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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Featuring three low carb fruits ...



Three low carb fruits

strawberries 6gm blackberries 5.1 gm raspberries 4.6gm
of carbohydrate per 100gm weight.



Low Carb Strawberry Sponge Cake
made in the microwave ...


Ingredients:
100g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double (heavy) cream

extra thick cream and strawberries for the filling

Method:
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix. Pour into a 6" microwave proof dish. Microwave in a 700watt for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and cut in half.
Spread on extra thick cream and some sliced strawberries.
Serves 4-6. Less than five carbs per portion

Strawberries have grown wild for millennia in temperate regions throughout the world. While cultivation of strawberries doesn't date back this far, it still dates back hundreds and hundreds of years.

It was not until the 18th century, however, when cultivation of strawberries began to be pursued in earnest. In 1714, a French engineer sent to Chile and Peru to monitor Spanish activities in these countries "discovered" a strawberry native to this region that was much larger than those grown in Europe. He brought many samples back to France, which were subsequently planted. These plants did not originally flourish well until a natural crossbreeding occurred between this species and a neighbouring North American strawberry variety that was planted nearby in the field. The result was a hybrid strawberry that was large, juicy and sweet, and one that quickly grew in popularity in Europe.

More great strawberries information can be found at the
Worlds Healthiest Foods site here.
WHF is a not for profit goldmine of great food information.

All the best Jan

20 comments:

Tom said...

...and how about rhubarb?

Linda Kay said...

Looks good, and makes me want to make a dessert for lunch!

Mary Kirkland said...

Figuring out low carb foods and fruits was one of my biggest problems when I first started looking for them.

Anonymous said...

Love strawberries. Thanks for the recipe.

Tina

Jo said...

Strawberries are my favourite, they're the thing I miss most from my allotment.

Christine said...

I like them all, thanks for the recipes!

Debby Ray said...

These are my favorites and I have them regularly!

Elephant's Child said...

I love fruit but mostly prefer it 'au naturale'.

happyone said...

Ah who doesn't like strawberries!!
I ate quite a few of them today, plus some blueberries and grapes. I discovered today that I like eating one of each at the same. Like how the flavors blend together. : )

Chris Lally said...

Sounds good for breakfast...

Romance Reader said...

Ohh! All looks so yummy!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I LOVE strawberries as long as they are fresh, but can't stand them once you cut them and add sugar or other substances. I think I could handle this cake, though. It sounds perfect and if it had a bit of lemon in it, I could pretend I was in England eating cake with Harry and Meghan on Saturday.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Strawberries will be on here next month
Coffee is on

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Always eating strawberries, have them most nights then if not I have raspberries..

roughterrain crane said...

Strawberry red on the cake is very beautiful. Have a nice weekend.

eileeninmd said...

I love the blueberries and strawberries. YUM! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Lady Fi said...

mmm - delicious!

William Kendall said...

Berry season here won't be until into the summer, late June and July. I like strawberries and raspberries. I can't recall having blackberries.

Carol Blackburn said...

Looks yummy! I have begun enjoying some occasional raspberries and blueberries from time to time. Not something I'm having very often though. I don't really miss them. Have a great week!

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post! Thank you Jan!!!