Wednesday, December 3, 2008

LOW CARB Cheese Danish

Ingredients

Pastry portion:
  • 3 eggs - separated (reserve 1/2 egg yolk for filling)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (stiffens the egg whites)
  • 1/4 cup splenda - or your choice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons ricotta cheese

Filling:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (125 g)
  • 1/2 egg yolk - reserved from pastry
  • 1/4 cup splenda
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Recipe

Pastry:
  1. Separate eggs.Reserve approximately 1/2 a yolk for the filling.
  2. Then whip the whites until very stiff with the cream of tartar.
  3. Mix the remaining yolks, cinnamon, ricotta cheese, and sweetener until smooth.
  4. Fold yolk mixture into beaten whites and portion into 6 mounds onto a buttered cookie sheet.
  5. After mounding onto the cookie sheet, make an indentation in the top of each roll to hold the filling.

Filling:
  1. Microwave cream cheese until soft enough to stir into a smooth pasty consistency.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the cream cheese and stir until smooth.
  3. Fill each Roll on the cookie sheet with the filling.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes in a 300 degree oven. Bake until golden.

Breakfast in a cup

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 lb. loose sausage
  • grated cheddar cheese (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  3. Line bottom of four muffin cups with loose sausage so that it covers the bottom of each one and pat down.
  4. Wrap bacon around inside "wall" of each cup.
  5. Crack an egg in each one.
  6. Bake approx 20 minutes until you see bacon is done.
  7. Sprinkle cheese on top of each one and bake until cheese is melted.

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