Originally from Russia, the Napoleon cake is composed of many layers of puff pastry with a whipped pastry cream filling and encrusted with more pastry crumbs. I was going to name it “thousand layers cake”, but I liked "Napoleon" more. I invite you to name the dishes and recipes you create. It's free and no one has the right to question anything because each recipe you create is a new copyright for which you don't need more registration than the physical evidence of your creation, own it! (that was like the last impulse of what I have left as an intellectual property attorney, lol!).
But since my recipes are gluten and dairy free and I wanted to make a low-carb version so that women can eat something delicious during their Power Phase, without altering their estrogen production, since it does not contain refined sugars or high-starch flours, it helps keep a low glucose intake, and thus, we keep insulin very quiet.
This masterpiece that just occurred to me last Sunday, was born as a result of a tremendous craving to eat Berries Pie, but since we are not in season and I am tremendously picky about Pies and Küchenes, because I demand that the fruit must be fresh! I insist, this is just me, there is no serious gastronomic reason that I can give you to pick only fresh fruits, I had to dive into my fruit basket to brainstorm ideas with what I had in there. And when I saw the apples I immediately smelled cinnamon and I could almost taste the sensuality of the smooth flavors the both can create.
And since I only had two apples I thought: what if I cut them into julienne strips and alternate a batter made with almond and coconut flour and a lot of cinnamon?
This is incredibly easy to make and if you don't want to cut the julienne strips by hand, use a food processor.
Let's go to the recipe!
APPLE AND CINNAMON NAPOLEON
3 cups sliced green apple (or 2 large green apples)
3 large eggs
½ cup of coconut or almond milk (ideally homemade)
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
½ cup almond flour
½ cup coconut flour
¼ cup ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
15 drops of pure stevia or ¼ tsp stevia powder (also pure)
Pumpkin seeds (to decorate, optional, but remember that this is a contribution of healthy fat)
*Preheat the oven to 180°C
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until you get a smooth paste.
You can use a cake pan or mold of your preference.
Place 1 layer of apples, a little of the batter, and so on until completing about 3 to 4 layers. Do no stress out by placing the apples extremely tidy! Make a simple and relaxed layer one after another and enjoy the process.
Finish by placing a little of the batter on top of the apples. Then, with your fingers, gently push the layers down to compress the apples.
Bake for 30 minutes and let cool completely before cutting.
It can be served cold or warm.
Tip: add a little organic coconut cream for extra delicious taste!