For Mothering Sunday we went round to Mum & Dad’s for afternoon tea. I’m desperately trying (despite the ongoing socialising problems) to stick to my Primal Eating. It’s proving tricky as it seems that every week there is a booby trap waiting for me. So I decided that I would try and find some Primal “cakes” to take as my contribution….
Now, Primal cakes are a bit weird. Cakes with no sugar and no flour would be I suppose. They are kind of key ingredients. With that in mind, I made these two:
The top ones are Cranberry and Chocolate chip “scones”. They are made with coconut flour and almond flour which gives them quite a dry texture. But the cranberries and chocolate chips do offset it slightly. You definitely need a cup of tea with it though. Good job it was for afternoon tea!
The bottom tray are Thumbprint cookies. These are made with almond flour again. I actually quite liked these. But that might be because of the jam (which isn’t primal!)
I got both of these recipes from a blog called Paleo Newbie (www.paleonewbie.com) which has tonnes of paleo recipes to try out. I’ll definitely be coming back to that….
As a savoury offering I went for a total non-primal, retro favourite – Vol au Vents! Cheese & Ham to be precise. These went down a whole lot better. It was basically just a white sauce with a shed-load of cheese (cheddar & parmesan) and loads of ham – all stuffed into yummy puff-pastry shells. They disappeared pretty sharpish!