This recipe is a dish I made Telaine back on our second date however I have recreated it to be an LCHF legend. No wheat, grains or sugar here and loads of quality fats. Now that’s what I call delicious health food.
The three layers are so simple to create and add a great depth of flavour and amazing mouth feel. You’ll need a 30cm (12 inch) fluted flan tin for this recipe.
Layer One: The Crust
Combine 1⅓ cups Almond Meal, ½ cup desiccated coconut, 1½ tablespoons Xylitol, 3 tablespoons coconut flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and 125gm melted grassfed butter. Stir to combine and then press in an even layer across your flan dish.
Bake in 180°C preheated oven for approx 10 mins or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Layer Two: Pecan Maple Mousse
In a mixing bowl combine 125gm softened creme cheese, ¼ cup sour cream, 2 organic eggs, ⅓ cup Xylitol, 1 teaspoon Maple Extract, and 100gm of blitzed pecans (I use raw pecans, dry roast them in a pan then blitz in a food processor until like fine sand). Mix all these ingredients together and pour into the cooled crust. Return to 180°C oven for 10 minutes. Then get ready to add final layer 😀
Layer Three: Pecan & Maple Caramel Dream
Layer 130gm dry roasted pecans over the pie top. Next melt 125gm grassfed butter in a pan and allow to brown slightly (this helps enhance the nutty taste but be sure not to burn butter), add ¼ cup Xylitol and 2 teaspoons Maple Extract and stir to combine allowing Xylitol to melt. Remove from heat and add the smallest amount of Xanthan Gum (about 1/6 of a teaspoon). Stir vigorously for a minute then drizzle the luscious buttery caramel over your pie.
NOW THE HARDEST PART…
Place the pie into your refrigerator over night 😃 If you really want to a few hours will do but overnight is even better. Serve with a generous dollop of double cream.
Telaine actually commented that this has been her favourite LCHF dessert so far and even went as far to say her favourite Pecan Pie (including non LCHF versions). Winning!
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Viva La Fat
I had a little extra time this morning to prepare breakfast and decided to take it up a notch. Along with my crispy streaky bacon and eggs poached in butter and bacon fat I made a side of balsamic roasted tomatoes and onion rings.
It was so simple to prepare just need a little time for it to roast away in the oven and let the flavours infuse.
I preheated the oven to 200°c and drizzled my tray with a lil olive oil. Sliced a brown onion into 4 rounds and lay them on the oil.
Next I sliced two organic tomatoes in half and also took a little off the back so the halves would sit flat. I placed these onto the onion rounds.
On to the tomato I spread some freshly crushed garlic, next a good screw of black pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
It’s that simple. The onion acts like a trivet to stop the bottom of the tomato burning while the rest roasts to perfection. The juices of the tomato in turn flow down and caramelise with the onion rings below. A marriage made in heaven!
Roast your little babies in the oven until you can’t resist the aromas any longer.
Made this the other evening to accompany some beef and just had to share the recipe.
Bacon & Butter Braised Cabbage
So simple and delicious. Start by cooking 100gm diced bacon in a little olive oil until nearly crispy. Next add one diced brown onion until browned and caramelized. Then simply add 50gm butter, half a head of cabbage shredded, cracked black pepper and a splash of water. Stir to combine, cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
I’m looking forward to trying this new favorite with many different dishes in the future!
Dinner last night was delicious. I made Meatloaf with Creamy Roast Pumpkin / Cauliflower Mash and Steamed Broccoli Florets.
I began by browning 100g diced streaky bacon in loads of grass fed butter. Next I added one finely chopped large brown onion and sautéed until translucent. One large grated carrot went in next along with 1 tablespoon of whole grain mustard, mixed herbs, and a good screw of black pepper.
Once all that had cooked down nice I set it aside to cool while I prepared my pumpkin.
One quarter of organic kent pumpkin peeled, chopped & sprinkled with salt, pepper & smoked paprika and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
I placed it on a lined tray and into a 200°C oven to roast.
I then took my cooled ingredients for the meat loaf and combined them with 1 egg, 1kg organic beef mince and 1/2 cup of almond meal. Once combined this went into a loaf tin and in the oven with the pumpkin.
When the meat loaf was nearly finished I removed the pumpkin from the oven, boiled a full head of cauliflower until tender, drained and then mashed the two together with my stick blender and loads more butter.
The mash was so super creamy no sauce was required. Yummy!!!
This morning I opted for an extra ten minutes in bed and so breakfast needed to be found on my first break for the day. I went for a big breaky, minus hash brown & toast and swapped the sausage for a 100% beef patty. Straight forward enough? It took no less than three wait staff to work out exactly how to process this order which they ended up calling a works burger minus the bun!? LOL
I then headed over to the coffee counter where I requested a large iced americano with whipped cream… This too was met with confusion and also gathered a crowd of on lookers to check out the freak show with his wacky drink order.
I must point out here in Central Queensland coffee orders don’t get too exotic. In fact there is no distinguishable difference up here between a Latte, Cappuccino or a Flat White.
Anyway, in the end I got exactly what I was after and made quite an impression in the process.
Love the LCHF food order mods.
Had a delicious lunch today at Ribs and Rumps. My Rib Eye Steak came with baked chat potatoes or fries. I got the potatoes with sour cream and added a side of garden fresh veggies with butter. It was sooooo good!
Last year I could easily have put away 10 chat potatoes with one meal (potatoes and rice have always been my weakness) however today I only ate one and was so full and satisfied.
It will be interesting to see if there’s any change in my ketones or weight loss this week after my spudventure 🙂
Next weigh-in coming Monday morning…..