Hello dear friends, I hope this post finds you well and soaking up all the goodness of the season. As I write this the sunshine is pouring through the windows at home and we’re having one of those truly gorgeous Winter days with a crisp morning easing into a beautiful clear afternoon.
Just a short post here to fulfil some recipe requests for treats that have featured at some of my events recently (Feel Good Friday and the Winter Solstice Celebration) which were beautiful times shared with the lovely people who came. Chatting after practice with a hot mug in hand is my favourite thing to do, it’s always when I get the warm fuzzies over how lovely this community we’re building is and the gratitude is immense.
So without further ado, here are the requested recipes (some mine, some links) for you to enjoy a little taste of dune folk in your own home 🙂
Hot Cacao of Dreams
A big caveat on this one, these are very approximate measurements so adjust to your taste…but you’ll get the idea:
8 heaped tsp cacao
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 tsp coconut sugar
Stir all together to make your hot cacao mix, and pop in a jar for safe keeping. Then add a teaspoon with a cup of coconut milk (or milk of your choice-I like coco because it’s naturally sweet) on the heat over the stove, in your thermie or with freshly frothed milk for a fab winter warmer. Enjoy x
Boiled Orange and Almond Cake
This one was a hit at the solstice and is my go-to cake for gatherings and parties. I base mine of this Taste.com recipe but used coconut sugar instead of castor and used less than suggested (a bit less than a cup for me) and also skipped the love heart tin because in our house it’s square or circle cakes and that’s about it! There are loads of other variations on this out there too if you give it a google to find one that suits your tastes and what you might have on hand.
My ‘Pantry Clearing’ Bliss Balls
Now things are getting pretty sketchy here guys, you see i’m more a freestyler when it comes to getting in the kitchen, so when I make bliss balls they’re always a little different with a handful of this and a little dash of that. But I do remember what went into this batch and it was what was on hand in my pantry, so try it yourself and then adjust to your taste once you give it a whizz.
Dates (about a cup)
Handful each of walnuts, almonds and cashews (any nuts will be delish)
And a shake from the jar of pepitas, chia seeds and shredded coconut
Plus cacao to taste and if you love sweetness a little maple or honey.
Whizz up then roll into little bite size balls of heaven and enjoy!
Happy cooking dune folkers xx