When people are first diagnosed as Lesser Yang they sometimes despair that they will ever have dessert again. While it is best for them to wean themselves from their sweet tooth an occasional treat will not harm them as long as the ingredients are all neutral or cooling.
Ann Rasella is one of the members of our Sonoma County Lesser Yang support group. She has been a professional baker and often brings incredible desserts to our potlucks. Here’s one of her wonderful recipes that’s actually quite easy to make. Plus you can use some of that bacon fat you’ve been collecting. It sounds weird but, trust me, it’s really good.
Lesser Yang Icebox Cookies
by Ann Rasella
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup bacon fat, chilled
1/2 – 3/4 cup almond butter
2 cups sucanat
Add and beat until fluffy:
1 teaspoon salt
1 – 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
5 cups white spelt flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
Spoon dough onto foil, plastic wrap, or parchment in the shape of a log. Roll up and refrigerate for several hours until firm. Make 2 to 4 logs and save some in the freezer for later. Slice off thin pieces and arrange on a non-stick, greased, or lined baking sheet. Bake at 350-375 F degrees for ten minutes.
Disclaimer: Self-diagnosis is often inaccurate and not recommended. This blog is not intended to be a substitute for personal, professional, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.