Friday, 9 September 2016

Raw Desserts Workshop with Laurianne's Raw Cakes

If you have been following me on social media over the last few months you will know that I've been trying to eat a little bit healthier. So this means when I'm at home I try my best to eat 'clean'. What does this mean - well I try not to eat dairy, wheat, gluten, refined sugar etc. I haven't been eating any treats as such (unless I'm eating out) but going forward I would like to be able to have a 'clean' treat with my cup of tea. So I took to the worldwide web looking for inspiration and came across Laurianne's website and noticed that she was hosting workshops on how to make raw desserts so I decided to give it a go.

The Workshop
I wasn't really sure what to expect from the workshop so I arrived with an open mind. It was being held in conjunction with the Tartan Carrot* in The Old Barn (G41 4SN, it is surrounded by the beautiful Pollok Country Park). It was a beautiful setting, in a lovely little kitchen. You would have thought that you were just sitting around in your friend's kitchen. The courses are small and depending on location can be limited to 8 people. Which is great, as it makes it very personal.

So Laurianne started off by giving us a booklet which contained all the recipes that we were going to 'bake' and she also gave us a little background to her company (you can find an interview I did with Laurianne by clicking HERE).

I hear you ask impatiently - what cakes did we bake? For this particular workshop we made:-

  • rainbow fruits cheesecake
  • raw fruit tartlets, and
  • raw brownies & chocolate icing
Laurianne proceeded to make each cake - giving us the opportunity to see the cakes at each stage. The consistency is important so I thought it was great to be able to see it evolve. We were also able to taste the cakes at different stages which showed us how important the ingredients were to make the cake work.

Laurianne was able to make recommendations for the best produce to use and where to get it in Glasgow. Further information was also provided in the booklet on this. The equipment used is also important so Laurianne talked us through what she would recommend and this was also covered in the booklet. Also included was a list of places where we could find further recipes.

The Cakes
Rainbow Fruits Cheesecake

Raw Fruits Tartlets

Raw Brownies & Chocolate Icing
I seem to have lost my photos of the making of this brownie but you can see it in the right hand corner of the photo.

The Cost
The cost of the course was £45 - which I thought was great value. The course lasted for 2 hours. We got to bring home our cakes and while we were there we also got to taste some other cakes.

Further Information
Laurianne's website click HERE
For more information on workshops click HERE
To find out how to get your hands on Laurianne's cakes click HERE

Finally, people may think that these workshops (or Laurianne's cakes) are only for vegan's however, I think that both the workshops and cakes are for anyone who is looking for something healthy. The cakes really are tasty and you would be surprised how filling they are. And as they are not packed full of refined sugar you are not left craving more, you are actually really satisfied.

If you have any questions on the workshop please comment below or send an email to

Thanks a mil for reading.

Emma mai xx

* The Tartan Carrot is a hub for all things Vegan and Vegetarian in Scotland. They organise Vegan and Vegetarian events as well as researching the best Vegan and Vegetarian places to eat in Scotland. You can access their website by clicking HERE.

Some photos of Laurianne's cakes:-

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