Sesame Chocolate Torte

Tai Chi was wonderful this morning. Last week I had no one – and this week – eight people! And they all gave donations, so that was fun! The donation basket looked rich, filled with the gold “dolares” (dollars) from the students. Six of the eight were beginners, so its fun to watch them and see how they feel afterwards. And then I got a free smoothie (my 10th one free this month!), got some groceries, went to see the free trees the government was giving away, and then came home. Tired from riding my bike and chi!

Recipe of the Day – Sesame Chocolate Torte

This torte uses the simple deliciousness of the tahini halvah, with the creaminess of the white filling. Layer on the incredible chocolate fudg and you’ve got an amazingly-rich dessert! See my recipe for halvah on this blog.

Ingredients:

1  c. sesame seeds, soaked 40 minutes to overnight. (1 c. tahini)
3 T coconut oil, softened
1/2 c.coconut, dried, unsweetened
1/3 . honey
dash salt

Directions:

1. Mix together all ingredients , by hand or in a food processor, depending on how crumbly you like it. Pat into 8″ square pan lined with wax/parchment paper. Chill or freeze.
Creme filling
Ingredients:
1/2 c. hydrated irish moss
1 c. almond milk
1/4 c. xylitol or sweetener of choice
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 c. coconut oil
Directions:
To make the filling:
Blend the irish moss with the almond/cashew milk, xylitol or Stevia and salt. Add coconut oil and blend until incorporated. Pour the filling on top of the base and chill until firm.
Chocolate Fudge   (optional)
Ingredients:
2 T. coconut oil or almond butter
1/4 c. raw cacao powder/carob
1/4 c. coconut nectar, honey or sweetener of choice
dash of vanilla powder

dash of salt

Directions: Melt gently over a double boiler. Spread on your chosen layer of torte. Chill.
Take the chilled halvah out of the freezer and slide it off the waxed paper with a spatula. Cut into 3  sections, one for each layer. Press the halvah onto a plate, smooth with the creme filling, and place another layer of halvah on top. Smooth another layer of creme, or add the chocolate fudge next, then the 3rd layer of halvah. Oh…my….goodness!

Word of the Day – dolares – dollars

Tip of the Day – Don’t let the word “torte” scare you. It’s just a layer of simply mixed ingredients.

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