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10-31-2008, 10:28 AM
Wow!!! I just tasted Alissa's brownies and never knew they could be like that!
Every recipe I have tried makes them kinda soft/gooey. Also, I don't like the date taste. What makes the difference? And in Alissa's there is no dates.
LOVED them but..... I would go broke. :eek: Thank you Sooo much for your imput
10-31-2008, 10:30 AM
I've never tried her brownie recipe....thanks!
11-03-2008, 10:12 AM
Okay, so I looked through Alissa's book and can't find the brownie recipe your talking about.....could you give me the page number. THANKS!!!
11-03-2008, 10:57 AM
I bet she means these:
11-03-2008, 03:35 PM
bet she means these:
YEPPERS!!! They are great...The BEST! I just wonder if there is a way to make them at home?
11-03-2008, 05:10 PM
OMG, chocolate cravings!! I so need those!
I wonder if Alissa reads this and would share the recipe???? ;)
11-03-2008, 05:20 PM
This chocolate cake from the recipe book I'm writing is almost identical to cooked chocolate cake:
2 cups walnuts
3/4 cup dates
1/2 cup cacao
1 tsp vanilla bean, ground
Pinch Celtic salt
Process in food processor and press into a cake shape.
11-04-2008, 01:34 AM
Check out Veganbear's recipe for brownies here:
He states his brownies form a crust! Now that sounds like a real brownie to me. :D
11-04-2008, 10:16 AM
Thanks Veganforlife and Mama27.....I'm sure that's it. Hummmm.....they would be great in a Christmas stocking. THANKS!!!
Well the basic ingredients of Alissa's brownies appear here:
Ingredients: Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Agave, Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Hemp Powder , Organic Hemp Seeds, Organic Walnuts, Organic Vanilla Beans, and Celtic Sea Salt.
I think the organic hemp powder provides the "floury/crust".
No doubt that Cacao Butter makes anything taste terrific. However, that is really expensive.
I have Shazzie's book Naked Chocolate at home. She just published a few "chocolate" recipes on her web site: I can't find the exact link right now. She has one duplicating a toblerone with cocoa butter/agave/cashews. I have made raw chocolate at home with cacao butter, cocoa powder and agave - it actually is easy. The best book on raw desserts I have found so far is Cafe Gratitude's new dessert book "Sweet Gratitude"
11-04-2008, 12:25 PM
Raweather, Thanks for your generosity in sharing from your upcoming book your brownie and icing recipe. I made without icing. I want fast to the mouth!
Here's a killer and keeper from RP from our group here. It got raving reviews from me and others:
1 cup walnuts (unsoaked)
1 cup dates (pitted unsoaked)
1/4 cup cocoa powder (you may use carob if you like)
Place in food processor, and blend until well blended; should still be dry and chunky, appx 30 seconds. Press into a small springform pan. Refrigerate until you can insert a knife and it isn't too sticky.
Cut into little pieces, then place in plastic baggies and freeze.
They can be eaten fresh from the fridge or from the freezer.
(Note: Sometimes you have to add a teaspoon or so of water so they stick together. You can also form them into balls and then roll them in raw coconut.)
2 small ripe avocados
1/2 -3/4 c agave nectar (raw "blue" agave is best, but is harder to find)
1/4 c raw cocao powder (or less)
2 T coconut oil
1 T alcohol-free vanilla
dash of sea salt
dash of cinnamon (optional)
banana or strawberry slices for garnish
Place everything in a VitaMix or high-power blender or food processor and blend (on high) until very smooth.
Keep stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.
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