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Offline nytquill17

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Bread substitute
« on: 17 January 2013, 06:33:26 PM »
Found this recipe earlier this week and after test driving it a bit, I can say it's quite good!  Apologies if this has been posted before (I did search first but might've missed it).  It's pretty similar to the "muffin in a minute" in concept but I like it much better!


Original recipe:
40g almond flour
1 egg


Combine ingredients in small bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.


My notes/adjustments:
- I felt it needed to be a little salty (most commercial bread has a fair amount of sodium in it) and thought it was a bit dense, so I killed two birds with one stone and added 1/4 tsp of baking soda on my second try - I like it!
- I also dump it out of the bowl and put it back in the microwave for 30 seconds bottom side up, to "dry out" the underneath side.
- Bear in mind that the bowl you use will act like a loaf pan, in that the "bread" will take that shape.  You want to use a small enough bowl that it doesn't spread out mega thin though.  So choose your bowl accordingly (and expect round slices!)
- Original recipe says NOT to double the recipe or it won't cook properly.  I suspect you would just have to work out the proper adjustment to the microwave time but I haven't tried that yet.
- It might smell eggy in the microwave but it doesn't taste eggy when it comes out (I use an electric mixer to make sure the egg is evenly blended, so there aren't any "eggy bits" in the mix - because the bowl is so small I just use one beater instead of two and that works really well).

It isn't a perfect replica of course, but it gets pretty close!  A good go-to for when you're just dying for something bread-like or something to put spread on (I slather it in butter - delicios).  Taste and texture very similar to store-bought whole grain breads.  If you don't grind the almonds 100% you even get little almond bits cooked in, like seed bread.

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Offline Penabby

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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #1 on: 08 March 2013, 05:28:06 PM »
I found this today. dont know if its good but looks too good to be true, 20 carbs for a whole loaf? I want to try it :)

http://www.eattoyourmeter.org/recipes-menu/recipe/35-bread-flaxseed-and-soya-loaf.html

hope posting a link is ok, apologies if not, I did check faq first.
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #2 on: 08 March 2013, 05:44:26 PM »
Posting a link is fine Penabby.

I don't understand the quantities though.  Do you?
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Offline Penabby

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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #3 on: 08 March 2013, 06:12:08 PM »
no not realy, think its american cups.
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Offline Penabby

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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #4 on: 08 March 2013, 06:14:04 PM »
Hopefully I can try and convert them, or buy some cups (never understood them), plus wheat gluten, maybe in a health shop?
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Offline nytquill17

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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #5 on: 08 March 2013, 08:58:15 PM »
Well 1.45 cups is an odd measure.  Our standard measures are 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup.  If it can't be formed by some combination of those it's likely a recipe that's been converted from other forms of measure or been halved (or doubled).

Cups are really easy to work with (granted I have been using them all my life!)  And they force all us North American kids to learn their fractions, lol.  But they are sort of arbitrary measurements compared to just weighing out whatever amount you need!  Still, I like them because I don't have to break out my kitchen scales (since they're a lot less commonly used in North American kitchens they tend to end up in a back cupboard somewhere, and that's if you even have one.  I wouldn't if I wasn't diabetic!) and work out what everything weighs, you just get out the cup measure, fill it up and that's that!

Edit: ok I just looked at that recipe again more closely and the quantities are REALLY odd!  Normally you would say either (for example) 1 1/3 cups or 1.33 cups.  Depends on if you're able to type in fractions in the quantity section when you enter your recipe.  But you wouldn't say "1.45 cups 1/3 cup", that makes absolutely no sense.  The amounts don't even match up.  It looks like there might have been some errors when the recipe was typed up or published to the website.

I would opt for the measurements listed in fractions and forget about the decimals, the fractions are standard measurements and more likely to be the right ones.
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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #6 on: 08 March 2013, 11:07:36 PM »
Quote
Edit: ok I just looked at that recipe again more closely and the quantities are REALLY odd!  Normally you would say either (for example) 1 1/3 cups or 1.33 cups.  Depends on if you're able to type in fractions in the quantity section when you enter your recipe.  But you wouldn't say "1.45 cups 1/3 cup", that makes absolutely no sense.
What I meant!

So sorry.  So tired.
Patti


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Offline Penabby

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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #7 on: 09 March 2013, 07:04:50 AM »
I would have followed the fraction measurement, I wouldnt even know what 1.45 is hehe, thanks for the input guys, will let you know if its any good once I find some glutin ;) x
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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #8 on: 09 March 2013, 11:31:54 AM »
Wheat gluten doesn't seem to be that expensive. I don't think you'll get it anywhere but online, maybe at a health food store.
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Offline Buffy

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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #9 on: 09 March 2013, 07:27:36 PM »
Try Amazon.co.uk for Wheat Gluten.  I have bought this in the past but think it was from amazon too let us know if you make this bread and how it turns out. 

Thanks Nytquill17 for the recipe would love to try this one myself using your tips too!
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Re: Bread substitute
« Reply #10 on: 09 March 2013, 08:53:43 PM »
Oh... I remember this recipe http://www.diabetes-support.org.uk/forum/Blah.pl?m-1211472208/s-0/highlight-bread/#num0

Devon Girl (who posted the recipe) reported later that it barely nudged her BGs up when she had two slices of this toasted for breakfast.  Unfortunately she subsequently became very ill with meningitis and was unable to concentrate on using the computer after that, so ceased posting, though I do occasionally exchange emails with her.
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