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    Raw White Chocolate Macadamia Blondies

    Raw White Chocolate Macadamia Blondies

    Every month, I team up with My Chelsea (the hotel we’ve been in from day one) to host my favourite event of all time…

     

    In The Wild Afternoon Tea.

     

    Tanya's My Chelsea Hotel Vegan Afternoon Tea High Tea London

     

    We stick to the vegan, half-raw-half-baked, gluten-free, dairy-free, healthful-comfort-food, plant-based, handmade, devilishly-delectable-goodness theme, but each month is a little different. 

     

    Last month, a friend came back from visiting my parents in Ecuador and brought back a parcel from them. One of the things inside was a box full of stunning rose petals that my parents grew in their organic high vibration garden, picked, washed and dehydrated over low heat and many hours.

     

    Tanya's My Chelsea Hotel Vegan Afternoon Tea High Tea London

     

    I was immediately inspired to create something beautiful and sharable. 

     

    That’s how my raw white chocolate macadamia blondies were born. 

     

    We served them with the award winning teas at our March event and they were such a big hit, I thought you’d enjoy making them at home for everyone you love, so I’m sharing the recipe below.

     

    The next In The Wild Afternoon Tea is happening tomorrow, but if that’s too little notice for you, check out all future planned dates, here>>

     

    (BTW that link above stays Live and every time more dates are announced, that's where you'll find the details. Keep the link bookmarked for later!)

     

    Raw White Chocolate Macadamia Blondies

     

    Tanya's My Chelsea Hotel Vegan Afternoon Tea High Tea London

     

    For the blondies

    2 cups (280g) almonds

    50g coconut sugar

    1 tbsp (10g) maca powder

    1/2 tsp vanilla powder

    1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

    2.5 cups (300g) pitted dates*

    1/8 cup (30g) cacao butter, gently melted

    90g macadamia nuts

     

    For the dipping chocolate

    Dark vegan baking chocolate or this recipe here, grated

     

    *If your pitted dates are quite dry and hard, soak in boiling water for 1 hour, then squeeze the water out well before using in recipe. You are after soft (almost sticky) dates.

     

    tanyas raw blondies

     

    METHOD

    -Place all the ingredients, apart from dates, cacao butter and macadamia, into a food processor with an S-blade.  Process till all the almonds are broken down to a fine powder.

    -Add the dates and melted cacao butter. Process till the entire mixture forms one big sticky ball. You may need to stop your food processor several times to scrape down the sides and back onto the blade.

    -Using a wooden spatula, break up the mixture to evenly cover the blade. Sprinkle macadamia nuts all over and pulse the processor till nuts are slightly broken down and folded into the ‘dough’. You’re looking for nice chunks here so they are visible when you score the final slab into many blondie bites.

    -Get a decent sized container (mine was 17cm/ 6.5 inch square), line it with cling film so it sticks out the sides of container and transfer the mixture inside it. Using your fist, really press it into the container so it won’t crumble later. Transfer to the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or freezer for 1 hour.

    -Holding onto the cling film, pull out your set slab of blondies and score into equal sized squares. You can then slice each square in half to form rectangles like I’ve done with mine. Transfer to the freezer if you are going to dip yours in chocolate and leave there until the moment you’re ready to dip.

    -Gently melt down your grated chocolate in a double boiler, remove from heat. Take out the blondie bites out of freezer and dip a corner, edge or one half of each piece into your chocolate. Dip and remove each piece quickly, so the entire chocolate mixture doesn’t begin to solidify inside the bowl from the coldness of frozen cake. Store in a cool dry place inside a sealed container.

     

    Tanya's My Chelsea Hotel Vegan Afternoon Tea High Tea London

     

    Tanya's My Chelsea Hotel Vegan Afternoon Tea High Tea London

    In The Wild Afternoon Tea dates for the next 6 months revealed

    In The Wild Afternoon Tea dates for the next 6 months revealed

    Vegan. Gluten free. Dairy free. Half raw. Half baked. Superfood packed. Organic. Indulgently healthful. Crazy delicious. 

    After a successful launch in 2018, we are back with our monthly #InTheWildAfternoonTea and what a better way to kick things off than celebrate Love Day!

    Saturday 16th February will be the Valentines Day Edition. For more dates and to reserve your spot, see below...

