Saturday, 12 April 2008

Banana Crepe or Pancake

I made these first thing this morning so they were ready by mid morning. They are delicously light yet satisfying. Put your favourite fillings into them and enjoy.

4 large bananas
1 cup flaxseed, ground
1 tsp ginger spice
pinch sea salt

Process in a food processor until you have a creamy batter. Take a tablespoonful or the mixture and make circular crepes, spreading out thinly. Dry on the teflex sheet at 145 for an hour then flip over and continue drying at 145 for another hour. They may be ready now. If not, turn dryer down and continue drying until completely pliable and dry. Fill with your favourite raw fruit jam.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Raw Chocolate Orange Cake

This is a delicious chocolate orange cake which is quite mousse like. You can double the cacao butter if you want it to be richer and more solid but I like to keep the fat down this time of year.

1/2 cup cacao butter, melted
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup goji berries
2 medjool dates
1 orange rind
1 tsp purple corn extract
2 tsp maca
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 tablespoon hemp protein powder
dash sea salt
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
dash chilli powder
vanilla (opt)
1 1/2- 2 cups water

Melt the cacao butter or warm to soften by putting in a glass bowl over a pot of hot water. Put the blueberries, gojis and other ingredients into a vitamix, except the cacao. Add 1 and 1/2 cups water to get going. Add in the cacao with the mixer running and pour in the cacao butter. Add a little extra water if you need to.
Line a bowl or dish with plastic food wrap and pour in the chocolate mixture. Cover and allow to set in the fridge. Turn out onto a plate and decorate with fresh fruits in season. You can keep this cake in the fridge and just thaw out a piece when you want it. Enjoy! It really is delicious.