Date: Fri, 31 Mar 95 11:54:31 CST
From: email@example.com (Cynthia Gibas)
This is an adaptation of the chocolate couscous cake recipe in Friendly Foods.
It's designed to take advantage of the lovely dried mangos at our co-op, and
so it's kind of expensive, but very tasty. It would be fine with just apricots
too, of course.
You need a springform pan.
1 1/4 c. couscous
1 1/2 c. turbinado sugar
2 1/2 c. water (use water from rehydrating mangos, see below)
Simmer all of this together until it becomes the consistency of thick oatmeal,
then add 1/2 t. vanilla extract. Let cool and spread in the springform pan.
Let set while you make the rest of the stuff.
simmer in about 3 c. water
1/3 lb. dried mangoes
1/4 c. unsulfured dried apricots
press all of the water out of the softened dried fruit. Reserve about 1/3 of
the fruit for topping. Puree in a food processor 2 10oz. bricks Mori-Nu low
fat extra firm tofu and the rest of the fruit. Drop in spoonfuls onto the
'crust', and spread very gently to form a smooth layer.
Puree the reserved fruit and about 1/4 c. all-fruit apricot preserves,
adding enough liquid (mango water) to make a thick glaze. Spread on
top of the tofu layer. Let set for at least two hours and slice