Monday, September 14, 2015

At Risk for Addiction: Chocolate-Coated Date-Pralines with Pistacchios, Cherries, Spices and Rose Water

People, from today on I am occupied again. Or at least it is slowly but surely time to get ready to pretend to be occupied and busy and assiduous again: It's university-start today. That is actually very positive. Because I have finished Game of Thrones yesterday and now I need employment. Now that sounds as if I had no hobbies. Damn. Well, anyways, let's not go into that. 

There are basically three things you need for your start into the new semester to be a successful one: 1. coffee, 2. nerve-support-food, 3. a shipload of black humour.
Well, I can provide you with one of them or at least an idea of how to get it. And the other two, I guess I totally need for myself. 
But let's be honest, there is no need to rant about good old uni, is there? 
Apart from fees and professors and boring lectures and crumbling buildings and weird topics and even weirder exam questions. But that is all what the above mentioned three things make an effective antidote for.

Frankly, I already see myself sitting there in my armchair as an old lady, telling my dozen of grandchildren how university was the best time of my life. How I could sleep long. How nobody cared if I slept even longer. How I would sit on the lawn in front of the main building at four in the afternoon, chatting about tough academic life, furiously waving with that beer. Or how me and my friend would get the best bouts of laughter only in the most uncomfortable and quiet moments in seminars. See, I am already getting nostalgic now. 

Well, Imma one hell of enjoy that last year, guys (Well maybe it's gonna be, students-style, one-and-a-half years, we'll see). No more ranting. And I want you to enjoy it with me with these awesome, vegan, surprisingly healthy, addictive, sweet:

Chocolate-Coated Date-Pralines with Pistacchios, Cherries, Anise, Cloves, Cinnamon, Ginger, Vanilla and Rose Water


900 g dates paste
1 tablespoon vanilla powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon anise
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
100 g pistacchios
100 g dried cherries
225 g dark chocolate
1 tablespoon coconut fat
2 tablespoons rose water


1. mix dates paste, spices, cherries and pistacchios and work well
2. refrigerate dough, then form bowls
3. melt chocolate, coconut fat and rose water
4. coat bowls with chocolate and refrigerate for 2 hours
5. enjoy with tons of coffee and use that super-power energy!

So people, wherever you are right now, I wish you a wonderful start into the new semester, week, life or day. See you soon with many broken-nerves-healing recipes!

1 comment:

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