No story today, but maybe in a few days and definitely by next week. I just have to get the recipe that goes with it down.
Today I have a recipe adapted from http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/10/24/healthy-oreos/ (someday I will pull recipes from elsewhere). For this one I wanted to try the recipe but only had a couple of teaspoons of cocoa powder left, so I basically kept all the proportions the same but changed the amount. Here it is:
- 1 tsp cocoa
- 3 tsp all purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- pinch of baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp oil (I used coconut oil)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all the dry ingredients together, including the granulated sugar in a small bowl or cup. Then mix all the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl or cup. Add wet into dry and stir. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hr.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Split the dough in half and shape into 2 flat circles (about an inch in diameter). Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for another 10 minutes after you pull them out.
For the filling I tried to make Chocolatecoveredkatie’s coconut butter recipe, but I just ended up with finely shredded coconut. It pretty much still worked though, and it definitely tasted good!
- ~ 2 Tbsp finely shredded coconut
- 1/2-1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
Heat up the coconut in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds, add the oil and vanilla and stir. Add enough powdered sugar for desired consistency, and stir.
I also tried to make this recipe for aloo pies, but baked instead: http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/aloo-pie-with-apple-mango-chutney.html
I just mashed some roasted potatoes with garlic, cumin, and chili powder and mixed in some peas for the filling. The baking didn’t really work, but the photo for them came out really well!