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When you no longer know what to cook, you need to resort to less common and more creative experiments, especially when many of the usual ingredients are not tolerated.
I desperately wanted a dessert and this one fortunately turned out pretty well and I decided to share it with you. This is a gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free dessert suitable even for vegans.
Baking gluten-free requires a mix of flours, gums and starches like corn, arrowroot or potato. But if you get the right ratio and combination of flours and starches, there is no need for xanthan or guar gum (known for the elasticity it lends to dough), which I prefer not to use.
People with IBS have issues digesting the gums which are indigestible polysaccharides produced as a result of bacterial fermentation.
In this recipe I used ground chia and ground flax seeds as binding agents. And as starch – pea puree, in order to to keep it from crumbling too much. Of course the result is not as with regular flour but it’s still tender and moist.
And if for some reason you can’t eat cacao powder, there is a great nutritious chocolate-like substitute that tastes similar. It has no caffeine and it’s cheaper – carob powder, it will cover up perfectly the peas flavor.
As for the flours, I chose oat and tigernut because of the high fiber and nutrient content. Tigernuts are nutrient-dense tubers with a unique sweet taste. And as its natural sugars contents is really high, there is no need to add too much extra sugar.
Moreover it is a gluten free, allergen free flour, rich in minerals (K, Mg, Fe), so I’m definitely using it in many baked goods!
Green Peas Carob Swiss Roll | Gluten & Dairy Free, Vegan Dessert
For The Filling:
- 2/3 Cup soaked dates
- 1/2 Cup dried bing cherries, - soaked
- maple syrup - – adjust according to taste
- 5-6 Tbsp poppy seeds
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor, spread the dough with a rolling pin, spread the filling on top, roll and cut into slices.Arrange on a baking sheet, and bake for 30 min at 375 F.
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