Books, writing and chocolate truffles.

Am so happy with today’s finds! From these three here I love Graves the most and will soon write about him and the others, so if you enjoy reading about books and writers, feel free to follow me on my instagram account . You won’t see much about food here but I wanted to share with you a recipe for some yummy chocolate truffles. Perfect to indulge on while reading a great book!

Ingredients:

200 gr Raw almonds

200 gr Raw cashew nuts

Pinch of Himalayan salt

Pinch of cinnamon

10 Medjool dates pitted

Dash of water

Topping:

200 gr melted dark chocolate

Method:

Mix all ingredients in a food processor apart from water until well mixed. Pour water very slowly until the mixture forms into a dough. Roll into balls.

Melt the chocolate, bain marie method. Keep the chocolate melting on low heat and roll each ball in the chocolate. (I use a toothpick to make things easier, you can use a fork too). Transfer to parchment paper and freeze until it’s time to enjoy.

 

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Beloved Puffins, breathtaking heat and cooling ice-cream.

These are some of my Puffins. Children on the Oregon Trail was one of my favourites. This one is a 1963 edition. The others are early seventies. Do you collect Puffins too? Their covers are so lovely! I even love the word and that’s what I call my son, that is, until he lets me. Here we are already experiencing some high temperatures but what makes it worse is the high level of humidity. Being a small island here it can get breathtakingly humid (that includes Lion King hairstyle too). So, to cool off I’ve made some natural, easy ice-cream. We call it the CCB. Here’s how if you want to try. If you’re allergic to nuts simply omit and if you have an ingredient missing no problem, it still comes out good, just make sure you have bananas 😉

Chocolatey Coconut Banana Ice-cream (per person)

2 bananas

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

Desiccated coconut (as much as you like, we are fans)

1 tsp Pure Maple Syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

Mixed everything together in a blender and freeze until ready to eat. If you want you can drizzle some raw chocolate (as per previous recipe post). Optional: Sprinkle with some nuts and more coconut. Have a nice weekend!

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