Above: The chicken was so tender after its hour or so simmering away that it fell to pieces at the mere prod of a wooden spoon. Considering it was freezer-burned chicken that I'd found buried under the frozen peas and forty half-bags of mixed veges, I was Very Impressed. I served this with bulghur wheat, and it was really, seriously delicious and comforting.
- 300 -400g chickpeas (I had about 350g freshly cooked, otherwise I would use a well-drained can.)
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 t baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 4 eggs
Whizz up the chickpeas in a food processor, till very smooth. Add the other ingredients, whizz till incorporated, pour into a baking paper lined tin (I used 22cm) and bake at 180 for 50 minutes till a skewer comes out clean. If there are any remaining lumps of chickpea in the cooked cake - just tell people its walnuts.
PS - sorry bout the squint-making incongruity in paragraph size/spacing etc - try as I might, I haven't managed to figure out how to make it uniform. In other words, it's the computer, not me!