dessert tofu

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Today’s food! Oats with coconut yogurt, fruit, shredded coconut, maple syrup for breakfast. An apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter as a snack. Lunch was almost the same as yesterday because it was so delicious: brown rice, spiralized zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, chickpeas, sesame seeds, gomasio, avocado and a big dollop of hummus. For dinner we made pizza and my slices were topped with veggies and tofu. For dessert I made this aquafaba chocolate mousse and topped it with berries and shredded coconut :)

MOTHER 3 - Strawberry Tofu

Hey guys! I wanted to have this recipe come out on Valentine’s Day, but man if this recipe didn’t give me some trouble in R&D. My apologies for the slight delay. This one’s been on my list for a while and I’m actually pretty proud with how it turned out all things considered! 

Strawberry tofu is one of the few items that has seen representation in all three MOTHER games (if you missed it in EarthBound it’s because it was localized into Trout Yogurt for the English speaking audience.) This particular recipe is based on the Mother 3 version as it’s described as a “stylish dessert” rather than the MOTHER version that looks like someone cut whole strawberries in half (hulls intact!) and shoved it in a tofu mold:

umm.. yeah..

Another note that’s somewhat Valentine’s day related is that in MOTHER, there is a doctor who is very curious about Strawberry Tofu and will reward the player with “Words of Love” if he is brought some. Then again if you give the dessert to one of his assistants the player receives “Swear Words.” Neither of these items do anything useful in battle, they’re just a fun little diversion haha.

But hey, I learned a lot about tofu and tofu making as I worked through this recipe so check it out and give it a try!

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Here is my vegan chocolate tofu mousse recipe - you’ve been commenting, messaging, emailing…I hope it lives up to your expectations! Super quick, ridiculously easy and amazingly versatile and delicious. Use it as a frosting, spread on toast, or just eat as a delicious dessert! And the best part is that it’s great for you too :)

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One of the largest night markets in Taiwan, 六合夜市 (Liuhe Night Market) has over a hundred food and merchandise stalls that stretches along a major thoroughfare in the middle of the city. Here, you’ll find all the Taiwanese street food staples: 滷味 (assorted braised food), 牛肉麵 (beef noodle), 珍珠奶茶 (bubble tea), 鹽酥雞 (fried chicken), 豆花 (tofu pudding dessert), 大腸包小腸 (sticky rice rolls stuffed with sausages), 肉圓 (ba-wan). You’ll also find regional specialities such as 擔仔麵 (dan zai noodles) and 烏魚子 (mullet roe)!

