Banana-coco smoothie and seven treasure waffles

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A simple fruity brunch, easy to prepare and plant based.

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To a simple batter (flour, potato starch, baking powder, brown sugar), I’ve added these 5 and 2 spices : nutmeg and cinnamon.

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I’ve eaten the konatsu pomelo while the waffle was cooking.

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The smoothie is very basic. The banana was just cold, the coconut cream was frozen. 30 seconds in the blender. Enjoy !

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Deep double chocolate muffins

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Mmmm…. schrluuuuupppp….
Yeah, they were good. Look at this texture, at the intensity of chocolate !

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A bit messy out of the oven. They are easy and plant-based.
In the blender throw :
-3/4 cup of flour + 1 ts of baking powder
-1 tbs ground roasted sesame seeds
-1/2 cup water + 1 tbs oil
-1 big tbs cocoa + 1 tbs brown cane sugar
Pour into molds, and add in broken bits of 100% cocoa (cocoa mass) chips. Bake (my oven decides, that took 43 minutes).
I made 4 small.

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The glazing is 1 tbs of coconut butter, 1/2 ts sugar, 1 ts cocoa.
Approximation for 1 muffin :
180 calories, 8g fat, 23g carbs, 4.3 g proteins
Well, one is OK. Well, once in while, 4 are OK. Don’t dream, you will eat as many as you bake.

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Chocolats au caramel salé (melty salty fudge choco sweets)

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Decadent simplicity. Dark bitter chocolate filled with a soft salted butter caramel paste.

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Tant pour tant, equal weight.
(1 : 1 : 1) sugar : cream : salted butter.
Melt the sugar into blond caramel, add in the warmed cream. Remove from stove, add butter. Let cool and whip.

Recipe credit : Catherine H.

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I’ve used chips of cocoa mass (100% cocoa), unsweeted, for a happy contrast of flavors, bitterness/sweeteness, textures.

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Choco-carob raspberry rich cake

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A decadent dessert… that takes 10 minutes to prepare. It would even have looked neat and perfectly shaped if I had used a circle and waited 2 hours to take it away.
Well, I’ll do it again.

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Cocoa or carob ? I have not chosen. This cake combines both.

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The biscuit :

1/2 cup of toasted sesame seeds
3 or 4 prunes without the stones (roughly half the volume of sesame)
2 tbs very full of carob powder (or unsweeted cocoa)
1/4 ts instant coffee
a drizzle of creme de framboise (raspberry liquor)

Powder the sesame, paste the prune with the liquor and a little water. Combine everything into a wet sand texture. Put in the bottom of a circle, press well.

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Then a layer of raspberries.

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And the ganache made of coconut cream, cocoa mass and a little sugar. The ganache is poured on the fresh or frozen raspberries. Then you should wait 2 hours and it will solidify fully. Take away the circle. Sprinkle more carob powder.

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Crumble-hunting and finger-licking good !

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Petits chocolats in 2 minutes

They are already selling the Valentine Day chocolates and chocolate-making equipment. I got those fancy individual silicone molds and played a little.

I’ve had a little fun, melting ordinary chocolate in the micro-wave, mixing in stuff. As you can see it’s a bit messy but that doesn’t matter when you take out the molds.

spicy orange stars : bitter chocolate, cocoa mass, mandarin orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg.

hot ginger squares : bitter chocolate, cocoa mass, raw ginger cubes, habanero powder.

Both were delicious.

more chocolates

Iced. Simply.

A refreshing dessert.

Fruit with a bitter chocolate hint.

Mmmmmm….

I don’t know how I would survive Japanese summer without reiko (iced coffee). It’s magic. Just one glass decreases the temperature of 10 degrees and the humidity of 20%. No, I don’t have scientific evidence…

Going bananas on black sesame almond crisp

Winter bananas… Meh !
Let’s bury them under ashes.

Just bananas, cocoa mass chips and goji berries. More banana slices on top.

The streusel is made of black sesame milled with oats, a little sugar, sweet almond oil and more oat flakes.
There was a delicious almond smell in the air while that was getting baked.

Too dark for a color photo. The bananas were sweet, the berries full of juice, the chocolate melted, the crumb was crunch and so sweetly nutty. That was yummiful…