Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Apricot, coconut and white chocolate dream biscuits

My blogs on here are getting pretty sparse which is a real shame. I have been working 6 days a week but it isn't a very good excuse.
Today is my day off so my boyfriend and I went to our usual breakfast spot as per every week on a wednesday. Last week we thought it might be nice to try a different breakfast spot as we were getting in a bit of a rut. We went to a new cafe down the road from us that isn't vegan or even vegetarian but you can usually get something to eat at any cafe. We ordered our coffees, looked at the menu and there was absolutely nothing that was vegan or even veganisable. LAME. We drank our coffees and left, on route to our regular breakfast spot and had our usual avocado on toast with lime and green tomatoes. I will never stray again. :)





 Having the afternoon off means cooking! These biscuits are so yummy and crumbly and extremely moorish. They are also super quick to throw together.
There is one thing I have to stress about the dried apricots I use. DO NOT buy those disgusting orange, full of chemicals dried apricots you get in a bag from the supermarket. They are tasteless. Buy Turkish apricots from a health food store. They are juicy and soft and so full of flavour. They are brown rather than  the chemically, orange ones you can find. The taste is much better and make for a better biscuit!



 Just before this photo was taken I picked off all my nail polish hence the disgusting nails!




 Apricot, coconut and white chocolate Biccies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup melted virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon good quality salt (Himalayan)
1 'egg' of egg replacer
1/2 cup finely chopped dried turkish apricots
1/2 cup  shredded coconut
1/2 cup vegan white choc chips (I used sweet williams)

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius
Beat the coconut oil and sugar together in  large bowl.
Add the flour and beat again.
Add vanilla, egg replacer and salt and combine well.
Add chopped apricots, coconut and choc chips and use your hand to combine the ingredients well.
Roll into balls and place on a lines flat tray.
Using a fork, press down on each of the balls till flattened.
Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes or until golden around the outside.












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