Friday, 17 October 2014

Raw, vegan and gluten/dairy/sugar free chocolate and coconut tart

A raw, vegan and gluten/dairy/sugar free chocolate tart???

I know what you are thinking, you are reading this recipe title and thinking either:
a) this girl is lying
b) it's going to taste as nice as a bit of cardboard dripped in cocoa powder

But honestly this chocolate tart is absolutely delicious - rich, chocolatey and smooth, just how a "normal" chocolate tart would be. This chocolate tart isn't just any chocolate tart though as it contains coconut oil and we should all know by now, even if you aren't sure why, that coconut oil is bloody good for you. Plus this contains no sugar, except the natural stuff and it suitable for those of you whose tummies can't hack dairy or gluten.

decorated with cacao nibs 

The recipe is simply two parts - a base and a topping/filling. And all you need is a food processor and a tart tin.

the food processor - the star of the show 


For the base:
1 1/2 cups of coconut flour (or another gluten free flour)
4 tbs of agave nectar
3 tbs of coconut oil
2 - 3 dried figs
1/4 cup of raw cacao powder

For the filling:
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
2 tbs of coconut oil
2/3 cup of agave nectar
tiny pinch of sea salt

it'll look a little like a crumble mix

In a food processor, add all the base ingredients and pulse until well blended. You might have to stop, stir, then continue to ensure that the powder doesn't settle to the bottom 

pour the mixture into a tart tin and with the palm of your hand, gently but firmly, press down to ensure that the base forms a crust that sticks

Pop this in the freezer to set for a mo

Back to the food processor...
Add all the filling ingredients and blend until well mixed - you should end up with a decadent creamy chocolate sauce-like filling

this is such a rich chocolate sauce, I couldn't stop eating it! 

Remove the crust from the freezer. Pour this mixture on top, using the back of a spoon or spatula to ensure a smooth and even layer. Try not to eat all the mixture before filling the tart tin! Obviously licking the spoon is a must

Pop back in the freezer for at least an hour before serving. When ready to serve, leave for 5 min the thaw out a little to make slicing easier 

next time I will change the ratio so the crust id thinner and the
chocolate filling bigger!

have a slice before it all goes! 

It really couldn't be simpler!
I am not usually a massive fan of chocolate flavoured things (like cake or ice cream) but I absolutely adore this! So tasty!

X x X

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