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M-J’s Low-Carb Faerie Cakes

M-J's Original Almond-Lemon Flavoured Faerie Cakes, an Elegant Low-Carb Dessert or Tea Offering

M-J’s Low-Carb Faerie Cakes

3 egg whites, beaten until stiff
1/2 cup of ground plain almonds
Two tablespoons of white flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
One teaspoon of lemon juice
One half-teaspoon of very fine lemon zest (optional)
1/2 cup of cream
1/2cup of plain or vanilla  almond milk, unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
6 tablespoons of sucralose or Splenda

Combine all ingredients except the egg-whites in a mixing bowl and beat together until relatively smooth (almonds will be visible in tiny particles). Fold in beaten egg-whites. Ladle this batter into mini-muffin cups that have been greased with butter. Bake until golden brown in a medium-hot oven, 180°C, (350°F), gas-mark 4 for approximately fifteen minutes. Frosting is optional: I use cream cheese sweetened with vanilla and Splenda.
©M-J de Mesterton 2010

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Elegant Low-Carbohydrate Snacks

About.com has a wonderful list of low-carb snacking ideas. People who live the Dr. Atkins or other low-carbohydrate lifestyles sometimes survive on tiny meals or snacks, so this article by Laura Dolson is especially helpful for them.

Some of my favourites are barbecue-flavoured soy crisps by Genisoy company, also made by Trader Joe’s, and my own Parmesan-Pine Nut Crisps, the recipe for which is found on Elegant Cuisine.