Sunday, 16 March 2014

Clementine Cake

Winter is over (hopefully!) so I have turned from heavy chocolate to fresh flavours in my baking. It’s warm and sunny outside so I don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen baking multi layered cakes. I have found this super easy recipe on Nigella website and I can promise you that everyone can make this cake. This is the easiest recipe on my blog I can’t imagine it would turn out wrong.

Ingredients:
  • About 375 g clementines
  • 6 large eggs
  • 250 g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation:
  • Put the clementine in a pan with cold water. Bring to boil and simmer for about 2 hours. Drain and cool down a bit. Cut in half and remove all pips. Place in a food processor and blend.
  • Preheat oven to 180C and line 21cm spring form with baking paper.
  • Add all the other ingredients to food processor and blend together. Pour the batter into prepared tin and bake for about one hour (when a skewer will come out clean).
  • Cool it down and decorate with powdered xylitol. Taste the best the day after it’s made.

 Happy Baking :)
Carbohydrates and Calories:
Whole Cake
1 piece (1/12 of the cake)
Carbohydrates
113g
9.4g
Calories
2806
233

 Source: Based on Nigella

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Cream Cheese Pancakes

Time for another pancakes on my blog.  Only few days left till Pancake Day and I guess many of you is searching internet for a good, low carb recipe for pancakes. I spent all morning mixing cream cheese and low carb flours in different proportions and I quite like the final result. Little, fluffy American style pancakes that taste gorgeous both hot and cold. I like them dusted with powdered xylitol but I guess with whipped cream or ice cream must be good too.



Ingredients (for about 10 small pancakes):

  • 60 g cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
  • 50 g ground almond
  • 25 g soy flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp. xylitol

Preparations:

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Let the mixture rest for  about 10 minutes .
  • Pour 2 tbsp. of the mixture on a quite hot (but not too hot!), greased pan and fry until golden. Flip the pancake and cook on the other side.
  • Serve with berries, whipped cream or powdered xylitol.


Enjoy Pancake Day! :) 




Carbohydrates and Calories:



Whole mixture

1 pancake

Carbohydrates

16g

1.6g

Calories

980

98

Source: Own recipe