Monday, August 16, 2010

Walnut, Pistachio and Raisin Mini loaf

For a dessert that doubles as an energy bar, this Walnut, Pistachio and Raisin Mini loaf is ridiculously quick and easy. Serve these out instead of those heavy desserts we normally dish out for parties and festivals, it's a sure party pleaser.

Sesame Seeds - 1/2 cup
Almonds - 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar - 2 tsp
Unsalted Walnuts - 1/4 cup
Unsalted Pistachios nuts - 1/4 cup
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Honey - 2 tbsp
Salt - a pinch

Finely chop the walnuts and pistachio. Toast sesame seeds until it is a deep golden brown, keep aside. Then toast the almonds for 5 - 6 minutes. Grind the sesame seeds, almonds,sugar and salt to a powder. Put the powder in a mixing bowl along with the rest of the ingredients and knead to form a stiff dough/batter. Shape the dough into a rectangular loaf about 1'' high and 1" wide, it will almost look like a stick of butter. Refrigerate for 1/2 hr before slicing and serving. You can also mix in other nuts & seeds and try different combinations of dried fruits that have been finely chopped.


Magic of Spice said...

This looks great :) Would be lovely with coffee in the morning...

Anonymous said...


This recipe is very tempting...had a question knead all the ingredients to form a stiff dough, honey is all that you need to use?


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