Wednesday, November 12, 2003


Low carb cookies!

We came up with a few recipes that are even now being tested for a nutritional analysis: peanut butter, snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, sugar, and gingerbread.

We've also got the analysis back on the lemon lemon cheesecake, the pumpkin pie, and the stuffing balls.

The stuffing balls are 3.5 g of carbs each, a single serving is a ball.

The lemon lemon cheesecake (which meant creating our own lemon curd) is 5.3 g of carbs per serving.

And the pumpkin pie? It weighs in at a hefty 8 g of carbs per normal slice (8 slices per pie), but cutting it to 12 (very thin!) slices leaves it at 5.4 g of carbs - and if we adjust the pie crust a bit, we can probably lower that, so that a 10 slice pie would give a satisfying taste without too many grams of carbs.

Now we need to test some muffins and pastries - cheese danish!

Then we'll have a nice line-up for the low-carb people.

And don't think we've been neglecting people who enjoy rich decadence in their breads and pastries! We have developed a lemon cheese pound cake with a cinnamon glaze that is delicious! We've also developed a "prettier" version of what I've always called "yeast cake" - a yeast-raised coffee cake topped with milk, butter, sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. It's addictive. Delicious. High carb, high calorie yumminess.

Why, yes, I suppose someday I might get fat, but at my age, who cares? This is fun, and scary.

I mean - we'll be putting my house up as collateral. Of course it's scary. Two years from now, I could be homeless.

On the other hand, I've been homeless before, and it wasn't that bad.

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