Thursday, February 7, 2008

Recipe for a Delicious Raw Chocolate Pie

This is a great pie for Valentine's Day. Don't tell your friend it is raw. Ask first if he or she likes it ;-)) You will see the surprise on his/her face, when you tell the pie is raw and ... you will definitely have a new fan for your raw food diet (if you hadn't yet).
By the way, did you know that chocolate stimulates hormones ;-))

Ingredients for the crust:
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup carob powder
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup agave nectar
¼ cup cacao butter
1/2 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for the filling:
1 cup cacao powder
1 cup carob powder
1 1/2 cup agave nectar
1 cup coconut butter

For decoration:
shredded coconut
optional: 1 banana, goji berries, raisins and a walnut

Make almond flour by blending dry almonds in your blender until fine. Don’t blend to a paste.
Mix all crust ingredients by hand into a dough. Press the dough evenly into your tart pan (preferably in the form of a heart for Valentine's Day). We use a silicon tart pan. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Blend all the filling ingredients until very smooth by hand or in a blender. Make a second layer on the chilled cake crust.
Garnish with shredded coconut if you like. Press gently so that it doesn’t fall off later.
Place your pie back in the fridge and chill for at least another hour. Remove the tart pan.
Before serving, you can decorate the pie, if you like. We used a banana, goji berries, raisins and a walnut.

Have a fantastic Valentine's Day!

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