Ginger, Lavender and Strawberry Vegan Pudding SquaresPrint Recipe
- 2 envelopes Gelatin
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup granulated organic sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- pinch of salt
- 30 g organic freeze dried strawberries
- 2 tbsp lavender buds
- 50 g crystallized organic ginger
- 2 tbsp tocos (optional)
Take a non stick rectangular pan and place parchment paper on in two sections, allowing it to over lap past the sides so that it forms a small "t". Lightly coat parchment paper with cooking spray
In a small bowl place 1/2 cup cold water and sprinkle the gelatin over it, stir and let bloom
Take the sugar, corn syrup, dash of salt and 1/3 cup of water and mix in a small pot
Bring the pot to a boil, stirring constantly and reduce to medium
Let the sugar dissolve and entire mixture heat up for about 9 minutes, keep watch that the sugar does not burn and stir it constantly
Meanwhile add the bloomed gelatin to a kitchen stand mixer with the whip attachment and beat on slow speed for 2 minutes
When the sugar mixture is ready, slowly add to mixer and increase the speed to high and beat for about 12 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Detach the bowl from the stand mixer. Fold in the strawberries, lavender, and ginger.
Coat a rubber spatula with cooking spray, get ready to move quickly, and pour the pudding mix into the parchment lined pan. If using, sprinkle the top with the tocos.
Let sit at room temperature or the fridge until set for about 3.5 hours.
With a large knife, sprayed with cooking spray, cut into 16 pieces and store in air tight container for up to 10 days.
How did this unlikely vegan pairing come about? Its a bit sweet, not enough to send you anywhere near a diabetic coma, but just enough to keep you coming back for more for dessert. Yes, it can even replace that Cinnabon you were thinking about first thing in the morning, in fact it begs to be paired with a black coffee. It has a kick from the ginger that is mellowed out by delicate and beautiful dots of lavender petals. Topped off with the pure Vitamin E soluble called Tocos and your glowing skin will thank you. On a wonderful spring night I was headed to one of my fav Aunts, Monique, in Brooklyn for an impromptu dinner and wanted to bring something other than a go to bottle of vino. She is a Libra, so she loves beautiful things, has impeccable taste, and is a food connoisseur (also a quite accomplished chef and follower of my blog at that). The mix of ingredients was directly inspired by her; its calm, composed, and beautiful. On a bad day the squares might even listen to you go on about your life without judgement and always will smile with you in the sunshine, a truly guilt free and good for you pleasure. If your not sold already, the base is made directly from another recipe here at Toasty, the Insane Spiced Marshmallows hence the pillowy, airy, and chewy result. And give your Aunties a call 😉