Category: afternoon-tea

Coffee & Walnut Cake

COFFEE & WALNUT CAKE This lovely, rich, traditional cake is my Partner’s favourite.  The combination of good coffee and hearty walnuts is a compelling combination for any afternoon tea or anytime sweet treat. You can make the cake with or without the topping (or you can use the topping as a filler in the middle

Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake

DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE This chocolate cake is rich and dark, moist and hearty.  The secret ingredient is black treacle and the topping of 100% black chocolate ganache is a must for real chocolate lovers.  Rich and decadent, you’ll be able to serve this to your guests whether on a keto/low-carb diet or not.  They’ll

Lavender Shortbread

LAVENDER SHORTBREAD Having found the perfect recipe for Shortbread, I am now experimenting with different flavours.  I once went to a wedding in South Africa where the bride had used lavender as a theme.  Soft fabric purses were presented to each guest, filled with the most wonderful lavender shortbread.  So, the inspiration for this particular

Shortbread

SHORTBREAD I have tried so many recipes to try to find a way of making a keto version of shortbread that not only tastes like sweet, buttery, shortbread, but also has the crumbly dry texture of regular shortbread.  This is the best that I can find.  I’ve mixed three different recipes together to find what

Cinnamon Rolls

I absolutely love cinnamon and I love the smell in the house when baking with cinnamon.  I tend to overdose on cinnamon in December and at Christmas, but these lovely American-style cinnamon treats are wonderful all year round. At only 1 net carbs per roll, you can have more than one – because one simply

Egg Custard Tart

EGG CUSTARD TART You will not know the difference between this wonderful traditional tart and the non-keto version. The pastry is sweet and crispy and the egg custard is sweet and creamy with the delicious taste of nutmeg. At only 4.5 carbs per slice, you’ll be so glad you gave the recipe a try. INGREDIENTS

Traditional Devon Scones

TRADITIONAL DEVON SCONES  

(The Keto Way)

Because it’s early Summer in the UK and we have an abundance of fresh strawberries (with which to make keto strawberry jam (see my recipe earlier in the blog), I’ve been trying to find the perfect scone recipe on which I can lavish jam and clotted cream – in the traditional Devonshire way.  This recipe, with lupin flour, does deliver a traditional Devon Scone (the keto way).  They are light and sweet and a perfect afternoon treat that even your non-keto guests will enjoy.  At only 1g net carbs each served with dairy butter, even with a good teaspoon of jam and lashings of clotted cream, you can treat yourself whenever you fancy this quintessential English afternoon tea treat.  

Recipe adapted from www.queenketo.com

Sweet Scones

SWEET SCONES

I’ve tried a few keto scone recipes, but have had to merge three recipes to get something that works with my preferred ingredients and that I actually like.  So here it is:  Probably the best keto scone recipe!  They are slightly sweet and slightly moist with a great crumb, but not dry and crumbly.  They are fantastic with just butter and equally delicious served with keto Strawberry Jam (from this blog) and lashings of whipped cream. At only 5 net carbs each, you can afford to add lashings of butter or cream and a tablespoon of jam!

Strawberry Jam

STRAWBERRY JAM Summer is thinking about arriving here in the UK, so I’ve been inspired to make something with our rather wonderful English strawberries – and what could be nicer than Strawberry Jam?  This easy to make, keto-friendly, sugar-free version of this English classic is sweet and delicious and just perfect on homemade keto scones

Lemon Meringue Pie

LEMON MERINGUE PIE

Here’s another delicious, traditional, family-favourite for those sunny, spring and summer days ahead!  This lovely lemon-tart filling is complemented beautifully by crisp, sweet pastry and soft, sweet meringue.  With a dash of double cream to serve, it’s the perfect dessert or afternoon-tea treat.  

At only 5 carbs per serving, what are you waiting for?

Almond & Raspberry Muffins

ALMOND & RASPBERRY MUFFINS

I just love the combination of almond and raspberries.  There’s something rich and luxurious about these two flavours together and this recipe was inspired by my love of bakewell tarts.  The muffins are simple to make, bake in 18 minutes and can easily be frozen.  These lovely muffins have just 4.5 carbs each and are delicious with a cup of tea or coffee or warmed in the microwave and served with cream or custard as a dessert or pudding.

Victoria Sponge

VICTORIA SPONGE

It’s back to basics today with a simple, but delicious keto-friendly Victoria Sponge.  Using home-made keto Raspberry Jam (recipe from the blog), this traditional and wonderful tea-time treat is just 5 carbs per slice! With one batch of Raspberry Jam, I made the Bakewell Tarts and this Victoria Sponge.  I can’t wait for the kids to come home….. a familiar and happy taste from their childhood!

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