I never had fresh berries so for this recipe I used a few plums. They were not quite ripe either! Anyhow, the gist of this recipe is to bake your fruit in butter while you prep the batter. Add the light scone-like topping, flaked almonds, more spices, bake and you’re done! Delicious with a cup of coffee and topped with whipped cream.
2 cups berries or fresh fruit of your choice to cover the base of your baking dish
3 tblsp butter
1 large casserole dish
Turn your oven on to 375⁰F
Add the casserole dish with the butter to heating oven, to melt the butter
Meanwhile, wash fruit and slice as you please removing seeds if you’re using fruit other than berries
Remove hot dish from oven, run butter around sides to grease the sides or use a pastry brush, place fruit in as you please and return to oven while you prepare the batter.
6 tblsp soft butter
1 cup brown keto sugar
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup low carb flour
1 tblsp ground psyllium husk (optional)
1 tblsp baking powder
4 tblsp ground ginger
4 tblsp maple keto syrup or your choice of syrup
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup flaked almonds
2 tsp gingerbread spice
Beat the butter and keto sugar together
Beat in the eggs one at a time
Add the flour, baking powder and spices
Lightly beat together
Add the sour cream (if you need to add more sour cream add until like a light scone dough) and syrup
Remove the dish from the oven with the cooking fruit, spoon over dough
Smooth out dough
Top with flaked almonds and gingerbread spice or allspice
Bake at 375⁰F for 35 minutes
When removed from oven drizzle over more keto syrup, optional
One of the quickest throw together meals for leftover chicken or a handy tin of shredded tuna (which I’m not a big fan of) is shredding a chicken breast or two, adding mayonnaise, a few other diced ingredients and seasoning. I like my Chicken Mayo’ to be chunky, have some tang and a little bit of crunch. If you want some sweetness for those non-keto members of your household, sliced grapes or small dices of firm yellow peaches or apricots are delicious too. A splash of curry powder for a spicier version is also good!
2 chicken breasts,shredded or diced
1 large pickled cucumber, diced
1/4 cup diced spicy peppers or red bell peppers
6 radish diced
1 small onion or 2 shallots
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup keto mayonnaise
Ground salt and pepper
1 tsp onion or garlic powder
Optional: 1/4 tsp curry powder
1. Dice or shred the chicken 2. Add the chopped veggies 3. Stir in the mayo and seasonings 4. Refrigerate until ready to use 5. Serve on keto bread or piled on top of a salad
Yes, this is Keto Bread! We’re lucky enough to have a local bakery that makes it. It makes a decent slice of toast too!
Here are a few of the beautiful tomatoes we’ve been enjoying this summer. My sweetie’s veggie garden was incredible this year! Only the butternut is not from his garden.
Spiderwebs in the morning. Sunbeams in the afternoon.
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I’m beginning to think this is the only muffin recipe I’ll be using for a long while, just varying the flavours and types of nut flour I use. These are fresh out the oven to break an 8/16 fast since late lunch yesterday. Delicious slathered in butter. Just butter! I’m also convinced my favourite keto sugar is the brown version in the image below. Absolutely NO aftertaste, coolness and really tastes good. I’m not sure how I’ll bake keto sponge cakes in future, but honestly, it’s 100% the best flavour.
What we’ll be doing here – melting the butter/sugar mix gently on the stove; mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and in another bowl mix cream/nut milk/buttermilk with eggs and orange zest. Make sure to check you have some spices handy, I used a few or you can just stick with cinnamon. There are some optional things you can leave out, it will absolutely work without the optional add in’s. Makes 1 dozen muffins. Here we go:
If you have some fresh berries and ingredients for fathead dough, then you have the basic ingredients to make this recipe. The process is in three stages. First the filling, which is basically like a light cheesecake filling. Next you mix the dough and while it’s baking you make a quick glaze. This was my first time baking these and it took me a little longer than it should. Next time I will have everything prepped and be more organised. I literally decided to bake these on the fly today when I saw the strawberries needed to be eaten. Here goes!
1x 8oz cream cheese package
1/2 cup ground white keto sugar (if it’s too granular it’s not pleasant)
2 egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla essence
zest of a lemon (an orange would be good too if you don’t have lemons)
We have radish, lots of radish! My sweetie has been harvesting his prolific crop of French Breakfast radish. It’s the perfect balance of sweet at first crunchy bite, then peppery with a mustardy overtone. What do you do when you have an abundance of veg – make pickles of course!
We’ve had a cool start to summer, it’s been more of an extended spring. I’m not complaining as it meant I could make a late seasonal curry with some local farm chicken.
I tried slow roasting one of these chickens, but the good outdoor life made them strong, tough and healthy, just like chickens should be! Tasty but a tad chewy!
In South Africa we call these chickens “scratchy fowls” meaning they have had a free happy life, scratching in the fields for bugs. Nothing happier than the a vision of a happy scratching fowl roaming free!
So, as buttermilk tenderises chicken meat beautifully,
Worth the time and these are delicious. I think a Keto version is such a win, as it’s meat wrapped in a cheese dough. I mean, how can that not be good?!
If you have leftover savoury ground beef these would be the perfect leftover plan. Also, I would suggest making the ground beef filling ahead and let it cool off completely as it’s easier to work with in the dough. Hot filling in a cheese dough is not fun to work with – I found that out as this was one of those spur of the moment “I need empanadas – after 3 years of none – in my life” now! Also let your dough chill in the fridge at least 30 minutes. It’s possible to make these in one go but you’ll see how hard it was to work with fresh warm dough and filling in my pics below.
Yesterday I tried four different versions of quick microwave bread. I used little flat ramekins for each bread and then cut them like a pie slice to show the texture. They are easy to pop out, slice through the middle and toast, if that’s what you’re looking for. The secret I found to a perfect mix was 90% almond flour and 10% coconut flour. The coconut flour binds it nicely! I discovered this in the last of the 4 mixes I tried. The pure coconut flour was the one I liked the least – it was still good – just too heavy for my taste.
My favourite were the last two I made. One was a mix where I added a 1/4 cup of strong white cheddar cheese, the other was spiced and sweet. Another secret is to melt a tsp of butter into the dish you are going to use.