Friday, November 18, 2011

Product review: Queen Maple Flavoured syrup

I thought I would try a new product with my Dukan pancakes. It is Queen Maple Flavoured Syrup. It is an Australian made product that I was able to buy from Coles.

It is sugar free (sweetened with Sorbitol and Sucralose), but has some carbs (5g/35 g serve) and does provide 77kJ of energy which you will need to work off some how. It certainly looked and smelt similar to Maple syrup and with my pancakes and yoghurt it made a nice change for a weekend treat.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Orange yoghurt cake

Page 149 of Recipe book

In a mixing bowl I placed 3 eggs, 150g Forme Vanilla yoghurt, 1 cap orange essence, 1 sachet
(8g) dried yeast, 4 sachets native and 4 tablespoons white wings cornflour.

I mixed with my hand electric beater for about a minute then poured into a loaf tin that had been lightly sprayed with oil.

After 45 min at 180c it looked like this: about a 50% increase in volume and browned all over.

I allowed it to cool and then sliced it in half

I then mixed 1/2 tub Philadelphia 1/2 cap orange essence, 2 teaspoons Forme vanilla yogurt and 2 sachets natvia and used this to fill the cake.The cake was a nice change, but I hadn't let it cool enough before filling.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Small pancakes

Oatbran pancakes are delicious but fiddly. The recipe is simple (see below), but they tend to fall apart when you try to flip them. You can push them together and they do re-fuse, but it is a disappointmnet in the morning that is avoidable.

Solution- try dividing the mix into 3, making the flipping manageable. Also remember to keep the heat to medium so the oatbran has time to cook and set, helping it hold together.

Then serve with yoghurt- yum!

Quark recipe
150 g BD farm Paris creek German style Quark (no fat), which is a third of the 450g tub
1 egg
Oatbran (1 1/2 for attack, 2 tablespoons for cruise)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons natvia

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lemon chilli prawns

I found some special sprinkle for seafood, but it was full of sugar, so here is my take on the sprinkle's ingredient list, reinvented for Dukan and my herb garden!

A sprig of lemon verbena (~15 leaves; this was originally lemon myrtle)
a handful of coriander leaves,
three sprigs of parsley

Chopped together

Then mix with:
4 sachets of natvia
a teaspoon of dried chilli,
a 1/2 teaspoon of crushed garlic,
a teaspoon of horseradish
a sprinkle of lite salt
a teaspoon of maize cornflour
The juice of one lemon

Allow this to steep with defrosting cooked prawns before plating up for serving.

A nicely zesty combination!

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