Sometimes I think about what my favourite form of dessert is. Is it cookies? I love cookies that are soft, chewy and full of vanilla and chocolate flavour. I love a good cake, but cake is so hard to perfect.Â So many people get the ratio of sweetness to bitter chocolate flavour wrong. Or the ratio of cake to icing. Or moistness to density ratio. I am very picky about cake, clearly.The only cakes I seem to like are the cakes I make myself. But who’s going to make cake just for themselves? I’ve gotten to the point where I need to watch what I eat because I’m not some young whippersnapper anymore who can eat whatever she wants and not worry about weight. Time and a slower metabolism is catching up with me! Not okay.
Then I think, is it donuts? I love yeast-raised donuts that are fried with a crispy outside with a soft and pillowy inside. You can flavour them so many different ways and they marry my love for chewy dough and flavoured glazes.
But you know what?
You’ve heard it before, and I’ll say it again. TARTS, man. Tarts. Crisp crust, creamy filling, and the option of topping with juicy fruits or coconut whipped cream. Pies, tarts, I’m there. Dig in with a fork and wash it down with a glass of almond milk (or soy milk if you’re allergic like me).
Avocado gives a luscious creaminess and body to this tart. Chocolate chips add, well, chocolate, but also help solidify the whole pie so when you cut a slice it keeps its shape. A nice swoop with aÂ spatula and dollop of coconut whipped cream, this is a chocolate lover’s dream. For the recipe, visit Produce Made Simple! And while you’re at it, go read some articles and learn about how awesome fruits and veggies are ;)
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Katie @ Produce On Parade says
I am totally with you. Pies and tarts are the way to go. Also, they are the easiest, I mean seriously. I made a tart/pie the other day and it was a press-in crust (2 minutes in the processor) and then the filling was like 2 minutes on the stove. BAM! Of course, the chilling takes the longest part. LONG LIVE TARTS! Avocado…dang…that is genius, girl. I’ve made avocado pudding but never a pie! You are the best. Also, I think you should check out Derek on Netflix with Ricky Gervais. I think you’ll love it.
Lisa Le says
Yaaaas pies and tarts forever!! Chilling is the longest part but you know what? Cakes need to cool after being baked too. But then you gotta trim them and then crumb coat them, then ice them for realsies. I will check out Derek for sure, Ricky Gervais is hilarious =)
I must try that filling – the texture is amazing. It looks so creamy. It is hard to find a good avocado in Turkey, but this will be worth it :)
Lisa Le says
I’m fangirling hardcore that you visited my blog. It is a wonderfully creamy and luscious filling =) I hope you find your way towards a good avocado sometime soon ^_^
I must try that recipe â€“ looks amazing.
Made this for Christmas for my sister who is the only vegan in the family. It was so delicious! The whole family loved it – will definitely make it again.
Lisa Le says
Yay! So glad. Thanks for letting me and other readers know =)