I am NOT a doctor, dietician or expert. Do I know everything there is to know about diabetes? Heck no, but I do know what it’s like to live with it.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The further adventures of Kate, the low-carb baker
Let me start by saying that I’m
feeling a bit less ticked off today (for those of you who read my rant from Sunday. I’m still
upset about the state of things, as mentioned in that post, but today I would
like to focus on happier subjects: Baking.
I’ve been experimenting with baking with almond
flour.My quest is to find adequate
substitutes for wheat flour breads.I
posted about my first almond bread here.To update
you on that saga, I made another loaf yesterday, substituting ½ of the eggs
with generic egg beaters.The loaf came
out just fine!In fact, I think I like
this loaf better.I’m not sure if that’s
because I’m getting used to it, or what, but it’s good!Ray even likes it.I sliced it up and got 14 slices instead of
the 10 that I had swagged.This means
that this bread is 9 g carbs per slice with 7 g of fiber.Nice.This will become my go-to bread.I sliced the whole loaf and froze most of it, putting waxed paper
between each slice.
baked some “bagels” made with coconut flour, a boatload of butter, salt, baking
powder and 6 eggs. You can find the recipe here.The recipe called for garlic but I just
couldn’t wrap my brain around the idea of coconut and garlic, so I left out the
garlic.I also don’t have any guar or
xanthan gum.The recipe says it’s
optional.I Googled xanthan gum to find
out what it does.Apparently it’s a
binding agent and will help the texture in gluten free breads.(You may have just learned something on my
blog today.Spread the word.)
When I think
of bagels I imagine something a bit chewy.These aren’t.They’re less dense
than the bread made with almond flour.They’re light and tasty and kinda cute!
line:I like them quite a bit.They hold together well.The website says that they have a net carb
count of 5 g each.Not bad!I didn’t do the nutritional calculations
myself but I know that these
suckers are saturated fat bombs.With 1/3
cup butter, coconut flour and 6 eggs how could they not be?I don’t think I want to know.I think I will save these puppies to eat now
and then, as opposed to regularly.