our very own Who Village
Source: National Capital Commission
- 3/4 cup milk variety of choice
- 3 Tbsp coconut palm sugar, (substitute any coarse grain sugar – brown sugar works just fine)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (substitute olive oil)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp bread machine yeast
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp palm sugar (substitute any coarse grain sugar – brown sugar works just fine)
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 75% cocoa chocolate, melted
- chopped nuts/seeds
- fresh squeezed lemon
I tried many, many, different versions of flour (kamut, quinoa, spelt, wheat) and baking methods for this recipe and ultimately decided to go with a whole wheat flour and the use of a bread machine.
If you prefer to make the pastry the long way, there are other versions available on-line that will take you through that process. I was more interested in the ingredients.
You could also simplify this recipe by using a whole grain tortilla or sliced pita bread (which I used many times when the boys were young) as your base. This time I wanted to create something that resembled the Beavertail a little bit more.
Makes 8 Beavertails.
Once dough cycle is completed, remove dough from machine and kneed by hand for one or two minutes, shaping the dough into a ball. Place dough ball on a lightly floured surface and cover with a cloth for 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 F.
Place Beavertails on a foil lined baking sheet that has been gently sprayed with olive oil.
Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small pinch bowl.
Brush each Beavertail with some olive oil followed by a dusting of cinnamon-sugar.
Remove Beavertails from oven and enjoy as is or with some toppings…
The toppings below are illustrated on a prior dough version – here is my egg-less, yeast-less spelt version (chewy, heavy/dense and frankly not-so great tasting), the toppings however were lovely:
The dark chocolate-hazelnut topping (mmm…):
Perhaps you might even give them a try sometime or, better yet, come up to Ottawa for a skate (and a real Beavertail)! We’ll look forward to seeing you.
(the only time I ever stood a whisker of a chance of keeping up with my boys!)