Showing someone you love them shouldn’t cost the earth, so why not make a batch of these lovely little biscuits and get creative with your icing and sprinkles.
These are made using a recipe given to me at Christmas by my friend Maya, for full easy, cheap recipe please click the link and adapt the recipe by using lots of heart cookie cutters instead and dashings of red icing! Fun to make with little ones too…
Inspired by Austria – Maya’s Butter Biscuits
Valentines is all about love right? Wrong it’s all about chocolate! So why not try one of my chocolate recipes tonight? You can choose from my Super Easy Gluten Free Nutella Cookies or the Inspired by Mozambique, Sweet Potato, Cashew, Chocolate Mousse, which ever you choose have a great chocolate filled day!
And have a heart and donate to Save The Children via my just giving page at the same time!
This is a heavenly, chocolaty, gluten free vegan dessert – perfect for Valentines!
You will have to trust your taste buds with how sweet to make it though, as I love the bitterness and richness of chocolate, so if you feel like adding more syrup…go for it!
I know that cacao powder and agave syrup can seem a bit expensive, but it is sooooo versatile and lasts for ages, but you can substitute for honey and dark chocolate powder.
Serves 2- 4 depending on how much chocolate you can handle!
Ingredients: 300g sweet potato, 50g of unsalted cashew nuts, 50g cacao powder or dark chocolate powder, at least 4 tbsp. of agave syrup, (can use honey) depending on how sweet your tooth is! 6 tbsp. cold water, 1 tsp vanilla essence/extract
- Peel and chop your sweet potato and place in a pan of boiling water and simmer for 10 – 15mins until soft, allow to cool
- In a food processor, blend your cashew nuts, holding back two for decoration
- Now add the rest of your ingredients including the cooled sweet potato and blend to a mousse like consistency, taste and add more syrup/honey to suit your taste buds, you can also add a pinch of salt
- Once at the desired sweetness and texture transfer to a dish or individual containers and chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving
- Crush the remaining cashews and sprinkle on top
- Now grab yourself a spoon and dig in!
In Mozambique children are living in poverty, have poor cognitive and emotional development and of those already lucky enough to attend first grade, fewer than 50% of children will make it to fifth grade. The fight against HIV and helping those who are HIV positive continues and Save The Children are working with communities across Mozambique to help those in need to access drugs, food and care. Save The Children have also developed a model of care for newborns that has played a big part in the Ministry of Healths strategy for newborns in Mozambique.
To find out more about what Save The Children are doing to help, please visit the link: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/africa/Nigeria
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