Raw Cashew "Cheeze"
1 1/2 cups cashews (not salted, not roasted)
1/4 to 1 cup water
1 to 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 dashes black pepper
I know two hours sounds like a long time, but you can kill that on the internet like I did.
1) Place the cashews in a medium sized bowl. Fill water 2" above cashews. Soak for two hours then drain.
2) Place in a blender or food processor with some, not all, of the water and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth then scrape into a bowl and cover. Set in a cool place for 24 hours. The cheeze will set and become firmer by the next day. Then it lasts about a week in the fridge.
This is so delicious! I always pick at it while I'm processing. It is hard to wait the whole day! Use in place of ricotta, cream cheese, sliced cheese...etc.