Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cake and cream

Serving suggestions for soured cream not really needed...

The ginger cake (in the last post) isn't really low carb but it helps keep the children (and me) out of ketosis! Nice diluted with butter.

Ginger and Banana Cake ingredients:

3 medium or 2 large bananas
100g total of macadamias, almonds, walnuts
100g ground almonds
2 eggs
100g brown sugar
100g butter
4 tbsp black treacle
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp yoghurt
150g rice flour

Happy New Year


Monday, December 19, 2011


Danish butter is on offer in at least one UK supermarket, currently 10% less than economy butter. Surprise surprise. No better way to eat (gluten free, lowish carb) ginger cake:

Look at that bite. That's my catastrophic tooth organisation! That really is how my teeth developed as a youngster. Not much to be done about that nowadays...

On the baby front the carnivory continues:

And I've largely replaced creamy cocoa with chocolate butter:

One 100gm chocolate bar (85% or 90%), One 250gm block of economy butter, 45ml double cream, 15 or 30ml honey and some vanilla. Melt, pour in to an ice cube tray, freeze, pop out of tray while frozen, keep in fridge until consumed, not very long...

It partly settles out unless you are very careful with temperatures but tastes none the worse for that.

Reading wise it's still all mitochondria and there are a million things to check but it remains interesting in the extreme.

What with the children's birthdays, Solstice, Christmas etc there is not a lot of free time but I'll get some posts up sometime!

Happy mid Winter Festival time to all


Brings back memories of last year's Solstice, driving across the Acle marshes in to a brilliant dawn with a lunar eclipse in the rearview mirror. Lovely to live just above the adjoining marshes nowadays.