Posts tagged ‘gluten free baking’

October 24, 2011

no flour hemp chocolate torte

This is my all time favourite go-to fancy looking (by sinfully simple) dessert favourite!

I have been making this hazelnut nutella tort for about 3 years, and have made some really yummy variations… but this hemp seed version takes the cake!

The original recipe comes from Nigella’s “how to be a domestic goddess” but I have tweaked it enough to make it my own and whip it up often with no recipe and no fear.. as it always turns out perfect!

In a double boiler melt:

150 g of butter

100 g of the best quality dark chocolate

once melted remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

In a stand mixer whip to soft peaks:

6 egg whites

In a large bowl combine:

6 egg yokes

a splash of vanilla or liquor of your choice

350 g Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) or Almond butter for a less sweet variation

100 g finely ground organic hemp seeds

pinch of salt

and cooled melted chocolate

mix well, then gently fold in egg whites.

 

grease shallow tart pan with a hearty slather of butter (I have had mixed results using oil to prepare the pan in this recipe)

a 12″ round tart pan is perfect, however I recently used a 12 x 8″ rectangle tart pan (with a push through bottom, those are my favourites)

bake at 350 for 25 minutes, at which point the torte should be starting to crack in the centre, and will feel firm to the touch.

allow torte to cool for about 10 minutes before removing the outer pan (if using a push through) glaze with a lovely chocolate gnache which I make by melting in a double boiler roughly 150 g of chocolate with a dollop of butter, once melted add about 1/3 cup heavy cream or whipping cream and mix well, pour and slather the gnache and sprinkle with more hemp seeds, allow to set for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

I promise you will LOVE this as much as I do!

 

 

 

Advertisements
October 8, 2011

hemp granola bar perfection

I am glad after all these attempts I hadn’t give up on making granola bars, otherwise I never would have made it to this place of granola perfection. I have had many a pan of granola bar turn into brittle crumbly tooth chipping cereal, or worse… softy chewy falling wads of oats. I have had them all, and from a baker who doesn’t especially enjoy graonla bars… I was all set to put my attempts aside forever, except that my family loves them and is always buying boxes of $7 over-packaged organic granola bars box at the store… which I wince at time and time again.

This recipe was inspired from the whitewater resort recipe book, only I put my standard SOLE spin on it.. whole grains, vegan, no GMO, less sugar, you know the drill.

So if your anything like me and your shoulders hackle at the thought of another failed attempt.. then you have my word this recipe will bring you to the delicious state of granola bar perfection.

warm your oven to 350

While its warming toast the following items in it for 10-15 minutes (depending on what temp you put them in at)

1 cup coconut

1 cup hemp seeds

1 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, millet, sesame, flax, and chia)

meanwhile in a large bowl combine

1 cup oil (I used 1/4 hemp oil, 3/4 grape seed oil)

1.5 cups almond butter

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup organic rice syrup

1 cup cane sugar or brown sugar

blend well then add:

6 cups oats (I used half quick oats and half rolled)

1 cup dried fruit

1 cup chocolate chunks

all the toasted seeds and nuts

 

Once eveything is combined well press mixture into a silpat sheet lined 18×12 baking tray and cook for 25 minutes. It should be just golden when it;s ready to come out of the oven, allow to cool for about 5 minutes before cutting bars (in the pan still) then allow them to cool entirely.

 

 

 

February 24, 2011

Divine Hemp Chocolate Brownie

Divine Hemp Chocolate Brownies: Gluten Free, Lactose free, High Protein, Ultra gooey.

Yum, the other day I was totally inspired by this cocoa-ee brownie recipe I found online here and I gave it a whirl at the cafe, and it turned out pretty darn good… I wanted to make it a little more chewy and I really wanted to use my great new Organic hemp flour… So I gave it a SOLE kick at home and it turned out just right! Super dense, really rich and the dates I added injected a caramel sauce like element which threaded it’s way through the whole brownie. When I remake this I will use a dark chocolate, cut into little chunks and sprinkled on the top rather than the milk chocolate bits I had in hand… alternatively a boozy chocolate gnache would be elevate this brownie to white tablecloth dessert!

The only dairy in these brownies came from our sweet little hens.

In a mixer bring together;

2 fresh eggs

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 tsp sea salt

9 whole dates, pitted and torn into quarters

2 Tbsp each: unsulphured molasses, honey, and brown rice syrup

1/2 cup of almond butter

1/2 cup of organic hemp flour

1/2 cup pure cocoa power

1/2 cup of chocolate pieces (I just cut up a chocolate bar)

1 tsp baking power

Combine everything together and pour into a prepared small square pan.

Sprinkle the top with organic hemp seeds and more pieces from your chocolate bar.

Bake at 325ยบ for 20-25 minutes. Don’t worry about pulling a toothpick clean, the inside will set as it cools. Just make sure the top is firm-ish

dig in while they are warm.. its so worth burning your fingers for!