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Friday, 29 March 2013

Make your own lowcarb bread.

Following on from the article below I thought it may be of interest to post an item on bread you can make yourself. Not only is the bread full of healthy nutrients it is also lowcarb. No special tools or equipment required and tastes great. Please note as this bread is not full of preservatives it is best kept in an air tight container in the fridge.

Flax seed loaf

Nutritional Information: If you cut this loaf into 12 thick slices each slice has less than 1 gram of effective carbohydrate, 5 grams fibre, 6 grams protein, and 185 calories.
 Flax meal loaf. Weight of cooked loaf 742 grams.
2 cups of ground flax seeds (280 grams)
5  eggs
Half a cup of water
One third of a cup of liquid butter
One table spoon of baking powder
One tea spoon of salt
Added mixed dried herbs (optional)
Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk. Add the butter and water. Place the flax in another bowl and add baking powder, salt and herbs and mix.… Add the wet mix to the dry mix and mix thoroughly. Place the mix into a non stick bread tin and bake at gas mark 7 for 55 minutes, electric fan oven 200c for 55 minutes. All ovens are different, so you will have to experiment a bit. Add some walnuts and sun dried toms into the mix and you have meal in itself. Just add that lovely butter.


 for a different taste and texture try adding almond flour. 


Ground flax seed 40 grams.
Ground almond meal 40 grams.
Baking powder one teaspoon.
A pinch of salt.
One medium sized egg.
One tablespoon of olive oil.
One tablespoon of double cream.


Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl, then add the wet ingredients. When thoroughly mixed, pour/spoon into a micro wave proof dish. This bread was made in a Pyrex dish 6" by 2" deep.

Heat in a micro-wave oven 700 watt, for 120 seconds. This is a very filling bread and should keep you going for hours.

To save money buy flax seeds un-ground and grind your own in an electric coffee bean grinder, you will re-cover the cost very quickly, as plain flax seeds are much cheaper than pre-ground. They also stay fresher for longer as you only need to grind seeds as required. Once ground use straight away or store in a fridge. Un-ground seeds can be kept in a cool dry place, but do not need refrigeration.

For a real luxury bread try using Linwoods pre-ground products. Not cheap but packed with great items and taste fantastic.



Anonymous said...

I'll definitely steal those recipes, Eddie!

Anonymous said...

This is a great recipe the bread tastes good and is very filling it is well worth buying your own 'electric coffee bean grinder ' if you haven't got one and are going to make this bread or rolls/baps frequently, which once you try the recipe i think you will.