Recipe#42: apple cinnamon cocoa pie
“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness” (Jane Austen)
300 gr (2 ½ cups) all purpose flour
125 gr (½ cup) granulated white sugar
150 gr butter
cocoa nibs (q.b.)
brown sugar (q.b.)
In a bowl combine the flour, the sugar, the butter and the egg. Knead the dough until smooth and soft. Cover in plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cut the apples in slices.
Preheat the oven to 180° (350 F). Butter a 22 cm (9 inches) round pan. Spread the dough in the pan with sides. Put the apple slices on the dough. Sprinkle the brown sugar, the cinnamon and the cocoa nibs on the pie.
Bake for around 45 minutes or until the top turns slightly brown.
Recipe#39: walnuts, honey and cocoa nibs sweet bread
“Good cooks never lack friends”
450 gr (3 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
50 gr (¼ cup) brown sugar
250 ml plain yogurt
90 gr (1/5 cup) honey
120 gr (1 stick) unsalted butter
180 gr walnuts
50 gr cocoa nibs
1 tbsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180° (350 F) and butter a 4×8-inch loaf pan. Alternatively, you can use baking paper.
Place the nuts on a cutting board and chop them finely with a knife. In a bowl whisk together the eggs and the sugar. Add the yogurt, the melted butter and the melted honey. Fold in the flour and the baking powder. Finally add the chopped walnuts and the cocoa nibs.
Pour the mixture in the pan and bake for about 1 hour.
Recipe#38: oat, dark chocolate, and cocoa nibs cake
“Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.”
70 gr (5 tbsps) unsalted butter
200 gr dark chocolate
70 gr (1/3 cup) stevia
50 gr (1/3 cup) oat flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsps cocoa nibs
3 tbsps oats
Preheat the oven to 180° (350 F) and butter a round 22 cm (9 inches) round baking pan. Sprinkle the oats on the pan.
Melt the dark chocolate and the butter in a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in the stevia and the vanilla extract. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add to the mixture. Fold in the oat flour and the cocoa nibs.
Pour the batter in the cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Then, remove the cake from the pan and serve upside down.