Saturday, 18 September 2010

Introduction and first recipe

Hi, this is my new blog documenting my experiments in the kitchen. I go by the name Enchantress in vegan circles, hence the name of this blog.

The first recipe I'm going to share is for coconut rice pudding. I adapted the recipe from the book Linda McCartney On Tour. I didn't have the canned coconut milk the recipe called for, so I made my own by mixing creamed coconut with boiling water.

The photo doesn't do it justice, I'm not the best photographer and that picture was taken on my mobile phone.

Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango Coulis

Ingredients:60g/2oz basmati rice
200ml/7fl oz coconut milk
425ml/three-quarters of a pint soya milk
60g/2oz Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Half a tsp vanilla essence
60g/2oz desiccated coconut
1 ripe mango, peeled
15g/half an oz icing sugar

Make the mango coulis by pureeing the mango with the icing sugar.

Mix the rice, coconut milk, soya milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and stir continuously, then simmer
gently for about 25 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in the vanilla and desiccated coconut and simmer for a further five minutes.

Serve hot or cold topped with a swirl of mango coulis.

Serves 2-3.