Chocolate Roulade Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 7
 
A healthier Valentine's Day dessert.
Ingredients
Tools
  • Food processor (or a blender)
  • Spatula
  • Cooking pot
  • 1 glass or metal bowl
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet or a flat dish
  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Rolling pin
  • 1 knife
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup walnuts or almonds
  • 1 cup dried prunes
  • 1 cup dates or dried apricots
  • 1 3.5+ oz. block of 70% dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except for chocolate, into a food processor. Blend until dough-like consistency is achieved (image below). Do not over-blend, not to make this into a nut butter. Leave some texture.
  2. If you do not have a food processor you can use a high-speed blender to pulse nuts to flour-like consistency; then do the same with dried fruits.
  3. Alternatively, to grind fruit you can use a KitchenAid mixer with a grinder attachment (image below). If you follow this option, after grinding the fruit, add it to the nut flour, which you would still have to create with either a food processor or a blender.
  4. When ingredients are well combined, lay out on parchment or wax paper.
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a thin sheet (about 3/16-inch (0.5 cm)).
Melt Chocolate
  1. In a double boiler (use a pot with hot water and a glass or metal dish over it—image on the next page) bring water to boil, place chocolate chunks into the bowl.
  2. Let chocolate melt, stirring occasionally
  3. Pour it over the dough, spreading it out evenly (keep 2-3 tbsp of chocolate for decoration).
  4. Allow chocolate to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Roll dough into a roulade, as shown in the image.
  6. Use leftover chocolate to drizzle over the roulade.
  7. Freeze roulade for 1-2 hours before enjoying. Slice into thin discs and serve.
  8. Leftover roulade can be frozen.
Recipe by Vegalicious at http://www.vega-licious.com/chocolate-roulade-recipe/