Sunday, February 28, 2016

Low Carb Cheese Danish

I have a great recipe to share today.  It isn't often that I can eat things like cookies or pastries because they are typically not low carb.  I found a recipe online for Low Carb Cheese Danish so decided to spend my Saturday morning attempting to make them.  I wasn't disappointed in my efforts.  These definitely have a different texture from the normal Danish dough but I actually really liked the texture.  I doubled the recipe since I figured my girls would want to try them as well and if I was going to the effort may as well make some extras for later! 

Low Carb Cheese Danish Recipe.

Makes 3 danishes.  I doubled the recipe in the pic above.

1 1/4 C of full fat grated mozzarella cheese
6 Tbs Almond Flour
3 Tbs Coconut Flour
4 Tbs Sugar Substitute - Erythritol, Stevia, Truvia are all good options
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbs Oat Fiber (optional but I like the flavor and texture this adds)
4 Tbs melted butter
1 large egg

6 oz Full fat cream cheese
1 Tsp Lemon juice
1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1/4 c Sugar Substitute
1 Egg Yolk
Optional - Sugar Free/ Low-carb Jam or Jelly

3 Tbs Powdered Sugar Substitute - you an turn your sugar substitute to powdered by running it through the food processor
2 Tbs Heavy Cream
2 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 Tsp Vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Add all ingredients other than jelly to mixing bowl and mix on high speed until fully mixed.  Set aside.

Add almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, oat fiber, and sugar substitute to large microwave safe mixing bowl.  Whisk ingredients together. Mix melted butter and vanilla together and then add to dry ingredients.  In a glass dish, melt mozzarella in microwave slowly ensuring it doesn't burn.   Add fully melted mozzarella and egg to bowl as well.  Using your hands, start to mix the dough, working it together until fully incorporated.  If the mozzarella becomes difficult to work with, heat the mixture up in the microwave again.  Wetting your hands with water may also help in combining.  Once the dough is fully mixed get out a cookie sheet.  You can either grease your cookie sheet or use parchment paper or a silpat to keep the danishes from sticking.  Separate dough into 4 parts.  Start to work each quarter into a Danish shape making the edges a bit higher to "hold" the filling in place.  Add the filling to the danishes by filling the "wells" you have created in the danish.  Do not add jelly at this time.  If you want to use jelly it is best to add in the last few minutes of the cooking time to keep it from burning and then closely monitor as the Danish completes the cooking process.  Bake danishes for 10-13 minutes until edges are slightly brown.

Melt cream cheese in microwave until soft.  Add additional ingredients and mix well.  Put into a sandwich bag.  Once the danishes are done, clip the corner of the bag and pipe frosting across the danishes as desired. 

Let cool a few minutes and then enjoy.  I had mine with a nice cup of Chai & Mighty from David's Tea.

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