dacquoise cake

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taste of colours





Meringue layers

  • 1 1/4 cups roasted  salted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  • 1/2 cup  peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup  golden brown sugar
  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 200g dark chocolate

For meringue layers:
Preheat oven to 130°C.  Draw three circles with diameter 21 cm on the baking paper.

Finely grind 1 cup nuts with 1/4 cup sugar in processor. Coarsely chop remaining 1/4 cup nuts and set aside.

Using electric mixer, beat egg whites with some salt and lemon juice in large bowl until foamy. With mixer running, gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until meringue is stiff and glossy. Add ground nut mixture and coarsely chopped nuts; fold gently just to blend.

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Chocolate Mousse Brownies {No Added-Sugar}

Wow! A great gluten-free recipe!

Dinner of Herbs

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I had been intending to make this recipe for over a year.

I could not find date paste.  After staring at the almond butters and coconut oils for a very long time, willing them to turn into date paste, an employee asked if she could help me.  Turned out she couldn’t.  No date paste.  And I was not buying coconut flour, when I had almond meal to use up.

Avocado-banana-applesauce puree. Avocado-banana-applesauce puree.

Mixing in the sweet potato puree. Mixing in the sweet potato puree.

As for the icing?  Uh, yeah, that was not happening.  Not today.  I do not have the money to buy hazelnut butter, or coconut milk, or other ingredients that I would not know what to do with the leftovers.  Oh yeah, and more date paste.


I figured date paste was used to sweeten the brownies, so I used an overripe banana instead.  Still healthy and “natural” right?

The result was….not a brownie.  It…

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