I don’t know about you but every day around 3 pm my sweet tooth comes calling. Most of the time I opt for something chocolatey, my go to being a banana with homemade raw chocolate and cinnamon, but sometimes it’s fun to try something new.
Meet your new favourite dessert. These are the kind of sticky treats that I just can’t keep my hands off; the crunch of the nuts, the chew of the goji berries, the delicate flavour of the rose and the satisfaction of the chocolate. Oh so yum!
Don’t be scared of the rose; I promise it doesn’t taste like your granny’s perfume. It is very subtle and you have to agree, looks so pretty. Plus, rose is not only beneficial in your skin care, eating rose petals can lift your mood, soothe a sore throat and boost your immune system as they contain vitamin C. In ancient Chinese medicine they were used to treat digestive disorders and menstrual irregularities.
What’s also great about this recipe is it’s adaptable. If you don’t have goji berries you could try other dried fruit like dates, raisins, currants, cherries, cranberries or golden berries. The macadamias could be swapped for almonds, pistachios or brazil nuts etc.
When I bake, I often switch things up, sub ingredients and try different flavour combinations. I hardly ever follow a recipe to the letter. I think baking is most fun when you go with your instinct and taste buds. Besides, everyone’s preference is different. For example, I don’t have a massively sweet tooth (I prefer 100% dark chocolate to milk chocolate), I’ll add 10 times more cinnamon than a recipe suggests and I cannot stand hot spice, or even mild spice.