Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Track Santa on Norad!


Ho! Ho! Ho! 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house every creature was stirring and we were rawkin' the house!

Our home is a buzz since we are hurrying to get everything in order for our guests tonight, making a raw Rudolph Cherry Cobbler (recipe from my friend Kristen. See additional photo at KristensRaw.com/photos) and getting last minute gifts wrapped and under the tree. We have stopped off at many folks houses today to drop off the rest of our raw goodie baskets and other gifts.

Last night we had lots of fun making mistletoe gifts and selling them around the neighborhood for $1. The kids had a blast and our niece made some money to go towards her trip to San Francisco in March.

Below is how I made this cherry cobbler. You won't be disappointed. It is soooo good.

Kristen's Rudolph Cherry Cobbler
Yield 8 x 8 glass baking dish

The Crumble
1 cup macadamia nuts
1 1/2 cups pecans
1/2 cup dried coconut
dash of Himalayan salt
1/2 cup dried cherries
6 Medjool dates, pitted
1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder (optional)
2 Tablespoons raw cacao nibs (optional)

The Cherry Filling
3 bags frozen cherries, thawed
1/2 cup dried cherries, packed
1 1/2 Tablespoons raw agave nectar
1 teaspoon cherry extract
1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder (optional)

The Crumble:
Using a food processor, fitted with the 'S' blade, process the nuts, coconut, and salt until coarsely ground. Add dried cherries, cacao powder, cacao nibs and dates and process until the mixture begins to barely stick together. Then press 2/3 into an 8x8 glass baking dish firmly.

The Filling
Place two of the three bags of thawed cherries in a bowl. Blend the third bag of cherries with the remaining ingredients. Pour the blended cherry mixture into the bowl with the whole cherries and stir to mix.
Pour the cherry filling on top of the crumble. Sprinkle the rest of the cobbler crumble on top of the filling.
To serve warm, place into dehydrator for 45 minutes at 125 degrees.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve and for those of you who still believe in Santa...don't forget to check him out at http://www.norad.com/!

2 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Tonya's Rawket Food said...

Merry Christmas!