So this recipe comes to me from my Mum, which is a recipe she adapted of Victoria Duncan’s from a special cook book my old school put together, which I then of course added something to, because I cannot leave someone else’s recipe alone. Ever. It’s a problem I have. Anyway…
Tip: If you’re just a couple of people or a small family, do half a batch. It’s quite a large recipe.
They’re yummy, moist and dense, and super nourishing. Salad and a square of this will be quite sufficient, thank you!
What you’ll need
1 1/4 cup coconut flour
2/3 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
8 large eggs
3/4 cup melted ghee
1 cup maple syrup, honey or rice malt syrup (see if you think 3/4 cup is ok and taste the mix. 3/4 is what I’ve done)
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 heaped teaspoons vanilla bean powder OR 2 vanilla pods scraped out into the mixing bowl.
Optional added extras: 6 tbsp sour cherries, chopped along with 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, or rough chopped soy lecithin free dark chocolate.
What to do:
Preheat oven to 180C / 350F
Line a baking tin with unbleached parchment (31cm x 21cm type of size)
Beat your eggs, melted ghee, honey (or syrup of choice) and vanilla bean on high for 1 minute with hand beaters, or Speed 6, 30 seconds in a thermomix.
Then add your coconut flour, salt and baking powder in to your mixing bowl and blend until just combined (Speed 6, 5 seconds thermomix)
Then fold in cherries and chocolate chunks if adding.
Pour into parchment lined baking tin and bake for 20-30 minutes, oven depending. Just check the middle. If it sinks with your finger’s touch at the 20 minute mark, then pop back in the oven another couple of minutes to let it firm a little more. Slightly under is better than slightly over with coconut flour recipes. They can get quite dry.
Take out, cool and once cooled, cut into small squares. You could serve as an afternoon tea treats or as a pudding, warmed with custard or coconut whipped cream.
Coconut flour tip – do not mix past the mixture being JUST incorporated. It continues to soak up liquid for a long time, so the idea is to get it just mixed and into the oven pronto. Have your tray lined and everything ready to go, so you don’t have your mixture sitting there.
Easy & nourishing!
Real food. Happy Bodies