We’ve all had those midnight cravings that drove us to get off of the bed and head to the kitchen for something delicious. We’ve all had to put down a bar of chocolate or a box of cookies because they’d ruin the effort we’d made through the day to stay healthy. We’ve all had that moment when we picked the bar of chocolate of box of cookies up anyway because life’s too short not to.
With the health-food industry taking over the market, it’s not hard to find products tagged ‘healthy’ at any supermarket. The catch is that they often taste artificial, have artificial ingredients in them or just don’t match up to the real deal.
Here’s where Chenddyna Schae of Jus’Trufs comes in. This passionate mom and professional chocolatier dabbles in all things sinful and delicious and manages to make them all-natural and eco-conscious while throwing in some health in there as well. We sat down with the queen of artisanal and couverture chocolates and cocoa products to ask her what she loves making the most with her products.
Flourless Vegan Chocolate-Chip Cookies
- 1.Melted Jus’Trufs cocoa butter (1/2 cup)
2.Almond or cashew flour or a mix of the two (2 1/2 cups)
3.Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)
4.Salt (1 teaspoon)
5.Jus’Trufs 60% Artisanal dark chocolate chopped into pieces (1/4 cup)
6.Maple syrup (3 tablespoons- add another tablespoon if you have a sweet tooth)
7.Almond/Coconut Milk (2 tablespoons)
8.Handful of pistachios (optional)
(Note From Chenddyna Schae. ‘I never use commercial chocolate chips in any of my baking, as they do not melt while baking, but I prefer melted bits of real chocolate in our cookies, it makes a world of difference)
- 1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius.
- 2. Melt the cocoa butter gently in a mixing bowl.
- 3. Mix in vanilla extract, almond /coconut milk and maple syrup into the bowl with melted cocoa butter.
- 4. Mix in the nut flour, salt and chocolate chips and optional pistachio. Mix with a fork or spatula until well incorporated.
- 5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or place on a silicon mat.
- 6. Divide dough into 12 sections and form each section by hand into a cookie shape. You could use cookie cutters as well.
- 7. Spread the cookies evenly on the cookie sheet with an inch or two of space between the cookies.
- 8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cookies begin to brown on the edges.
- 9. Take out of the oven and let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 20 minutes.
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