Natas do Ceu
No worries, the rest of this text is in English. “Natas do Ceu” is Portuguese for Cream from Heaven. It is one of the country’s most traditional desserts. Last summer, I spent two weeks backpacking in Portugal, which gave me an excellent opportunity to learn a thing or two about the local cuisine. I must say, I love their approach to desserts. Naturally, they are full of sugar but also full of eggs! And we do adore eggs, don’t we?
For those of you, who might have found this site by accident, what follows is a recipe for sugar-free, low-carb, high-fat version of Cream from Heaven. Do stick around and enjoy this sugarless, albeit sweet and creamy Portuguese dessert.
Heaven, I’m in heaven …
You might be thinking the same thing I would be thinking: “If she (the author of this blog) goes by the ketogenic way of eating, how can she be a fan of Portuguese desserts, having run into them just recently? Well, to tell the truth, I took a break from any form of low-carb/keto lifestyle on the trip. It was an absorbing experience (in good and bad), and I’m still planning on writing a blog post about the consequences.
Anyhow, for now, let’s just take a look at the sunny side: Cream from heaven can taste heavenly. It is full of eggs, which is keto heaven. On the other hand, it is also full (very full) of sugar, which acts like a drug in your brain, and takes you to heaven immediately. What follows, really doesn’t matter during the moments of stuffing your mouth with the sweet, creamy mousse.
The original version calls for crushed cookies like Maria cookies. Here, we use our own keto cookies that can sit in the cream for days, get all soaked, and still remain crunchy. Ha ha! The secret lies in ground macadamia nuts. Feel free to use any other type of nuts. Feel even more free to make a double batch of the cookie crumble, and keep half of the (uncrushed) cookies for … occasional munching on cookies!
Whatsoever, here is a low-carb version of the recipe for you, low-carb people. It is not the quickest procedure but going to heaven does take a little bit of effort. Or so they say.
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|Please note that I am not a nutritional or medical professional. I do not give out any medical advice. I only share my own experience on this blog and encourage you to consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. The nutritional information provided for my recipes is an estimate. Please calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. None of the recipes I post are meant to be used by any specific clinical population. The ingredients in my recipes do not affect my glucose levels or cause any allergic reactions to me. You should use my recipes and shared experience at your discretion. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained on this website.|