Flourless chocolate brownie with black cherry frozen dessert

Teff is a nutrient dense, gluten-free cereal grass, and the cooked whole grain makes a light, crumb-like
texture. Frosted with chocolate walnut fudge and garnished with chopped walnuts, this is a luxurious,
delicious and not too terribly unhealthy dessert.


For the brownie
1 cup water
1/4 cup teff
1/4t coarse sea salt
2T cocoa powder (I used a fairly traded, Dutch-processed brand)
2T agave nectar (or to taste)

For the frosting
1/4 cup warm water
3 large soft dates, pitted and chopped
2T cocoa powder
2T chopped walnuts
1/4t coarse sea salt

For the cherries
1 1/2 cup frozen dark cherries
1T agave nectar
1T lemon juice
1T chopped walnuts

Optional: 1t powdered maca

For the garnish
1t chopped walnuts


In a small sauce pan with a lid, lightly toast the teff for 2-3 minutes on medium low.
Add the water and sea salt, and whisk to break up any lumps.
Cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes.
Add the cocoa and agave, and stir to combine.
Cover and simmer on low for another 5 minutes.
Remove from head and spoon out into a small rectangular container.
Let cool uncovered 15 minutes.
Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours to setup.
When ready, make the frosting, then the cherries.
In a small cup, puree the ingredients for the frosting until smooth and a creamy texture emerges.
Turn the brownie out from its container.
Frost the top and return the frosted brownie to the refrigerator to setup.
Puree the cherries with the other ingredients until smooth.
Plate the brownie and the cherries on top and garnish with chopped walnuts.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *