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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Sometimes ...

Sometimes ...
I take time to sit and relax.


Maybe look out of the window,
and see a lovely blue sky

Think - what a lovely cup of tea this is


I may even put my feet up ...
and enjoy a small slice of low carb cake


it's a coffee and walnut one ...
Ingredients:
100 grams of ground almonds
100 grams of walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double (heavy) cream
1 tablespoon of instant coffee
100 grams of clotted cream*

Method:
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Melt the butter, I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream.
3. Place 1 tablespoon of instant coffee in a cup and pour some boiling water over the coffee, keep water to a minimum, just enough to melt the coffee. Then add the dry ingredients and mix.
4. Microwave in a 700 watt for 5 minutes in a 6" x 3" micro-wave safe glass dish.
5. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on clotted cream and add walnut halves.
* If you cannot get clotted cream then use a very thick double (heavy) cream

Serves 6 , around five carbs per portion.
Please note this cake is very low in carbs, but quite high in calories, so have a small slice !

Enjoy your day, may it be peaceful for you
All the best Jan

20 comments:

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Jan, yes it's so nice to take time out and relax... in fact it's necessary :D)
Thank you for the coffee cake recipe, I particularly like that it can be cooked in the microwave, something I rarely do but it really appeals. Cheers now!

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Jan,
Such a lovely post, a pretty view a delicious cup of tea and a delicious cake. I've just printed the recipe and will be giving it a try. Have a super weekend, Barbara x

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds yummy, but I think I'll enjoy my lice with coffee! Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Valerie

Jo said...

It's going to be a peaceful day for me, Mick's at cricket so I'm home with Archie. Time for a cuppa and my knitting. I wouldn't mind a piece of that coffee and walnut cake though, it looks delicious.

Tom said...

...a good thing to do!

Jules said...

I want some cake now! Have a lovely day. X

Mac n' Janet said...

This looks delicious, if I can get a hold of some clotted cream I'm going to make it.
Today I'm making the Asparagus and almond dish you wrote about. Having use a substitute for the Manchango.

only slightly confused said...

Yes, I can see where it would be very high in calories. I think I'll pass lol.

happyone said...

Always good to stop and relax every so often. What a lovely tea cup. Tea always tastes better in a nice cup. : )

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A wonderfully 'sweet' way to relax! Yummy

Jan said...

Lovely and delicious post with beautiful photos, too!!!

Hugs 💮♥💮

William Kendall said...

The cake looks delicious. I can't recall the last time I've had walnuts.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Jan, your cake is a beauty. I love to take a few moments each afternoon and just be. Your cake would be grand with tea to enjoy those moments. Take time for yourself, Jan. ♥

Christine said...

Have this wonderful day the cake looks so good!

Mary Kirkland said...

I broke a toe the other day so I've been doing a bit of relaxing, drinking tea and looking out the window. That cake sounds marvelous.

Mildred said...

Always nice to treat yourself to a cuppa tea and a bite of dessert. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Carla from The River said...

Sweet ... thank you for all the well wishes.
My dad is fighting an infection in his leg.
He is doing fine with therapy. His leg is holding him back and it frustrates him.

Thank you again for all the well wishes for my dad.
Carla

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh that looks so yummy! What a peaceful and beautiful post.

Lisa said...

Oh my favourite. I could demolish the whole cake given half a chance!
Hope you have a good week. Off to a sunny start here.
Lisa x

Magic Love Crow said...

What a beautiful, relaxing, yummy post! Big Hugs!