I wasn’t planning on blogging these tasty little morsels but, after I bragged about them on Facebook on Saturday, I was asked for the recipe.
I was stuck in the house on a torrentially wet day. It was the kind of day you wonder if you should crack out the Paddle Pop sticks and start building an Ark, but my glue gun is AWOL and GluStick was never gonna cut that shit.
D Man had had a bad night with a fever and I thought an early morning dose of Panadol was a wise move.
Au contraire, mon petite chou fleurs.
His morning milk curdled and my Big Gay Salmon (official colour title) couch was the recipient of a candy-pink Linda Blair special. Of course, I felt for him, but I also felt for the BGS couch, oh, and my hair. Once it’s in your hair you’re smelling da vom-vom all damn day.
It really breaks your heart when they’re poorly.
My head goes to all kinds of weird places thinking it’s some horrible exotic disease, rather than some 24 hr bug. Maybe the fever will give him brain damage or spark epilepsy, or, or, or any one of many other horrible fates…I’m a rather dramatic type.
As sad as it was to see my external heart ailing on the sofa, it was nice to have a few moments of peace.
Straight to hell, me.
I needed distraction. There was only one thing for it.
Not for him. He was sick.
After a couple of abysmal false starts, I’m really enjoying experimenting with coconut flour.
It definitely has a slightly cakey consistency but I can work with that.
Coconut flour is very high fibre so needs more liquid, and you use much less of it than you would wheat four…..which is lucky because it ain’t the most economical of flours. It does last quite well, however, as you actually use about a quarter as much as normal flour. That said, you don’t cook with it like normal flour at all.
It will never make an awesome crusty sourdough (I discovered it kind of ferments in the process and goes somewhat boozy smelling and bubbly – could be my get rich quick scheme? Boozy bread), but it can make for some interesting and healthy baked goods.
I’m learning that the fats in coconut oil and coconut flour can actually aid in weight loss. The medium chain triglycerides are digested differently than other fats. I won’t bang on about it, but if you’re interested, read about it. I’m not actually trying to lose weight, but many people would contest that coconuts are full of fat.
It’s good fat, that’s all.
These chocolate biscuits cheered me up no end. All thoughts of childhood disease were banished. In fact, the reason there’s only one in the picture is because it’s the last one left… I needed to be sure I banished them bad thoughts good.
What you will need :
- 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil
- 1/3 cocoa powder
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons sugar, plus 15 drops of stevia (if you’re not watching your sugar, use 1/3 cup sugar)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup coconut flour, whisk it separately in a bowl to remove lumps first.
- a few cheeky dark chocolate chips if you’re so inclined
What you need to do:
Preheat oven to 175C
In a saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add cocoa powder and stir to combine. Remove and leave to cool.
In a bowl, combine eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla, and stir in your cocoa mixture. Whisk your coconut flour in ensuring there are no lumps.
Leave to rest for 5 minutes, it will thicken and puff slightly as the flour absorbs the liquid.
Add choc chips now if you’re going to.
Drop teaspoon sized dollops onto baking paper on a tray and whack in the oven for 14-15 minutes. Makes about 16-18 cookies.
Store in the fridge.
Easy, ready in 20, and yummy! The recipe was courtesy of the Bruce Fife, N.D. Cooking With Coconut Flour Book.
It turns out that we do have something a little bit exotic, if you like a little farmyard with your childhood illness.
Hand, foot and mouth disease.
Just the words make me think of Mad Cows going crazy and eating each other.
Apparently, it’s super common in kids, and highly contagious.
After my blues last week, I’d filled my week this week with great, fun, nurturing outings for us, but now we are sentenced to a week of quarantine.
That should lift my spirits.
Better make some more biscuits….. think this calls for some real ones, no?
Are you a comfort eater?
Eat to live or live to eat?
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