This Vegan Valentines Recipe Celebrates the Myth of Aphrodite
Make these myth-infused Vegan Valentines hibiscus biscuits for another, or just for yourself and Aphrodite.
Hibiscus is connected with the ancient Greek lust/love myth of Adonis the mortal and Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. It has beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers and beneficial health properties too, specifically for those looking to support cardiovascular health. Hibiscus reminds us that it’s important to love yourself as much as anyone. Dried hibiscus flowers can be used as aphrodisiacs; hibiscus tea, which has a deep red colour and a naturally sweet taste, stimulates the glands involved in sexual activity.
I love to cook with herbs and spices to create plant-based recipes containing healing powers and a minimum of natural sweeteners. To this end I’ve created a recipe for vegan hisbiscus biscuits celebrating Aphrodite. You don’t need a partner – you can make them to share with no-one else but Aphrodite, if you so choose! The red fruits inside these light and soft heart-shaped biscuits are a burst of flavour, imparting sweet berry notes.
This Vegan Valentines recipe is extremely easy to make, so if you put minimum effort and maximum love into its creation you have found the way to the heart!
Vegan Valentines Recipe Ingredients:
- 2 cups of organic white flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons of ground dried hibiscus (optional)
- 6 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla powder
- 1/2 cup of sunflower seed oil
- 1/2 cup of hibiscus tea
- 60 dried sour cherries
How To Make Your Vegan Valentines Hibiscus Biscuits:
- Preparation Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
Soak the sour cherries in hibiscus tea for 10 minutes.
Whisk the flour in a bowl. Add the baking powder, the baking soda, a pinch of salt and optionally the ground dried hibiscus. Set aside. The ground dried hibiscus adds crimson red color to the biscuits.
Drain the sour cherries. In another bowl add the brown sugar, the vanilla powder, the sunflower seed oil and the hibiscus tea left.
Then start folding and mixing the solids into the liquids; with a rubber spatula whisk gently scrapping around the edge and finishing by folding the mixture on top of itself. In the end add the soaked sour cherries.
Using heart shape cutters, stamp out twenty hearts. Place them on the baking sheet. Refrigerate the heart-shaped biscuits for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Bake for 15 minutes.
And your labour of love is complete!
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