Not sure what to make the title here…Today I have made coconut butter using Jude Blereau’s recipe in the Thermomix and have then made coconut balls with the butter using Jude’s recipe as a starting point, but then adding some extras! I should also add, that the photographed Organic desiccated coconut is for the online health food shop “Paleo Providore” that I am trying to get up and running! I will upload it onto my facebook store for starters while I am getting the website sorted!
Anyway back to cooking!
I went as a Thermomix Consultant to the Jude Blereau Wholefood cooking class. I have learned quite a bit from it and have had fun cooking some of her TM recipes since! Today I will share the coconut butter recipe as I think it is one that you will find useful. Sorry to those of you who don’t have a Thermomix, I think it would be difficult to make without one!
Place coconut into the mixing bowl and blend for 1 minute at 37 °C on speed 8.
Scrape the sides of the bowl down and then blend for a further 2 minutes at 37 °C on speed 8
At this stage the coconut butter is a bit like a thin paste. As it solidifies it will harden. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place.
I suppose being that I’ve tempted you with the picture I should share the coconut balls too!
60g pitted dates
230g coconut butter
desiccated coconut, to coat
Place almonds in the mixing bowl and chop on speed 8 for 2-3 seconds
Add apricots and chop on speed 8 for about 10 seconds.
Add dates and on closed lid, hit the turbo button 2-3 times.
Add the coconut butter and blend for about 10 seconds on speed 4, scrape the sides down and repeat for a few seconds if necessary (take care not to over mix or you will end up with nut butter).
Jude says if it isn’t holding together you may need to add a tbsp. coconut oil – I didn’t have this problem.
Roll into bite size balls and coat with desiccated coconut. Jude suggests putting them in a cool dark place for a couple of hours before serving…If I wasn’t intolerant to fructose (apricots and dates) I don’t know if I would be able to do that!
Store in the fridge.