have raw cake and eat it

 

A friend made raw mince pies for a pre - Christmas Party. Myself and a raw friend of mine at the party munched our way through them and begged her for the recipe. She did not have one written down as it had been a bit of an invention, but anyway, we were impressed. With a few adaptations I made my own version the next day. I could not keep them away from my 6 year old and the batch was devoured in a few days..........need to make some more for Christmas. Do be creative and experiment with variations of this recipe if you don’t have all of the ingredients - I think many variations would work well. Makes about 15 pies.


Bases:

250g raw, organic almonds (soaked for 8 hours, rinsed and drained)

180g organic raw dates

180g organic dried apricots

30g raw sunflower seeds (sprout and dehydrate if you wish)

40g Chia Seeds (could be replaced with linseeds)

Pinch mixed spice

Drop orange oil (optional)


Mincemeat:

350g mixed dried fruit

1/4 organic mixed spice (or even better, grind your own spices)

8 dried apricots, chopped into small pieces

4 Brazil nuts, finely chopped (can be replaced with other nuts)

Juice of 3 oranges

RAW MINCE PIES

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After you have made the recipe you will still have plenty of each of the ingredients left.


RAW MINCE PIES INGREDIENTS

You may edit your basket at any time. We don’t stock the following ingredients for the version of this  recipe with nuts/seeds, but the essential ones should be easy to buy anywhere: almonds and dates (you can buy in our bulk pre-order), dried fruit, sunflower seeds, mixed spice, brazil nuts, oranges. You can buy organic essential oils certified for food use from NHR Organic Essential Oils.  I used the Organic Orange Essential Oil *sweet* in this recipe.


  1. 1.Soak all ingredients for mincemeat in a glass or ceramic dish in the fridge and cover.

  2. 2.Grind chia and sunflower seeds in a coffee grinder or mill attachment of a food processor.

  3. 3.Put almonds, dates, apricots, orange oil, spices and ground seeds into a food processor with the S-blade and process until all of the ingredients are broken down and start to form a dough that holds together. You might need to stop and stir and re-process a few times to break it all up completely.

  4. 4.Form the dough into about 15 mince bases and put on dehydrator tray.

  5. 5.Spread into a square onto a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate dehydrate for 2 hours at 53 degrees and then 18-20 at 38 degrees.

  6. 6.They are great with the bases served warm straight from the dehydrator, just spoon in some of the mincemeat.

  7. 7.You can serve them with your favourite raw cream, or as I did, with banana vanilla ice cream made with frozen ripe bananas rubbed with a open vanilla pod and then put through my juicer with the homogenising plate.

  8. 8. Store any left over bases in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week - the mincemeat will keep in a separate sealed container too, but do not put them together until you are ready to serve them.