GEM SQUASH WITH FILLING:  4-6 gem squash 250 gram packet of bacon - diced and fried / OR 300-500 grams mushrooms, sliced and fried. Chopped spinach, wilted in a pot, water drained off. Onion, diced and fried Pine nuts (OPTIONAL AS THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. SUBSTITUTE WITH SLIVERED ALMONDS) Salt and pepper  METHOD:  Preheat oven to 180c Slice gem squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Mix all the filling ingredients together with a little cream or yoghurt and season with salt and pepper…

GEM SQUASH WITH FILLING: 4-6 gem squash 250 gram packet of bacon - diced and fried / OR 300-500 grams mushrooms, sliced and fried. Chopped spinach, wilted in a pot, water drained off. Onion, diced and fried Pine nuts (OPTIONAL AS THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. SUBSTITUTE WITH SLIVERED ALMONDS) Salt and pepper METHOD: Preheat oven to 180c Slice gem squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Mix all the filling ingredients together with a little cream or yoghurt and season with salt and pepper…

CREME ANGLAISE:  This recipe makes a little more than half a little. You might want to double up if you are making a big trifle (AS SHOW IN THE IMAGE I POSTED)  500 ml cream ( 2 tubs)/ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR. A vanilla bean, seeds scraped out./ 1/4-1/3 cup xylitol/ 5 x large egg yolks/ METHOD: ( Place a sieve/strainer over a glass bowl next to your stove.) Beat the egg yolks and xylitol until light and creamy. Heat the cream in a pot until small bubbles for around the inside walls of…

CREME ANGLAISE: This recipe makes a little more than half a little. You might want to double up if you are making a big trifle (AS SHOW IN THE IMAGE I POSTED) 500 ml cream ( 2 tubs)/ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR. A vanilla bean, seeds scraped out./ 1/4-1/3 cup xylitol/ 5 x large egg yolks/ METHOD: ( Place a sieve/strainer over a glass bowl next to your stove.) Beat the egg yolks and xylitol until light and creamy. Heat the cream in a pot until small bubbles for around the inside walls of…

CHRISTMAS MINCE PIES: 4 tablespoons almond flour 3 tablespoons coconut flour 1+1/2 cups grated full fat mozzarella 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 x large egg 1 tablespoon xylitol/honey Pinch of cinnamon. FILLING: 1 Granny Smith apple peeled and diced 100 grams frozen cranberries or cherries or you can use fresh. **Frozen berries are VERY sour and need a lot of sweetening. 2 ripe figs will add a jammy consistency to the filling (if you can find figs!) Zest of an orange and a lemon Juice of the…

CHRISTMAS MINCE PIES: 4 tablespoons almond flour 3 tablespoons coconut flour 1+1/2 cups grated full fat mozzarella 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 x large egg 1 tablespoon xylitol/honey Pinch of cinnamon. FILLING: 1 Granny Smith apple peeled and diced 100 grams frozen cranberries or cherries or you can use fresh. **Frozen berries are VERY sour and need a lot of sweetening. 2 ripe figs will add a jammy consistency to the filling (if you can find figs!) Zest of an orange and a lemon Juice of the…

CHRISTMAS CAKE:  INGREDIENTS:  (This makes a very small cake.) 18cm round. 1+1/2 cups almond flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg **OR 1 teaspoon mixed spice** 1/4 cup sweetener 1 /2 cup dried berries (this you can do yourself) 1/4 cup store bought dried cranberries - sweetened with apple juice. 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup Brazil nuts **OR substitute walnuts for pistachio** I like to use the pistachio nuts because…

CHRISTMAS CAKE: INGREDIENTS: (This makes a very small cake.) 18cm round. 1+1/2 cups almond flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg **OR 1 teaspoon mixed spice** 1/4 cup sweetener 1 /2 cup dried berries (this you can do yourself) 1/4 cup store bought dried cranberries - sweetened with apple juice. 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup Brazil nuts **OR substitute walnuts for pistachio** I like to use the pistachio nuts because…

ROASTED PUMPKIN: 1+1/2 kg pumpkin cut into cubes Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons xylitol 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon A few tablespoons olive oil to drizzle over pumpkin.  METHOD: Preheat oven to 200c. Line two large cookie/oven trays with foil. Place pumpkin cubes in a dish and season with salt, pepper, xylitol and cinnamon. Add olive oil and toss until all the cubes are coated. Spread in a single layer in the two trays and roast for 30-45 minutes, until tender and caramelized.

ROASTED PUMPKIN: 1+1/2 kg pumpkin cut into cubes Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons xylitol 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon A few tablespoons olive oil to drizzle over pumpkin. METHOD: Preheat oven to 200c. Line two large cookie/oven trays with foil. Place pumpkin cubes in a dish and season with salt, pepper, xylitol and cinnamon. Add olive oil and toss until all the cubes are coated. Spread in a single layer in the two trays and roast for 30-45 minutes, until tender and caramelized.

ROASTED, GARLICKY BRUSSELS SPROUTS:  500 gram Brussels sprouts 6 tablespoons olive oil 5 cloves garlic Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar  METHOD: Preheat oven to 200c.  Trim bottom of sprouts and slice each one in half lengthways. Heat oil in a pan and add the sprouts. Season with salt and pepper and add the sliced garlic. When sprouts start to brown, transfer to a baking tray and place in the oven. Roast them and every few minutes shake the making tray to ensure browning on all…

ROASTED, GARLICKY BRUSSELS SPROUTS: 500 gram Brussels sprouts 6 tablespoons olive oil 5 cloves garlic Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar METHOD: Preheat oven to 200c. Trim bottom of sprouts and slice each one in half lengthways. Heat oil in a pan and add the sprouts. Season with salt and pepper and add the sliced garlic. When sprouts start to brown, transfer to a baking tray and place in the oven. Roast them and every few minutes shake the making tray to ensure browning on all…

CHRISTMAS CAKE -  A new and improved version of my first Christmas cake on this board..  18cm diameter *For a bigger cake - 21cm - add another half quantity of the ingredients to mix* The image below is of the larger cake. You can bake this cake a 2-3 days in advance. ...

CHRISTMAS CAKE - A new and improved version of my first Christmas cake on this board.. 18cm diameter *For a bigger cake - 21cm - add another half quantity of the ingredients to mix* The image below is of the larger cake. You can bake this cake a 2-3 days in advance. ...

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PORK AND CRANBERRY STUFFING:  5 cups of cubed Banting bread 1 cup frozen cranberries, sweetened with xylitol. 1 medium sweet apple 375 grams good quality pork sausage 1/2 cup finely diced onion 1/4 cup finely diced pecans (optional) 1/4 cup chopped parsley 2 teaspoons dried sage or 1+1/2 tablespoons fresh sage. 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1 cup chicken stock  1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons butter 1 beaten egg  METHOD: Cube bread and place…

PORK AND CRANBERRY STUFFING: 5 cups of cubed Banting bread 1 cup frozen cranberries, sweetened with xylitol. 1 medium sweet apple 375 grams good quality pork sausage 1/2 cup finely diced onion 1/4 cup finely diced pecans (optional) 1/4 cup chopped parsley 2 teaspoons dried sage or 1+1/2 tablespoons fresh sage. 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons butter 1 beaten egg METHOD: Cube bread and place…

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