Tarragon & Chives Cheeze

Tarragon & Chives Cheeze
What I love about nut cheeze, is that you can easily make it at home, flavour it any way you like, and of course that there were no cows involved :-) This cheeze isn't as oily as real cheese, but it tastes good and it is pretty healthy.
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: cheeze
Prep time: 
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You need
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 2 table spoons of pine nuts (you can also stick with cashew nuts)
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tspns onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan rock salt
  • 4 tspns garlic powder
  • 1+3/4 cups plain unsweetened oat or other non dairy milk
  • ½ cup agar flakes (or 8 teaspoons agar powder)
  • ¼ cup rice bran oil
  • 2 tbsp yellow or white miso
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Chopped chives - lots
  • Dried or fresh tarragon - lots (otherwise the flavour won't get through), I put in least 3 tbsp of dried tarragon, but you can start with less and taste the mixture
  • Curry powder, as much as you like (again, taste the mixture)
To do
  1. lightly oil a suitable container or ramekin (I use plastic containers and don't need to oil)
  2. finely grind the cashews in a food processor
  3. add the nutritional yeast, onion powder, salt and garlic powder. Pulse a few more times to blend in the spices.
  4. combine the soy milk, agar, and oil in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the agar is dissolved.
  5. with the food processor running, gradually pour the milk mixture through the feed tube and into the nut mixture. Blend for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is very smooth and creamy. Blend in the miso, lemon juice, and truffle oil and chopped chives (if using).
  6. transfer the mixture to a container; cover and refrigerate until it is very firm, about 4 hours. Once it is firm, use a knife to gently remove the cheese from the ramekin, or wriggle your container.

 

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