I am always looking for the really great recipe to do a nice cake I can offer to my friends without a feeling like ”Will they eat it?” Everyone is a little bit concerned because I am not eating like all of them but different. Words like ”I don’t know what you can eat?” I hear very often. It’s only two things I don’t eat: common flour and sugar. But with that question one can see how many things contain grain flour and sugar. Nearly all. But I don’t want to renounce on my sweet tooth and eat cakes as well. No problem, I do it at home and bring it up wherever I am invited.
So my next try was an apple pie or apple tart. And I found one on a paleo-diet page (don’t remember which). I wanted to give it a try. I had all the ingredients at home of course. There was no need to buy something but fresh eggs. A bowl and the recipe and I could start.
I put all the ingredients together, leaving out the apples. I don’t have a mixer so I mixed all by hand with a big spoon. I had to add more milk than I thought but the almond flour soaks a lot of liquids.
I put away the smooth dough for a moment and concentrate on peeling the apples. I took two like it was said in the recipe. But loving apples especially in the winter time I could have done also more. Cut thin slices was also very easy done.
Now I filled the dough into a form with 9 cake-portions. It’s a form I also use to make small breads or better rolls. Very practical because it is exactly 9 times one portion. And one doesn’t feel the need to ‘adjust’ the cake or bread and eat half in one time that way. Now the slices on the top of the mini cakes and ready to go into the oven.
The oven I had preheated at 160°C. The whole time in the oven I looked at them constantly every few minutes because I wanted to know if the small cakes would rise a little bit. The ‘little bit’ was really exactly that, maybe half a centimeter. That is still the same problem I can’t resolve. But the result was OK and I am sure this is the one I can work on to present it to friends. The cake is fluffy, not too heavy and very juicy. Next time I will try with blueberries or mixed berries? And as muffins. Muffins with with blueberries…. sounds really great!