This recipe had been lost in a pile of recipes, written on scraps of paper, that had found a home for themselves in a corner of my dining room shelves. I dread to think how long they've been lying there. At long last though we are getting through them. Hope you enjoy it. This brownie has a gorgeous sweetness to it for those days when nothing else will do but to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Both of us are not real jam people, until a scone or some porridge is put in front of us. Once we started making jams using chia seed then things changed. They are so easy to make and you can use most fruits. Our delicious tart plum, nectarine with chia seed jam is one of our favourites as it blends perfectly with coconut yoghurt or coconut cream. Ideal too as a topping on smoothies or with oat or quinoa porridge. When you're making the jam be sure to taste an extra plum and some nectarine as they are the flavours you're going to get. For more sweetness use riper fruit.
As the winter is fast approaching (or if you live in Ireland like us, then it never left us!) comfort foods must be making a hasty return to your weekly menu. To help you ease back into colder months here's a quick porridge to try. A spoonful of hulled hemp seeds, dairy-free coconut cream and blueberries are delicious toppings for this porridge too.