After candies I prepared a “mou” or “toffee” cream … without milk and sugar … but above all without cooking
You don’t need dairy products and sugars to obtain a delicious soft cream enough of the chopped dried fruit softened with fresh fruit.
Which dried fruit to choose?
“Dried fruit has a higher glycemic load than fresh fruit, but even after drying it often remains low. The values also change significantly from fruit to fruit, apples, pears, plums, berries and apricots have a glycemic load low, while pineapple, raisin dates have significantly higher glycemic load values.”
How to choose dried fruit
“Choose untreated organic dried fruit, do not be influenced by the color of some products. It is sulfur dioxide or sulfur dioxide E220 added during the drying of the fruit to maintain its lively color. Sulfur dioxide, is an additive present in many food products, both for us and for our animal friends, it is very irritating and from a nutritional point of view it seems that it hinders the assimilation of B vitamins by reducing the nutritional value of the foods that contain it. Apricots treated with E220 have sour and sparkling notes and maintain a bright orange color. The untreated apricots do not undergo the blockage of the normal oxidation process of the fruit, they darken and take on a sweet, fruity, dairy flavor perfect for preparing caramel, candy, toffee and toffee.”
Ingredients for the cream
- 100 g dried apricots
- 80 ml of pureed fruit (I used the orange)
- 1 tablespoon of cream of seeds or oil fruits (I used a pumpkin and sunflower seed cream)
- 1/8 of teaspoon of vanilla
- a pinch of salt
How to prepare the cream
Blend the fresh fruit in a mixer that will help you soften the cream.
Cut the dried apricots into small pieces and add them to the glass of your mixer with all the other ingredients. It will take a few minutes to get a smooth cream. Let your mixer rest intermittently so as not to overheat it and take the opportunity to scrape the cream from the walls of the glass and bring it back to the blades to work it better.
How can you use the cream
With the ingredients in the doses indicated in my recipe you will get a cream that you can spread, enrich it with pieces of fresh fruit, nuts, chocolate seeds, cereal flakes, spices … everything that can create flavor contrasts and textures.
It is also suitable for filling and coating baked products.