Raspberry Jammer Cookies and Raspberry-Lemon Pie
Paul Burt is back and he is baking! This time he is teaching us a thing or two about making your cake, eating...and enjoying it too. Yay! Take it away Paul! Disempowerment is what many feel when taking the dietary leap from an ‘unhealthy’ diet to a ‘healthy’ one. But, there really is no need for a “leap” at all. Over the next few weeks I will share with you several recipes that I have created that make eating healthier, easier, and sometimes even faster!
Let’s start with sweets. We all love that afternoon pick-me-up or that sweet desert with our coffee in the morning. But, typically these sweets are made with refined sweeteners, flours and generally devoid of any of the nutrients that our body really deserves at these times.
Simply put, just by substituting organic, unrefined and even vegan ingredients for traditional ones – i.e. white sugar, bleached flour, conventional butter – you will remove the guilt and the toxic burden associated with a regular consumption of sweets. In fact, I suggest that your blood sugar levels will be more stable, as with your mood and cognition. You may even feel inspired to take an extra bite.
This week’s recipes are Raspberry Jammer Cookies and Raspberry-Lemon Pie. All ingredients are organic* unless mentioned otherwise.Here we go: - First, you need to make or select a pie crust recipe. I experimented with a coconut oil, einkorn flour recipe with a bit of oat flour and olive oil, and salt. Simply mix all of the ingredients together in your food processor and hydrate with a little bit of ice water, until it resembles paste. - Next, remove the dough and knead it into a smooth round pie crust, but do not worry if a couple pieces come loose. Press them back into the crust after you’ve placed it in your dish. Be sure to lubricate your dish with olive or coconut oil before setting. - To make your filling: On medium-low heat, warm 1 TBS coconut oil and mix with 1 pint of raspberries, the juice of one lemon, and some of it’s chopped rinds and about 4 TBS coconut flour. Also, add about 4 TBS coconut flour and 3/4 cup organic coconut sugar, or your choice of any unrefined, organic sweetener. - Pour into your pie shell and bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes, Let it cool, and feel good to garnish with homemade whipped cream, from healthy cows of course! - For the Jammers: Mix together 1 cup einkorn flour, ¾ cup crushed oats with 1/3 crushed walnuts with 5 TBS olive oil, ½ cup of palm oil, and 1/3 cup coconut oil, by hand or with a utensil. Finish with ½ cup of brown sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. - Create balls with dough, rolling them out into circles. Indent them with your thumb or spoon. Fill space with jam. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.- And why not add even more deliciousness by whipping up some local heavy cream? Mix with coconut sugar - or any natural sugar product - and dollop this onto your treat!
*Don’t consume organic ingredients just to protect nature . Non-organic ingredients can contain pesticides, some of which, like glycophosates, are actively known to disrupt our gut’s bacterial colonies, metabolic processes and ability to detoxify.