Every year before Christmas my sister and I make chocolate confectionery. This year we couldn’t even wait till December to get started – I wonder if we’ll have any chocolate left at Christmas time… We made three molded chocolates, one with amaretto marzipan and raisin compote, one with rum-caramel and one with raspberry and framboise liqueur. We also made chocolate covered blackcurrant ganache pieces, chocolate bark and soft honey nougat. We use sugar free chocolate sweetened with tagatose or stevia, […]
This ruby red, sweet-tart cocktail combines homemade sugar free citrus simple syrup, lime juice, vodka and deep-red pomegranate juice. This is my seasonal version of the classic cosmopolitan. Recipe: Serves: 2 Time: 10 minutes Difficulty: Easy 2,4 fl. Oz. (8 cl.) vodka 0,7 fl. Oz. (2 cl.) citrus simple syrup* 4,7 fl. Oz. (14 cl.) pomegranate juice ** Juice from 2 limes 4-6 ice cubes In a cocktail shaker, pour in the pomegranate juice, the lime juices and the citrus […]
You don’t have to go out to get great drinks, you can make them yourself. When you make drinks home you can experiment with the ingredients you like the best. I go for fresh, organic and low-GI mixers, and clean spirits. Make your own combinations, or try this fall favorite of mine with apple, lime and Aquavit. The fresh taste of apple works well with the aquavit, not overly sweet or too tart. This cocktail recipe is perfect to shake […]
These rum and vanilla infused small pastries are a real treat; and so quick and easy to make compared to the traditional Canelés. Serve them at the end of a meal as a petit four together with a nice cup of coffee. Recipe: 3 eggs 3 tablespoons fat reduced almond flour 3 tablespoons coconut flour 3 tablespoons tagatesse 1 teaspoon of husk fiber 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 3 tablespoons milk 2 vanilla pods 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 teaspoon baking […]
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Madeleines are the small French teacakes, easily recognizable by the scalloped shell shape. Normally they are made with a light sponge cake batter with almond and lemon zest, but in this gluten- and sugar free version it is flavored with Grand Marnier and small pieces of candied orange. Serve these little French cakes with a cup of tea or coffee.
In this fruit cake, fresh fall fruits are oven dried, then soaked in Cognac to make the most moist, soft and flavorful fruit cake. Doing it this way there’s no added sugar, which often is a problem with store bought dried fruit.
Categories: Alcohol, Sweet • Tags: almond flour, anti inflammatory diet, blueberries, cake, coconut flour, cognac, diabetes friendly, Diabets diet, Endometriosis diet, fruit, gluten free, healthy, homemade, linseed-eggs, low GI, organic produce
Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert based on cream and vanilla. The dessert is easy to prepare and can be made 1-2 days in advance. Match it up with this really flavorful, sweet and slightly acidic homemade red wine prune sauce and serve when you have guests or when you want to treat yourself.
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These port-glazed brownie squares are almost like small pieces of chocolate confectionery, rich, really chocolaty, and with a hint of port giving that little extra. Try them after dinner with an espresso, or serve them at a party with a glass of port.