I made some yummy dried cranberries on Wednesday and used half of them for my toasted keto muesli mix and the rest in this loaf. You can also use sour cream or a mix of both Greek yoghurt and sour cream instead of all yoghurt for this loaf.To summarise: mix your dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. In a pot on low heat melt butter and stir in your preferred keto sugar to partly dissolve sugar and mix in the rest of the wet ingredients; fold into dry mix. Add fruit – any dried or fresh berries are fine to substitute!I have also posted the quick method I used to dry the cranberries below. So much better than shop bought, if you have the time. Continue reading
I’m very relieved and pleased. I’ve discovered my food sensitivity to coconut is only coconut oil or coconut butter. After nibbling tiny bits of shaved coconut and increasing it slowly over a few months I am fine. But coconut oil for cooking completely closes up my nose with rhinitis so badly I almost can’t breathe or lie down, let alone sleep and it lasts about 2 days. Turns out the processing of the coconut is what affects me. I did some internet research and this is apparently a thing. What they do to the coconut during this process to give me such a reaction, I have no idea. It started when we used coconut oil to cook with, and took me months to figure out. I had thought it was an allergy I developed to all things coconut. I love everything about coconut, and will happily do without coconut oil, but oh! to be able to bake with coconut flour will be a joy! My next adventure is to try coconut milk or cream, we’ll see. To celebrate I baked this fruit coffee cake with 2 table spoons of delicious coconut flour … small steps… as I’m still super nervous of the terrible symptoms of a reaction, and I was fine!
There are also a few odds and ends I posted after the recipe.
Coffee Cake Fruit Bake
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup of your fave keto sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk/kefir/sour cream
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- Zest of an orange
- 1 3/4 cups almond flour
- 2 heaped Tblsp coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Any fresh or sugar free canned berries, or fruit of your choice
I’m not a fan of glacé fruit of *any* kind and I dislike traditional compressed glacé Christmas fruit cake intensely. It’s the worst! Sticky sickly sweet, weird texture, the glacé fruit has no resemblance of fruit flavour whatsoever, and yucky to eat … and barely a trace of cake. I fall firmly into the non- fruitcake group.
But. I’ve been baking this LCHF cake for Xmas for a few years now. It’s based on a friend of my parents, Kathy, who lives in South Africa. I wrote her recipe up in 1987(!) and have used it as a base since then. It’s evolved into a more keto friendly cake, still a tad high in carbs if you’re on serious keto, but fine for an annual holiday treat. I never ever made the icing though! Not a fan.
Omgosh, the flavours of this LCHF cake are fabulous. Good to serve with coffee, as dessert after a meal or freshly baked and still warm with either mascarpone cheese or sour cream too. I kind of like sour cream or Greek yogurt with dessert!
What ingredients should you expect to have to bake this?
You’ll need one fresh orange for the zest and juice for sure, ground cardamon and vanilla paste to get the full flavours. Definitely almond flour and buttermilk. If you don’t like cardamom, ground ginger would work great too!
This was dessert after our Thanksgiving dinner of roasted veggies and duck with keto cranberry sauce.
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I had a few strawberries to use up and felt like something sweet! Continue reading
Necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Olde English Proverb
Poor people are crafty. ~ The Russian Version!
Since strawberries came out this year Continue reading
Hello! We’re back home after a wonderful month with my Mum and Sister. This morning we woke up after a week of jetlag and felt like we were over it. So to celebrate a good night’s sleep, I just made us these beauties.
There was one false start when Continue reading
This is not my recipe but I wish it was! This is a James Beard recipe I tweaked to make LCHF, or at least as close as I could, for a holiday treat.
I added more spice, topped it with a Continue reading
It’s always keto safe here … well almost. Check this cake out! This is 100% keto.
A belated Happy Birthday cake for my Sweetie!
Sorta like a cobbler but more like cake.
Prep Time: 10 | Cook Time: 35 | Makes: 8 | Difficulty: Easy
• Fruit base of cooked fruit: strawberries or blueberries or … apples, peaches, figs (I know … not keto but we have a fig tree and I love figs!), any fruit stewed with xylitol Continue reading