Easy Beetroot and Carrot Fudge/ Halwa- Valentine’s Day Special (Gluten-free, Vegan)

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It has been a while since I posted anything on the blog, I can’t believe it! Life does sometimes get in the way of wonderful hobbies. Harsh winter weather does not help either. I got so busy, that at first I just kept postponing writing, and when I finally got time to breathe, I realized that I had missed out so much of the fun. So here I am, making use of Valentine’s Day to inspire myself into making this delectable pink ‘heart’ dessert with beet and carrots.

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The reason why I make this dessert (often) is two-fold:

1. I am regularly making almond milk at home and end up with a lot of almond fiber or almond meal. I just stick it in the freezer every time I make it and always have packets falling off when the freezer door is opened. So I have to invent ways of using it and here’s my first idea.

2. I recently got myself a good ceramic coated non-stick pan from Bed Bath and Beyond. This is the first dish I tried in it and it came out so well, I have made it three times already.

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I’m taking this to Fiesta Friday #55 at the Novice Gardener’s blog, co-hosted by Sue of Birger Bird and Suzanne of A Pug In The Kitchen.

Also submitting this to the Virtual Vegan Potluck #29 hosted by Poppy and Angela. This will be my first submission at Allergy Free Wednesdays at Nancy’s Real Food, Allergy Free blog.

Beet and carrot Fudge or Halwa (gluten-free, vegan)

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

finely grated beet- 1 cup

finely grated carrot- 1 cup

raw sugar- 1/3 cup

milk of choice- 1/2 cup (I used almond milk)

almond flour/ meal- 1/3 cup

coconut oil- 1-2 tbsp.

cardamom powder- a pinch

chopped cashews- 2 tbsp.

Method:

1. Cook the grated beets and carrot in almond milk. I used a pressure cooker (two whistles) to do this really fast. This removes the ‘earthy’ taste from beets in the fudge.

2. Heat your non-stick pan, toast cashews in a tsp. of oil till they brown and set them aside in a bowl.

3. Add the beet mixture, sugar, stir. Let it boil and reduce a little. Next, add almond meal, cardamom, coconut oil and stir with a silicone spatula on medium heat.

4. When the mixture leaves the sides, turn off heat, add cashews and transfer to a container. Allow to cool completely before storage.

 

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21 responses to “Easy Beetroot and Carrot Fudge/ Halwa- Valentine’s Day Special (Gluten-free, Vegan)

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  2. Apsara gowri mami here.what is almond meal.i think it is not available here in india,right?the recipe and presentation are wow!!!

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    • Thank you, mami. Almond meal is just the fibre left out from making almond milk. Instead you can use almonds ground in a mixie, it is the same thing. Or, you could use almond paste made from soaked almonds. That way, there is no need to add milk in the halwa.

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