by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Category Archive for 'Dessert'

Flavored nut milks

Lately, when I forget to soak almonds I make nut milk with a combination of hemp and macadamia nuts. Since neither has a skin, you won’t need to soak them to remove phytic acid (a nutrient blocker in the skin that protects the seed from sprouting—there is plenty more info about this my book up […]

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Although I make all my desserts with healthier sweeteners like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, dates and coconut sugar, I do like the challenge of making a treat with just brown rice and yakon syrups. Yakon syrup is a low glycemic sweetener (GI is the rate at which food raises blood sugar) made from a […]

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Chocolate coconut bites

There is the sweetest little bakery in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) called Bakeri, which I’m sure many of you know. It’s the kind of place that I once fantasized about opening when I lived in London. Coincidentally, the mural on Bakeri’s wall depicting a nymph-like woman holding a tray of cakes is almost identical to what we […]

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For some time now I have wanted to cook and post a recipe from Aran Goyoaga’s lovely cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My family’s journey to gluten-free cooking. When I spotted this cake in the winter section of “sweat treats,” I thought it sounded delicious; if some of you are still looking for the perfect […]

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Plum almond crisp with cardamom custard

Lately I have been surrounded by an abundance of plums: Italian prune plums, back plums, Santa Rosa’s and many more that I can’t identify readily. Some varieties have pink flesh, some yellow, all delicious. I had no intension of bringing home so many from the farmer’s market the other day. I chose a few of […]

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Vegan white chocolate mousse torte

  Sometimes I need a number of reasons to bake a cake, not just any cake but a truly decadent one — a special occasion cake that incorporates delicious ingredients like: raw cacao powder, raw cacao butter, almond meal, vanilla beans, coconut and strawberries. Recommend on FacebookTweet about it

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A friend came over for brunch last weekend and I whipped up a batch of these cookies to have with a post-meal pot of tea. They were delicious. However, I knew they could be better and so I improved the recipe and made a second batch just now. The kitchen smells heavenly with the combination […]

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Chia pudding has long been on my list of recipes to post– I have emailed numerous copies of the recipe to people who have tried it over the years and I know some of you have been waiting far too long for it to appear here. The pudding is featured in this month’s issue of […]

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Coconut Jam Dot Cookies

Here is a delicious vegan cookie recipe in case you are seeking some last minute baking inspiration for the holidays. These cookies couldn’t be more coconut-y; they have ground dried coconut, coconut flour, coconut oil and large shards of dried coconut too. The combination makes them crisp on the outside, very moist inside, and a […]

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Date Almond Praline Tart

This was the last dessert that I baked in my old oven.  Since then my kitchen has been undergoing a major renovation and is still not finished. I have greatly missed posting recipes and sharing thoughts on the food that inspires me. I think the most striking thing I have learned in this period of […]

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