Chocolate agar-cake

Ingredients (12 piece cake)


Place parchment paper on the bottom of a 26 cm (10″) springform pan. Make sure that there is no gap between the collar and bottom.

12 fresh dates
6 dl (~2,5 cups) rolled oats
7 tbs water

Place the pitted dates in a food processor, add the oats and 3 tbs water. Pulse couple of times. While the food processor is running add the rest, 4 tbs water.

Press the crust on top of the pan with a glass. Place the pan in a freezer.


8 dl (2 oz) coconut milk
8 dl (2 oz) oat milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 dl (less than 1 cup) cane sugar

Measure all the ingredients in a saucepan.

2 dl (less than 1 cup) raw cocoa powder
6 tsp agar agar powder

Whisk the cocoa powder and agar agar in the liquids. Bring the liquid to boil, stirring constantly. When boubles arise, turn off the heat and continue stirring couple more minutes.

Take the pan out of the freezer and place it over a heat-resistant surface.

Pour the mixture into the pan. Let cool on the table around 1 h or until the mixture is cool enough to be placed into a refrigde. Let stand in the refrigde overnight.

I wanted, one can sprinkle rotten almonds on top of the mixture when the membrain has formed after 10-15 min cooling.


Ingredients (about 11-13 waffles)

Flax egg

1 tbs ground flax seeds
3 tbs water

Measure flax egg’s ingredients in a glass. Let it stand at least 10 min

Dry ingredients

2 cups whole grain oat flour
1/4 cup potato flour (starch)
0,5 tsp Caylon cinnamon
1,5 tsp baking powder

In a big mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients. Make a hole in the center.

Wet ingredients

2 cups oat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs lime juice
1/4 cup maple syrup

Add all wet ingredients (including the flax egg) in the hole. Mix until the dough forms.


Heat the waffle iron. Use around 1/4 cup of dough for one waffle. Cook according the instructions of the iron (My waffle iron is on heat 5/7 and it takes 3,5 min to cook one waffle)

Place the ready waffles on an oven rack. When the rack is full, cook them in 125 degree Celsius (260 Fahrenheit) about 5 min so that the surface of the waffle gets crispy.

Serve with fruits/berries and maple syrup.



Inspired by Maddie Lymburner

Carelian pies

Ingredients (24 pcs)

(Day 1)

Rice porridge

5 x 1/3 cup water
5 x 1/3 cup brow porridge rice (special rice type for porridge)
8 cups oat milk
1 tsp Himalayan salt

Let the water boil. When water is boiling, add rice and boil until the rice has absorbed all the water.

Add the oat milk. Let to boil. When boiling, boil on low heat around 40 min or until thickens (I left the porridge on the stove after turning it off). Season with salt.

To divide the time in smaller pieces, I recommend to boil the rice porridge already the day before you have planned to do the pies. (This is also good that you won’t burn your fingers when you are filling the pies.)

(Day 2)

Cover 3 trays with baking sheet (check that the sheet can handle 250 degrees Celsius)

Tape parchment paper on the table where you will bake your pies.

Make two towels wet under the water. Crumble the towels so that they are just a little bit moist.

Place everything ready for the baking.

The Dough

4 cups whole grain rye flour
3 tsp Himalaya salt
2 cups cold water

On top
about 1/4 cups of oat milk

Mix together salt and rye flour. Add water and mix well, first with a wooden fork and when it gets difficult change to your hands.

Sprinkle some rye flour on top of parchment paper.

Make the dough a long loaf. Devide in four pieces.

Take one piece and make it a long loaf which diameter is approximately 3 cm (~1 inch). Devide the long piece into 6 circles.

Repeat earlier step for the rest three pieces.

Put all circles back in the bowl where you baked the dough. Cover the bowl with one of the moist towels.

Take one dough circle. Place it over the parchment paper (coated with rye flour). Push the circle more flat and start to roll the dough with a special rolling pin called pulikka (you will  success also with a normal one, the shape is just little different). Roll the dough until you have round a hand sized oval.


When you are ready with rolling, place the oval inside another moist towel.

Repeat rolling for all circles. Place the ovals in 2-3 stacks inside the moist towel.

It is crucial that the ovals do NOT dry at any time point.

When you start to roll a couple of the last ovals, turn on an oven and heat it 250 degrees Celsius (~480 degrees Fahrenheit).

While oven heats up you can start to fill the pies.

Take one oval on the baking sheet covered tray. Place 2-3 tbs rice porridge in the center of the oval. Spread it so that there is around 1 cm (1/3 of an inch) empty space for the edge of the dough and the thickness of the porridge is 1 cm (1/3 of an inch).

Start to form pies: Place the lower edge of the oval on top of the porridge. Start turn dough over the porridge so that at the same time you make some wrinkles with your forefinger and thumb. Repeat until you have handled the whole edge. Repeat until there is one tray full.

Repeat until you have handled the whole edge. Repeat until there is one tray full.

Bake the pies in the oven until the surface of the porridge starts to get brown colour. (It takes around 19 min in my oven.)

While one tray is in the oven continue filling the rest of the pies. Continue until you run out the ovals.

When pies are ready from the oven, spread right away some oat milk over them with some brush. Watch out your fingers! The tray and the pies are HOT! (If needed, spread another layer of oat milk over the pies. This way you will get softer crust.)

Transfer pies away from the tray. If you want a crisp crust, do not cover the pies. But if you want a softer crust, cover the pies with one of the moist towels and let them cool.


This is a big batch because it takes so much time to bake these. I like to Place these in a freezer and then I have back up when I am in hurry 😀
If you have leftover porridge you can heat up portions in microwave and serve them with oat milk, cinnamon, dried bloms and almonds (by the way, that is traditional christmas food in Finland) 😀