okay so let me keep track of this

as for now we have

  1. lemon pie kun (PROTAGONIST)
  2. hershey pie kun
  3. pizza dessert kun
  4. tiramisu kun
  5. raspberry tart chan
  6. strawberry shortcake kun
  7. passion fruit cheesecake san
  8. chocolate fountain chan
  9. banana split kun
  10. egg tart tan
  11. nanaimo bar kun
  12. rose petal cake san
  13. boston cream pie san
  14. pumpkin pie chan
  15. giga pudding chan
  16. blackberry macaron chan
  17. oreo cheesecake kun
  18. cheesecake kun
  19. scone chan
  20. red velvet kun
  21. sprinkled donut san
  22. wedding cake san
  23. raspberry mousse kun
  24. green tea pancake kun
  25. montblanc chan
  26. white chocolate mint cookie kun
  27. peanut butter cup chan
  28. ice cream cake san
  29. montblanc kun
  30. cupcake chan
  31. strawberry shortcake san
  32. montblanc san
  33. dango kun
  34. frozen yogurt kun
  35. eclairs kun
  36. chocolate macaron kun
  37. key lime pie kun
  38. vanilla frosting kun
  39. chocolate chip cookie kun
  40. lemon bar san
  41. pear tarte san
  42. blueberry cheesecake kun
  43. green tea mochi chan
  44. orange creamsicle chan
  45. cookie chan
  46. crepe chan
  47. fudge marble kun
  48. brazo de mercedes kun
  49. tomato kun ?
  50. bubblegum icecream san
  51. mint brownie san
  52. caramel pudding chan
  53. cherry cupcake san
  54. choco berry san
  55. black forest ojiisan
  56. raspberry and custard cream millie feuille chan
  57. parfait chan
  58. polish mole mound cake kun
  59. frankfurt crown cake twins
  60. bubble tea chan
  61. chocolate lava cake okaasan
  62. strawberry sundae chan
  63. dame blanche ice cream kun
  64. jam roll chan
  65. ice cream sandwich san
  66. mango mousse cake kun
  67. grapefruit ice cream kun
  68. nutella chan
  69. caramel apple chan
  70. milk cake chan
  71. cherry gelato kun
  72. strawberry pancake kun
  73. peppermint bark san
  74. pop cake kun
  75. jam roly poly chan
  76. orange blossom macaron kun
  77. caramel macchiato cheesecake chan
  78. caramel frappucino chan
  79. sea salt ice cream kun
  80. strawberry pie chan
  81. shaved ice chan
  82. souffle chan
  83. dulce de leche chan
  84. macaron kun
  85. red bean soup chan
  86. twinkie kun
  87. pasca san
  88. chocolate croissant chan
  89. concha kun
  90. kiev cake kun
  91. cakepop kun
  92. neapolitan ice cream chan
  93. smores chan
  94. salmon roll kun
  95. snow cone chan
  96. happy tracks ice cream kun
  97. pocky kun
  98. green tea cupcake chan
  99. pink frosted sprinkled donut kun
  100. lemon macaron san
  101. lava cake kun
  102. semolina pudding chan
  103. meringue chan
  104. green apple frozen yogurt chan
  105. ice cream cake kun
  106. blueberry cheesecake chan
  107. apple spice cake kun
  108. mango float cake kun
  109. twinkle candy kun
  110. taro cake kun
  111. dobos torte san
  112. pound cake kun
  113. oreo kun
  114. clafouti chan
  115. pavlova kun
  116. almond pudding san
  117. rocky road brownie san
  118. creme caramel san
  119. patbingsu chan
  120. rich royalty blueberry cheesecake san
  121. s'mores pie kun
  122. cinnamon roll chan
  123. blue bunny wagashi san
  124. ice cream chan
  125. creme brulee san
  126. candy apple chan
  127. belgian waffle chan
  128. chocolate waffles kun
  129. apple pie chan
  130. eton mess kun
  131. ube creme decadence san
  132. waffle kun
  133. creme brulee kun
  134. caramello koala kun
  135. halo halo chan
  136. chocolate caramel brownie kun
  137. strawberry ombre cake chan
  138. triple chocolate mousse kun
  139. dulce de leche and cheese chan
  140. taiyaki kun
  141. gino kun
  142. grapes chan
  143. moon cake kun
  144. hot chocolate kun
  145. popsicle chan
  146. black licorice chan
  147. flan kun
  148. mint chocolate ice cream cake kun
  149. caramel shortbread kun
  150. coconut haystack chan
  151. cookie brownie kun
  152. strawberry macaron hime sama
  153. raspberry religieuse chan
  154. madeleine kun
  155. strawberry empanada chan
  156. chocolate fondue kun
  157. mousse au chocolat kun
  158. cream puff chan
  159. strawberry ice cream mochi chan
  160. green tea mousse kun
  161. coconut cream pie san
  162. sakura mochi chan
