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.
We had pork chops for dinner last night, my partner cooked them on a little electric grill that’s a gem to own if you don’t have time to light a charcoal BBQ after a long day. The entire thing can be placed in the dishwasher (except the frame) and it’s a favourite cooking appliance in this house. This was one of those quick impromptu meals that turned out well!
I had figs and apricots that needed to be eaten, so cooked up this quick side sauce Continue reading →