Monday, 9 January 2012

Strawberry Sponge Cake

100g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream


Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix. Microwave in a 700watt for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on extra thick cream and some sliced strawberries. Serves four. Less than five carbs per portion

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Lowcarb Lasagne

Ingredients serves two.
250 grams ground/minced beef 
1 aubergine
1 red onion
A splash of olive oil
Half a tube of GIA sun dried tomato puree
300ml of double cream
Half a cup of fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Salt, pepper and mixed herbs to taste 

Fry the finely chopped onion with the olive oil in a large frying pan, Americans call this a skillet I believe. When soft add the minced beef and brown. Add the double cream and tomato puree and stir well, allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Cut the aubergine into thin slices around 6mm/ around a quarter inch thick. Layer up, one layer of aubergine and one layer of the beef mix, adding some salt, mixed herbs and pepper. Place in oven set at 200c for around thirty minutes. Remove and cover with plenty of cheese. Place back in the oven and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. The photograph is before cheese has been added.

A great meal, very easy and very lowcarb, enjoy !