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since I'm trying to win my ds over to the rawside I want to take a few of the 'sweet treats' and make him a sample tray. but I'm not sure how to cut the quantities to a serving for one. if anyone could direct me how to that would be smashing.... here's what I've picked out thus far.
date nut torte (I have cute little tart pan I am going to use)
spicy refried beans (he loves these when I allow us to eat at the Mexican Rest)
carrot pecan burgers (I want to make him one to try)
08-19-2010, 02:58 PM
One thing I read somewhere (Jennifer Cornbleet's book maybe) is that some recipes really shouldn't be made smaller, as there won't be enough quantity to make the food processor/blender/whatever "go". I know the RP brownie recipe doesn't make a ton if you just make a single batch - 1 cup walnuts, 1 cup dates (not soaked), 1/4 cup cacao mixed in the food processor. I pulse it 25-35 times to get the right consistency of chunkiness, but I also add just a dribble of water (a tablespoon or so) to keep the cacao from flying all over my kitchen when I turn the FP on. I press it down into a small square glass dish that I have, and then cut them into 4 pieces. I can often only eat 1/2 of a piece at a time, but 1 piece would be a nice size to put on a sampler tray.
My glass dish is the square guy that came from a set of glass bowls that have the "snappy" lids - four side "wings" that snap and lock, if that makes ANY sense at all. My set came from Costco I think. I could measure it if that would be more helpful.
@ AllergyGirl- thanks for the advice about the RP brownie I'm going to make this one first. and as to the other recipes :rolleyes: I'd apparently forgot that dd and I would also like to try them. now I just feel silly :o because I was so into looking and finding recipes that would suit his tastebuds picky eater that he is I want to smack him with a wet noodle when he gets that 'I'm not touching that' snurled up nose. :D and I have the same set so no need to go to the trouble of measuring. thanks for the offer though.
08-19-2010, 05:29 PM
LOL No worries - we've all been there. :D
I hope you like the brownies - my sweetie fell in love with them and I'm now convinced that 99% of the reason he is trying to go raw is because of the brownies and zuchetti. :P
08-21-2010, 12:28 PM
seems good recipe dude ,
i gonna try it tonight ......
then i will post another reply ........ :rolleyes:
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