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Coconut Cake

My family does not do a lot of desserts but when we had this one it was so very good that I decided that I needed to include it here.   Thanks to Precious Joys http://preciousjoys.wordpress.com/ who pointed me to the recipe found here http://www.lovingourguts.com/coconut-butter-cake-with-coconut-frosting-2/

This cake is fabulous and worth the time it takes to make it. I took this cake to a birthday party last evening.  My motivation was to bring something GAPS/SCD approved so the extended family could see that we are not doing without all the those “good things” that are known to be part of most family get togethers.  This cake held its own amongst the other ooey gooeys that laden the table.

I made the coconut cream from shredded coconut which I purchase in bulk from http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_dried_coconut.htm.  You can also buy the coconut cream at this location.  

The making of the coconut cream is what took the time.  I did mine in the food processor.  It took a while because I didn’t want to overheat my appliance. This was not really a problem for me because I was doing other stuff in the kitchen so I would just switch the processor off and on as needed.   Perhaps it was not as smooth as it could have been but that was not a negative in my opinion.  I did adjust the recipe by adding juice from half a lemon to the batter.  The next time I make it, I plan to add more lemon juice to compliment the coconut. 

The author at Loving Our Guts give ideas for ways to use the basic recipe to make other kinds of cakes.   So if you are looking for that perfect cake to show off to your non-GAPS/SCD family and friends, go get this recipe and give it a try.  You will not be disappointed!!

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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cake

 

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One Turkey Bread and One Turkey Cake

This page was inspired by my mother.  Years ago, she found a recipe in the newspaper to use ground turkey to make a cake similar to a mince pie in flavor. One day when talking with her about GAPS/SCD alternative foods, she suggested that I make something with ground turkey.   So for several weeks now, I have planned on trying to create a recipe….I finally remembered to buy a roll of ground turkey.

I’ve actually, made a bread and a cake with basically the same concept.  Ground turkey, eggs, and coconut flour.

Herb Bread

I took the basic Lois Lang bread recipe and removed the dry curd cheese and replaced it with a 1/2 pound of ground turkey.   I decided that I wanted to make an herb bread.  So I added salt and dried herbs (basil,oregano, thyme, rosemary, onion & garlic powder).   I used coconut flour instead of almond.  The mixture was far to dry so I added in some kefir whey to make it moist.

The final product is tasty but a bit too dry.  I dumped the bread out of the pan when it was too hot and it cracked in half.  I realized in hindsight that I did not use as much butter as the recipe called for.  I think that if I would have paid a bit more attention to that detail that it would not have been so dry.   This would be very good with a slice of cheese on it.   One could easily do this without the herbs for a regular bread.

 

Turkey Spice Cake

Again I started out with 1/2 pound of ground turkey and then added a cup of honey to it.  From there I added in 2 tsps of cinnamon, a dash of mace and nutmeg, 1/8 tsp of allspice, and 1/4 tsp of ground cloves and 1 tsp of good strong vanilla, 3 eggs and then coconut flour.  I did add a bit more butter to this one although not the full amount.  This could easily have had raisins and nuts added.  Apple sauce also would have been a good addition to moisten it up a bit.  The overall rating on this one was yummy.   So the kids can have their cake and their turkey, too!!

 

I basically did this post to introduce the idea of adding ground meats to breads and cakes.   The other day, I was thinking that using the scrappy meat from my stockpot would do well ground into breads and cakes.  I may try that later on.  In my family we are about half divided on tolerating coconut flour in large amounts so I it may be a week or two before I get back around to trying that.

Well, perhaps this idea will be useful to you….

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Bread, Cake

 

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