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Regime Type:

Without Eggs, PKD (With Allowances)

'La Religeuse' Revisited

Introduction & Inspiration

My inspiration for this recipe was simply to create a PKD dessert 'of sorts' for Christmas! As another year draws to a close, I am very grateful for the PKD way of eating and so wanted to create a fitting creation modelled around 'La Religeuse' which is a popular dessert here in France.

Recipe Overview

Preparation Time

30 mins to 1 Hour

Cooking Time

Less than 30 minuutes

Serving Size

1 x 'La Religeuse' Revisited

Main Ingredients

120g Parma Ham

60g Liver Parfait

55g Greaves Pâté

8g Honey

6g Tallow (letter decoration)

5g Lard (optional decoration)

Recipe Instructions

Instructions for making the Twisted Parma Ham Nests:

Pre heat the oven to 175c

Grease a hole of one large muffin tin and one small muffin tin.

Carefully twist each Parma ham slice at either end to form twisted Parma Ham.

Then carefully place the twisted Parma Ham in a circle shape in each of the muffin holes.

You should use approx. 100g to make the twisted Parma Ham Nest for the large muffin tin (placing one on top of the other in the hole) and 20g for the smaller muffin tin hole.

Push the Parma Ham against the side of the muffin tin hole (The idea is that there should be a gap in the middle as we will be adding a filling later).

Place the baking trays in the oven and bake for 18 minutes (or to your preferred level of doneness).

Once cooked, remove the muffin trays from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes until the two Parma Ham twisted nests are cool enough to handle.


Instructions for making the Base & Intermediate circles:


In a small bowl mix the Greaves Pâté with the honey until well combined.

Use 2 pastry cutter circles that are similar sizes to the large muffin tin hole and the small muffin tin hole.

Get a small plate and cover with a little greaseproof paper. Place the circular cutters on top of the greaseproof paper and divide the  Greaves Pâté mixture between the two circles. Fill both circles to roughly the same height.

Smooth the tops of the circles and then place the plate in the freezer while the circles harden.


Instructions for making the Liver Parfait:


See my Liver Parfait recipe for instructions on how to make this.


Instructions for making the letters:

Simply melt the tallow in a small pan.

In a flat dish, pour in the melted tallow so that there is a 5 mm high layer of tallow.

Place the dish in the freezer so that the tallow hardens.

Once the tallow is hard, use the PKD letter pastry cutters to carefully cut out the letters.

Keep them in the freezer until you are ready to serve.


Assembly Instructions:

Remove the Greaves Pâté circles from the freezer and place the largest one in the centre of a serving plate.

Next, centre the largest Parma Ham Nest on top of the circle.

Now fill the large Twisted Parma Ham Nest with a ball of Liver Parfait approx. 40g (this may vary depending on your size of Nest)

Next add the smaller Greaves Pâté circle on top of the ball, followed by the smaller Twisted Parma Ham Nest and finally another ball of Liver Parfait approx. 20g.

Remove the letters from the freezer and carefully place the PKD letters on the base of your Religeuse.

Feel free to use a few dots of chilled lard to further decorate your creation.

Marvel at your creation. Your prayers have been answered! Enjoy!



Check out my Liver Parfait recipe for instructions on how to make this.

Only remove the items from the freezer when you are ready to plate up your creation, so that they do not melt prematurely!

Any honey should be of organic quality, and is only recommended in small amounts for those who have recovered from any kind of health condition.


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