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Saturday Bake Off – Sweet Treats – Vegan Jaffa Torte

Saturday Bake Off – Sweet Treats – Vegan Jaffa Torte

This jaffa torte is a great way of bringing people together – vegans and non-vegans can all enjoy this, so how about giving it a go?  This crowd pleaser is courtesy of Ellie’s Kitchen and, depending on how big you make the slices, 1 torte will serve around 12 people!

Ingredients:

Base
• 6 dates
• 120g oats
• 1tbsp cocoa powder
• 6tbsp coconut oil
• 1 heaped tbsp brown sugar

Filling

• 375g Divine 70% Dark Chocolate
• 300ml coconut milk
• 2 ½ tsp. orange essence
• 1tbsp maple syrup

Jelly

• 1 sachet of vegan gelatine
• 75g caster sugar
• 250ml water
• 250ml smooth orange juice
• 1 ½ tsp. orange essence

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 160° C.
2. First make the base. Start by blitzing the oats in a food processor to a flour like consistency. Decant into a mixing bowl.
3. Now in the mixer process the dates, coconut oil, sugar and cocoa powder until reasonably smooth and combined.
4. Add the wet mixture into the oats and use your hands to bring together.
5. Push the mix into the base and up the sides of a fluted tart tin and use the bottom of a glass to flatten and smooth it out.
Tip: If your mix isn’t quite coming together enough to form a ball then add a little water to make it wetter.
6. Bake the base for 20 minutes.
7. Once your base is out of the oven you can make your filling.
8. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
9. When it’s melted, whisk in the coconut milk. Don’t stop whisking until it’s all combined and glossy.
10. Finally add the orange flavouring and maple syrup. You can then pour the filling into the torte base leaving around 1½ cm at the top for the jelly you’ll add later.
11. Put the torte in the fridge to set for around 3 hours or until completely firm.
12. Only when the torte is firmly set should you make the jelly.
13. To make the jelly simmer the water and sugar just enough to melt the sugar granules.
14. Mix the orange essence into the orange juice and sprinkle over the gelatin. Stir until it’s dissolved.
15. Add the orange juice mix to the sugar and water and bring it to the boil.
16. Pour the jelly mix into a jug and leave for 5 minutes to cool a little. (Don’t leave it longer as it will begin to set)
17. Pour the jelly on top of the set torte and put it straight into the fridge.
18. Leave the torte in the fridge for another hour to let the jelly set.
19. Once the jelly is set, slice and enjoy the torte with your friends and family. It’s great on its own or with a scoop of vegan ice cream!

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