Saturday, March 3, 2012

Yummy Low Carb Foccacia Style Bread


I found this recipe on About.com.   It's a low carb, gluten free bread.  My family loved it so much that I barely got any of it.  It's very easy to make, as breads go.  I've been on amazon buying up packages of flax seed meal so I can keep this bread in the pantry all of the time.

I've copied the recipe below.



"From Laura Dolson,Your Guide to Low Carb Diets on About.com. "I call this "focaccia" because it is baked in that style - flat on a sheet pan, and then cut up into whatever sized pieces you want. It works for toast, sandwiches, and other bready uses. It is "rough" in texture like heavy whole grain breads. Since it isn't made with wheat, it doesn't have the same kind of grain as wheat breads, but the carb in flax is almost all fiber. Flax is very useful on a low carb diet, as well as being amazingly good for you.""

Ingredients

    • 2 cups flax seed meal
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 -2 tablespoon artificial sweetener
    • 5 beaten eggs
    • ½ cup water
    • 13; cup oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  2. Prepare pan (a 10X15 pan with sides works best) with oiled parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  3. Mix dry ingredients well - a whisk works well.
  4. Add wet to dry, and combine well. Make sure there aren't obvious strings of egg white hanging out in the batter.
  5. Let batter set for 2-3 minutes to thicken up some (leave it too long and it gets past the point where it's easy to spread.).
  6. Pour batter onto pan. Because it's going to tend to mound in the middle, you'll get a more even thickness if you spread it away from the center somewhat, in roughly a rectangle an inch or two from the sides of the pan (you can go all the way to the edge, but it will be thinner).
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes, until it springs back when you touch the top and/or is visibly browning even more than flax already is.
  8. Cool and cut into whatever size slices you want. You don't need a sharp knife - I usually just cut it with a spatula.
  9. At 12 servings, each piece of bread has less than one gram of carbohydrate - .8 to be exact - plus 5 grams of fiber.

    I also found a link on this site for making large batches: http://wholenewmom.com/recipes/focaccia-flax-bread/

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