Yule Kaka (Christmas Cake) is a tradition in our house. Yule kaka is a sweet, buttery, cardamom-flavoured fruit bread that is eaten with jam and cream. I was delighted to find that cashew butter and flour have just the right sort of fat and flavor to be a perfect substitute for wheat flour in this recipe. Personally I find it especially delicious with raspberry or rose-hip jam. The slight tartness that they add to this treat is just the thing. This year I tried it with goji berries, dried cherries and pistachio nuts. But I think it would be much better without the pistachios and with raisins as well.
Grain-Free Yule Kaka
December 24th, 2012 | Bakery, Breakfast, Dairy, Fertility, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Holiday, Recipes, Sweets, World, bread, cardamom, Christmas, cream, festive, fruit, goji, raisin, Swedish, sweet, Yule Kaka
Kitfo – Ethiopian Beef Tartare
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Ever since my menarche I regularly get a powerful craving for raw beef about once a month. When I was younger I didn't waste time thinking about it and would just head to the fridge, chow down on whatever raw meat I could find in there and end up feeling rather crazy, but satiatied. I kept this ...
Niter Kibbeh – Ethiopian Spiced Butter
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Spiced Raisin Muffins
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This is a really delicious recipe and makes great muffins. It can also be made into a loaf of bread which makes a great grain-free raisin bread. 1/2 c honey 1/4 c butter 1 c cashew butter (raw) 2 c almond flour (blanched) 1 t baking soda 5 eggs 1 c raisins 1/4 c honey-candied citrus ...
Walnut and Cardamom Bliss Balls
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Wild Blackberry Ice Cream
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This delicious raw homemade ice cream will astound you with its fragrant flavor. Raw honey and cream, locally farmed free range raw eggs, wild blackberries and soaked and toasted walnuts make this treat utterly sin-free. Pure good good goodness. Makes 2 quarts 8 raw egg yolks, free range 1 ...
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500g (1 lb) dates 1/4 c gin 1/4 c vodka 1 inch grated ginger 5 cardamom pods Method: Rinse dates, leave the seeds in. Drain well. Place in bottle, add alcohol, cardamom and ginger. Cover. Place in fridge. Turn occasionally to allow liquid to cover dates completely. Keep at le ...