Chocolaty treat

Here’s a recipe from Aiko, who mentioned this simple vegan delight when we had a little reunion in the New Paltz area. We really must have weddings back home more often!

Tofu Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients

-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or a bar of dark chocolate

-1 package soft tofu

-Maple syrup or whatever kind of sweetener you go for

(I don’t have exact measurements because I don’t think you really need them. It’s the perfect recipe)

Method

-Blend the tofu in a blender or food processor until creamy

-Melt the chocolate. This is usually done by placing a bowl over a pot of boiling water and keeping an eye on it so that the chocolate doesn’t scorch

-Mix the chocolate with the tofu in the blender

-Add sweetener until you’ve reached your desired sweetness level

Presentation

Like any pudding, it’s best to pour into individual serving dishes and then cool in the refrigerator.

Alternatively, you can freeze it. I did this in an ice cube tray where the ice cubes were shaped like a heart. Once frozen they were easy to remove only becuase the ice tray was rubber and I could pop them out. With plastic ice cube trays you may need to oil the surface so they pop out (I don’t know what that will do to the taste) or maybe lay some wax paper inside before pouring. Anyway, frozen they are no different from fudgesicles. Delicious!!

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