Cashew nut cream turned out to be really easy to make and makes a good substitute for cream.
Cashew Nut Cream Is Easy To Make
Why Make Cashew Nut Cream?
As I explored in an earlier blog looking at cashew nut milk, I have a large range of intolerances and allergies caused by auto immune diseases. This means I have to be very careful what I eat. Many of the traditional alternatives to cows milk and dairy products are not options for me. For example, soya products.
I have been happily using cashew nut milk in my coffee for several weeks now. Yesterday I made a fruit crumble using damsons (a type of plum) from our tree. As I was sitting eating it, I said to Barnet Boy “I do miss having cream on this sort of thing”. His response was go look into how to make it! So I did.
Making Cashew Nut Cream Is Easy
I left one cup of cashew nuts to soak overnight in water. The idea is they soften to make them easier to cream. I drained the water and then put the cashew nuts in the blender. To that, I added a small amount of cashew nut milk and added few drops of maple syrup. I didn’t want to go overboard with the maple syrup or the taste would have taken over. I guess there are other sweeteners I could have used but that is one that was easily available.
A quick whiz in the blender, using the spatula to scrape down the sides a couple of times and there it was finished. It is grainy which is not an issue for me at least and holds its form well.
Cashew Nut Cream On Damson Crumble
I tried my new cream on damson crumble at lunchtime today and it works fine. It is quite rich so one spoonful was plenty. Barnet Boy will help me eat it as it will only last five days or so in the refrigerator. And I am really not that big a pudding eater.
I am not going to pretend it is the same as normal cream because of course it isn’t. It is slightly nutty and grainy and low in fat. But it worked well enough and I will certainly make it again. Just maybe a smaller quantity!
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