     

    [Cover photo credit @harriettui on Instagram]

    In The Wild - Plant Based Afternoon Tea

    Tanya's The Living Room My Chelsea organic vegan raw food afternoon tea

    Inspired by the neighbourhood's famous gardens and an homage to plant life, Tanya Maher (Tanya's, Better Raw) and The Living Room at MY CHELSEA have gotten together to create an Afternoon Tea that takes you from the devilish to purely delectable. 
     
    'In the Wild' brings the best of raw living food and comfort food to tea at MY CHELSEA this Spring.
     
    From unique takes on traditional favourites, such as gluten free coconut cream and goji jam scones and raspberry drizzle vegan doughnuts to the heavenly seaweed slaw or avocado cream and sprouts sandwiches with alkalising cucumber rolls. 
     
    'In the Wild' also serves up the devilish dairy free salted caramel slice, superfood maqui berry and mango swirl cheezecake with cacao peanut butter mousse.

     

    raw food afternoon tea

    When: available reservation times from 3pm, Wednesday 25th April 2018
    Where: The Living Room at My Chelsea, 35 Ixworth Place, SW3 3QX London
    Directions: Here's a great link for your journey planning. To view a detailed map and nearest parking options, visit our website
    Transport: The nearest stations are South Kensington and Sloan Square. Victoria Street Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away
    Cost: £45pp includes wild teas

    Need cake within 1 hour? Here's how you can get yours delivered in London...

    Need cake within 1 hour? Here's how you can get yours delivered in London...

    A little bit excited over here, because while I continue to struggle with building a whole new website on my own, I'm pretty sure you'd agree that I have my priorities straight!...

    The page with our available large and small whole cakes is now LIVE!

    Not only that, but London delivery has just been confirmed and starts at only £4.50!

    Check out this page for all the details: tanyasliving.com/collections






    You already know that my cake isn't just ANY cake!

    You do, don't you? :-P
     

    It's Creamy, Delicious, Organic & made entirely from Plants. 

    Cashews give it the creamy texture & because they've been activated (soaked), they are actually good for your gut. Plus since what holds it together is Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (or unrefined Cacao Butter), it makes Dessert good for your Digestion! 

    There’s no gluten, dairy, preservatives or refined sugar inside & best of all- there’s no chemicals! Every seed and fruit used is Organic Certified, so it's even gentler on your body, making all the other nutrients & vitamins more readily available, energising & nourishing at the same time.

    But you’ll never be able to tell any of that when indulging in the taste!


    We have 2 sizes and 5 flavours available.

    Pick up, take away, dine in or get it delivered within London, within one hour, any day of the week!


    See this page with all the details: tanyasliving.com/collections/whole-large-raw-cheezecake

    ...and make someone's week already! 
    ...or their whole Birthday!
    ...or your own :)

    Happy Monday!

    xTanya

    Dreaming of a RAW Christmas?

    Dreaming of a RAW Christmas?

    I’m about to make your dreams come true!

    As of this Friday 21st November, Tanya’s Cafe in myhotel Chelsea will be offering a gorgeous Christmas feast!

    And not only that, but we are also adding dinner service and this feast will be available both at lunch daily AND in the evenings Tuesday- Friday.

    And not only that, but Tuesday-Saturday, you can book a table for a Festive Afternoon Tea!

    And not only that, but our entire Superfood Cocktail menu is also changing and holy moly- these drinks are insane!

    Phew.

    That’s a whole lot of excitement to type in one go. For now I will leave you with a summary of opening hours and all the new menus to peruse and salivate over…

    Breakfast | 9am – 11:30am | Monday – Sunday

    Lunch | 12pm – 3pm | Monday – Sunday

    NEW Festive Afternoon Tea | 3:30pm – 6pm | Tuesday-Saturday

    NEW Festive Dinner | 6pm – 9:30pm | Tuesday – Friday

    Superfood Cocktails | 4pm – 10:30pm | Tuesday – Friday

    (Cocktails on Saturday finish at 6pm)


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    SEE THESE UPDATES ON OUR WEBSITE HERE: www.tanyascafe.com/menu
    TO RESERVE A TABLE, CALL TANYA’S CAFE ON 020 7225 7538.