This easy-to-make vegan St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipe is a template. Alter it to suit your tastes and embellish it with fruits and nuts, if you like.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
You may have already seen my vegan version of my mother-in-law Wini Naomi Goldberg’s Irish Soda Bread recipe. Her brown bread was equally good. (No, she wasn’t Irish but her husband was.) For this St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to do a non-alcoholic dessert and one that was quick and easy, since this late winter cold that’s been dogging me, is still in bloom.
Once again, I turned to my freezer to make a dessert for today’s blog post. I’ll tell you, I love freezer desserts, and I find myself making them on a regular basis. Do you make desserts from your freezer? I’d really like to know.
I had a sheet of Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies –the mini brownie bites, double recipe and baked in a quarter sheet pan–and a couple of tester containers of Vanilla Pastry Cream. One of the creams had lemon zest added and another had lemon juice. (I prefer the zest), and some made with soaked pitted dates instead of organic cane sugar.
Here’s How I made my St. Patrick’s Day Dessert:
- I fit a round of very cold brownie into a jar. These brownies don’t freeze solid, making them great for ice cream sandwiches, but they are easier to cut while ice cold.
- Green food coloring was mixed into the creams, which I’d combined. Less than 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint oil was added to the green cream, which bordered on aquamarine.
- A few of the scraps of brownies went on top of the cream, and I finished this little dessert with a sprinkle of green luster dust. My neighbor thought this was a one-person dessert but I think the jar is big enough for sharing. That is up to you – no judgment.
This St. Patrick’s Day dessert is, of course, just a template. Go further if you like.
If I’d felt well enough to go out, I would have finished this jar dessert with kiwi chunks, or maybe green grapes, and chopped pistachios to add a layer of fruit—always a good idea—and crunch, since both are green or greenish.
Wishing you all a happy, fun, and safe St. Paddy’s Day. As the Irish say, “May happiness often enter your gate and stay very late.”
Because I had laryngitis, the Rouxbe Live Event that was scheduled for yesterday, the 13th, has been moved to next week. The event is free but you do need to register.