2 tsp of ground cinnamon (can be replaced with some other sweet spices)
10 tbsp of brown sugar (you can add more or less, depends on your taste)
Water to cook the apples
This will give you enough puree for a medium sized jar. If you need more, or less, simply adjust the ingredients. And if you want that extra apple flavor, add few drops of apple extract.
Wash and peel the apples. Cut into quarters and remove the core. Place them in a large pot and pour enough water to cover them (10 cups shound do the job). Bring them to a boiling point and keep cooking until soft. Stir occasionally.
After about 20 minutes, remove from the heat and drain. Allow it to cool for a while and mash with a fork or even better with an electric mixer.
The puree has to stay soft and smooth. You don’t want some apple pieces in it. This is why you should always use the electric mixer. You just can’t get that puree consistency with fork.
Keep your puree in a jar with tight lid. It has to be in the refrigerator.
The Hazelnut Cream vegan recipe is quite easy to prepare and will give you a good start for the day.
1 tbsp of flour
2 tbsp of brown sugar
¼ cup of grated hazelnuts
1 tbsp of cocoa powder
1 tbsp of cornstarch
1 cup of soy milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
5 tbsp of hot water
Combine the flour, brown sugar, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, cornstarch, vanilla extract and hot water in a bowl. Mix well using an electric mixer. Set aside. Boil the soy milk over a low – medium temperature.
Add cocoa mixture and reduce the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. When the mixture thickens, remove from the heat. Allow it to cool for a while. Keep in the refrigerator.
Useful tip 1
You can prepare this cream with different kinds of nuts. Simply replace the hazelnuts with some other nuts of your choice.
Useful tip 2
Be sure to try some of the cream before it thickens. You may want to add some more sugar. This really depends on your taste.
Useful tip 3
Instead of vanilla extract, you can add some orange extract to the mixture.