View Full Version : Petals...recipe please?
12-20-2006, 05:18 PM
i have to tell you that your latest food pics of the christmas goodies are amaaazing! was wondering if you would share the marzipan and marbled halvah...i have made raw halvah before, but not the marbled...im guessing u used a carob mixture in there?
12-20-2006, 08:07 PM
Oh my, Petals!
What gorgeous goodies!
"I am giving them to my friends and family!"
...Can I be considered your friend? :D
Seriously, I'd love your halvah recipe too if you feel like sharing...
12-23-2006, 01:22 AM
I would be happy to share my Marzipan recipe, but the Halva is not my own. The recipe is from "Beautiful on Raw" by Tonya Zavasta and the cookies are from "RAW" by Trotter & Klein. So they are not mine to share on the web :)
But yea, basically you just make a thick carob sauce and work it in the the halva.
Lucrezia's(me) Raw Marzipan:
3 to 4 cups of raw almonds
1 cup of light agave or raw light honey ( if using honey try to find some that has crystalized)
1/8 cup organic almond extract
rose water to taste
Blanch the raw almonds in a bowl of boiled water for 45 seconds, just enough for the skins to become loose. Plunge the almonds in a bowl of ice cold water. Pop the skins off the almonds. Then dehydrate for 1 hour or so ( if no dehydrator use lowest oven setting and keep door open) till dry.
Using a high speed blender, such as a K-tec or Vitamix, grind the nuts to a fine texture.
In a large bowl combine sweetner of choice, almond extract and a splash of rose water. Begin to mix in the almond meal, slowly, adding more till desired texture is reached. Raw marzipan will be like a softer kind of a play dough consistancy. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking.
Put bowl in the frig for two to four hours. Take out and form into desired shapes. Roll in crushed almonds, carob, powdered cacao, or make a thick raw chocolate ganche and dip them in it. Or enjoy naked. refrigerate till hard. makes about 2 dozen small balls.
*** if you do not want to blanch the almonds, then soak them and dehydrate and grind them up. This will produce a more "natural" instead of the more traditional looking ones made with blanched almonds. If using agave incorporate more ground almonds to make up for the thinner sweetner and achieve the consistency you want. But this is best with honey. enjoy!
12-23-2006, 02:10 AM
Alright Petals, just fess up girlie! You know you really BAKED those cookies and just put them on the dehydrator tray to fool us!
LOL! :D :p
But seriously...those look so GOOD and "REAL"...you know what I mean by real, like the "old kind". Did they taste as good as they look?
12-23-2006, 12:20 PM
Oh yum! Thanks Petals!
12-23-2006, 12:54 PM
Ooh petals, thank you for the marzipan recipe!!!! i will have to try it!
I have a batch of maraw's lemon chewies in the dehydrator right this minute! i cant wait till they are done! :D
12-24-2006, 04:49 PM
Busted!!! how on earth could I ever think i could actually trick people by just dumping some pepperidge farm cookies on my dehydrator screen! LOL!
But seriously, they tasted really good, a mild coconuty flavor to the dough, good firm consistency, and they melted in my mouth.
I found out why the telflex sheets were called for thou (i did listen) because some extra coconut oil will well up at first then when they are dry enough transfer to a mesh screen.
My 19 year old daughter liked them.
BTW~ all your creations look like ultra~yummy masterpieces, that nachos plate, yum, too much good stuff around, and only just begun to look around.
After the first of the year i plan to attend a few local potlucks, so maybe i will see you at one, if you go to them. I noticed you are local.
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