Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vegan chocolate and cashew cookies

Breakfast: A carrot, celery and apple juice with some toast

Lunch: A veggie panini with salad and vegan chocolate and cashew cookies for dessert!

Dinner: A lentil bake with steamed greens

All this week I've been wrangling with my Halloween outfit, having completely over-reached myself in terms of almost everything involved with it. I was determined to make a Quorra from Tron outfit, and having finally got the EL wire, circuitry and clothes, I realised I had to solder some stuff together - seriously, who's done that since GCSE metalwork?

These cookies were a thank you to Jack and Joe, who came through with the right soldering equipment and made my light-up Tron outfit a success! Well, until we got into the club and the batteries died after half an hour, but still, it worked!!

You'll need:
(Makes 8-10)
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup cashews, chopped
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup flax seeds
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius
Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, and sugar
Stir in the flax seeds and mix well
In a separate bowl, mix together the almond milk, vanilla essence, water and canola oil
Add the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined
Stir in the cashews
Lightly oil a baking tray and drop the cookie mixture on 1 tablespoon at a time
Bake for 5 minutes, turn the tray around and then cook for another 3
Leave to cool then enjoy!

These are really fat, cakey cookies that are amazing when dunked into a tea or something milky. They might not seem quite done when you take them out of the oven, but they'll firm up while they cool, and baking them for any longer will leave them with a crispy outer shell that's not quite as tasty.

No comments:

Post a Comment