When we decided to start the blog, we didn’t even know where to start. They were the first steps into an unknown world, a little bit scary and surely competitive one. Nevertheless, we knew we had many things to say, to talk about, to share and express.
We have been publishing one post
every 2,87, well let’s round up, every three days in spite of the many activities we were involved in: a Finnish language and culture course (3 months to go!) for one and a last year of high school with consequent (and well deserved!) graduation for the other. In the meantime the blog had to undergo several changes, both on the look and on the address. On August we finally got our own domain that we are so proud of, www.adagioblog.com: easy to find and that makes it to all intents and purposes a property totally ours.
All this in order to thank you, for the blog exists for and because of you. Our aim is to grow all the time more, to give you always more inputs and to inspire you, to continue leaving a piece of us in you.
Don’t be shy, be active readers! Share us and comment under our posts, we always enjoy reading your thoughts: that’s how we can understand what you think and, consequently, if we are going in the right direction!
This said, we leave you to a recipe developed by Thais: easy, tasty and healthy! It’s dairy-free and very easy to make gluten-free, you’ll just need to substitute the barley flour with almond one! The amaretti biscuits from the shop contain sugar, of course, but if you make them yourself (I know, I have to write a recipe about it!) or skip them (I promise it will not change the final taste, especially if you use the almond flour), then it’ll be sugar-free also!
Everybody knows that chocolate and pears are a perfect match, but this time, it’s not only good, but healthy! It’s a simple way to satisfy the sweet craving your celiac or dairy intolerant guests might have.
- Taste the dough before you pour it into the baking tin, so that you might adjust the taste adding some spices or, in case you feel it’s not sweet enough, by adding some honey.
- Serve the brownies still warm and with some almond ice cream, you’ll blow your guests away!
- 2 eggs
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 100g barley flour (or almond flour for a gluten-free version)
- 60g dark chocolate 70%
- 10g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 and a half teaspoon of honey
- 40g coconut oil
- One teaspoon of vanilla powder
- Half a teaspoon of baking soda
- Half a teaspoon of baking powder
- One pear
- One tablespoon of lemon juice
- Cinnamon powder to taste
- Ginger powder to taste
- 5 amaretti biscuits crumbled (homemade or skip them for a sugar-free version)
- Preheat the oven to 180°
- Melt the chocolate and the coconut oil in a pan on very low temperature
- Pour the coconut milk (only the dense part of it, not the water) and the eggs in a bowl and mix
- Add the honey and the dry and sieved ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, vanilla, soda, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger) and mix well
- Wash, peel and cut into small vertical slices the pear. Sprinkle with lemon juice
- Place some baking paper into a rectangular or square baking tin, pour and level the dough
- Sprinkle the crumbled amaretti biscuits on the dough and place the pear slices
- Bake for 25 minutes