Images and recipes from The Scandinavian Belly Fat Program by Berit Nordstrand (Murdoch Books) RRP $35.00
” This is a wonderful cake that does not require baking. It contains neither gluten nor dairy products.” p41
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) nuts and seeds, such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts or pepitas
5 fresh dates or prunes, stones removed
100 g (3½ oz) raisins
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (flower honey is best)
Process half of the nuts and seeds in a blender, until quite finely ground. Repeat with the rest
of the nuts and seeds. Transfer all the blended nuts and seeds to a mixing bowl.
Put the dates and raisins in the blender and run it at full speed until they are finely chopped.
Mix the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla powder and sea salt into the blended nuts, and stir in the chopped dates and raisins.
Drizzle over the maple syrup or honey. Bring the dough together with your fingers.
Press out the dough in a cake shape that measures approximately 22 cm (8½ inches) in diameter, or press it out into six small portions.
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