1 pint fresh strawberries
PEAR CREAM FILLING
½ cup cashews (presoaked)
¾ medium Bosc or Bartlet pear
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons shaved raw cacao butter
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon agave (more or less to taste)
PEAR CREAM FILLING
1. In a blender—or Magic Bullet at my house—grind cashews into a flour.
2. Coarsely chop pear. Add it and lemon juice to the cashew flour and blend until smooth. Set aside.
3. Prep ingredients and equipment for cacao sauce. By using a double boiler—or your own version—the cacao will melt without exceeding the critical 118 F. Ready the shaved cacao on the stove for melting. Do not yet heat.
4. Wash strawberries and pat dry. Cut ¼ inch segments that can then be sliced to create a pocket. Depending on the size of your berries, you may want to slice them lengthwise or crosswise, or alternate. To utilize the strawberry’s natural heart shape, remove the stem with a V cut and slice lengthwise.
5. Spoon filling into strawberry ravioli and place directly on a plate.
6. Melt cacao butter over low heat. Add cacao powder and stir until dissolved.
7. Add agave and keep stirring. You may want to use more than a teaspoon of sweetener if you’re a milk chocolate fan or your strawberries aren’t sweet. Omit it if you prefer dark chocolate.
8. Drizzle desired amount of cacao sauce over ravioli. Serve immediately.
Chocolate covered strawberries may now be the most popular aphrodisiac food, beating out raw oysters.Duh. But why stop there?
Strawberry Ravioli with Cacao Sauce kicks it up a notch and incorporates another sexy duo: whip cream and strawberries.
Throw ’em all together and you get a sinful threesome powered by raw vegan ingredients. Rwaarrrr!
Soaking cashews for 2-4 hours is recommended but not necessary.
Pear Cream Filling can be made a day or two in advance.
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