Somehow there is a kind of taste memory. In any case, I often have an idea of a taste that you can literally taste on the tongue. And that coupled with specific products or foods.
Of course we have some such memories from our childhood that do not directly relate to the plant-based diet.
One of these recipes is nut wedges. As a teen I loved eating them and at some point later I was happy to be able to make them myself. Now we have veganized them and what can I say: We don’t miss anything!
What we like best is the mixture of ground and chopped nuts on top and the contrast to the somewhat bitter chocolate. There is real joy on the tongue!
Vegan nut wedges
- 300 g spelled flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 120 g of sugar
- 130 g plant-based butter
- 1 pinch of salt
- 60 ml plant drink
- 90 g apricot jam
- 200 g plant-based butter
- 5 tbsp water
- 130 g of brown sugar
- 70 g white sugar
- some vanilla
- 400 g nuts (200g chopped hazelnuts, 200g ground almonds)
- 150 g vegan chocolate or icing
- For the dough, bring the plant-based butter to room temperature.
- Put the flour, sugar, butter, plant drin, salt and baking powder in a large bowl and stir with the mixer.
- Now spread the finished dough evenly on a baking sheet lined with baking paper or set up a baking frame and distribute it in it.
- The dough is a bit sticky, so it is difficult to roll out. It works best with your hands.
- Now prepare the base:
- Heat vegetable butter, water, sugar and nuts in a saucepan and dissolve the sugar. Put it to the side until time to use.
- Now spread the apricot jam on the light dough.
- Spread the nut mixture on the dough and also make sure that it is evenly distributed.
- Now everything can be put in the oven at 180 ° top / bottom heat. After approx. 30 minutes the surface should have taken on the characteristic color. Then take it out of the oven and let it cool down a bit. Be careful not to try it right away: the nut caramel on top is tricky and hot!
- After cooling, cut the dough into many even squares and then halve them diagonally again to create the triangles you want.
- Then melt the chocolate in a water bath. Take it off the stove just before it has completely dissolved.
- Now take the individual corners and, as you wish, dip the corners in the chocolate or sprinkle them with a spoon and ideally place them on a draining rack.
- When the chocolate is solid, it can be eaten or wrapped in an airtight can waiting to be used.