Hello! This is a super quick post as I'm feeling a bit busy to be blogging, but want to share this ripper of a recipe.
In a quest to satisfy my chocolate requirements while trying to eat a paleo diet I have finally landed on a recipe that, while it's not quite chocolate, does go one step closer than my last post, I Can't Believe it's not Chocolate. Here's that one.... http://sensiblespice.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/i-cant-believe-its-not-chocolate.html
The crux of this recipe was taken from another recipe blog by a Twitter pal, Rhubarb Wine, although altered it slightly as I prefer no 'bits' in my brownie/fake chocolate, thank you very much. You can follow Rhuie on Twitter here https://twitter.com/#!/rhubarbwhine
This recipe is sugar free and it's dairy free. Win!
I found organic medjool dates at a major supermarket. Win!
2 cups medjool dates (ie. fresh, smooshy dates, not from a packet)
1 cup raw cacoa
2 cups walnuts
Blitz walnuts in food processor as finely as you can. (I have a Thermomix and milled them for 20 seconds on speed 10)
Add cacao to walnuts and blitz to mix.
With the motor running (speed 5 or 6 on your Thermo) add a date at a time. When they're all in, give it a good whizz up to combine.
It should look crumbly but hold together when pressed.
Press into a square 20cm cake tin lined with baking paper and chill for a few hours.
Cut when very cold and store in the fridge.
Enjoy with reckless abandon!
|Mixed and crumbly, going in to the slice tin. |
This tin was too big. I suggest you use a 20cm square.
|Pressing the mix with my favourite Tupperware scraper thing.|
|Enjoying the treat with a coffee. |
Ok, I rushed the milk pouring.
It should have been a heart but ended up looking a bit like a bum :)