  163. cinnamon bun kun
  164. hershey’s cookies n creme chan
  165. mint cake chan
  166. sachertorte kun
  167. honey toast kun
  168. baumkuchen kun
  169. nutella crepe chan
  170. coffee cake kun
  171. white chocolate macadamia nut cookie kun
  172. mocha kun
  173. a la mode kun
  174. cotton candy chan
  175. rainbow cookie chan
  176. dirt dessert san
  177. chocolate ganache chan
  178. peppermint ice cream san
  179. rainbow cake chan
  180. fudge chan
  181. sorbet kun
  182. french silk pie chan
  183. matcha parfait san
  184. unicorn poop cookie kun
  185. butterscotch san
  186. halo halo kun
  187. cannoli kun
  188. potato chips kun
  189. chocolate covered strawberry chan
  190. gummy bear san
  191. lemon mousse with raspberries kun
  192. fondant cake kun
  193. mango log cake san
  194. angel food cake san
  195. glazed donut kun
  196. chocolate banana cream pie chan
  197. birthday cake kun
  198. jelly chan
  199. rum cake kun
  200. berry cupcake kun
  201. anmitsu chan
  202. chocolate strawberry cheesecake kun
  203. taro frozen yogurt chan
  204. panna cotta chan
  205. caramel apple kun
  206. grasshopper pie kun
  207. mint chocolate ice cream san
  208. blueberry tart chan
  209. coffee bun kun
  210. marshmallow chan
  211. strawberry daifuku kun
  212. apple tart kun
  213. apple jalousie chan
  214. truffle nut kun
  215. watermelon rose cake chan
  216. roasted milk kun
  217. matcha pocky kun
  218. blue velvet chan
  219. ice cream sundae pop tart chan
  220. neapolitan ice cream kun
  221. castella chan
  222. mantou kun
  223. steamed bun chan
  224. rainbow cake kun
  225. popsicle kun
  226. candy buttons kun
  227. raspberry filled donut kun
  228. pavlova chan
  229. chocolate fountain kun
  230. chocolate oreo marshmallow pudding kun
  231. mikan pocky kun
  232. french vanilla cappuccino san
  233. vanilla mint shake kun
  234. strawberry roll cake chan
  235. mint monster sundae chan
  236. kohaku kan sensei
  237. after eight mint chocolate thin kun
  238. strawberry daifuku san
  239. fruit parfait kun
  240. baklava kun
  241. kue chan
  242. blueberry cake chan
  243. chocolate muffin kun
  244. rainbow sorbet kun
  245. suspiro a la limeña san
  246. cendol kun
  247. egg tart kun
  248. namagashi chan
  249. confetti cake kun
  250. limeade kun
  251. durian candy kun
  252. caramel flan kun
  253. flan tan
  254. chocolate chip cannoli oniisan
  255. sweetheart kun
  256. buñuelo kun
  257. berry parfait chan
  258. devil’s food cake kun
  259. sakura kanten chan
  260. marshmallow kun
  261. cookies and cream ice cream chan
  262. black forest muffin kun
  263. mochi ice cream chan
  264. violet macaron chan
  265. vatican bread san
  266. mazamorra kun
  267. pudding kun
  268. funnel cake kun
  269. matcha with azuki bean filling macaron chan
  270. star candy chan
  271. milky chu chu bar kun
  272. pineapple upside down cake kun
  273. red velvet macaron chan
  274. moon cake san
  275. mango pudding chan
  276. funnel cake san
  277. seashell cupcake chan
  278. strawberry lime cupcake chan
  279. rosemary scone kun
  280. creampuff kun
  281. strawberry pocky san
  282. matcha souffle chan
  283. german sweet chocolate pie kun
  284. reese’s cheesecake chan
  285. banana split chan
  286. peach mango graham cake kun
  287. chai chan
  288. bibingka chan
  289. cherry truffle sama
  290. chocolate mousse san
  291. marijuana brownie kun
  292. ube macapuno cake san
  293. quesillo kun
  294. pumpkin coffee cake kun
  295. sweet potato pie chan
  296. churro kun
  297. creme brulee chan
  298. tiramisu cheesecake chan
  299. ohagi chan
  300. pear soup kun
  301. cookie dough ice cream chan
  302. ice cream swirl chan
  303. strawberry shortcake chan
  304. peach cake kun
  305. chocolate profiterole kun
  306. chocolate pocky chan
  307. chocolate ice cream chan
  308. black cherry ice cream kun
  309. soda float chan
  310. tres leches kun
  311. salted caramel bar kun
  312. moca cola kun
  313. sanguinaccio dolce kun
  314. licorice chan
  315. tigertail donut tan
  316. klepon san
  317. konpeito cupcake kun
  318. cherry ice cream tan
  319. princess cake chan
  320. green tea mochi san
  321. cornbread san
