Once upon a time, there was a war torn kingdom. The greedy king always wanted more land, more treasures. But when his soldiers came to the land of raw dough…
The land of raw dough was different though. There were no treasures they could fight for. But there were fearful figures like…
… rabbits. Yes. Don’t laugh. Compared to a lego figure, it is big. If you met a rabbit that’s bigger than you, you’d probably be afraid, too!
Once our little soldiers noticed that the rabbit wasn’t as dangerous as they thought, there was no reason to fight anymore. The rabbit was made from dough, after all. As everything else in this country. So, what to do?
Well, isn’t it obvious? Make dough, not war! Have your dough and eat it, too…
– The basic two ingredients recipe!
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup walnuts
- optional: vanilla powder and / or cinnamon OR Indian Chai spice
- optional: cocoa powder
This is as easy as it could be… first, grind the walnuts in your food processor or heavy duty blender (I use a blender). Once, they are powdered, put in the dates and mix until the mixture turns into a smooth dough! If you are using a blender, you have to push everything down with your tamper. It will only take about 3 minutes (or less, if your kitchen is more tidy than mine…) and you will have delicious raw dough! Form into balls… or use cookie cutters for any other shape!
Don’t ask about the rabbit. I just like rabbits, that’s all. I came up with this recipe while learning for my exams. I have a friend who always tells me to eat walnut when I have to learn. They are supposed to be good for your brain. Sounds reasonable. They look like brains, after all. So I decided to make a delicious raw dough from walnuts and dates. Brain food!
I added cocoa powder to one half of my dough. Both versions turned out great! I rolled some of the balls in sesame, some were dipped into self made chocolate and some were left plain.
Self made chocolate?
- 1 tablespoon native coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- about 10 drops stevia (or 2 packets)
Melt the coconut oil, stir in the cocoa powder and stevia – that’s it. Life can be so easy.
Here’s the three versions I made.
And here are some more scenes from the land of raw dough…
even the evil knight preferred dough over war…
One more. Just because I like it.