Category Archives: Desserts & Jams

Banana Bread

Although I’ve listed the chocolate chips as an optional ingredient, I personally consider it a core ingredient in banana bread. Those little melty chocolate spots within the sweet banana bread add even more joy to tastebuds!

Banana Bread
Makes one loaf

1-3/4 cup King Arthur Low-Carb Baking Mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8+ 
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Couscous Cake with Berry Topping

Years ago, I used to make this simple no-bake dessert all summer, with whatever fruits were in season. Cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and apricots all made their appearances. Then for some reason, I stopped making it, and only recently remembered how much I like its cool, lightly-sweet, simplicity. The quantities of the liquids can be played around with, meaning you … Read more

Swedish Tea Ring

This has been a Christmas morning tradition in my family for over sixty years and counting, and although it contains sugar, I decided to add it to my blog. We make up the dough on Christmas Eve, refrigerate it overnight, and bake it on Christmas morning. Allow about five hours for construction and risings.

Swedish Tea Ring

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Low-Carb “Rice” Pudding and Caramel Sauce

I grew up eating rice pudding, and regard it as a cool weather staple. But how to create a low carb version? I recently discovered Shirataki “rice”, and its gelatinous consistency lends itself perfectly to a rice-like pudding dessert. Voila!

The Rice Pudding
4 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup Swerve powdered sweetener
6 egg yolks
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Chocolate-Almond Torte

This recipe originated on Epicurious.com and featured grind-your-own almond flour, sugar, powdered sugar, and a larger cake. My version features no sugar, almond flour, and whipped cream. The texture is pure “nut torte”, lightly dense, but not fudge-y.

Chocolate-Almond Torte
Yield: 8 servings (564 calories, 32 grams net carbs)

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill almond flour
1 cup Swerve confectioner’s

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