Food carries nourishment well beyond the present, entering deep into the tissues of the body and at times the spirit. I first delighted in this cake thanks to the kindness of a stranger while visiting the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. I couldn’t wait until I returned home to share the sweetness of my experience with loved ones through the work of my hands.
Lest you're tempted to convert the measurements, using a kitchen scale really does work best with this recipe. Also as with all recipes combining flour and ghee, be playful. If the texture feels too dry, add a bit more water and maybe a touch of ghee, for example.
Your hands are extensions of your heart. Through the gift of them, may you too be transported into deeper connection with Self and others!
62 Grams dates (chopped)
87 Mililiters boiled water
31 Grams Ghee
3/4 Teaspoon coconut flour
30 Grams wheat flour
Jaggery (to taste)
Smidge of salt
1 Flax egg (3 Tablespoons water mixed with 1 Tablespoon ground flax)