Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Paleo Cranberry Apple Danish

What can I say, we're Italian; we have to have Coffee AND.... Or theFamily will go "All Soprano" on my ass!    So I'm getting pretty impressive with the Paleo desserts.  

Thanks to our Bad Ass Crossfit Brother Craig Marker (who won CF Empirical Competition!) for a tip on another recipe; so I added seltzer to make this cake light and fluffy.

Ingredients Danish Cake:
Almond Flour 2 cups
Coconut Flour 1/2 cup
Eggs 4 large
Agave/Honey/Maple 1/2 cup
Coconut Milk 1/2 cup
Seltzer 1/2 cup (LaCroix Coconut used)
Coconut Oil 1/2 cup melted
Vanilla 1 tablespoon 
Cinnamon 1 teaspoon 
Baking Powder 1 teaspoon  

Mix all wet Ingredients then add dry to make the Danish Cake batter.  Let the batter rest for 10 minutes to allow the Coconut Flour to expand.  Go to the fruit step next.

Ingredients Fruit Topping:
Apples 6 small (Golden Delicious used)
Cranberries 1/2 cup 
Coconut Milk 1/4 cup full fat
Vanilla 1 tablespoon 
Cinnamon 1 teaspoon 
Lemon  Juice 1 teaspoon fresh 
Coconut Oil 2 tablespoons for cooking

Peel, core, and cube the Apples.  Heat Coconut Oil in large skillet pan on medium heat.   Add Apple cubes.  Cook Apples for about 2-3 minutes then lower heat and add remaining ingredients.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes making sure to keep apples firm and al dente. 

Now you're ready to pour the Danish Cake batter into a  10x10 pan lined with parchment paper.  Then carefully spoon the Fruit on top of the cake.  Bake at 325 degrees for 22-25 minutes until golden brown.  Let Danish Cake cool completely before adding the Icing. 

Ingredients Icing:
Coconut Oil 1 cup (do NOT MELT)
Agave/Honey/Maple 1/2 cup
Vanilla 1/2 teaspoon
Coconut Milk 1/4 cup full fat 

Most important advice is to NOT melt the Coconut Oil and mix with the Agave/Honey/Maple to form a paste.  Slowly add in the Vanilla and then the Coconut Milk.  Allow to sit at room temperature until a smooth texture is formed while the cake fully cools.  Then drizzle in top of Danish.  I like to let it sit in refrigerator before serving.  Damn Good!

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