A raw adaptation of a winter holiday classic
3 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoon date paste, or to taste
almond flour, for decoration
1. Put 2 cups of the chopped walnuts, the vanilla extract, and all of the date paste into the food processor, and process until it reaches a dough-like consistency, adding olive oil if necessary
2. Move the mixture into a large bowl, and mix in the remaining cup of chopped walnuts
3. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls, and roll them in the almond flour
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the walnuts are not soaked, and date paste is just dates ground up with water
Question - are the walnuts soaked & where do you find date paste? Thank you - these look yummy - my Mom used to make the traditional version ~ I was sooo pleased to see a raw version - can't wait to try them.
These are lovely and very easy to make. As balletomane said though, they're very rich! They'll make a wonderful holiday treat.
Warning to you guys- since the nuts substitute flour, it is EXTREMELY rich. Don't make the mistake I did and eat more than four in a day : )
I found that these have a better texture when they are left out overnight. They feel less soft, and more like a cookie.
hi!... thank you for this recipe...these are very quick and easy to make..so yummy:)
There we go. This picture looks closer to how it really looks.
No, I wish my camera worked so I could take a picture of the ones I made. As soon as it is fixed, I will definitely post a picture. They are really a bit darker from the dates, and the almond powder is a more tan than white.
Ooh, they do look nice.
They do look a little light for using date paste as the sweetener and almond flour as the "powdered sugar coating". I'm going to give these a shot but mix my almond flower with with some stevia powder.
Is the picture you posted of the raw Russian tea cakes?
This sounds quite good. I have a question though - is it a total of 12 Tbsp of date paste or did that ingredient just get posted twice?
Wow awesome. My grandma used to make the (traditional) version of these every year and I was trying to figure out how to veganify them the other day. I'll have to try the raw version mmm. Do you find these are comparable to the originals? I'd love to bring some raw goooooodies to the fam Xmas this year :P
These really look wonderful, is this your picture?