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American Cheese (Cashew)

What you need: 

1 cup water
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon unflavored Kosher gelatin (made with carrageenan or agar-agar)
1 1/4 cup boiling water
2 cups raw cashews
1/4 cup yeast flakes
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 oz pimiento or 1/2 large sweet red peper or 2 tablespoon paprika

What you do: 

In blender, soak gelatin in cold water. Assemble other ingredients. Add boiling water and whiz briefly to disolve. Add cashews and liquify. Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy. Spray 1-quart mold (pan) with Pam. Pour cheese into mold and cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove and slice after firm. Can be frozen.

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
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Maybe I shouldn't review a recipe when I haven't tried it, but I thought I should warn you:

IF you're sensitive to it (which many people are) carageenan can give you a stomach ache - and may not be good for you. I'd stick with agar if you can get it.  ;)


Unless the 'Kosher Gelatin' specifically states "Not made from animal products", it is likely to contain some. I'd suggest using agar agar, afterall that's what some kosher gelatins are made from anyway.

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