Delighting my bite

Creating new dishes is something I love to do and I often play with food as a form of relaxation.

When life gets in the way, it’s all too easy to neglect relaxation time and put indulging in our passions to the bottom of the list. This can lead to feelings of fatigue, resentment and stress. When you do take time out to nourish your soul with your passions; beautiful, inspirational and delicious things can happen. Just like the delight bites that are the product of some recent ‘me time’.

This is one to play with. Taste as you go and add more or less of the key ingredients to get the right chocolate / turkish delight balance for you. I love mine really chocolatey so used a whole lotta raw cacao! Have fun getting your flavour just right – it’s play time!

Feeds: Makes 6 – 8 bites

Cooking time: 4 hours

Ingredients     

  • 20g Coconut oil
  • 100g Tahini, unhulled
  • 100g Chia
  • Tsp salt
  • Tsp Stevia
  • 20g Raw cacao powder (more if you are a chocolate lover)
  • Handful crushed nuts (macadamias, pecans, almonds)
  • Tbsp rose water (add a little more if you are a turkish delight lover)
  • 20g Desiccated coconut + more to decorate

Method          

  • Line a small cake tray with baking paper
  • Add the coconut oil and tahini to a bowl and mix well
  • In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients to combine
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the coconut oil and tahini mix, it will become really thick. You can use a blender to do this but I prefer the texture when mixed by hand
  • Once the ingredients have been mixed together really well, transfer the mixture to the cake tray and press down firmly
  • Sprinkle the remaining desiccated coconut on top of the sticky mixture
  • Place the cake tray in to the freezer for at least 4 hours
  • Once set, remove the cake tray and pull out the now solid mixture by lifting the baking paper
  • Lay the solid block on a flat surface and slice in to bite size pieces
  • Refrigerate until served
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