Limoncello Triffle

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This one is from Jamie Oliver – it’s heavenly! I did not have lady fingers so I used Madeleines – which worked quite nicely.

Ingredients:
Juice of 3 oranges
1/3 c limoncello
12 ladyfingers
2 c mascarpone
2 TBSP powdered sugar
1/2 c milk
Zest and juice of one lemon
1 tsp vanilla
1 c raspberries
Chocolate for shaving

Combine orange juice and limoncello in a 8×8 pan. Lay in the lady fingers to cover the bottom.

Combine mascarpone, milk, sugar, lemon zest & juice, and vanilla, whisk until smooth. Spread over lady fingers. Top with raspberries and shaved chocolate.

Serves 8 – 10.

Black Bean Brownies

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In a desperate attempt to get some protein in my skinny mini, I made these brownies. I have to admit the idea of putting black beans in brownies my stomach turn, but it turns our they are not head at all. Of course, I could not trick skinny mini, but the rest of us are enjoying them.

Ingredients:
1 can (15 oz)black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 c semisweet chocolate chips
3 TBSP canola oil
3 eggs
3/4 c coconut palm sugar
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
Topping:
1/4 c chocolate chips
1/4 c nuts

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 8×8 pan.

Combine beans, chips and oil in food processor. Processes until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, process until smooth. Pour into pan, top with chips and nuts. Bake for 20 minutes.

Servings: 12