Menkit Prince, the author of the original 'Essential Oil Cookbook' first published in 1997, has just published a gourmet, all-raw series of recipe ebooks. Aromatically Raw Cakes is the first in the series and contains 31 original raw vegan cake recipes flavoured with exquisite top-grade essential oils. Each recipe is illustrated with her masterful photography to get you salivating and running to the kitchen to prepare it! With 21 different essential oils to play with, you are bound to create sensational new tastes to thrill your friends and guests.
For example, Lavender Ice Cream Cake has the texture of sensuous, velvety ice cream. The heavenly floral overtones of Lavender and Rose Geranium oil take you into deep pleasure while the earthiness of the Cardamom chocolate crust grounds you in the moment of bliss. The aftertaste brings waves of berry sweetness that dance with the tart lemon tang, leaving a very contented tongue and belly.
Capuccino Cheezcake will melt in your mouth. The first taste is not coffee but it comes on subtly. It's not overwhelming but there is an aftertaste of coffee. The texture is ultra creamy. People love the distinct flavours in Menkit's cakes as they arise subtly but powerfully one after the other. Nor are her cakes overly sweet or oily with just the right amount of coconut oil to make the cake set yet still remain decadent.
Imagine making a raw version of apple pie that tastes even better than what your mother made? With the addition of Lemon, Clove, Ginger and Cardamom essential oils, how could it not? And with the added benefit of boosting your immune system since essential oils have strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and antioxidant qualities.
If you are looking for something a little bit different and sophisticated enough to please the fussiest of eaters while still being ultra-healthy, this book may be for you. Many entrepreneurial spirits are making her cakes and selling them to local cafes and health food shops. Or if you just want a cake to keep in the fridge and spoil yourself whenever the need arises, these cakes will get you looking forward to your daily dose of bliss.
Menkit shows that you don’t have to be a professional chef to make outstandingly delicious cakes – the secret is in the ingredients, particularly the aromatherapy oils used in flavouring.
While the addition of aromatherapy oils to food is not yet a common practice, she educates the reader about its safety, use, importance of purity and so on. Only a drop or two is required to transform a cake into something spectacular.
Her opening chapters cover the safety of ingesting essential oils written by Dr James L. Symes, Professor of Chemistry, the importance of using only top quality oils along with tips of how to use and store essential oils. She also discusses the pros and cons of using sometimes controversial ingredients such as Irish Moss, agave and cacao powder. Keep your eyes peeled for the surprise recipe using the majestic Davidson Plum, Australian bush tucker superfood that is sure to take the world by storm.
All the recipes are sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.
See her website at http://www.aromaticallyraw.com