Monday, 25 May 2015

Lemon cookies

Who doesn’t like a cuppa with a nice cookie? It’s quite difficult to find a good recipe for low carb cookie,s but I’m determined to find something, that tastes good. My attempt to make peanut butter cookies was really successful, but I would like to find different flavors and experiment with different ingredients.
I’ve started with lemon and adapted traditional cookie recipe by swapping flour and adding coconut oil. The cookies turned out aromatic and really tasty. They were a bit soft, but that’s a nature of xylitol, and it’s impossible to get that crunchiness without using sugar or honey. I’m planning to make an orange version and possibly some with chocolate chips too.


Ingredients (make 25 cookies):
  • 120g ground almond
  • 60g soya flour
  • 100g xylitol (powdered)
  • 1 egg
  • 40g coconut oil (melted but not hot)
  • ½ tsp. bicarbonate soda
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
  • Mix together all dry ingredients. Add the coconut oil, egg and lemon juice. Mix well together.
  • Scoop dough one level tablespoon at a time and form little ball. Place it on a baking tray and press down gently.
  • Bake for about 10 -13 minutes until golden brown.

Make a cup of tea and enjoy :)



Nutritional information:

Whole batch
1 cookie
Carbohydrate
42g
1.6g
Calories
1636
65

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Chocolate Truffles

A bit of indulgence for sweet – toothed chocoholics,. Rich, creamy and smooth chocolate, that melts in your mouth. They are a bit similar to those you can buy in M&S, just better and will less sugar :)


Ingredients (for about 25 truffles):
150 g dark chocolate (I use Tesco, 30g carbs per 100g)
50 g double cream
75 g soft butter
1 tbsp xylitol
1 tsp. instant coffee#2 tbsp. cocoa powder

Preparation:
  • Chop the chocolate.
  • Bring the cream to the boil. Remove from the heat and add instant coffee, xylitol and chocolate. Stir well and let it cool down.
  • Add soft butter and mix well.
  • Line small baking tray or container with cling film and pour the mixture in it.
  • Place in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  • Divide the mixture into equal squares and form irregular truffles. Dust with cocoa powder.
  • Store in the fridge.


Enjoy :-)

Nutritional information:


Whole batch
1 truffle (1/25)
Calories
1696
67
Carbohydrates
50.8g
2g

 Source: Adapted from kwestia smaku