  322. mizu manjuu chan
  323. sherbet icecream chan
  324. taro bubble tea kun
  325. cookies and cream ice cream kun
  326. chocolate cigarette kun
  327. hello panda san
  328. fried ice cream kun
  329. strawberry cheesecake kun
  330. grass jelly san
  331. cotton candy twins
  332. banoffe kun
  333. bunny roll chan
  334. rhubarb pie kun
  335. lemon sorbet chan
  336. cake pop kun
  337. red velvet cupcake chan
  338. seri muka san
  339. raspberry lemon vodka pop chan
  340. vanilla bean ice cream chan
  341. salty popsicle chan
  342. laffy taffy kun
  343. mango sponge cake chan
  344. melon sorbet chan
  345. gummy snake san
  346. ptichye moloko kun
  347. pound cake chan
  348. cherry poke cake kun
  349. chocolate cake chan
  350. joffre cake kun
  351. coca cola float kun
  352. pumpkin cheesecake chan
  353. strawberry chiffon cake chan
  354. caramel macchiato kun
  355. rice pudding chan
  356. neapolitan ice cream san
  357. cookies and cream polvoron chan
  358. cavity kun (blackcurrant cheesecake)
  359. chocolate turtle kun
  360. raspberry pain au chocolat kun
  361. bubblegum cake chan
  362. fig and cheese kun
  363. flan de leche san
  364. franzbrötchen kun
  365. dragon fruit popsicle kun
  366. dark chocolate cherry brownie parfait kun
  367. maple pecan danish kun
  368. berry milkshake chan
  369. rainbow lollipop chan
  370. blue velvet cupcake chan
  371. pecan pie kun
  372. crinkles kun
  373. three colored dessert chan
  374. smores san
  375. tofu pudding chan
  376. red velvet cheesecake swirl san
  377. peanut butter blossom chan
  378. boston cream donut kun
  379. hazelnut ice cream kun
  380. tartufo kun
  381. hostess ho ho kun
  382. suncake chan
  383. puto chan
  384. charlotte cake chan
  385. cotton candy kun
  386. sakura mochi tan
  387. mikan jelly tan
  388. yuzu aisu kun
  389. licorice kun
  390. lemon meringue pie chan
  391. glazed donut chan
  392. chocolate flan chan
  393. strawberry daifuku chan
  394. green tea kit kat siblings
  395. carrot cake chan
  396. vanilla velvet ice cream chan
  397. strawberry cupcake kun
  398. swedish princess cake chan
  399. ambrosia kun
  400. affogato chan
  401. raspberry charlotte chan
  402. pisang ijo kun
  403. chocolate molten lava cake sama
  404. honey cake tan
  405. blue raspberry ice cream chan
  406. green tea kanten jelly chan
  407. chocolate orange pie chan
  408. blueberry poptart kun
  409. rainbow cupcake chan
  410. graham cake kun
  411. jackfruit kun
  412. chocolate covered halvah bar kun
  413. oreo pudding chan
  414. black forest cake kun
  415. swedish caramelized lemon tart kun
  416. strawberry kit kat chan
  417. lamington chan
  418. pistachio rose tart chan
  419. mexican chocolate pop kun
  420. opera kun
  421. chilli chocolate cake chan
  422. sugar cookie chan
  423. sea salt brownie san
  424. chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake kun
  425. root beer float san
  426. chocolate caramel swirl cheesecake kun
  427. red velvet lava cake kun
  428. blueberry cheesecake tart chan
  429. konpeitou kun
  430. saffron pancake kun
  431. caramel bar kun
  432. raspberry cheesecake chan
  433. lemon lime jello chan
  434. raspberry custard mochido chan
  435. mint and chocolate baked alaska kun
  436. salted caramel chocolate souffle san
  437. pumpkin cream pie chan
  438. deep fried soda chan
  439. peppermint tan
  440. cocoa confetti donut kun
  441. linzer torte san
  442. s'mores french toast kun
  443. black forest cake chan
  444. shrimp cocktail chan
  445. pesche dolci kun
  446. pink passion cake chan
  447. vanilla coke float kun
  448. cranberry and wild blueberry pie san
  449. susumella al bergamotto kun
  450. blue vanilla mochi kun
  451. red velvet poptart kun
  452. chiacchiere kun
  453. raspberry fudge cake san
  454. cherry coke float chan
  455. yogurt tan
  456. french silk pie kun
  457. cherry rum balls chan
  458. strawberry waffle chan
  459. tapioca kun
  460. strawberry pudding chan
  461. pink swedish princess cake chan
  462. honey ginger tea san
  463. white christmas chan
  464. chocolate banana graham cake chan
  465. kinoko chocolate san
  466. rainbow cherpumple chan
