I’m going to need to clean my laptop keyboard because it has got a little sticky. This is because I couldn’t wait to tell you about these granola bars! There just wasn’t time to wash my hands after cutting them up and putting them in their tin before declaring loudly to the whole internet that these are the best granola bars I have ever had.
houmous humous hummus (?) is so addictive that I can’t believe I have taken time apart from it to write this blog post. It is so creamy, so smooth, so wonderfully yummy. And its also rather simple to make.
The addition of beetroot to hummus was introduced to me by a friend who, I quote, “can’t cook, can only assemble food”. It adds something to the dip that brings it to new flavoursome heights without overpowering it (and also makes it a pretty colour). There is also the warm comforting taste of cumin and nice lemon freshness.
The smoothness is achieved by peeling the chickpeas á la Smitten Kitchen. That’s right, dear reader, I spent 15 minutes peeling chickpeas for you. That is how much you mean to me. It really does work if you want a silky textured hummus, but you can completely skip it if you a) like a more textured dip, b) are short on time, or c) are a sane person who has better things to do.
These are scrummy. And did I mention they are gluten free and dairy free? Make them for the gluten/dairy free person in your life. If you don’t have one of these people, make them anyway and eat them.
They are basically an almond version of millionaires shortbread. If you like almonds, you will like these (unless you don’t like chocolate, or something…). The base is literally the easiest biscuit base to make, like, ever. All you need is a bowl, a packet of ground almonds, oil, honey and a spoon. The caramel layer is also pretty easy as your food processor does all the work. The most strenuous activity is probably cutting dates in half to remove their stones, and I think we can manage that, right? In keeping with the theme, making the chocolate topping is easy! All you need to do is melt stuff.