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This is a strawberry pie which makes wonderful use of the medicine flower extracts and the strawberry fruit powder, and it was sent into us by Pam.
She says, "This strawberry, hemp and vanilla flavoured tart base is insanely good on its own as a fudge-cookie mix, or it can be quickly elevated into something a little fancier by topping with a raw strawberry mousse."
Base / cookie mix:
- 1 cup (50g) raw coconut chips
- ½ cup (50g) raw almonds
- ½ cup (50g) hulled hemp seeds
- 1 cup (100g) raisins
- 2 heaped dssp raw strawberry powder
- 20 drops Medicine Flower vanilla extract or 1 tbsp vanilla powder
- 2 dssp raw almond butter
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 2 cups (300g) fresh strawberries (washed)
- 1 dssp raw strawberry powder
- 1 dssp lecithin powder
- 5 drops Medicine Flower vanilla extract (or 1 tsp vanilla powder)
- 25 ml coconut oil
Add coconut chips, almonds and hemp seeds to the food processor and process until crumbly. Then add strawberry powder and vanilla extract, blending briefly to mix evenly. Add remaining ingredients and process again until mixture begins sticking together. Firmly press the base mixture into an 8-inch cake tin or silicone mould, ensuring the crust reaches about an inch up the sides. Leave in the fridge to firm up while preparing the filling.
Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor, add remaining ingredients and blend again. Pour filling over base and allow to set in fridge for at least 4 hours before serving. Will keep for a few days in the fridge.
Made by Living Foods of St Ives, I had been eyeing up the raw chocolate pies for a while, so was a bit (over) excited when I got to sample the Peppermint version!
The ingredients are lovely: cacao nibs, coconut butter, agave nectar, lucuma, ground almonds, carob flour, and natural peppermint essence.
It's recommended that you enjoy these straight from the fridge, and so this is what I did. The texture was satisfyingly dense and pleasantly crumbly, a mix between chocolate bar and cake...different to any other raw chocolate I've yet tried, and very moreish! It started to soften quite quickly once out of the fridge, becoming almost truffle like. Such decadence! The cacao nibs added another dimension; a fun, crunchy contrast.
Taste wise, this bar was also gorgeous. It didn't seem as intense as other bars I have tried, I'm thinking maybe due to the inclusion of the ground almonds. Because of this, possibly a good option for those who aren't so keen on super dark chocolate.
The peppermint flavour was quite subtle, perfectly in balance with the other ingredients.
At first glance, I thought that this bar was quite small but at 60 grams, it's actually remarkably good value for raw chocolate - only £1.95...yes, really!
So as you may be able to tell, I really enjoyed this bar, and it has left me wanting to work my way through each variety of chocolate pie!
These are little balls of happiness for those of us who still miss chocolate crispy cake. I can now indulge in a little bit of my childhood without the guilt. Actually these remind me of refrigerator cake too, because the chocolate has an almost fudgey texture which contrasts delightfully with the crispy buckwheaties. They’re sweet without being cloying, and then you get a sudden hit of extra sweetness when you encounter one of the raisins embedded in there. For me, these crispy cakes solve the problem of what to eat at about 7pm when I get the nibbles for something chocolatey. I don’t always care for raw chocolate in bar form, and find chocolate cake a bit heavy eaten late in the day. These hit the spot because I get the sweet chocolate hit without the heaviness. Like most raw goodies, these have a high nutritional value too, as the chocolate gives me a dose of magnesium, there's calcium in the carob and there are Omega 3s in the hemp. Cakes that are practically medicinal! I wouldn't eat them later than about 7pm though because they also give energy and I don't want to be bouncing off the walls at bedtime. Nice for a mid-morning boost when lunch seems a long way off or when you have a huge ironing pile that makes you droop just looking at it. Raw Living could deliver these with one of those calling cards with a man’s silhouette on it (though some readers probably won’t remember those old adverts) because this lady certainly loves…chocolate crispy cakes!