  467. oreo dream extreme cheesecake chan
  468. italian cream cake kun
  469. plum pudding chan
  470. cocoa topped green tea sponge cake roll kun
  471. chocolate mustache san
  472. strawberry brownie kabob tan
  473. japanese panda cookie chan
  474. blue velvet cake kun
  475. blue rock candy chan
  476. matcha pocky chan
  477. croquembouche chan
  478. cayenne cinnamon apple pie chan
  479. maple taffy oba san
  480. lime jelly tan
  481. bear claw kun
  482. capuccino pudding with coffee caviar chan
  483. kueh lapis twins
  484. cheese danish chan
  485. peppermint brownie chan
  486. pokki chan
  487. yanyan twins
  488. panna cotta with kiwi san
  489. cannoli chan
  490. aoba cake kun
  491. yakult tan
  492. blueberry soup chan
  493. oreo truffles kun
  494. bolukukus kun
  495. shirokuma kun
  496. pomegranate tart kun
  497. lemon scone kun
  498. caramel cheesecake kun
  499. strawberry ice cream kun
  500. fromage fraise verrine san
  501. black pudding chan
  502. cafe latte kun
  503. swiss roll chan
  504. napoleon kun
  505. hotteok san
  506. purple potato pie kun
  507. white chocolate raspberry cake kun
  508. sesame ball kun
  509. battenberg cake san
  510. cherry yogurt chan
  511. pepero siblings
  512. chocolate cheesecake sama
  513. peach crepe kun
  514. melted turtle nut cupcake chan
  515. mint chocolate chip cookie twins
  516. religieuse au chocolat chan
  517. school brownie kun
  518. blueberry waffle kun
  519. green tea shaved ice chan
  520. banana milk chan
  521. watermelon popsicle chan
  522. blackberry smoothie tan
  523. coffee jelly kun
  524. cherry bon bon chan
  525. grape jelly chan
  526. gelatin kun
  527. cherry cordial chan
  528. jasmine green tea chan
  529. maple cream kun
  530. chocolate cappuccino cheesecake kun
  531. fruit tartlet chan
  532. choco pie kun
  533. blackberry ice cream kun
  534. salted caramel chocolate kun
  535. iced lemon pound cake chan
  536. blueberry rainbow cake kun
  537. blueberry muffin kun
  538. peppermint candy chan
  539. zebra cake kun
  540. choco cheesecake kun
  541. korean rice punch chan
  542. cranberry apple crostata chan
  543. orange creamsicle vodka senpai
  544. reese’s pie kun
  545. blackberry tiramisu kun
  546. coconut cake kun
  547. strawberry taiyaki chan
  548. mini raspberry triffle chan
  549. mountain cake tan
  550. rainbow poptart chan
  551. spotted dick kun
  552. sweet bean paste mochi soft serve sundae san
  553. taco dessert chan
  554. raspberry ice cream san
  555. alexander torte san
  556. mini blueberry muffin chan
  557. green pandan jelly kun
  558. milk pudding chan
  559. hit cookie kun
  560. whipped cream chan
  561. mitarashi dango kun
  562. butter cookie chan
  563. candied bacon kun
  564. mountain dew and doritos cupcake kun
  565. strawberry peach mini tart kun
  566. dippin dots kun
  567. latte flan chan
  568. frosted lemon cookie chan
  569. haole brownie kun
  570. skull candy kun
  571. dulce de tomate kun
  572. semla chan
  573. jelly doughnut kun
  574. battenberg cake chan
  575. raspberry ripple meringue kun
  576. raspberry semifreddo san
  577. avocado kun
  578. matcha goma mousse cake kun
  579. mango cheesecake kun
  580. anpan kun
  581. rice pudding kun
  582. chocolate peanut butter truffle chan
  583. dark chocolate kun
  584. noka chocolate kun
  585. luumu kun
  586. cake batter cheesecake kun
  587. watercolor cake kun
  588. lucuma and pumpkin cheesecake san
  589. gold flake sundae kun
  590. pastel cake kun
  591. wedding cake ouji sama
  592. usagi otsumami kun
  593. coconut barfi san
  594. red bean mochi san
  595. choco trifle kun
  596. tangyuan chan
  597. crisp ruby chan
  598. rolo cookie kun
  599. hakuto jelly kun
  600. biscotti kun
  601. samoa kun
  602. mocha java cake kun
  603. grape jellybean crepe kun
  604. white rabbit candy kun
  605. churro senpai
  606. mocha frappe kun
  607. stickies kun
  608. pop candy chan
  609. mocha semifreddo kun
  610. bombe alaska san
  611. sakura mochi kun
  612. eggnog kun
  613. takenoko chocolate san
  614. melon shaved ice tan
  615. white macaron kun
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Full day of eating the other day :

