What a delight it was to come home and make this cake. The cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, peaches, nutmeg and sweeteners… you simply can’t help but munch on a coffee infused sweet peach or dip your finger in for a lick of the spicy walnut base.
The smells and the flavours make this a delight to make.
I used decaf coffee in my cake and I still think it has an amazing flavour – but I am not a good judge, because it would probably be a year since I have had non decaf coffee.
2 cups walnuts
1/2 cup agave nectar (or honey)
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 Tsp. nutmeg
1 Tsp. vanilla extract
dash of sea salt
Process the dry ingredients together in a food processor until ground into a crumbly texture (you can process further if you like, but I actually like a bit of crunchy texture). Add the sweetener and vanilla and process further until a dough ball forms. Press into a square brownie tin. Mine was a tad sticky, so I had to get my fingers in on the action and created quite a mess, but got it all patted down eventually 🙂
If you find that the mixture is so sticky you can’t imagine how on earth you could possibly pat this into a dish – add more nuts! Almonds, pecans or walnuts all work fine 🙂
3 large peaches, sliced thinly
1/2 cup raw honey or agave
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 Tsp. sea salt
2 shots cold brewed decaf espresso
1 Tsp vanilla extract
Toss all ingredients into a bowl and combine well so that the peaches become infused with the delicious flavours.
Pile the peaches on top of the pressed in base layer. I tried to avoid adding too much liquid from the peach mixture.
You can just place in the fridge for 1/2 but I decided to dehydrate for 2 hours at 118 degrees Fahrenheit just because I found that it was a little moist and as I imagine serving it up, it was going to go everywhere. So it is in the dehydrator as we speak. Looking forward to the final result because the making was scrumptious!
With this recipe you can add any fruit you want on top really! Enjoy with bananas or pears… or leave out the coffee and enjoy with berries.
So – I have finished the dehydrator process and it now comes time to serve up… Not as pretty as a cheesecake to serve up. Tastes great – but quite ugly to look at 😛
Giving credit where credit is due…
This is from Jenny Ross’ book Raw Food Basics…. may I just say that… no picture accompanies this recipe in her book 🙂