Flourless Cappuccino Mousse Torte


Ingredients

1/2 cup (110g) butter
5 oz (150g) semisweet chocolate chips
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
1 tbsp (8g) unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cappuccino  Mousse
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
1 1/2 tbsp (12g) cornstarch
2/3 cup (160ml) warm milk
1/2 tsp (3g) vanilla extract
2 shots of espresso
1/2 tbsp (5g) gelatin powder
2 tbsp cold water
1 cup (240g) whipping cream
1. Grease and line a 8-inch (20 cm) springform pan  with parchment paper. Separate egg yolks from whites. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

2. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler until smooth. Let it cool slightly. Add yolks one at a time and stir well.Stir in cocoa powder vanilla and salt.

3. Whip egg whites until foamy using a mixer. Gradually add sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped whites into chocolate mixture.

4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Let it cool completely in the pan over a cooling rack.

5. Prepare the coffee mousse. Stir egg yolks with sugar until creamy and pale yellow coloured. Stir in cornstarch. Gradually whisk in the warm milk until completely combined.

6. Place the yolks mixture into a small saucepan and cook over low heat while stirring until boils and thickens.

7. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and espresso. Let it cool.

8. Dissolve gelatin in 2 tbsp cold water and let it swell for about 5 to 10 minutes. Place over low heat just until the gelatin dissolves and then pour it over coffee mixture.

9. Whip the the cold whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Gradually incorporate into coffee mixture.

10. Spread the coffee mousse over the chocolate cake in the pan.
11. Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hrs or overnight to set before serving.

12. Run a warm knife around the edges of the cake to remove the sides of the pan.

13. Dust the top of the cake with cocoa powder.

14. Using a warm knife cut the cake into slices and serve.

The Best Belgian Waffles

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Best Belgian Waffles

Are you looking for a great waffle recipe, look no further.  We had breakfast for dinner and tried out this new recipe. It’s a keeper.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk

Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.  In a separate bowl mix egg yolks, milk, vanilla extract and butter.  Add to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Fold into mixture.  Serve the waffles with summer fresh berry sauce and whipping cream.

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Awesome coleslaw dressing


I used to work at a restaurant that made the best coleslaw ever!  After trying different combinations I finally came up with a recipe that tastes just like the coleslaw at White Spot.  I use 2 tbsp of dressing for 1 cup of chopped white cabbage.  Sprinkle cabbage with some celery seeds and add 1 tsp sunflower seeds.

The cabbage should be the size of confetti, any smaller and it ends up like the slaw at KFC.  4 grams of carbs per serving in the dressing.

Coleslaw Dressing

  • 3/4 cup salad dressing ( miracle whip )
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 4 drops stevia

Low Carb Cheese and garlic biscuits


FullSizeRenderThese are delicious!  I’ve also used this recipe for the base of a pizza crust.

Low Carb Cheese and Garlic Biscuits

  • 1/3 cups finely ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes ( optional
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add yogurt, egg, and cheddar cheese.  Spoon onto parchment paper covered cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.  If you are using for the base of a pizza, spread thinly onto parchment paper covered cookie sheet.  Bake for approximately 12 minutes.  Add your pizza toppings and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Gluten free, low Carb Breakfast Buns


These buns are delicious and a good substitute if you are going low carb or gluten free.

Gluten free low carb breakfast buns

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp. flax meal
  • 1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. psyllium husk powder
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup quark ( or sour cream )

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix everything together in a food processor.  Scoop into greased mini muffin tins ( or onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

breakfast buns

breakfast buns

 

Awesome Zucchini Brownies


It’s that time of the year.  Zucchinis growing in the garden galore.  I made this recipe the other day, and my son who does not do zucchini loved them!  Moist and flavourful!

Zucchini Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, and vanilla.  Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Stir into the sugar mixture.  (It will have a cookie dough consistency.) Fold in the zucchini and spread evenly into the pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Spread with your favourite frosting.Image

Taco Seasoning


A great way to save some money by making your own spice mixture.  I multiply the recipe and keep it in an airtight jar.  This recipe is enough to season 1 – 11/2 lbs ground beef or chicken.

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • !/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Blend all ingredients together .