Homemade Dried Fig Energy Bar

Homemade Dried Fig Energy Bar
If you are very fond of store-bought fruit bars, we recommend trying to cook them at home using this recipe, because they turn out to be much tastier and more natural!
These bars are the perfect sweetness option for those who follow a healthy diet or have given up sugar.

Ingredients:
2 figs;
2 apple;
1 tsp cinnamon;
60g hazelnuts;
10 dried dates;
4 pinches of nutmeg;
floor of a bar of dark chocolate;
2 tablespoons of poppy seeds (or any other seeds)
Cooking method:
First, the apples must be washed, peeled and cut into small cubes, and the figs into several pieces.
We put all the ingredients in a blender and grind for a minute. As a result, the consistency should come out with small pieces.
Put parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread the resulting mixture in a thin layer so that everything is baked.
We bake for about 1.5 hours at 140-150 degrees.
We start melting the chocolate in a water bath. When it has completely melted, we begin to pour chocolate on our bars with a teaspoon and put it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
Bon appetit and wonderful mood to everyone!
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Our 7 Most Cherished Christmas Cookies

Our Top 7 Most Cherished Christmas Cookies

Edible Tree Ornaments
Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 to 2 minutes, until
light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and beat 2 minutes, or until well blended. Form dough into
a ball; cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide dough into two pieces and return one to the
refrigerator.

On a lightly floured work surface, using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
Using cookie cutters, cut out assorted Christmas shapes and place on ungreased cookie
sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Remove to a
wire rack and cool completely.
Notes
Before baking, use a straw to make a hole at the top of each cookie that
you plan to hang up. (That’s where you’ll thread them with ribbon for
hanging on the tree.) Then sprinkle them with colored sugar or sprinkles.
If you’d like, frost the cooled cookies with a glaze made of 2 cups
confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and red or green food color

Carrot Cake
Ø Materials
· 4 eggs
· 1.5 cups sugar
· 1.5 glasses of milk
· ½ glass of oil
· 1 packet of baking powder
· 1 pack of vanilla
· 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
· margarine for mold lubrication
Ø For the cream on it;
· 2 tablespoons of corn starch
· 1 tea glass of sugar
· 2 glasses of milk
· Half a pack of vanilla
· 1 cup of grated carrot
· 1 glass of ground walnuts
· 3 glasses of flour
Operation steps:
· The mold is oiled and floured.
· Eggs break into a steel or glass whisk bowl. Adding sugar
Mix it with a mixer until it reaches a thick yogurt consistency.
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· In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla.
· Put warm milk and oil on the beaten egg and mix it with a wooden spoon.
is mixed.
· Add the grated carrots and walnuts and mix again.
· Flour mixture is sifted and added to the liquid mixture.
It is mixed for a short time until a mixture is obtained.
· Pour the cake dough into the mold and spread it properly.
· Put it in a preheated 175-180 degree oven and cook for 40- 45 minutes.
· When it turns pink and feels like a sponge when pressed by hand,
It is taken and removed from the mold properly.
· Cream is prepared. For this;
o Corn starch and sugar are mixed in a pot,
o Cold milk is added slowly and mixed,
o It is put on the stove and mixed and cooked,
As soon as it is taken from the stove, it is poured over the cake.
· After the cream of the prepared cake is frozen, it is sliced ​​and served.
Carrot cake can be prepared without cream and powdered sugar can be sifted if desired.

Holiday Cherry Nut Logs
Ingredients
1 (12-ounce) package vanilla wafer
cookies, crushed
2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 (6-ounce) jar maraschino cherries,
drained and chopped
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened
condensed milk
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except confectioners’ sugar; mix well.
  2. Form mixture into 4 equal-size logs.
  3. Place confectioners’ sugar in a shallow dish and roll logs in sugar, coating completely.
  4. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours, or until firm.
  5. Slice just before serving

Macadamia Nut Balls
Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely
chopped
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat flour, butter, oats, granulated sugar, and vanilla until a dough forms.
    Stir in nuts; mix well then roll into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking
    sheets.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms are light golden.
  4. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool 10 minutes before rolling in confectioners’ sugar,
    coating completely.

Chocolate-Kissed Italian Biscotti
Ingredients
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 eggs
1 teaspoon anise extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two large baking sheets with cooking spray.
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, eggs, and anise; mix well and, using
your hands, work dough until it forms a ball. Work in walnuts until well combined then place
half dough on one baking sheet and form into a 2- x 12-inch loaf about 1-inch high. Repeat
with remaining dough on second baking sheet.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until firm and light golden. Remove from oven and reduce heat to
325 degrees F.
Allow loaves to cool 5 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch slices and place cut-side
down on baking sheets.
Bake 15 minutes then turn cookies over and bake an additional 15
minutes, or until very crisp. When cookies are cool, in a microwaveable
bowl, melt chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in microwave 1 to 1-1/2
minutes, stirring occasionally until smooth. Drizzle over biscotti and allow
chocolate to harden.

Butterscotch People
Ingredients
1 (11-ounce) package butterscotchflavored chips
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
5 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra
1 1/3 cups firmly packed light brown
sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 egg
3 tablespoons miniature semisweet
chocolate chips
Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Melt butterscotch chips and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring continuously. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and egg; mix well. Add slightly cooled
    butterscotch mixture and beat until well blended (dough will be crumbly).
  4. Shape into a ball and on a lightly floured cutting board with a floured rolling pin, roll dough
    out to a 1/4-inch thickness. Using boy and girl cookie cutters, cut out cookies and place on ungreased rimmed baking sheets. Decorate with chocolate
    chips for eyes and mouths, and use three chocolate chips for buttons on
    boys.
  5. For soft cookies, bake 6 minutes; for crisp cookies, bake 8 minutes.
    Notes If you want to hang these as Christmas ornaments, make
    a hole at the top of each cookie with a straw before baking.
    Bake them crisp and then thread ribbon or string through
    holes so they’ll be ready for hanging.

