Today I purchased a new cookbook called "LCHF för Familjen" which translates in English to "LCHF for the Family".  I was actually in the bookstore to pick up a LCHF baking cookbook but ended up leaving with this one because it seemed to have recipes that were relevant to my lifestyle.  I wanted recipes that weren't so far off with what I am likely to make on a daily basis, and I liked the idea of getting my daughter accustomed to not eating excessive carbs.  I have had a block of halloumi cheese sitting in my fridge forever so I thought that this would be a good recipe to try.  I deviated from the original recipe with the use of sesame seeds.  The original recipe calls for white sesame seeds.  I didn't have any, I only had furikaki on hand (a Japanese condiment designed to sprinkle on rice).  My furikaki had black and white sesame seeds, seaweed and red shiso leaves.  The seaweed gave it a bit of a fishy taste, making this good to go with the salmon that I was preparing for dinner.  The following is the recipe in Swedish and then my English translation.  My verdict?  It's not very "breadlike" but that may be because I was really expecting it too be.  It does seem like a decent side dish however, kinda like a chewy pancake.  I can imagine it to be good as an appetizer.  Perhaps topped with some smoked salmon and some sort of mayonaise based sauce with a sprig chive to dress it up.

Halloumi Bread

10-12 pieces

25g smör/butter
200g halloumi
3 äggvitor/egg whites
1/2 krm/pinch salt
1 1/2 msk/tbsp fiberhusk/psyllium husk
2 msk/tbsp sesamfrön/sesame seeds + lite till garnering/extra to sprinkle
1/2 dl (50 ml) grädde/cream

Gör så här/Directions

  • Sätt ugen på 200 grader.  Lägg bakplåtspapper på en plåt.  Smält smöret och låt svalna.  Riv halloumin. / Set the oven to 200 degrees C.  Place baking paper on a baking tray.  Melt the butter and let it cool.  Shred the halloumi.
  • Vispa äggvitorna med saltet till ett hårt skum och rör ner den rivna osten, fiberhusk och sesamfrön i äggskummet.  Ha i grädde och smör.  Blanda väl och låt svälla några minuter. / Beat the egg whites with the salt to a hard foam and blend in the shredded cheese, psyllium husk and sesame seeds into the egg foam.  Add the cream and butter.  Blend well and allow it to swell for a few minutes.
  • Lägg matskedsstora klickar på plåten.  Bred ut dem lite med en sked och strö över lite sesamfrö.  Grädda mitt i ugnen i cirka 15 minuter.  Låt svalna på galler. / Spoon tablespoon sized clicks on the baking tray.  Spred them out a bit with a spoon and sprinkle over a little sesame seed.  Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes.  Allow to cool on a baking rack.

Tips!  Frys in de bröd som inte går åt.  Bröden blir bäst av att tinas i brödrost eller ugn.  Då blir de som nybakade!/  Tip:  Freeze the bread that you don't eat.  The bread is best thawed in the toaster or oven.  It'll taste just baked!

Hi there!  I wanna share with you a recipe that I'm DYING to try!  I thought that I'd forever have to give up stuff like bisquits, until whilst browsing in bed on my iPhone last night looking up LCHF recipes, I came across this one.  I got it from Get Fit Katie's Low Carb Blog.  You can visit it at that link to see the original recipe plus find any others that you think may be interesting.  I am going to post another one right after this, also taken from her blog.  I believe that we bloggers need to stick together and support each other.  How else are we gonna reach our goals right?  Anywho, the following is the recipe.  Can't wait till I get the coconut flour that I ordered from Bodystore.com (A Swedish online health food/supplement store).  It's not so cheap (165 SEK/kg = approx. 24 USD/kg) but whilst I'm trying to make the transition to LCHF and also enjoy the food, I'm willing to pay the extra.  Afterall, I am a food lover!

LCHF Buttery Garlic and Sharp Cheddar Biscuits
(Taken from Get Fit Katie's Blog)

  • ¼ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/3 cup sifted Coconut Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil, and grease.
  3. Whisk together eggs, butter, salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Add coconut flour and baking powder and whisk until there are no lumps.
  5. Fold in cheese.
  6. Drop batter by the 2 oz scoop onto greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  8. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before removing and serving.  Make sure that biscuits are completely cool before storage or they won't stay crisp!

LCHF Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
UPDATE: Made them!

These were pretty good.  I made them in a 12 cupcake tin.  I got 7 biscuits out of them.  I added a little bit more cheese on top to make them look cheesy.  There was a slight coconuty taste, but ever so slight.  That said, it may be because I didn't use sharp cheddar, but rather regular cheddar, so that may impact on the taste.

I also didn't take the advice of Katie and put them into cupcake forms prior to putting them into the tin.  I did butter them, one of the biscuits came out problem free but the rest had a bit left at the bottom.  So my opinion is to butter them even more liberally or use muffin cases.

I used 1/2 tsp of garlic powder instead of the 1/4.  It didn't seem to make a big difference, the garlic taste wasn't a major player.  I must say though that I will likely make these again, especially if we have guests over.