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Healthy baobab chocolate tart by The African Chef

17 OCTOBER 2013
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Serves 6-8
Preparation time 10 minutes

Ingredients


250g Cashews
75g Pistachios
50g Almonds
50g Baobab Powder
100g Coco Butter (raw coco bean which has been cold pressed)
10 x Pitted Dates
1 x Large Orange
2 x Ripe Avocados
3 x Heaped Teaspoon Coco Powder (100%)
3 x Heaped Teaspoons Flax
100g Mild Honey (alternative option Maple Syrup or Sweet freedom)
Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)

Method

1) First begin by gently heating the coco butter in a Bain Marie (do not boil the water). Next place almonds, pistachios, dates and 25g of baobab powder into a food processor and blitz. Add the melted coco butter into the mixture, try not to over blend it as you need a slightly coarse texture for this tart's base (almost like a crushed biscuits). Place the mixture into a lightly greased (using some melted coco butter) cake baking tin and press down ensuring a nice even base around 2-4cm deep.

2) Place the avocados, honey, coco powder, flax, cashews and a pinch of salt (optional) into a food blender (you need to use a blender to get a luscious smooth texture) and mix! Then add the remaining 25g of baobab powder and zest of the whole orange. Squeeze the juice and add this slowly to the mixture until you are left with a rich chocolate velvety texture. Last but not least add the chocolate mixture to the base prepared earlier, cover with cling film and place in the fridge. Place in the freezer 5 minutes before you serve the dessert to help set the top of the base, cut and serve!

Notes from Malcolm Riley, The African Chef

Now this is like no other chocolate tart you are ever going to taste! It has no bad fats, or sugar. It is 100% RAW and suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians and Coeliacs.

I really challenge you to make this at you next dinner party but don't tell your guests what's in it until after they have scoffed their faces, then quiz them about what ingredients are in it! Most people's jaws drop in disbelief that such a delicious dessert could use such healthy ingredients!


Photo credit: Sophie Baxter

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