Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tart crust

Universal recipe, that you can used as a base for many different bakes. Plain, with a bit of salt, can be used to make low carb quiche. If you add a bit of sweetener, it can turn out into delicious tart with filling of your choice. One of the musts in low carb recipe book :)



Ingredients:

  • 270 g ground almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Preparation:

Preheat oven to 180C/356F. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well together. Form a ball from dough and refrigerate for about 20 min. Press evenly into 23 cm wide loose bottomed tart tin, pierce with fork and bake for about 15 minutes until very slightly browned.

11 comments:

  1. Firstly love the blog, getting some good recipe ideas.
    Now for the reason I'm here, what would you recommend for someone with a nut allergy when it comes to making a base which would still be diabetic friendly?

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    1. Thanks for nice words :) I would try coconut or soy flour. There are not as nice as almond flours, but worth trying. If youre making low carb quiche, I would skip the base all together

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  2. Hi Ewelina - great site thanks xx
    Can other oils such as olive oil be substituted in this recipe?

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    1. Thanks Lindsay :) I think it will work, but coconut oil holds it better (it hardens when cold). I would prefer to use for tart, that you eat cold. For quiche doesn't matter

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    2. You can also use butter, it won't affect your carbs :)

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  3. Hi Ewelina so glad to finally find a good place for Diabetics recipes i was in a dilemma i didnt think there was anything for me to eat so i was eating all the wrong things all i eat is salad cut out potato and cut down to 4 slices of bread im a sandwich lover hamburgers so this site can help me eat right?

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    1. Thanks Wendy :) Our diet needs adjustments but it doesn't mean it has to be boring. As for bread I would recommend low carb versions. Have a look at livlife bread (sold in many supermarkets) or high protein rolls in Lidl.

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  4. I've just looked up the price of soy flour and it is prohibitive for me so what could I use instead. Almond flour?

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    1. yes you can replace it with almond flour or coconut flour

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  5. Hi just diagnosed type 2 diab. Found your website - fab! Life is not over then!! this quiche/tart base - how many carbs per portion please? Thanks so much.

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  6. Hi :) Sorry I forgot to add the info. The whole crust is about 20g of carbs. If you slice it into 12 pieces it will be less than 2g per portion

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