Sunday, July 3, 2011

Festive dessert

This morning I made a trip to the farmers market. I've been hitting the farmers markets twice a week picking up whatever is in season. Today I grabbed some organic cherries and raspberries. The raspberries are a little small since it's the start of the season. But they are still very tasty.

I picked up the berries for one purpose and that was to make a delicious, healthy, and festive summertime dessert to serve at a 4th of July BBQ.
Almond short cakes
Mix together in a bowl the dry ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1/4 cup evaporated cane juice
1 TB. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
dash salt and cinnamon

In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients:
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup almond milk
2 TB. melted Earth balance butter
1 TB. vanilla or even better 1 vanilla bean

Combine wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. On a non stick coated baking sheet make giant drops of dough. Sprinkle over the top raw sliced almonds and a sprinkle of raw sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 min.
Served with a heaping scoop of berries.
You could make it even better and serve a scoop of vanilla bean frozen yogurt or ice cream on top.
This would be the perfect dessert for a BBQ. It would be easy to make and serve for a small or even a large group.


  1. I LOVE farmer's markets! :)

  2. That dessert sounds great. Love your blog.

  3. Those raspberries look great.

  4. Is baking with spelt flour very difficult?

  5. Baking with spelt is pretty much the same as any other flour but better. It's actually easier because it's lighter in baked goods.

  6. This dessert looks good. I just love berries and also i take goji berry juice sometimes. It is believed that the juice of berries has the capacity to cure any kind of disease in a person. Thanks for the nice recipe i will try it today..
    Goji berry juice