I’ve been cooking a bit lately. And I find it deliciously therapeutic. I love the process of combining and creating because it’s rhythmical and calculated. It’s quiet. And I’m happy to admit that I still feel a surge of excitement when everything works as it’s supposed to! Whoever knew that adding this to that would make something so-damn-goooood?!
I’ve also realised that mixing a bowl of ingredients together is the perfect time to let your thoughts unravel. Perhaps I should liken my cooking endeavours to adult colouring books, except that cooking is little more involved. And I do believe the final product is far more tasty.
This particular day I had some teff flour begging to be used in my cupboard. And seeing as I won’t be in the country much longer, I thought it best to use it up! And besides, this minute grain is outrageously good for you, so eat up!
THERAPEUTIC RASPBERRY TEFF LOAF
WHAT CHA NEED:
Just so you know: as always, my measurements are fairly lax… but I think they’ll do the job!
1 cup of brown teff flour (I used Lydia’s – a great company with a social conscience!)
3/4 cup of almond meal
1/4 cup of dessicated coconut (or shredded/flaked)
1.5 tsp of baking powder
1 cup milk-of-choice
2-4 tablespoons liquidy sweetener* or stevia to taste
1/4 cup of olive oil (coconut will work too)
1 cup of strawberries (or berry of choice)
A pinch of sea salt
* I recommend at least 1 of these be blackstrap molasses for that lovely bittersweet flavour! I used 1 tblsp rice malt, 1 tblsp blackstrap molasses, as I don’t like a lot of sweetness. I love Spiral brand, because it’s one of the lowest in sugar!
WHAT CHA DO:
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a medium sized loaf tin with baking paper.
- Combine all wet ingredients and mix them well.
- Combine your dry ingredients so the mix is consistent.
- Add dry to wet mixture and mix until well combined.
- Gently mix the berries in.
- Pour your delicious mixture into the tin.
- Decorate with whatever you fancy. Or don’t.
- Cook for 45-50 minutes.
- Enjoy as a side to half a jar of peanut butter 😉
NB: If your mixture seems too liquidy, add some coconut flour or more almond meal until it seems a wee bit thicker.