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Not all things in life could be fixed, especially the ones you have no control over. You can always mediate your reaction to them though, chocolate, and desserts in general, found to be a good mediator, for just about anything.

Chocolate-Almond Loaf with Maple Glaze


Makes 2 loaves:

1 stick of butter, melted

1/2 cup of olive oil

5 eggs, room temperature

1 cup of flour (I used Authentic Foods gluten free multi-blend)

1 cup of almond flour

1/2 cup of cacao powder

3/4 cup of raw sugar

1/4 cup of maple syrup

2 tspoons of baking powder

In a bowl, beat together eggs and sugar, then add maple syrup and beat again. Whisk together melted butter and oil and set aside. In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.


Gradually combine the dry ingredients and the egg/sugar mix, then whisk in butter/oil into the dough. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.Β Grease two loaf pans and pour the batter in. Bake for about 40-50 minutes. Cool completely before removing from the pans and icing.


Maple glaze:

1 Tbspoon of butter

1/4 cup of maple syrup

1 cup of powdered sugar

In a small pan melt the butter and then add maple sugar boiling the mix for 1 minute on a low flame, gradually whisk in powdered sugar until all is incorporated. Glaze the loaves right away before butter starts to harden again.

The not too sweet loaf with a hint of almond is perfectly mediated by sweet maple glaze, and in that moment, life is perfect again…