I’ve been quiet for a long time now, working offshore with limited internet access and no kitchen of my own. I just wanted to thank all my readers who have made such nice and inspiring comments on my blog. It’s such a treat to get feedback!
I’m back in action for a while at least and thought I would kickstart with an all time favourite… Bread
The dreaded word for low carbers. Staring at us from the bakery isle, steaming wafts of gluteny goodness. Well, no more, my friends! For I have found a rare treasure on my travels (okay I’m over exaggerating). For all the Northern Suburb Capetonians, or online shoppers, check this out: Creeds Low Carb Bread Mix (6g carbs per loaf)
Also sold at the health store in Willowbridge, Bellville, next to the Pick n Pay for R70. Tip: While you’re there, get xylitol at the winner price of R100/kg.
I was actually looking for almond flour to make my own low carb bread, using a recipe I got from my trusty Wheat Belly Recipe Book. Instead I found this mix, and boy I’m glad I did. Add some eggs, salt, butter, honey (or xylitol) and a dash of apple cider vinegar. Voila! It’s really good, guys. I’m very impressed.
But for those who can’t access this mix, make your own (all flours can be found at any Dischem, or grind them yourself using a coffee grinder)
1 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Flaxseed Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tbs Xylitol
1/4 cup Coconut oil / Melted butter
1 tbs Buttermilk / Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix all ingredients in a food processor and pulse.
Pour into a oiled bread pan.
Bake at 180 C for 30 minutes.
If you cut 24 slices: carbs per slice = 3 g carbs.
64 g carbs per loaf. Calculated via myfitnesspal.com
Or like me, you can just make the dry ingredients mix, and make tiny little loaves (with your tiny loaf pan) as you want to eat them. Because, let’s face it, there’s no bread like steaming fresh bread. Especially with butter melting on top!
Aaaaand.. I’ll probably just eat the whole loaf in one go, so tiny ones are better.