June 18, 2009

Chocolate Nut Brownies

I must introduce you readers to the concept of raw food. I happened to attend a raw food class conducted by Mr. Philip Clegg who works in British Council but pursues cooking as a hobby and he is extremely knowledgeable in the subject. He eats only only raw food and I was amazed to find out that there is more to raw food than mere salads... he taught us starters, soups, main courses, and yum desserts.. I will share some of the recipes with you all. Chocolate nut brownies is an amazingly simple and quick and yummy dessert to dish out... Ah yes, all his recipes have no sugar, no milk and requires no cooking... Surprised! Well read on and try them out..

Chocolate Nut Brownies
Serves 16; 32x20 cm dish
1.25 cup de- shelled walnuts
3 cups almonds
1.5 cup dates
1 vanilla pod
3 Tblspn coconut oil (cold pressed)
1 cup raisins
1 cup cocoa powder
1 pinch Himalayan crystal salt
1 pinch cayenne (chilli if not available) powder
1 pinch nutmeg

Put all into a food processor, use a S blade until it sticks together. Be careful not to overdo, as nuts in the oil will separate and make the mix too sticky and oily. Empty contents into baking dish and press down to form a compact even surface ( you must press well or they will crumble later at the time of making pieces). Put in fridge and keep for 2/3 hours for it to set. You can keep it overnight. No harm. Alternatively, you can make tight rounds of these and call them chocolate nut brownie candies. Alternatives: Try using other nuts.
Extremely yummie and healthy too!!!!!!!!

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