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Offline Pattidevans

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Clementine cake
« on: 15 March 2015, 10:07:02 PM »
Made this cos we had tons of clementines that needed using.  Delicious with cream or on it's own with a cuppa.

170g ground almonds (10.9g carb)
110g softened butter (0.7g carb)
110g Greek style yoghurt (5.3g carb)
1 tsp baking powder (2g carb)
170g clementines (made up of one sliced across including skin and the rest peeled with pith and membrane removed and cut into bits - 14.8g carbs)  In reality I used 4 smallish ones cut up and 5 slices from another one.  Reserve any juice that drips as you are cutting them up.
4 large eggs
17g artificial granulated sweetener (16.3g carb)
1tsp vanilla extract (I use vanilla paste as it's more intense)

Total carbs 42.5g  Serves 10 - so under 5g per portion.

Heat oven to mark 4 gas/350F/180C.  Prepare a 20cm dia cake tin by greasing and lining the bottom and sides with baking paper.  Beat the butter and yoghurt together and add the sweetener and beat until incorporated.  Add the eggs one at a time beating until they are absorbed into the mixture.  Add the vanilla and beat.  Add the ground almonds and vanilla and stir in with a spoon.  Add the cut up clementines and any juice.  Stir well in.  Pour all the mixture into the cake tin and top with the sliced clementine.  Pop into the oven on a baking tray and bake for 40 minutes, or until nicely browned and firm to the touch.  Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes then turn out and cool on a rack.

Had I not been keen to make this low carb I might have squeezed some clementine juice and warmed it with sugar to form a syrup and then poured it over the cooled cake.  As an alternative you could heat the juice and thicken it with arrowroot to produce a clear syrup and pour that over.
Patti


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Offline sedge

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Re: Clementine cake
« Reply #1 on: 15 March 2015, 10:43:49 PM »
That looks nice.

Why put the tin on a baking sheet though?  Mine's a bash-up bottom one so doesn't stand with it's bottom on the shelf, neither would it if I added a baking sheet.
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Re: Clementine cake
« Reply #2 on: 15 March 2015, 10:45:55 PM »
Oh... sorry, a moment of confusion.  I should say that I do tend to do that to make it easier to lift in and out of the oven.  Prolly not needed.
Patti


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Re: Clementine cake
« Reply #3 on: 16 March 2015, 09:46:34 AM »
That looks good, Patti.

I wonder if it would work with other fruit as I have a tall freezer full of home grown plums, blackcurrants, red currants, raspberries, loganberries and gooseberries to be used up before this years crop is ready.  I will have to experiment.  Some of the plums I have go back a couple of years!
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

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Re: Clementine cake
« Reply #4 on: 16 March 2015, 04:10:00 PM »
Pauline

I don't see why the same recipe wouldn't work with the berry fruits.  As far as plums are concerned I think I'd go about it a slightly different way and make it into a pudding rather than a cake.  Put the plums into the bottom of a buttered oven-proof dish with some sweetener and put the cake batter on the top.  Bake for approx the same length of time.  Same for the gooseberries I think.

FWIW I also posted a recipe for a fruit and coconut pudding you might like to adapt for gooseberries and Plums. http://diabetes-support.org.uk/diabetes_forum/index.php/topic,4050.0.html
Patti


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Re: Clementine cake
« Reply #5 on: 17 March 2015, 10:30:42 AM »
Thanks Patti.  I have printed off both recipes and have put them in my folder of low carb recipes.  I look forward to trying them.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

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Re: Clementine cake
« Reply #6 on: 17 March 2015, 05:38:45 PM »
I made that cake last Fri and we're still eating the thing... just a slice each left for tonight.  It does keep well but the novelty is wearing off!
Patti


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Re: Clementine cake
« Reply #7 on: 17 March 2015, 09:35:58 PM »
LOL - a bit like when dad used to have a glut of something on the allotment Patti!

At one time mom, Gill and I all refused to eat another runner bean that year.  Or beetroot another time.  Or goosegogs.  Wish I had access to fresh veg actually growing, now !
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4