Looking for a delicious vegan, gluten-free Valentines Day dessert? Well look no further! We found this gorgeous dark chocolate almond tart with pastry crust from Nourishing Meals that is both vegan and gluten-free. And sure to satisfy the chocolate-lover or sweet-tooth in your household!
Vegan Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Almond Tart with Pastry Crust
- ½ cup superfine brown rice flour
½ cup superfine sweet rice flour
½ cup millet flour
½ cup potato starch
¼ cup organic cane sugar, maple sugar, or coconut sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
¾ cup organic palm shortening
½ cup non-dairy milk (unsweetened hemp milk)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Place the flours, potato starch, sugar, salt, baking soda, and xanthan gum into a bowl and whisk together well. Cut in the shortening with your fingers or a pastry cutter until some fine, and some pea-sized crumbs are formed.
Mix together the milk and vinegar and then add them to the flour mixture. Quickly mix in using a fork or spoon. If needed, add more hemp milk, a teaspoon at a time, just until the dough holds together. Form dough into a ball and chill for about 20 minutes. Do NOT overwork the dough.
Roll the dough in between two pieces of waxed paper into about a 12 to 13-inch circle. Peel off the top layer of waxed paper and gently lift up the dough and flip onto the tart pan. Peel off the second layer of waxed paper and gently ease the dough into the pan, pressing it into the edges.
Trim off any remaining dough around the top edges. Prick a few times with a fork. Bake for 30 minutes on a baking sheet. Cool completely before adding your filling. Roll out extra dough and sprinkle with cinnamon, bake until slightly crisp around the edges for a treat!
If you give this delicious Valentines Day Vegan, Gluten-Free Dessert recipe a try, let us know what you think!