Often I feel more like the moon than the sun. The sun is vibrant, powerful, radiant, ever expansive. The friend with the exciting life. The moon, in contrast, is subtle, modest, intuitive, psychic, emotional, otherworldly. Traits that I embody quite often.
In a time and age where many of us are going inward doing the juicy inner work, the symbol of the moon is very representative of the collective energy. Also this time of year that calls in for some cozy and intimate time with friends, family, or just ourselves.
We created this exquisite moon pie to celebrate the fantastic last full moon 🌕 of the year! We have of course enhanced it with the euphoric and aphrodisiac powers of our Euphoria Powder, and the immune enhancing powers of our Elderberry Elixir, that contains potent antiviral to that keep us nourished and protected. You know how much we love blending plant medicines into fun holiday, or every day foods!
1 jar blackcurrant jam
1 punnet forest berries of your choice
1 tbsp Euphoria Powder
2 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
Mix all the filling ingredients with cornstarch or arrowroot to absorb the moisture. Slightly cook if still too runny and add 1 tbsp flour. Set aside.
2 + 1/4 C all-purpose flour
3 tbs raw sugar (avoid date sugar)
1/4 tsp sea salt
9 3/4 C cold vegan butter ( I use a vegan block from naturlì)
3 tbs of ice-cold water
- Mix flour, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Cube the butter into small pieces.
- Add the diced butter to the dry ingredients, and using your fingertips or the dough machine, work until the dough is crumbly.
- Drizzle with ice water, 1 tbsp at a time, and mix gently with a fork.
- Press until dough comes together, but do not knead it.
- Press the dough into a smooth ball. Flatten into a sort of a disc, wrap in plastic, and place in the fridge for at least one hour.
- Remove the dough out of the fridge and let it rest for a few minutes at room temperature.
- Roll out half the dough into a large circle about 4 mm thick, on a lightly floured surface, so it doesn’t stick.
- Place into a pie dish and cut the excess (save for designs!)
- Fill in with the jam mixture.
- Roll the other half and cut a half-circle big enough to cover half the pie dish.
- Cut out 3 circles and 2 half circles following the image and use the cut-out pieces to create the moons on the jam.
- Cut stars from the leftover dough.
- Decorate and freeze for 15-20 minutes.
- Turn on the oven to 375°F
- Take the pie straight from the freezer and bake on a medium lower rack for about 30 minutes or until the crust is golden.
Serve warm or room temperature!