Walnut coffee bars
Here I come with my review on the third ingredient that I received from @pure_martindia in collaboration with @muddypuddleconsultingservices, @kirtikeepgoing and #KukClean. It's none other than Walnuts. Walnuts and coffee are match made in heaven. Since there is no flour used, these are slightly crumbly and fudgey. The frosting is so delicious that you have to really resist yourself from licking it. I could easily polish off the frosting in one sitting without feeling guilty. The Walnuts are caramelized in minimal sugar, but the crunch they offer, gives a real shift in the texture.
Ingredients For the base Oats 80 gms Walnuts 50 gms Baking powder 1/2+1/8 tsp Coconut oil 35 gms Raw unrefined sugar 35 gms Coffee 1/2 tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 60 ml of hot water Flaxseed meal 1 tbsp Water 3 tbsp Frosting Walnuts 25 gms Coconut oil 2 tbsp Raw unrefined sugar 2 tbsp Instant coffee 1 tsp Topping Walnuts 10 halves Raw unrefined sugar 2 tbsp Method
Grease and line a 6" square tin.
Blitz walnuts, Oats and baking powder in a food processor till its powdered. Try and get as fine a powder as possible.
Remove to a bowl and mix sugar.
Mix Flaxseed meal in 3 tbsp of water. Leave it for 10 minutes.
Beat this Flaxseed gel. Pour in oil in a trickle beating all the time.
Now add in coffee. Beat well.
Tip in the dry ingredients and beat to mix.
Pour into the ready tin.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees celsius for 25-30 minutes.
Check with a toothpick.
Let it cool in the tin for ten minutes, then remove it on the wire rack to cool completely.
Keep it the fridge for sometime. It will be easy to handle.
To make the frosting grind Walnuts, coffee pd and sugar till you get an oily lump.
Remove in a bowl and mix in coconut oil till its nice and creamy.
In a heavy bottom pan melt sugar and then tip in the walnuts.
Keep stirring till sugar takes a dark red hue.
Remove it on a wooden chopping board.
Let it cool completely, then chop it into small pieces.
Spread the frosting on the top of the base.
Sprinkle chopped caramalised Walnuts.
Press lightly so that they stick to the frosting.
Drizzle melted chocolate.
Now cut into 6 pieces.
Product Review : When I realised that I had got Walnuts in shell from @pure_martindia, I was a little worried. I had the fear that half of the Walnuts will go waste while breaking open the shells. That is what my experience has been so far. And that's the reason I buy only kernels. But to my surprise, it was not only easy to crack them open, the Walnuts eased out of the shell very nicely. I got very few broken pieces. The Walnuts are very sweet and crunchy. I had to resist nibbling on them while working with them. Thank you @pure_martindia, @muddypuddleconsultingservices, @kirtikeepgoing and #KukClean for giving me this opportunity.