Breakfast: chocolate protein nicecream, fresh fruit and a blood orange juice
Snack: fresh fruit
Lunch: protein pancakes with liquid coconut Butter and later more almondbutter + peanutbutter
Dinner: oven roasted veggies and tofu
Dessert: a vegan white chocolate strawberry bar which tastes like yogurette aka heaven
Not pictured: around 10 dates that i’ve snacked inbetween

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Made myself a nice little no-bake birthday pie (because I like pie much, much more than I like cake.)

ingredients

  • 1 block silken tofu
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet milk chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 packet hot cocoa mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp coffee extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 pre-made pie crust (I used oreo)

Directions:

This is so easy you could probably teach a monkey to do it (assuming you also taught them how to wash their hands.)

  1. Drain your tofu and run it through the blender or food processor
  2. Melt your chocolate chips in a microwave or a double-boiler (put a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water)
  3. Mix your chocolate and other flavorings into your tofu mix, blend until combined and smooth, pour into your crust and refrigerate until firm.

And once it cools it’s got this amazing texture - it’s kind of like a thick, fudgy pudding. It reminds me a lot of the banana pudding my girlfriend makes which is like 99% whipped cream.

I’ve seen recipes online for no-bake chocolate tofu pies that call for fewer ingredients than I used, but to be completely honest, I just kept reaching into the spice cabinet to get rid of that tofu taste. Not that tofu tastes bad by any means, but it’s certainly not what I want to taste when I’m eating chocolate or a pie. Seeing as I got this stuff past a picky 11 year old (who, to be fair, is a noted chocoholic) I think I did a pretty good job.

I dig the idea of using tofu as a base for pies and I’ve got some ideas I think would pair really well

YogFoods #2: Kim's Intercontinental Custard

There are three things you should know about me. First, I’m a hopeless romantic. Second, the last time I went on a normal date with a girl my bank assumed my identity had been stolen. And third, I have a massive crush on my favorite Yogscast member, Kim. And she seems like she could use some romance in her life. So for Valentines day, I decided to make use of my increasingly ironic collection of heart-shaped bakeware, and make a Valentine’s Day dish for the Malaysian Sensaysian herself.

Kim is half British and half Chinese-Malaysian, so I decided to make a dish that combines inspiration from those two areas. Custards are quintessentially English, to the point that the standard vanilla custard sauce is known far and wide as crème anglaise (English cream), and the custard tart is a favorite dessert throughout Britain and the Commonwealth. Meanwhile, soy is a staple throughout East Asia, and if you’ve had soy milk you know that it has a somewhat nutty flavor with a bitter aftertaste. I’ve found that if you add sweetness and saltiness to balance out the bitterness, soy milk and tofu can bring both the flavor of toasted almonds and a creaminess reminiscent of yogurt or cream cheese to desserts. In Malaysia, like most tropical countries, coconut is a staple that is used in a wide variety of dishes.

