Friday, 10 October 2008

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ok, so this one covers a few people, sugar free, low carb and gluten free!

250g Dark Chocolate
100g Unsalted butter, chopped
1/2 cup strong black coffee
2 tsp Vanilla Essence
6 Eggs, separated
1/2 cup Equal
200g Ground Almonds
1 tbsp Equal, extra

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and brush a 20cm round pan with butter and line bottom and sides.

Place chocolate, butter,coffee and vanilla into a saucepan and stir over low heat until smooth, cool until lukewarm

Place egg yolks and equal in a small bowl and beat until light and creamy. Gradually add the chocolate mixture until just combined, transfer to a large bowl.

Add almond Meal and mix well.

Place egg whites in a large bowl and beat until soft peaks. Add the extra Equal and beat another minute. Add egg whites to the mixture stirring through using a metal spoon. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Baked Blueberry Cheesecake

This one is Divine whether you are on low carb or not if you love a cheesecake this is it!

Ingredients

2 x 250gm Cream Cheese Blocks
½ cup equal
3 eggs
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
200gm Blueberries


Method

Beat cream cheese and equal until soft, add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add the lemon juice and beat until well mixed.

Pour into a 20cm square tin that has been greased and lined

Place blueberries evenly over the top of the mixture

Bake in 180C oven for 30-40 minutes or until set and turning slightly brown.

Allow to cool before removing from the tin.

Cut into 9 even portions, can be served hot or cold

Chocolate Mousse

This is another for those on low-carb diets

100g Cadbury Lite Chocolate
2 Eggs, separated
300ml Cream
1 tbsp Equal
1 tbsp Cocoa, sifted

Melt chocolate in a double saucepan.
Add egg yolks and stir until well combined
Whip cream until soft peaks form, stir in cocoa, add to the chocolate mixture
Whip egg whites until soft peaks form, add equal and beat a further minute. Fold gently into chocolate mixture with a metal spoon. Pour into serving dish and chill.

Serves 4

Strawberry Ice Cream

This is one for those on the no-carb or low-carb diets!

250g Strawberries
200g Ricotta Cheese
100ml Thickened Cream
1 tbsp Artificial Sweetener

Blend all ingredients together and freeze for 4-5 hours.

Yummy!!