I’m a bit into mandarins at the moment so purchased a massive bag of them the other day to play with some recipe ideas. Here is my 1st effort! It turned out just as I had imagined so I am thrilled:)
…………It is incredibly simple. So simple in fact that I was tempted to keep playing with it, but sometimes “less is best” and this is a perfect example of that old adage. I didn’t use a lot of mandarin but its notes still shine through in the pudding.
And it’s **full** of flavour.
1 x 300gram pack of silken tofu (I use Blue Lotus organic silken tofu)
2 x mandarins
4 tablespoons of cocoa (a really good quality one will make a difference such as Dutch Cocoa but if you don’t have that don’t stress and just use what you have)
3 tablespoons agave syrup (if you do not have agave syrup use icing sugar to taste)
##GENTLY## grate the skin of the mandarins with a citrus zester (I highly recommend investing in one of these if you like a lot of recipes that use fruit zest. I have never had the same results with a normal grater for jobs like this. I end up with large chunks and pith which is not pleasant. Doing this with a zester will impart the flavour of the mandarin without chunks.)
Blend the zest and the rest of the ingredients together till smooth.
Refrigerate for a few hours
Servings: 2 -3
Time: Takes me about 5 minutes to make this one.
Freezing: Not suitable for freezing