I’ve been particularly good lately. Lots of raw vegan food to clean out the system, but craving the odd sweet thing (which is weird, cos although I love to bake, I don’t necessarily eat them). Anyhoo, I love lemon, and being the end of winter it's in season.I was trying to think of a way to do fig slice raw. So here it is. No sugar, no flour, no oil, just wholesome ingredients.
For the base
1 cup raw almonds, ground
½ cup dried ground coconut
Zest of 1 lemon, plus juice
4 dried apricots (you can also use apple if you prefer) soaked and drained
For the top
Approximately 8 soaked dried figs (2 soaked)
In a food processor, combine almonds, coconut, and zest.
Puree apricots with lemon juice. Add to almond mixture.
Line a small loaf tin with clingwrap.
Press almond mixture firmly into bottom of pan and put into fridge.
Puree two soaked dried figs.
In a food processor, coarsely chop remaining figs, then add to fig puree.
Spread over top of almond base and return to fridge for a couple of hours or overnight to set. You can put this into the freezer if you are in a hurry!
Sprinkle coconut over the top and cut into slices.