Raw Cheesecake: Three Layers of Nom

Three Layers of Nom
With many thanks to Tara for the recipe upon which this concoction is structurally based.
‘gredients

  • 500 grams macadamia nuts
  • 500 grams walnuts
  • 500 grams dried figs
  • 500 grams dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1¬†cup¬†orange blossom water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or essence)

pre ‘structions

  • rinse nuts, figs and cranberries before soaking
  • after soaking, keep this juice to make a cordial
  • for cordial
    • the above juice, boiling
    • two cinnamon quills, crushed coarsely
    • small handful of cardamom pods, smashed about a bit so the seeds pop out
    • 5 star anise, crumbled into big bits
    • add above spices, let boil for five minutes, reduce to a simmer
    • cool
    • store for serving with cake later

‘structions

  • soak nuts, figs and cranberries in boiled water for a few hours
  • drain water
  • Bottom layer:
    • in food processor, blend to paste for half the walnuts and all the figs
    • press this mixture into your container (I’m using 8 small springform pans)
    • put in freezer whilst you work on
  • Middle layer
    • in food processor, blend to paste all the macadamia with the honey, orange blossom water, coconut oil and vanilla
    • remove containers from freezer and layer this mixture onto the base
    • put in freezer whilst you work on
  • Top layer
    • in food processor, blend to paste the rest of the walnuts and the cranberries.
    • remove containers from freezer and layer this mixture onto the middle layer
  • Put back in the freezer overnight
  • Put in fridge the next morning
  • Remove from fridge
  • Consume as desired

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