Sunday, 26 July 2015

Raw Cherry, Sandwich cookies

I just had my wisdom teeth out! WAH.
It has been pretty ok for the last 2 days but I am weaning myself off the hard drugs and it is really hurting today :(
Since I have a whole week to recuperate, I thought why not get back to this blogging thing?


I made these this morning but realised I couldn't even eat one. SO SAD! I tried mushing one up in my mouth but it hurt too much and I hasd to stop. Back to my Jelly and Yoghurt for a few more days I think!



Raw Sandwich Cookies with Cherry Cream and Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients:

Biscuits:

1/2 cup oats - blended into flour (just whack in a high speed blender for a couple of mins.)
1/4 cup raw cacao
10 Mejool dates
Vanilla extract 
Pinch salt 

Cherry Cream:

1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight 
1/4 cup agave 
1 cup fresh or frozen cherries 
Vanilla extract 
1/2 cup  melted coconut oil 
1 1/2 tablespoons lecithin granules

Chocolate Ganache:

2 tablespoons raw cacao
1 tablespoon agave 
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Pinch of salt

Method:

In a food processor place all ingredients for the biscuits, blend until combined and starting to come together into a ball.
Roll out the ball on some grease proof paper with a rolling pin and cut with a cookie cutter or rim of a water glass.
Place in dehydrator and dehydrate for 3 hours.
If you don't have a dehydrator place in the oven at the lowest temperature until the cookies become firm and dry. 

For the cream, add cherries and 1/2 cup water to blender and blend until smooth, probably 2 or 3 minutes. Once smooth add agave, vanilla and cashews and blend for several minutes.
While that blends, combine melted coconut oil and lecithin granules.
While blender is still on, open lid and pour in coconut oil mixture carefully. 
Place mixture in a large bowl and refrigerate for 3 hours. 

Once cream is set, cover one cookie in a thick layer of cream and squash another cookie on top.
For the ganache, just combine all the ingredients and mix well.

Dip or drizzle the biscuits with ganache and top with a cherry, refrigerate for 30 minutes then eat!




I used a disposable piping bag to pipe the cherry cream in but you could just smear it on with a spoon.

You could easily make them any flavour you wanted really. Strawberry would be yum!




1 comment:

  1. These are so pretty! Too bad you couldn't eat them ): It took me a while to eat solid food after my wisdom teeth surgery as well. At least it makes you appreciate it more after going without it a while!

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