Go to The Source for ingredients
DO you suffer from ‘pantryatitis’, the condition where your pantry becomes blocked with unused leftovers?
Your vintage spice collection is housed in pretty jars, the besan flour you needed for that exotic recipe you just had to try out still sits there.
Throw out the nasties, because there’s a better pantry experience in sight.
Welcome to ‘waste-free’ affordable shopping at The Source Bulk Foods Gold Coast.
It’s the foodie’s answer to food sourcing; a store full of nuts, seeds, grains, flours, superfoods, confectionary and snacks available for purchase in the quantity of your choice.
Here’s Dee Guerrero’s @peaceplantsprana recipe for vegan donuts. Remember to take your recipe with you to The Source and buy only what you need.
Raw Vegan Fudge Brownie Donuts
2 cups pitted dates
1 cup almond meal
½ cup sunflower seeds or buckwheat groats (preferably activated)
½ cup desiccated coconut
1 cup hazelnut meal
4 tbsp cacao powder
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
½ tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
Toppings of choice (crushed nuts, cacao nibs, coconut etc.)
Choc Ganache Frosting:
½ block Loving Earth 85% Dark chocolate or any vegan dark chocolate
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp plant milk or water
In a high-speed blender or food processor (if using pre-soaked dates), pulse dates and sunflower seeds until you get a chunky texture. Gradually add in almond and hazelnut meal, then the rest of the ingredients.
If the mixture is dry you can gradually add in small amounts of water or plant milk to reach your desired consistency.
Once you reach a cookie dough like consistency, press the mixture into your donut mold, (or roll the mixture into logs, then form a donut shape, sealing it off by joining the two ends. Alternatively, make a brownie slice instead of donuts.) Place donuts in the freezer to set while you prepare the ganache.
Melt down your chocolate in the top of a double boiler over water, stirring it continuously so the chocolate doesn’t burn. Once melted, add maple syrup and take off heat while continuing to stir.
Add in water or plant milk and stir until a glossy, silky ganache forms.
Remove donuts from freezer.
Spread a generous amount of ganache over each one and sprinkle with toppings of choice.
Uneaten donuts can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!
You’ll find The Source at Miami One Shopping Centre and The Brickworks, Southport.
Supply The Source Bulk Foods Gold Coast with a recipe, such as vegan donuts and they will provide you with all the correct ingredients.