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Sunday, July 15, 2012

raw chocolate covered tim tam

Ok, I haven't had Tim Tam for a long long time. I hadn't thought about it till someone was talking about it on the radio the other day. Then I had an idea. I am going to make something like that but raw.

The first thing was to make a cake / biscuit base. You can adjust or use any of your favourite cake recipe but this is what I used
The base
1/2 cup soaked then dehydrated brazil nut, milled to flour
1/2 cup soaked then dehydrated walnut, milled to flour
1 cup soaked and sprouted then dehydrated oat grout , milled to flour
1 1/2 tbs water
80ml raw cocoa powder
40ml raw carob powder
6 dates
1 tbs coconut oil

food process all the ingredients till it becomes dough like. add more water if needed.
Dehydrate for 4-6 hours or simply chill in the fridge (I was too impatient to wait for it to be dehydrated so just chilled in the fridge. It worked fine that way for me)

The filling
I was going to use some frozen berries at first but I was thinking  it is such summer thing. What can I use for this season... Then decided on an orange.
Instead of just using orange juice I put the whole thing in the blender.
I also didn't want it to be too dense with nuts. I could have used irish moss but I wanted to experiment with using agar agar. I know with agar agar and kudzu. you should cook it so it is not really raw anymore. So if you wanted this to be truly raw you can use irish moss.
Kudzu is something that you may be unfamiliar with. It is a bit like arrowroot, used as a thickener. It is made from root of a plant and great for winter because it is warming to the body. great to add to your winter menu.
juicy seasonal winter fruit "navel oranges"


1 3/4 tsp agar agar powder, soaked in 1/2 cup water over night (can be less)
1 tsp kudzu dissolved in 2 tsp water
1/2 cup macadamia soaked over night then drained
1/4 cup water (more or less)
1 whole orange, skin off
3 dates
3 drops lime essential oil (food grade) (optional)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

firstly bring agar agar with the soaking water to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes or so. 
Add dissolved kudzu, stir constantly.
Turn off heat and let cool for 5 minutes or so before adding to the blender. You don't want it to be completely cooled as it would harden.

In a blender put all the ingredients except coconut oil. 
Blend till smooth
Add the oil while the motor is still running.

Take the base out of the fridge (or dehydrated base) then pour the filling over the top. put it back into the fridge or freezer till firm.

make your favourite ganache
you can drizzle
 or cover them entirely

 break them up and


This has to be one of my favourites ! they are so creamy and rich. I love the cracked chocolate and creaminess of the filling. 
This is one of the reasons I just love raw desserts. look at the ingredients. Using these wholesome produce that nourish your body....
Ok more excuses to eat another slice. I don't think I will get to see them tomorrow...

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