I am onto a winner with the frozen cashew cream slice. I have often said that Rissie is fussy. Sometimes she drives me up the wall. But she got cranky at me because I was having a piece of my Strawberry & Blueberry slice and did not offer her any. I was sort of under the impression that the slice was mine. She told me that it was not the case and it was all of ours. I really resented seeing Archie and Rissie consuming the rest of my slice. I sort of felt that cashews were wasted on my 9-year-old children.
It was back to the shops for some more cashews and a new version. This time, I wanted the strawberry layer to be pinker so I doubled the strawberries. Then the idea of a strawberry and cream version appealed so we just had a plain cashew cream layer. This version was the best. We have three slices left in the freezer. I am not sure whether to eat them all or share.
Strawberries & Cream Cashew Cream Slice
22cm x 22cm Square Tray – line the bottom with baking paper. I use a loose-bottomed tray so easy to push up. If you don’t have a loose-bottomed tray, make sure you leave some baking paper overhanging the sides to assist with removing the slice from the tray.
1 cup raw cashew nuts
1 cup pitted dates – roughly chopped
2 cups cashew nuts – soaked for at least an hour in water
½ cup Almond Milk
¼ cup Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup strawberries – roughly chopped.
Additional strawberries sliced for decoration
For the crust: whiz up the nuts and dates until resembling a fine crumb. Press firmly into the bottom of the tray and make sure the bottom is covered.
Pop into freezer while making the filling
For the filling: Drain cashew nuts and place in blender with almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.
Blend for at least 4 or 5 minutes to ensure that consistency is smooth and creamy.
Halve the cashew cream filling and put ½ in a separate bowl. Then add chopped strawberries to remaining half in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour over crust and freeze for at least an hour.
Pour remaining cashew cream over semi-set strawberry layer.
Freeze for an hour then decorate with strawberry slices.
Cut into 16 squares and leave at room temperature for 15 minutes or so before eating.
Remaining squares can be kept in the freezer. Alternatively sit there and eat the lot. (Before the kids get any)