It's been a while since I last posted something in my "Guests" column. I am reopening it again with the blog Tasty business by Ivana.
Ivana is a young girl that lives in Zagreb, who enjoys spending time in the kitchen and inspiring others.
She writes healthy and classic recipes in her little corner called Tasty business, so I definitely reccomend you check it out!
For this occasion she made two raw desserts that you can serve for Christmas to your loved ones.
Raw Christmas rolls
- 18 dag pitted dates
- 13 dag almonds
- 4 dag fine oats
- 1 full tsp of sour creampuna
- 3 tsp Maraschino
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp grated lemon peel
- juice of ½ lemon
- 8 – 10 dag brown sugar
Blend 7 dag almonds, 6 dag chop coarsely. Chop the pitted datesn finely*.
Combine the dates,almonds, oats, Maraschino and lemon in a bowl until all ingredients and flavours are well incorporated.
Shape your mixture into a long narrow roller, place in a transparent foil in a fridge for half an hour. Divide it into 26 equal parts and make a small roller out of each part.
Roll each "roller" into brown sugar. Store in an air tight container in an aluminium foil
* Use a blender to chop up the dates and almonds coarsley.
- 30 dag pitted dates
- 7 dag almonds
- 8 dag hazelnuts
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- about 25 pitted cherries
Blend the almonds and hazelnuts until you get a flour-like mixture. Add the dates and blend again until all ingredients are well combined.
Put some cardamom and vanilla in and stir with a spatula. Divide the mixture into 25 equal parts.
Whatever kind of cherries you use, make sure to leave them in a strainer to drain from the extra juice. In case they are frozen, first dunfroze them then drain. Later on, they will release a juice that gives great taste, but can give you a mushy texture.
Place a piece of the mixture on the palm of your hand, put a cherry in the middle and then form a ball.
Roll each ball in bitter cocoa powder and that's it, they are ready to be served!