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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

How would you like your chocolate cooked?

It can be a lot of fun to search for recipes by ingredient; one comes across the strangest stuff. For example, under "dried figs" I found this concotion on Epicurious:

Raw Chocolate Pudding

10 fresh dates, pitted and cut in quarters
10 dried figs, stems removed, cut in quarters
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons raw nut butter (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 - 2 cups filtered water

Place the dates, figs, cocoa, nut butter (if using), vanilla, and 1 cup of water in a blender and pulse several times until the fruits begin to break down.

Blend until smooth and creamy, slowly adding water as needed for desired consistency.

Makes 2 1/2 cups.

Dare I make it? It sounds disgusting, but there's a single (suspiciously) glowing review. Even if the review is real, I'm going to be omitting nut butter and substituting jujubes for the dates, so this pudding might turn out disgusting anyway. Stay tuned for the decision...

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Blogger Ale said...

haha, yeah i usually fry my chocolate-

sounds like it could turn out nice... why not! pictures please!! (if you made it)

January 10, 2007 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Jessica Brogan said...

ummm, yummy. i think i'd take my chocolate anyway i could get it. it sounds like you were a trooper during your trip to switzerland. so are you moving to CH??

January 17, 2007 at 12:22 AM  

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