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Macaroons

Ingredients

14 ounces sweetened shredded
coconut
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened
condensed milk
1 cup dried cranberries
1 (12-ounce) package mini chocolate
chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Spoon heaping tablespoons of mixture onto
    prepared baking sheets.
  2. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until light golden.
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Pineapple, lime and ginger cocktail without alcohol

Pineapple, lime and ginger cocktail without alcohol
This refreshing fruit cocktail is very energetic and hydrating. In case you didn’t know, pineapple has anti-inammatory properties, helps digest meat and is rich in vitamin C.

Ingredients:
A pineapple without the skin or the heart
Two limes
1 tablespoon of cane sugar
Half a liter of fresh water
30 gr of fresh ginger
Mint
preparation:

  1. The pineapple is crushed with the water and strained through a strainer to remove the excess ber or those that have not been crushed well.
  2. Add the juice of two limes and a tablespoon of cane sugar. Mix well.
  3. Serve fresh with mint leaves (optional)
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Hot chocolate with almond milk and dehydrated strawberries

Hot chocolate with almond milk and dehydrated strawberries
Ideal for breakfast, it is delicious.
For the hot chocolate (per person):
1 glass of almond drink
3 tablespoons of hot chocolate
1 tablespoon dehydrated strawberries

For hot chocolate, heat the almond drink and when it starts to get very hot add a tablespoon of powdered chocolate at a time, mixing well before adding the next tablespoon. Stir constantly and keep heating for about ve minutes until thick. Garnish with the dried strawberries. Cut slices of bread, cut each slice again into three strips and toast lightly. Enjoy!
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Orange cake

Orange cake
It is a cake with a compact and creamy texture with an orange avor. The peel of candied oranges and natural oranges are used. It is very easy to prepare, and it is ideal for a snack with a good infusion.
Ingredients:
200 g of pastry our
2 eggs
70 g of organic cane sugar
A pinch of baking soda or salt
3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
Juice of one orange
5 g of chemical yeast
125 ml of oatmeal drink (the measure of a glass of yogurt)
Topping:
3 slices of candied orange
preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Beat the two eggs with the sugar, add the oil and a glass of oatmeal drink, the orange juice, beat everything again. Next, gradually add the our, the baking soda or salt and the yeast. Mix everything with the help of an electric mixer until there are no lumps. Mix a frosted orange slice with the batter.
  3. Grease the mold and pour the dough, spread over the pieces of the remaining candied orange.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes. After 40 minutes of baking, puncture with knitting water to check if the dough is well cooked, if the needle does not come out clean leave a few more minutes.
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Beetroot smoothie

Beetroot smoothie
This fruit smoothie, in addition to being beautiful, is a powerful anti-inammatory and anti-cancer.
Ingredients:
(For two)
A beet the size of a tangerine
An Apple
A slice of papaya
A handful of blueberries
A thin slice of fresh ginger (equivalent to a teaspoon of coee)
A glass of mineral water
The beet is a food alkalizing , antioxidant and rich in ber. Protects the liver , has a purifying eect , promotes detoxication of the body. In the
laboratory, consumption of beets increases the number of lymphocytes and causes precancerous cells to decrease. Its consumption helps to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in a very high percentage. Red beet contains betanin, it is the pigment that gives it its deep red color. the betaninaIt has antimoral properties useful in the prevention of lung and skin cancer, however this substance is lost during cooking. To preserve betamine as much as possible , it is recommended not to peel or cut the beet before cooking. Despite its very good properties, it should not be abused in its consumption since it contains oxalic acid that inhibits the absorption of calcium and favors the formation of kidney stones.
The papaya is alkalizing and rich in vitamin C and beta – carotene , also it contains folates . Papaya is considered anti-aging . Consumption of this fruit has been associated with a decreased risk of gallbladder and colorectal cancer. In addition, papaya provides calcium.
The apple stimulates the immune system . It is very alkalizing and has a purifying eect, it helps our body eliminate toxins. The apple has so many properties that I need a special entry to talk about them. Laboratory studies have found that apple contains an enzyme called oridzin, a avonoid that slows down osteoporosis during menopause.
The blueberry or mirtilla has an interesting content of K, C and E. Provides vitamins lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids that give color. Blueberry improves eyesight, has anti-inammatory and anti pain properties. Helps prevent urinary infections. It improves the health of the venous capillaries.
Protects the nervous system and blood vessels from aging. It also supports heart health. Blueberry contains a very high percentage of anthocyanins and polyphenols that act as antiradicals.
The raw ginger contains magnesium , manganese and copper . Its gingerol content , which gives it its spicy avor, has antidiarrheal antibiotic properties . Helps eliminate free radicals and ghts oxidation derived from nitrites. Ginger inhibits pro-inammatory genes like TNF-alpha. Its ability to stop the formation of neurogenerative diseases is being studied. In laboratory studies, ginger alsohave a positive eect in reducing lung metastasis.
The fresh mint is rich in pro – vitamin A, also it contains vitamin C, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B9 and K. addition contain manganese, magnesium and calcium provides, with excellent balance between calcium and phosphorus, which makes it easily absorbable. Peppermint helps prevent the formation of gallstones. Facilitates digestion. It has antispasmodic properties, which is recommended for people suering from colic or irritable bowel. It has antibacterial power. It also has anti-inammatory properties thanks to its rosmarinic acid content . Peppermint also helps liver function. Mint should not be consumed according to what foods as it inhibits the absorption of iron.

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