'whole grain sundays', a weekly meme to show you all how we are trying to incorporate a multitude of whole grains into our daily lives. It's easy to get stuck in the the oatmeal/bread roll/potato mindset when it comes to providing your family with their daily carbohydrates. Each Sunday we will share a different recipe we have been enjoying while reaping the benefits of a variety of ancient and wholegrains.
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spelt shortbread with chocolate thumb prints
I would call these vegan, but I used icing sugar which some argue is not vegan.
1 cup vegan margarine
1 1/2 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 bar dairy-free chocolate
1 tbs of non-dairy milk (soy, almond etc.)
Cream the margarine and sugar together with electric mixer, slowly incorporate flour until you have a soft dough. If the dough is too soft add a bit more flour and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll into bite sized balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Press your thumb into the balls to create a thumbprint (which will flatten the cookies to an extent). Bake at 170˚C for 15-20 minutes until just golden. Then remove and while they are cooling heat the chocolate with the soy milk in a pan on medium-low until melted. Spoon chocolate into thumbprints and let it set.
These are perfect to freeze. You can eat them right out of the freezer without any of that frozen taste. They're just cool and delicious.