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kiwigal
Tue, Jun-22-04, 01:21
Wow! I just de-carbed one of my families favourite biscuit recipes and they taste divine..if anyone can work out the exact carb content,that would be great.I'm hoping and assuming by the ingredients that its quite low..they are so scrummy that i'm sure they won't last long around here!!
Anyway here goes {first time i've posted a recipe!!]

Lo carb Monte Carlos

185gms butter
24 crushed splenda tablets
1 egg
1 tspn vanilla essence
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut
1 tspn baking powder


cream butter and splenda until light and fluffy,add egg and vanilla,beat well.
add dry ingredients,mix well.
Roll teaspoons of the mixture into 'marble' sized balls [I GOT ABOUT 54]
Put onto baking paper on cookie trays.Press down gently with fork.
Bake in a moderate oven {350} for approx 5-6 mins.
they should be a lovely golden brown..and taste delicous at this stage!
I turned off oven and when it had cooled a little,popped them back in to dry out and crisp up a bit. Remove from oven and cool on rack.
FILLING: cream 4oz of cream cheese with 5 crushed splenda tablets and a little vanilla essence.
Sandwich the biscuits together with the filling and a little sugar free strawberry jam. Deeelicous.

I have popped mine in the fridge in an airtight container. I hope they dont go soft..although i'm sure they will still taste yummy.
Hope someone can let me know the carb count on this
Thanks
Kiwigal

IslandGirl
Tue, Jun-22-04, 17:27
Wow! I just de-carbed one of my families favourite biscuit recipes and they taste divine..if anyone can work out the exact carb content,that would be great.I'm hoping and assuming by the ingredients that its quite low..they are so scrummy that i'm sure they won't last long around here!!
Anyway here goes {first time i've posted a recipe!!]

Lo carb Monte Carlos
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Hope someone can let me know the carb count on this
Thanks
Kiwigal
Here's the FUN and learning part of being a new low carber because every low carber has to figure out how to do this for their own sake....

Just go to any good carb counter (a book, several online sources, even one on the TOOLS menu item right at the top of this forum) and add up all the different ingredients' carb counts, then divide by the number of servings (cookies, bowls, etc.) and ta-da! A carb count per cookie/biscuit.

kiwigal
Tue, Jun-22-04, 18:39
:q: :help:Thanks Island Girl
According to my rough calculations,using the carb counter on the Atkins site..the entire carb count{net] is about 20.8 But this is ' guesstimating' whole almonds being ground up [ i used the almond flour which is nice and fine] It would be a great help to know how many carbs are in a cup of ground almonds.
Anyway, as i made 27 cookies in total thats less than 1 gram each so i'm happy with that!!
Kiwigal :wave: :wave:

PS check out the last 5 cookies!

LadyBelle
Fri, Jul-22-05, 07:25
anyone have some conversions for tablets to packets or cooking splenda?

Rosebud
Fri, Jul-22-05, 17:55
anyone have some conversions for tablets to packets or cooking splenda?
1 tablet is equal in sweetness to 1 teaspoon sugar, therefore 2 tablets = 1 packet, and 2 tablets = 2 teaspoons "loose" Splenda.

Roz