Sunday, 7 March 2010

Have you ever heard of raw brownies?

I'm so excited about raw food. I've been searching for raw recipes in the net and found this promising brownie recipe. I love brownies, and decided to try if the raw version could compete with the ordinary baked brownie. I changed the recipe a bit, added the cocoa nibs, I think it gives a nice crunchy feeling. If you like more brownies with a smooth texture, I recommend not putting cocoa nibs and mincing the almonds to a very fine pulver. 
So, today I made this new experimentation amongst raw food. I love all the ingredients, the result can't be anything else than utterly delicious. And I have to say these raw brownies really surprised me, because they were scrumptious, lovely and wonderful! They melted in your mouth and really were what you call exuberant, and the most important thig is they really tasted like brownies. And looked liked one's too, don't you think?
The recipe is very simple, it just takes a bit time to soak the almonds and mince them. Otherwise it's very easy and quick. And a feast to your mind and body...Mmmm! I think I'm going to try other raw desserts too, when I have time. 

4 dl soaked, minced organic almonds
450g soft, pitted organic dates (medjool is the best!)
5 tbsp organic raw cocoa powder
4 tbsp organic raw cocoa nibs
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1-2 tbsp raw agave nectar (to taste)
lucuma and cocoa powder, to sprinkle over

1. Put the dates into a blender, mince them with a little bit of water into a fluid paste. Put them into a big bowl, add the minced almonds and rest of the ingredients. Mix well. 

2. Put into square baking dish, sprinkle over some lucuma powder and cocoa powder. 

3. Place in the freezer at least for an hour.  Cut into pieces and enjoy! You can serve it with for example berries or raw ice cream. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!