Every now and then, I make something that makes me feel like a rock star. Not because I rate it as off-the-charts amazing – I’ve learnt to contain my reactions to my own baking until I’ve tested it on a human guinea pig, so as to avoid potential humiliation when they shrug their shoulders in a mediocre ‘eh’.
Instead, the rock star feeling comes when I make something that other people truly, delightedly enjoy and they tell me this effusively. I understand why people enter competitions like Masterchef and the Great British Bake-Off. To have someone tell you your dish is the best of the day – or the best you’ve made in months – makes you ridiculously proud. Ok, so they probably also enter for the money and worldwide fame, but the grassroots kicks are still there.
This weekend I made just such a dish. I chucked a bunch of the usual suspects into a blender and out came a little piece of heaven. Sometimes life hands you a miracle like that. Here’s my super easy recipe for raw chocolate slices aka the new black in my household.#
Raw Chocolate Slices
- 2 cups mixed nuts (my mix has almond, brazil, macadamia and cashew)
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup raw honey
- ½ cup cacao
- ¼ cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Line a small loaf tin with baking paper.
- Place the nuts in a food processor or blender and pulse to a powder. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixture is as smooth as you want it.
- Spoon mixture into loaf pan and pack down until smooth.
- Freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
- Run a knife around the edges of the pan and turn out onto a serving plate. Peel off baking paper and slice.
- Enjoy on their own with a cup of coffee or serve with fresh berries berries and coconut cream as a dessert.