Cottage cheese is rich in protein, low in carbohydrates and calories, making it an excellent option for both breakfast and dessert throughout the day. For this recipe, it's recommended to use the driest cottage cheese available. If you're looking for suitable cottage cheese, it can be found in Baltic/Slavic shops, or you can follow the homemade cottage cheese preparation process outlined in this cottage cheese recipe.
Feel free to incorporate your preferred berries and sugar-free toppings. In place of sugar, this recipe uses Erythritol as a substitute.
✅ This dish is protein-rich and highly nutritious.
✅ Cottage cheese is abundant in calcium, which effectively complements unsaturated fats for optimal absorption.
✅ Very low carb content.
❗Individuals with diabetes might experience challenges in managing dairy product intake. Please, don't forget to count carbohydrates accurately.
Prepation time: 35 min
Amount of servings: 4
- Сottage cheese, 450g
- Lemon zest, 1 tsp
- Erythritol, 3-4 tbsp
- Egg yolks, 2
- Almond flour, 30g (add more if your cheese is too humid)
- Arrowroot powder, 3 tbsp
- Vanilla extract, 1 tsp
- Salt, pinch
- Mix in a large bowl all ingredients. The texture of butter should be soft, thick, and good for further forming. You can add more almond flour if needed.
- Place the batter on the pre-floured chopping board. You can use oatmeal flour for that.
- Form a "salami" 4-5 cm in diameter. Flour it, the batter shouldn't be sticky and wet.
- Cut the cottage cheese "salami" into pieces, each piece should be 2 cm thick, flour them all and put aside.
- Take a glass with high smooth edges, turn it upside down, put the pancake on the chopping board, cover it with a glass and spin the glass until the pancake becomes ideal round and high.
- Fry the pancakes on medium heat with sunflower oil and butter for 3 min. Place pancakes in the tray and put them in the oven for an additional 5 min.
- I prefer to serve pancakes with homemade berries sauce, sprinkle with nuts of choice, coconut curls, and lime zest on the top.
- Blackberry(frozen), 200g
- Erythritol, 3 tbsp
- Arrowroot powder, 1 tsp
- Cinnamon, 0.5 tsp
- Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes.
- The sauce will be ready when it reaches a viscous consistency. If the mixture doesn't have enough liquid, you can add more water, but make sure to balance it out with arrowroot powder to prevent the sauce from becoming too watery.
Arrowroot powder acts as a starch substitute and offers an optimal level of thickness, particularly suitable for acidic liquids. Its higher dietary fiber content makes it a preferable choice for individuals with diabetes. However, if you have no dietary limitations and can include regular corn starch in your diet, that is also a viable alternative.
- It's safe to freeze so that you can prepare multiple portions in bulk.
- Feel free to use a variety of other berries you have access to: strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry.
- If you do not have any dietary restrictions, corn starch can be used as a substitute for arrowroot.