mercoledì 3 ottobre 2007

Date and Macadamia nut Tart


Even if these dates and nuts were bought from a Fair Trade Shop, it's not the perfect organic stuff I could have bought locally, but Simone loves brazil nuts so I thought it would have been nice to give him a treat. This cake is 100% vegan, of course!
Ingredients
flour 250 gr.
margarine 100 gr.
sugar 100 gr.
a small glass of milk (rice, soja...)
pinch of salt
grated zest of two lemons


three cups of dates (one package)
one or two cups of brazil nuts

Method:
Lets make the pastry. Put all ingredients except the milk in a large bowl and combine with both hands. Add enough milk to form a nice ball, keep it in the fridge or cool place while you prepare the rest. If you accidentally add too much milk, add a bit of flour to balance the dough.
Soak in a little hot water the deseeded and chopped dates. Wait until they go soft and blend into a cream using a blender. It will become like a date jam, but with no sugar added!
Place the pastry in the tin and spread the date mixture. Place the chopped nuts on top. Bake in a fairly hot oven for 40 minutes or until golden. When it's cold brush with honey or maple syrup to give it a nice shiny effect. Enjoy! :)

6 commenti:

Melisser; the Urban Housewife ha detto...

It looks beautiful!

VeggieGirl ha detto...

wow, this is certainly one gorgeous tart - I LOVE the combination of dates and brazil nuts! :0)

Veganista ha detto...

Looks amazing! I'd like some now, please. :) It'd be just perfect with my cup of tea.

cristy ha detto...

Yum! This looks delicious.

Just one question - why is it called a Macadamia nut tart when it contains Brazil nuts?

tippitappi ha detto...

cristy, you are so right! i honestly don't know why I wrote macadamia!
I must be going mad! :)

urban vegan ha detto...

Amazing...I am licking the screen.

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Ciao!

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