Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chocolate hazelnut swiss roll with raspberry mint mousse

Swiss roll "dough"
2 C almond pulp (from soaking and making almond milk out of 1,25 C almonds)
(1-2 tbsp finely ground hemp seeds)
3-4 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 C raw cacao powder
organic hazelnut-flavored agave (or agave+natural hazelnut extract)
4-6 dried dates, soaked for 30min
dash Himalayan salt

Blend in a food processor, taste and adjust flavor to your liking. Add enough coconut oil to make a uniform dough, it shouldn't be too wet but rather have the consistency of thick chocolate mousse. The almond pulp should be rather dry. Spread into a rectangular shape on a non-stick surface, dehydrate for a couple hours on one side and about an hour on the other. Keep an eye on it, don't let it dry and crack.

Raspberry-mint mousse:
1 C raspberries (frozen and thawed)
3/4 C cashews, soaked, rinsed and drained
juice of 1/2 lemon (I even added some lemon pulp)
coconut oil
3-6 dried dates, soaked
good fresh mint leaves, to taste
(agave if you want it sweeter)

Blend first nuts, add thawed raspberries.Then add rest of the ingredients and blend until creamy. Add only enough coconut oil to get the right texture, make sure it doesn't get too runny. If it does, add psyllium husks.

Hazelnut chocolate frosting (best frosting recipe EVER!)
1/2 C raw cacao powder
few tbsp coconut oil
hazelnut agave
couple soaked dates

Blend dates and cacao powder, then alternate adding coconut oil and agave little bit at a time until taste and texture are perfect. Right consistency is that of a chocolate syrup/sauce.

After you've dehydrated the swiss roll, spread the mousse on top and roll up. If it doens't look too pretty, covering it with delicious frosting will fix it. Decorate with crushed almonds/hazelnuts. Refrigerate before serving (couple hours for a firmer and easily sliceable texture).

I've been practically living in labs lately, so excuse me for not posting for a while. I hope this recipe helps me gain some forgiveness :)


Yaelian said...

Looks and sounds extremely yummy! I have made similar frosting and it really is super tasty:-)

Okriina said...

What a delicious recipe! Where do you get hazelnut agave-syrup?

Okriina said...

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Aletheia said...

Thanks, Yaelian! The frosting is so yummy, I can't understand why anyone would want to boil cream and melt commercial chocolate to make a ganache. This raw frosting is way easier and tastier.

Okriina, thanks for the compliment. I actually bought a fair bit of agave from my last trip home to the US since the price of organic agave nectar there is only a fraction of the same stuff here. Madhava's hazelnut agave is very cheap, certified organic and naturally flavored. It is also available online and there could even be a site that would ship it to Finland. Unfortunately I haven't seen it anywhere in stores.

That challenge sounds interesting, and oh boy would I have some confessions too.. but I haven't been around blogger long enough to have gathered 7 friends! I'm thinking about participating though. Thanks for the invite.