Since Kim is lactose intolerant, and her homeland has two great dairy substitutes, I decided to make an Asian-inspired dairy-free version of the two above-mentioned custards.

A custard tart traditionally has a shortbread crust, which is a very buttery biscuit. Since we’re going dairy-free, and one of our themes is coconut, I made it by warming 4 ounces of coconut oil to the softness of room-temperature butter, creaming it with 2 ounces of sugar, then adding a dash of salt, ¾ ounce of egg white (I had plenty sitting around, you’ll know why soon), and 6 ounces of flour. It was a bit too crumbly to roll out, so instead of making a tart crust I decided to make this cheesecake-style, with a layer of shortbread on the bottom and the custard on top of it. 

I pressed about 4 ounces of dough into the bottoms of two mini springform pans, docked them with a fork, and pre-baked them at 350°F until they looked sort of done, but still pale. When they came out, I immediately brushed them with some egg white - that’s a common technique with tart shells, the carryover heat cooks the egg into a thin waterproof layer that keeps the filling from soaking into the crust.

The filling is simple, you just put one 12-ounce block of tofu, ½ cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon salt into a food processor and process it, scraping the sides occasionally, until it’s completely smooth. That makes about two cups of filling, which perfectly fit into my two pans (if you want to make a regular 9" cheesecake, double this recipe). I greased the sides of the pans with a little coconut oil, poured in the batter, and baked these at 300°F for about half an hour. What’s neat about this is that the protein in the tofu acts just like the protein in eggs, so they bake more or less like normal custards. They’ll never really look done in the oven - they’ll stay very jiggly until cool - but if you poke them with a toothpick or notice the sides lifting away from the pan, you’ll see they’ve solidified.

I would probably never make crème anglaise, except that it’s my go-to ice cream base. I went to an Italian culinary school, so in my mind gelato, custard-based ice cream, is the only acceptable ice cream. I normally use half-and-half, but I noticed that coconut milk has almost the exact same fat content, making it a perfect substitute. So I combined 16 ounces of coconut milk, 6 egg yolks (now you know why I had egg whites sitting around), and 5 ounces of sugar in a bowl over a double boiler, heating it slowly up until it was a bit thickened (the key is to not let it hit 190°F, because then the eggs cook and you get sweet scrambled eggs). After taking it off the heat, I put the bowl in an ice bath to cool it down, stirred in ½ teaspoon of vanilla bean paste, and once it was relatively cool I put it in the fridge. That's crème anglaise, and you can use it as a vanilla cream sauce. Or…

After the anglaise is cold, you can pop it in an ice cream machine. And that’s what I did. It’s a small batch, so it was at a soft-serve consistency in less than 10 minutes. I then scooped it into a tupperware container and put it in the freezer to harden.

Kim has also lived in both Venezuela and Colombia, and we’d be remiss to not include an inspiration from there. The South American favorite dulce de leche is both the perfect topping for our dish and the perfect use for my remaining coconut milk. I combined 7 ounces of coconut milk, 4.5 ounces of dark brown sugar, and a dash of salt in a non-stick pan and cooked it, stirring regularly, until it started smelling strongly of caramel. Normally you would let it thicken to a paste, but since I’m using it as a sauce I stopped when it was still drizzly, and once cool I put it in a bottle.

To complete the dish, I toasted some shredded coconut in the oven. The tart still has a bit of bitterness, which can be offset with a bit more sauce and some finishing salt if it bothers you.

Oh no! Kim’s tart has been tainted by the flux!

Wait, no, it’s just some of the crème anglaise with blueberries mixed in. I should have known Kim’s taint wouldn’t taste this good.

For added authenticity, eat this alone while not wearing pants. But I guess you could share it with a loved one, if you’re that kind of person.