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Chocolate, orange and ginger truffles

by Alice on dicembre 22, 2011

Ingredients 200 g dark chocolate (70% cacao), preferably fairtrade 3 tablespoons cashew butter, at room temperature 3 tablespoons orange jam (with no added sugar), at room temperature 1 organic orange, washed half a teaspoon dried ginger powder (and some more to roll the truffles) 100-110 g almond meal cocoa powder (with no added sugar), just […]

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Ingredients 6-7 tablespoons puffed millet unsweetened and unflavoured oat milk, to taste a handful of unsweetened, dried banana chips a tablespoon dried coconut flakes a tablespoon fairtrade dark chocolate bits or chips a few pinches of vanilla powder Makes 1 serving.

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Chocolate, cherry and hazelnut balls

by Alice on dicembre 1, 2010

Ingredients 150 g vegan plain biscuits (with no hydrogenated vegetable oils and no added refined sugar), very finely crushed (you can use a food processor or coffee grinder) 200 g cherry jam or cherry preserve, with no added sugar 30 g coconut oil, to be melted 40 g pure cocoa butter, to be melted 200 […]

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Fig and hazelnut open sandwich

by Alice on settembre 13, 2010

Ingredients multy grain or wholemeal bread, sliced (and lightly toasted, if you prefer) maple syrup hazelnut butter fresh figs (ripe but firm), cleaned and cut into quarters shelled hazelnuts, coarsely chopped dark chocolate, preferably Fairtrade

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Ingredients 50 ml GMO-free vegetable cream (I used almond cream), unsweetened and unflavoured 50 ml almond milk, unsweetened and unflavoured 120 g rice malt syrup 50 g hazelnut butter 50 g almond butter 100 g dark fairtrade chocolate (70% cocoa), broken into pieces and melted in a bain-marie 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract 1-2 handfuls […]

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Gluten-free brownies

by Alice on aprile 15, 2010

Ingredients 200 g fair trade dark chocolate (70% cacao) 90 g quinoa flour a pinch of whole sea salt a pinch of cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 115 g rice malt syrup 55 g maple syrup, grade B or C 4 tablespons powdered flax seeds, mixed with 12 tablespoons filtered water 50 g […]

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Ingredients For the cake 200 g semi-whole wheat flour 80 g wholemeal flour 120 g almond flour 40 g unsweetened cacao powder, sifted 50 g muscovado sugar half a teaspoon vanilla powder 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 tablespoon cornstarch a pinch of whole sea salt 180 g barley malt syrup 100 ml extra virgin […]

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Ingredients 100 g quinoa flour 200 g semi-whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons cream of tartar a pinch of whole sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda half a teaspoon cardamom powder 200 ml plain (unflavoured) and unsweetened rice milk 70 ml extra virgin olive oil 80 g rice malt syrup 20 ml maple […]

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Ingredients 100 g dark chocolate, fair trade 2 tablespoons plain oat milk 1 pinch whole sea salt 100 g barley malt syrup 200 g almond butter 70 g whole puffed barley Makes 20 treats.

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Pear, chocolate, hazelnut and cinnamon crumble

by Alice on ottobre 27, 2009

Ingredients For the filling 3 slightly under-ripe pears (Bartlett or similar), peeled and cut into pieces 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 2 tablespoons agave syrup juice of 1 lemon For the crumble topping 100 g dark chocolate (or 1 bar) 4 handfuls of hazelnuts a pinch of whole sea salt 3 tablespoons muscovado sugar a few […]

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Pistachio and chocolate covered figs

by Alice on settembre 26, 2009

Ingredients 1 dark chocolate bar (100 g), preferably Fairtrade, 80% cacao 2 teaspoons hazelnut butter a pinch of cinnamon a pinch of chilli powder a pinch of whole sea salt 8 fresh figs, ripe but firm, washed and pat dried with kitchen paper 2 handfuls unsalted pistachios, shells and skins removed, very coarsely chopped Directions […]

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Pear and chocolate cake

by Alice on febbraio 17, 2009

Pears and chocolate: a classic combination which is always a winner. When selceting the pears for this cake, make sure they’re firm and under-ripe. If you’re using sweetened dark chocolate, lower the amount of rice malt syrup.   Ingredients 1 cup almond flour 1 cup whole kamut flour 4 extra firm Bartlett or other firm pears, peeled, cored and cut into […]

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