September 2020

Kentucky black BBQ sauce

Posted on September 29, 2020 at 7:10 pm in

Time for something different. Black BBQ sauce is spicy, umami, and quite different. Try it with mutton, lamb, pork, or beef that has been slow cooked over smoke. Delicious!

  • 1 cup Worcester sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (passata – not ketchup)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, or substitute (such as erithrytol or monkfruit)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 or 2 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • season to taste
  • Add all ingredients to pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature.

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    Gluten free instant chocolate mug cake

    Posted on September 28, 2020 at 11:52 am in

    Yes, another mug cake. I’m having fun with it, so why not?

    Add to a large mug

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons monkfruit/erithrytol blend, or similar, to your taste
  • optional – pinch of salt
  • Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds until the butter is melted. Stir to incorporate and allow to cool slightly. Add

  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vailla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • Stir to incorporate. Microwave on high for 90 to 120 seconds. Bingo, gluten free, keto friendly, chocolate cake.

    CUSTOMISE IT
    Instead of butter, use a neutral oil such as avocado, or a characterful oil like coconut.
    Instead of vanilla, use maple flavouring, or any other you want to try.
    Want to amp up the chocolate? Add chocolate chips, or a little instant coffee powder.
    Why not add dried fruit, or other baking chips like butterscotch? Why not add chopped or whole nuts?
    Nut allergy? You can use any flour you like. This should work with buckwheat, millet, or any other flour that suits your needs.
    Vegan? I would love to hear how you can tweak this recipe to suit your tastes. Please feel free to reply to this with your comments!

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    Spotted Dick Mug Cake

    Posted on September 23, 2020 at 6:15 pm in

    This is the instant version of my full Spotted Dick recipe. See there for my comments on the name! This version is gluten free, sugar free, and can be easily tweaked to be keto friendly. Enjoy!

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon (or so) of currants, raisins, or as you prefer
  • 1 tbsp of brown liquor or water
  • mix these together and microwave for 30 seconds. From here you proceed like the cinnamon roll recipe.

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice (pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon monkfruit/erithrytol blend, or similar
  • optional – pinch of salt
  • Melt the butter on top of the fruit mixture, then add the rest of the ingredients on top. Stir thoroughly to combine and microwave for 90 seconds to 2 minutes. The top of the pudding should be just set and no more.

    Turn out on a plate and serve with a nice cuppa tea.

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    Gluten free keto friendly cinnamon mug roll

    Posted on September 20, 2020 at 7:14 pm in

    That’s an unusual sentence, but here it is – a cinnamon roll you make in a mug, that is super low carb and gluten free.

  • ROLL INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon monkfruit/erithrytol blend, or similar
  • optional – pinch of salt
  • Melt the butter in a mug. Stir the rest of the ingredients into the mug and microwave for 90 seconds or until the top is just set. Turn the mug upside down on a plate while you sort out the rest of the ingredients. You’ll notice there’s no binder such as xanthan gum – it isn’t needed.

  • GLAZE INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp monkfruit/erithrytol blend
  • Microwave to melt the butter. Stir to combine. Remove mug from the top of the cinnamon roll and pour over the top. (You can also cut the cinnamon roll in half and pour over the two halves.)

  • FROSTING INGREDIENTS
  • 1 oz / 28g cream cheese
  • 1.5 tsp monkfruit/erithrytol
  • Microwave the cream cheese just until soft. Stir the sweetener in and use to top the cinnamon roll

    Is this the same as a cinnamon roll? No. But it’s really close, and you can easily tweak the recipe to your taste to get you close enough to scratch the cinnamon roll itch.

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