Last week my friends Maddie and Simona joined me in the kitchen to cook from It's a Pleasure, by Virpi Mikkonen. She has an amazing Instagram feed and you can follow her here. As a foodie blogger she did all the photography for the book herself and it has a beautiful minimalist vibe with great textures and accents. It's a Pleasure is a collection of dessert recipes that are all free from dairy, gluten, and refined sugar. And here at EAF we like books that are already "free-from" some common allergens because it usually means less adjusting for us!
We made a batch of what I lovingly referred to as Mandy-friendly Bounty Bars, but they are actually chocolate-covered coconut bars and, despite my never having eaten an actual Bounty bar, I'm inclined to think these are much tastier.
For this recipe we used unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 potato, coconut oil, organic honey, pure vanilla extract, and dark chocolate. The dark chocolate did have some added sugar however it's the most trusted brand of allergen-free chocolate around so we decided to overlook the sugar issue.