must go and get another slice!

One slice (about a 10th of the brownie) provides (based on the requirements for a small woman):

23% of daily fibre requirement
12% of protein
11% of iron
9% of vitamin C
13% of zinc
…lots more, including a massive dose of vitamin A

Berry Nutty Streusel

Berry Nutty Streusel

by Susannah White
30Mins
12people
The streusel that might reduce your stroke risk!  
Why might a beautiful 'pastry' actually help you to avoid stroke? It's high in fibre, known to reduce risk, contains potassium and magnesium which are essential and you'll feel the need to sit and relax whilst eating it - have a moment of pure indulgence to reduce stress and incorporate a pause in your day.