Step into a world where food becomes a canvas, and each dish is a masterpiece waiting to be painted with the vibrant hues and delicate aromas of nature's most exquisite blooms!
Today, we embark on a journey that transcends ordinary dining and elevates it to a realm of pure enchantment. In this recipe, we'll explore the fascinating world of edible flowers, where beauty meets flavor in a dance of colors and tastes that will awaken your senses like never before.
For the Vegan Cheese:
- 2 cups of raw cashews, soaked in water for 4 hours
- 1/2 cup of filtered water
- 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric (for color)
- Moroccan Flame edible flower petals - for garnish
- Assorted crackers and bread
- Fresh fruit (grapes, berries, figs)
- Freeze dried groundcherries
- Nuts (almonds, walnuts, or your favourites)
Instructions:1. Prepare the Vegan Cheese:
Drain and rinse the soaked cashews.
- In a food processor, combine the soaked cashews, filtered water, nutritional yeast, minced garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, onion powder, and turmeric.
- Blend until you have a smooth, creamy consistency. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a bit more water.
- Taste the cheese and adjust the seasoning as needed, adding more lemon juice or salt if desired.
Shape the Vegan Cheese:
- Line a small round bowl or mold with plastic wrap, leaving some excess hanging over the edges.
- Carefully spoon the vegan cheese mixture into the lined bowl, smoothing the top with a spatula.
- Fold the excess plastic wrap over the top, covering the cheese completely.
- Place the cheese mold in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours or until firm.
Assemble the Platter:
- Once the vegan cheese has set, carefully unmold it onto a serving platter.
- Decorate the cheese with additional edible flowers, strategically placing them on top and around the platter.
- Arrange an assortment of crackers, bread, fresh fruit, and nuts around the cheese, creating a colorful and inviting spread.
Serve and Enjoy:
- Invite your guests to dig into this enchanting vegan cheese platter. The creamy, flower-infused cheese paired with the crunch of crackers and the sweetness of fruit is a delightful combination that will tantalize the taste buds.
This Vegan Flower-Powered Cheese Platter is not only a feast for the palate but also a work of art that celebrates the beauty of edible flowers.
Enjoy the flavors and the beauty of nature in each bite!