RAW! Banana Dream Bar

I like to think of this a bit of a life saver when you want something that feels substantial but is not going to be requiring a nap 10 minutes after eating.

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RAW! Banana Dream Bar

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For the Banana filling:
2 medium bananas
3/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Cling film line a 1 lb loaf tin.

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Zest and juice that lime mmmmmm

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Gently melt the coconut oil.

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Now add all the topping ingredients to the processor and process until very smooth.

Pour the mixture onto the base and smooth it with the back of a spoon.
To cut them put them into the freezer for 30 minutes, take them out and whilst still in the pan cut them to size (if it has gone super hard just leave them out for 5 minutes)

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Now pop them back into the freezer for about 2 hours. These must be stored in the freezer.

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Really lovely and fresh.

Come and see me on Saturdays’ at Bermondsey Square Farmers Market in Southwark. It’s just off Tower Bridge Road, a short walk from The White Cube, Southbank and Borough Market.
All new customers will get a lovely washable cotton shopper as a ‘Thank you and please come again next week’ (Whie stocks last!)

Every Friday at about 6 pm GMT I publish photos of the items I have cooked for market. Have a look at the Facebook page.

email me scarletrositafood@btinternet.com
phone or text 0792 310 9170
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RAW! Blueberry Caramel Layer Cake

This is another of my RAW! Fresh Cakes that I sell on the market. It is devised to be able to withstand not having to be served straight from the freezer. My stomach does not like anything straight from the freezer (even my ices have to be almost at room temperature otherwise I get a terrible belly ache). And this way the flavours have a chance to be bright and beautiful instead of muted under glacial temperatures.

Again this is one that has been asked ofr – but I still have no camera – really sorry but I just don’t have the spare cash and I don’t want to stop blogging – so I hope you will bare with me.

I am very grateful to those of you that have stuck with me through this ‘no camera/strapped for cash’ period. One day I shall reward you with a slice-o-cake πŸ™‚

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RAW! Blueberry Caramel Layer Cake
No Added processed Sugar, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Soya Free, Vegan, Egg Free.

Makes 18 slices

Base
120g / 4 oz hazelnuts
240g / 8 oz cashew nuts
120g / 4 oz walnuts
4 tsp Maca root powder (if you cannot find this no matter -but it adds a lovely flavour and is super good for you too)
1 tsp vanilla extract
240g / 8 oz Medjol dates
1 tsp sea salt

Blueberry Layer
240g / 8 oz raw cashews, ground
120g / 4 oz macadamia nuts
240g / 8 oz Medjol dates
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp Lucuma powder
480g / 1 lb fresh blueberries (washed and picked over)
sprinkle sea salt

Caramel Topping
2 tsp vanilla extract
240g / 8 oz Medjol dates
240g / 8 oz ground cashew
1/2 cup agave nectar
2 tbsp melted coconut oil

Line an 9″ x 9″ cake tray with cling film
If you have a dehydrator and suffer from digestive disorders then please – Soak the walnuts and cashew nuts over night. In the morning drain and dehydrate for 16- 24 hours until thoroughly desiccated.
All the nuts need to be processed to a fine flour. I use a coffee grinder for this.

For the base:
Add the dates to the bowl of the food processor with the blade fitted.
Start to process the dates. You will need to open the bowl and scrape it down several times.
Add remaining ingredients and really allow it to process until you have a stiffish dough that balls up. You may need to add a little water to get the right consistency.
Spoon into tray and press down.
Set to one side.

For the Filling:
Add all the ingredients to the bowl of the food processor with the blade fitted. Then blend together until very smooth and soft like a cream cheese.
Pour on top of the base and level off.

For the Topping:
Add all the ingredients to the bowl of the food processor with the blade fitted. Then blend together until very smooth and light and soft like a yogurt.
Just taste it now to make sure the ‘caramel’ is sweet as you like it – I don’t want it too sweet, I like the sour of the fruit to compete with the sweetness of the nuts πŸ™‚
Pour onto the filling and spread evenly again.
Cover with cling film and store in the freezer.

This can be kept in the ice box for 3 months or in the deep freeze for a year.

Before you want to eat it move it to the fridge and allow it to soften for about 4 hours – or you can leave it covered, in a cool spot in the kitchen for about 45 minutes if you prefer.

Utterly guilt free and feels like a total indulgence.

I defy you to eat it and not only love it but feel amazingly well about an hour afterwards

It’s fine, it’s okay, it’s just what I do πŸ™‚Β 

RAW! Lemon Tart (No Added Sugar, Vegan, Gluten & Wheat Free)

This is one of those puddings that tastes so good you cannot believe that it is so good for you too. I have never had that ‘eaten too much’ feeling with any of the RAW! recipes that I use.

This is a little bit loved already, even though it is very new as it has such a bright fresh flavour.

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Have it as an end of dinner pudding or as a pick me up snack, it is that full of good things.

