This recipe has been laying around in my computer for many months now and but for some reason I could never publish it. If you remember, I was very much in a raw cake mode at some point in winter and I prepared this recipe then. The pomegranate makes a great addition!
Celeriac. One of my favourite vegetables. When I was a kid I was one of the pickiest little brats in the whole world possibly. But I always ate the strangest things without any problem, like okra, or eggplant or celeriac. I say strange things because in my family only me and my mother would eat those vegetables, the others would always find something to hate about them. With celeriac, it was the smell. But for me, celeriac’s smell is the best part of it!
December 26th was my birthday. I prepared this cake for my birthday – the idea was to take it to Hietaniemi Beach in Töölö (Helsinki) with a bottle of sparkling wine and eat it there with some friends. But… Of course there had to be something like a storm that day – and then came snow towards the evening, the first real snow of this winter. So it was eaten indoors. This is my destiny – unless I move somewhere in Southern Hemisphere, I will always freeze in my birthday and never have a beach celebration.
I’m not going to lie, I love baking, I love what measuring each ingredient carefully, I love learning about what happens inside the oven, the science behind baking.. That’s why I don’t think I will ever be a raw-only person. But I like trying new tastes every now and then, and this time I tried a 3-layers lingonberry raw cake, inspired by Pim Pauline’s recipe. I must say, though, making a raw cake in Finland needs a nice, large budget – there’s generally a big amount of nut varieties in raw cake recipes and they are really expensive here… (But then again, what is NOT expensive?!) And I decided to put the recipe now, as it looks, and with berries and cinnamon it tastes, like Christmas!
As most of you know, I am not so crazy about raw food – I am not against it but I am not also trying to eat everything raw. I actually saw the photo of these brownies on instagram one day and they looked so good that I had to try it. I googled the recipe, it is a recipe by Panaceas Pantry published on shesaid.com, and I wanted to do it right away. I even searched for the matching sweet dessert wine in local Alko shop. The brownies turned out incredibly delicious and sweet but looked much more different than the photo on the recipe. Mine turned out heavy avocado colour on the upper layer, but well, who cares, it was deadly delicious in any case.