Hello and welcome to month two of the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. This monthly challenge was created by Jutta, at Hungry Little Girl, to replace the Surprise Recipe Swap. The idea behind the Crazy Ingredient Challenge is to create a recipe, using two ingredients that you wouldn't normally pair together. This month the ingredients were Avocado and Caramel.
Try as I may, I couldn't think of anyway to work caramel into a savoury dish. OK, that's a total lie.... I just told myself that, so I could create another dessert recipe.... Curse my love of dessert!! I had a few ideas brewing in that little brain of mine, like maybe brownies, or blondies, but I decided to go on a totally different tangent and attempt avocado pudding. After googling it and finding a few recipes, I took a few ideas and went into the kitchen. Now, I have to say that I've been feeling less than lucky in the kitchen lately. I'm misplacing my tools, dropping/spilling things and even burning things. This time was no different. I ended up having to stop my pudding making to clean up a tin of coconut milk, I spilled all over my kitchen floor.
After the clean up (and a mommy time out because I was fuming!) I went back to finish my pudding. I was very please to see that my ingredients really did end up looking like pudding. First taste wasn't sweet enough and I could still taste the avocado. A few more tweeks and I was happy with the result. I portioned out the pudding, and set up my shot. Success all around. I could here the kids in the back ground talking about how yummy the stuff mommy was taking pictures of, looked. They both jumped at the chance to gobble down some pudding and Mr.B even claimed it was the best Chocolate Pudding he has ever tasted!
Avocado Chocolate-Caramel Pudding
2 ripe avocados
1/4 C caramel sauce
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C coconut milk
3 Tbs cocoa powder
toffee bits or cacao nibs for garnish
In your food processor, puree the avocado with the caramel sauce, brown sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder and coconut milk, until nice and smooth; scraping the sides once. Spoon pudding into serving dishes and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with toffee bits or cacao nibs, before serving.
This post linked to
See Ya in the Gumbo
You're Gonna Love it!
In & Out of the Kitchen
My Meatless Monday
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