Let me know what you think

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RAW! Lemon Tart

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For the base
500g / 1lb almonds ground or whole (the whole almonds will be ground)
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
210g / 7 oz Medjool dates
90g / 3 oz Anjou Prunes

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Line a 20 cm x 20 cm cake tin with cling film and set a piece of parchment paper into the base too (I haven’t in the photo but, really, it helps if it is in place).

In a food processor, blend the almonds (if possible, soak them for around 6 hours and the dehydrate them first. The soaking releases the enzyme inhibitors and makes them easier to digest.)

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Sprinkle a few of the almonds onto the cling film in the cake tin, then put the rest of the almonds into a bowl on one side.

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Put the salt, prunes and dates with 3 tbsp of almonds into the processor and blend until you have a soft paste.

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Now add the rest of the almonds and process to a β€˜dough’ or until the it forms a ball.

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Spread the dough mix evenly across the base of the cake tin. Cover with some more cling film.

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Now press this mixture really firmly. I use another cake tin set on top and press really hard.

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Cover in cling film and leave to harden in the freezer.

Lemon Filling
2 cup raw cashews
1 cup dried mango
6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
2 teaspoons lemon zest

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Grind the cashew nuts until they are about to form a butter.

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Soak the mango in water overnight. Drain away the water in the morning.

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Add into a food processor and blend to a paste, add the cashew nut butter, lemon juice, coconut oil and vanilla extract and mix until very smooth and creamy.

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Pour the cream over the base.

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Smooth the top and then freeze for about 2 hours. You can keep it in the freezer and take it into the fridge an hour before you want to serve it.

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Or it can now be refrigerated and eaten up as you fancy.

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Come and see me on Saturdays’ at Bermondsey Square Farmers Market in Southwark. It’s just off Tower Bridge Road, a short walk from The White Cube, Southbank and Borough Market.
All new customers will get a lovely washable cotton shopper as a ‘Thank you and please come again next week’ (Whie stocks last!)

Every Friday at about 6 pm GMT I publish photos of the items I have cooked for market. Have a look at the Facebook page.

email me scarletrositafood@btinternet.com
phone or text 0792 310 9170
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ScarletRosita
or follow me on Twitter
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RAW! The Full Morten Cream Banana Tart (No Added Fat, No Added Sugar, Soya Free, Gluten Free, Vegan)

On my market stall I have a regular that loves cake but doesn’t like cake ingredients. With huge gratitude to him and his gentle insistence that I persevere, I eventually got to a recipe I call ‘Morten You Drive Me Crazy Banana Buns’ that is Dairy Free, No Added Fat, No Added Sugar, Soya Free, Gluten and Wheat Free.

So last week he tried one of the RAW! puddings and asked if I could try one with Bananas. I have had a couple of attempts that were not really good enough, but this one is really good.

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I am taking it down for him tomorrow. I really hope he likes it. ANd I hope you make it and like it too.

Wish me luck

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The Full Morten Cream Banana Tart

Crust ingredients:
1 cup cashews
1 cup ground hazelnuts
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup dates (Medjool are the best but really expensive so you can just use dried dates)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

The full Morten Banana filling:
8 medium bananas
360 g /12 oz cashews
240 g / 8 oz soaked dried papaya
65 ml lime juice
4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon sea salt
275 ml almond milk
75 g / 1.5 oz chia seeds

Cling film line a 20 cm square cake tin.
Place all base ingredients in the food processor and blitz it until the everything sticks together.
Press the base mixture into your cling film lined pan. I suggest you spread the base mixture into the pan, cover it with another layer of cling film and you use a similar sized pan to fit over it and press it down really firmly.
Turn the base onto a dehydrator sheet and dry for 8 hours at 38˚C
After this the base will have a pleasing crispness that will withstand the moisture from the filling.
Once the base has cooled you need to add a collar of tin foil to the pan you pressed the base in, that will rise over the edge by 3 cm.
Re line the pan and the collar with more cling film.
That’s the base done.

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For the topping add to the processor the cashews, banana, papaya, lime juice, salt and vanilla and process until very smooth.
Once this is very smooth you can add the almond milk whilst the machine is running.
Finally add the chia seeds.
Pour the mixture onto the base and smooth it with the back of a spoon.
Freezer for 3 hours, at least.
As you want to serve it, take it from the freezer into the fridge. After 2 hours it will be a firm ice cream texture, it will cut beautifully!

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And if you leave it in the fridge for 4 hours it will be a delightfully soft texture and more of those complex flavours will bounce out.
A really special pudding

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Come and see me on Saturdays’ at Bermondsey Square Farmers Market in Southwark. It’s just off Tower Bridge Road, a short walk from The White Cube, Southbank and Borough Market.
All new customers will get a lovely washable cotton shopper as a ‘Thank you and please come again next week’ (Whie stocks last!)

Every Friday at about 6 pm GMT I publish photos of the items I have cooked for market. Have a look at the Facebook page.

email me scarletrositafood@btinternet.com
phone or text 0792 310 9170
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ScarletRosita
or follow me on Twitter
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