Busy days, I am really tired and just want to relax. But I really have the feeling now that I am really doing what belongs to me, gardening, reading, learning, cooking and hugging the family. Just search the internet for nice courses and places where I can help with cooking, just like joe’s garage a squat in Amsterdam (http://www.joesgarage.nl/) where I helped last week, preparing a vegan meal (nice to eat there anyway!). Like yesterday where I went to a reading about raw food in a community centre. About two weeks there will be a reading about permaculture, looking forward to be there 😉 But now time for tea with a cookie and some good chilling music on the background.
The recipe for ordinary cookies for by the tea
300 gram of wheat flour, sifted (try spelt flour also once)
1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt (any other salt will do also)
1 tablespoon of Dutch cookie spice/speculaaskruiden*
100 gram of coconut oil melted au bain marie
1 ripe banana mashed
150 grams of syrup (I used date-syrup)
some dried grated coconut
a magimix or other food processor will do
some nice shaped cutters
some baking paper
a rolling pin
Easy…just follow the next instructions
First mix all the dry ingredients together except the dried coconut (flour,salt, Dutch cookie spice/speculaaskruiden) and mix in an other bowl the wet ingredients together. Get the food processor and mix both mixtures slowly together till it’s a great a smooth dough.
Now set aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Yes it’s ready to roll, make a big pancake from it with the thickness of 1 centimetre at highest (when it sticks to the table sprinkle some flour on the table).In the meanwhile preheat the oven on 175 degrees Celsius. Get the cutters and cut out the most beautiful shapes. Put them on the baking paper and on top sprinkle some grated coconut, or decorate it with some raisins or chocolate sprinkles (your choice :))
Ooohlala now they are ready for the oven, leave them in the oven for something like 15 minutes. Get them out and let them cool down.
Make the tea and get started with dipping the cookies.
.*30 gram of cinnamon
10 grams of nutmeg
5 grams of anise seed
10 grams of clove powder
5 grams of white pepper
5 grams of coriander seeds
Mix this altogether till it’s a powder