This very light dessert can also be a satisfying low-fat snack. Cashew milk, which gives the pudding its rich, creamy texture, is also an excellent source of protein, potassium, and phosphorus.
Serves 16. Total time 1 hour, 30 minutes.Prep time 1 hour.Cooking time 30 minutes.
3/4 cFresh cashew milk*
1/4 cFresh lemon juice
3/4 cRaw sugar or granulated fructose
1 TbspEggless mayonnaise
3 TbspCornstarch mixed with 3 Tbsp. water
1 cUnbleached white flour
2 tspnEgg replacer powder
1/2 tspnBaking powder
1/16 tspnBaking soda
1/4 cSafflower oil
3 1/2 TbspWater
..Confectioners sugar for garnishing
- Prepare the cashew milk as directed. Place in a small saucepan along with the next 5 filling ingredients and bring to a boil on medium heat. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture, whisking until thickened. Cook until very thick, then pour into a lightly oiled 8-inch square pan, spreading to fill the dish evenly. Chill until completely firm, at least 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. For the wafers, combine the first 5 dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the oil, mixing until evenly crumbly. Slowly add the water until the dough forms a soft ball. Turn onto a well-floured work surface, kneading and turning a few times. Roll the dough into a 10x14-inch rectangle about 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick, adding a little more flour if necessary.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry into 2x1½-inch rectangles. (To get straight edges and even sizes, it's helpful to use a ruler.) You will need 32 wafers. With a spatula, place the pastry pieces on an oiled cookie sheet.** Bake for 10 minutes, then flip over and bake a further 2 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Cool.
- To assemble, cut the lemon pudding into sixteen 2-inch pieces. Place each section of pudding between 2 wafers. Serve sprinkled with confectioners sugar if desired.
Notes*Cashew milk: Blend 1/4 cup raw cashew pieces with 1 cup hot water until smooth. Strain through a fine strainer.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 123, Fat 4.7g (43 cal), Carbohydrate 19g (76 cal), Protein 1.1g (4 cal)
Added information: Saturated Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 49mg, Dietary Fiber 0.3g