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Preparing some favourite recipes for our Gozo retreat!

Posted on April 16th, 2019

I have been having some fun checking out some recipes for our forthcoming retreat…. and some fun food for celebrating the Easter holidays at the same time.  I came across a recipe for making delicious biscuits, somewhat like Maryland cookies, by using up almond pulp after making homemade almond milk – which I also love to do!  This recipe is not raw – although it could easily be if you have the time to put into the dehydrator rather than the oven.  But even cooked on a low heat you are getting a vegan, sugar-free, wheatfree biscuit which is totally delicious!

If you dont have raw cacao nibs, you can put in raw chocolate drops (I love the ones from Ombar) or any high chocolate density drop – I love the way they melt into the cookie when its cooked… or you can use dried fruit such as raisins, goji berries or golden berries – or both!!

I found that I had some raw chocolate still melted from the bain marie to hand from making raw chocolate Easter eggs so I spread some of this on the bottom of the biscuits and put them in the freezer to set, for added deliciousness!

So here is the super-easy recipe:

Almond Pulp cookies

  • 1 cup almond pulp, drained but wet
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut nectar
  • 2 tbps chia seeds soaked in 5 tbsps water until swollen up
  • 1/3 cup approx of chocolate drops or dried fruit or a mix of both

Blend in a food processor all the ingredients except the chocolate drops/mix.  You should have a sticky somewhat crumbly mixture – not too moist or it will not hold together, so add some more chia seeds and let sit if you need to soak up excess moisture.  Stir in the chocolate drops etc by hand.

Oil a baking tray or parchment paper.  Form the mixture into balls and pat down to make a fat cookie.  These won’t expand or rise so the shape will be the final one.  Then bake in a 160C oven for 25 minutes until golden brown. Take out and allow to cool.

You can serve them still warm, or , if you have made some chocolate and wish to add, just take a spoonful of the melted chocolate and spread over the base of the cookies (turn them over beforehand) while still warm but not hot.  Then cover and let the chocolate harden in the fridge or freezer.  These will keep for several days in the fridge.

If you want to come and try them we will have these to welcome you to our retreat on Gozo only two places left now so do book soon!