Saturday, 2 July 2011

Temporary Vegan Trifle

Why temporary? Because the combination of chocolate brownies, berry compote and chocolate-coconut ganache in trifle form is almost certain to disappear as soon as it's created.

Vegan Trifle

Chocolate brownie ingredients:
1 cup of soymilk
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup of rice bran or canola oil
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of dark chocolate, chopped and ready to melt
2 cups of plain flour (you can replace this with gluten free flour if you wish)
3/4 cup of cocoa powder
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt

Berry compote ingredients:
400gm of fresh or frozen berries of your choice (I used mixed)
2 Tbsp of raw sugar

Chocolate-coconut ganache ingredients:
2oogm of dark chocolate
3/4 cup of coconut milk

How to make:


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (c)
2. In a large bowl, whisk the soymilk and apple cider vinegar and let stand for a few minutes.
3. Melt the chocolate (boil water in a saucepan, place the chocolate in a bowl and place the bowl in the saucepan, making sure no water enters the bowl. Whick chocolate until it is melted.
4. Add the sugar, oil, vanilla extract and salt to the soymilk mixture and whisk.
5. Add the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
6. Stir the melted chocolate through the mixture.
7. Line a 33x23cm baking tray with baking paper, pour the brownie mixture in and bake for 30mins.

Berry compote:
1. Put the berries into a small saucepan over a low heat, sprinkle with the sugar and cook until they have released their juices. The mixture should look like a lumpy jam (in a good way...). This should take no longer than 10minutes.

Chocolate-coconut ganache:
1.Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan until just boiling, take off the stove and whisk in the chocolate until all melted.

Trifle assembly:
1. Find/buy/steal 4 martini glasses.
2. Fill 1/4 of the glasses with the berry compote
3. After cutting the brownies into squares, place one in the glasses.
4. Cover brownie with ganache.
5. Add another brownie
6. Cover with compote.
7. Add a layer of ganache and top with some sliced almonds. Refrigerate for an hour.

Finally, eat it, eat it good, eat it real good.


  1. This sounds so delicious! :)

  2. I particularly love the paper crane garnish :)