Saturday, 18 August 2012
WSC chocolate cherry cookies
I have never come across stones in dried cherries before. Baking biscuits late at night to take to work the next day was not an ideal time to be pulling stones out of cherries. At least it was better than a couple of weeks ago when it was so late that I made the mixture for tofu nut balls last thing at night and baked them the next morning before work.
Unfortunately we had eaten all the biscuits before visiting my sister. My experience of hospital food was so bad that I took some cheeseymite scrolls and finger buns from the local bakery. We also took gifts along. Sylvia's contribution was some of her "treasures" (see above in the yellow plate) which she wrapped in a serviette. She also helped me make the below card.
We Should Cocoa challenge. This month Janice of FarmersGirl Kitchen is hosting and the theme is cherries.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: CC Pumpernickel Rolls with Currants
Two years ago: SOS Chickpea, lemon and mint soup
Three years ago: Potato boston bun
Four years ago: Soup for the Leguminous Evangelists
Five years ago: The Enchanted Broccoli Forest
Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Adapted from Anja's Food
1 cups plus 3 tbsp almond meal
1 tbsp white chia seeds (next time I might grind these)
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa
1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup dried cherries, finely chopped
2 tablespoons walnut oil
4 tablespoons honey (or agave or maple syrup for a vegan version)
Preheat oven to 160 C. Line two medium baking trays with baking paper.
Mix dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Roll into balls the size of a walnut between your palms and then press between palms to flatten.
Bake for about 20 minutes. I left mine in for another 10 minutes after the oven was turned off. Half were too crisp and then other half (on the less hot side of the oven) was nicely chewy. But next time I will just do 20 minutes. Cool on the tray.
On the Stereo:
Der Jesuspilz / Muzik Vom Evangelium: Witthuser and Westrupp