Watching GBBO last night was torture! I am dying dying dying for a cookie!!!! The best looking recipe I found use choc chips, can anyone recommend a low carb cookie recipe? You will forever be my MN hero if you have one, pleeeeeeease!
So I adapted one I found online. A packet of ground almonds, half a packet of shredded coconut I found in the cupboard, two egg whites, a bit of vanilla, granulated splenda, a bit of melted butter, heaped teaspoon of mixed spice. Mix well, shape in balls, place on buttered oven tray, squash flat with a fork, bake at 180 till brown. It won't win GBBO but it scratched that itch
decaff chocolate truffles are pretty good, because if you can use very high cocoa content chocolate (like lindt 90%) and double cream and nothing else they are much less additive free than 'sweet' recipes that need artificial sweeteners. they are very grown-up truffles obviously!
the only other baking i have tried is nigella's chocolate cloud cake where i replaced the sugar with artificial sweetener and left out the cointreau (because i didn't have any, but i expect it's pretty sugary). i used lindt 90% chocolate. it turned out nicely but i wouldn't do it often as i do try to avoid the artificial sweeteners if i can possible avoid it. it was good as a pudding option that i could have though
yes, the good thing about truffles is that often they are a regular truffle recipe, rather than one adapted for low carb, which in the case of baking often means a poor relation and i'd rather have the real carby thing as a one-off if that's the case! but i'm not diabetic or coeliac or other health problems, so i can make that choice
Agreed I would also look for puddings that don't have artificial sweetener. This chocolate mousse recipe has just dark choc, butter, coffee and eggs http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/oct/23/nigel-slater-classic-chocolate-mousse
This chocolate nut cake does have sugar, but cutting it down to ~80g instead of 100g, and sharing it between say 12 (it's rich, you don't need a big slice) makes the carb portions relatively low....probably not for every day but a good special occasion pudding.