by Petra Denk
Chocolate and orange - I love this couple! My last blog post before winter vacation - see you again at the beginning of march!
The result looks a bit different than I was hoping it would look like, but it tastes delicious! :-) The juicy chocolate cookies harmonize well with the orange chia jam. The only drawback, was that I had piled a bit too much of it on top and then it looked more like a cloudy mushroom than a solid and smooth layer of a cake. ;-) I would also recommend some chocolate sauce (with coconut oil, cocoa and agave syrup) either to eat or to pour over it and then let the whole thing get solid in the refrigerator. With this blog, I say goodbye for winter break and see you again in early March with hopefully fresh energy and exciting new recipes for spring!
All the best,
Chocolate and orange cookies
For 4 people
100 g of finely ground walnuts
200 g of finely ground almonds
20 g of brown sugar
80 g date paste (from 70 g dried, soaked dates plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice)
15 g of cocoa powder
40 g coconut flakes
1 pinch of vanilla powder, 1 pinch of cinnamon powder
5 oranges, untreated
6 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tbsp of agave syrup
1 tablespoon of psyllium husk
For the chocolate cookies simply mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and knead into a dough. Then press it into a few rings and set aside.
For the orange chia jelly, squeeze out the oranges and mix the pulp with the juice, chia seeds, agave syrup and psyllium husks in a bowl. Then rub the skin of an orange finely and also stir it into the bowl. Stir well and put in the fridge for about 2 hours. Once the fruit mass has thickened, pour it into the prepared food rings with the dough bottoms and refrigerate again for about two hours. Remove the cookies from the rings and serve! Cookies stay in the fridge for about 5 days, frozen for several weeks.
Tip: with chocolate sauce (cocoa, coconut oil, agave syrup), it might taste even better! Good succeed! :-)