I’m thinking seriously about going raw again. If you didn’t know, the raw food diet is an extremely healthy diet, which has been known to cure a load of diseases often considered incurable, including diabetes, and provide a great amount of energy and wellbeing. I currently eat a large amount of raw food, with the special help of my lovely juicer ❤
I was raw for six months: there were two reasons why I stopped. One was that I ate too much fresh fruit, which I think my system disagrees with in large amounts. The 80/10/10 diet – high-fruit – is notorious for being difficult to sustain. I was a bit ambitious.
The other reason was seemingly superficial, but it really mattered for me. I had no way of making sandwiches. I really couldn’t stand this, somehow.
But, I think I worked this out now. Raw bread – I’ve made it, and it is Good.
Ingredients: dried figs. Just figs 🙂
In Spain the right figs for this recipe are called “turkish figs”, I don’t know about in other countries. Basically what you have to look for is that they are not covered in white dust – that is wheat flour, and it’s very unhealthy raw. Turkish figs as they are sold here have another benefit in that they are sold flattened already – if you can’t find them like that you will need to get them flat by your own efforts.
So, the idea is to just cut the figs in half down the middle and lay them down, a layer of one to two figs, overlapping, every one skin-upwards, on a board.
Get a hammer, a paperweight or a pestle (I used a pestle, that thing you use to crush spices in a bowl with) and bash them until they stick together. You don’t have to work too hard on this, just having them stick roughly is enough.
You can then fold them over so that the skins are on both sides of the bread, making it fairly dry and non-sticky to handle – now make some sandwiches!
I’m working on finding out new recipes for raw bread. Dates, dried apple, nuts, carrot, and sprouts, particularly sprouted grains, are all contenders for the ingredients. I will keep you in the know if I find another great recipe!
I hope you enjoy
I tried this another time since putting up this recipe and found a more methodical way of doing it: place figs on the board, touching each other but not overlapping, in a configuration of say 2 x 10, which will fold over to make a bread of 2 x 5.
e.g. :::::::::: (imagine the dots are figs)
Now place figs in the MIDDLE of each group of four figs along the line. These extra figs will be what holds the bread together. The final result is quite neat and attractive.
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