Original recipe of the week: Will you dare raw food?
Believe it or not, I am sure you will love a raw chocolate cake. Yes, raw really is the new soufflé. Raw foodism has really taken off in the past couple of years and consists of a diet of often raw and unprocessed foods, or food cooked at less than 40c. The most common raw food diet is the vegan diet.
I am no vegan, but I love to try something new…as you might be able to tell from many of my recipes. After reading hundreds of cook books, I think I have come up with the perfect combination: a raw food chocolate ‘cheesecake style’ dessert. My upside down chocolate tart is light and moist and full of antioxidising properties that can really boost your heath. If you fancy a slab of chocolate, try this cake and you can satisfy your sweet tooth and nourish your body at the same time.
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Chill time: 4 hours
2 ripe and ready avocados
50g ground almonds
200g cocoa nibs (or the darkest chocolate you can get, and grated coarsely)
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp cocoa powder
6-8 chocolate biscuits of your choice
1) Place all ingredients, apart from the biscuits, into a food processor and pulse until blended.
2) Spoon this into a pie dish or cake tin.
3) Next, crush up the biscuits either in a food processor or by hand and sprinkle on top to make an upside down cheesecake style base.
4) Now place in the fridge to set for about 4 hours and enjoy with fresh raspberries and even a splash of sour cream if you are feeling generous.