Friday, November 5, 2010

Loafing about

I needed some bread for sandwiches today. I did not want to pull a pack of buns out of the freezer, so I decided it would be a good opportunity to try a couple of low carb bread recipies.

Bread, if you are doing a low carb program, cn be tricky. There are the Atkins type rolls, flax meal foccacias, almond meal breads, but non are exactly like good ole slice a loaf and make a sandwich kind of loaves. It gets discouraging  to say the least ! I came across two recipes that promised a loaf type loaf that looked, tasted and preformed like regular sandwich bread, and I thought I would share with you the results.

Loaf one- Gabi's bread. This one has been floating around low carb circles for a while and is supposedly the best Low Carb loaf option


  2 tsp dry yeast
  1 tsp sugar -- yeast food
  1 1/8 cups warm water
  2 tbsp olive oil
  1 tsp salt
  1 tbsp splenda
  3/4 cup gluten, wheat
  1/4 cup oat bran
  1/4 cup flax seed meal
  1/4 cup wheat bran
  1 cup soy flour

  Dissolve yeast in water, add splenda , oil, salt. Mix. Add flours and mix till
it forms an elastic dough. Let rise till double in bulk, place in loaf pan, let rise and bake 375 for 35 minutes

Resulting loaf looked like bread, sliced like bread but tasted salty ! Next time I would cut the salt way down. Otherwise the flavor was fair - I think I will pass on this one. Sorry Gabi !

Next loaf -

Low Carb Bread

1/2 cup water -- warmed
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 Tablespoon oil
1 large egg
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1 cup gluten flour
1 cup oat bran
2 Teaspoon yeast
1 Teaspoon Splenda

Dissolve yeast in water, add splenda , milk, oil
egg and salt. Add flours and mix till it forms a soft elastic dough.
Let rise till double in bulk, punch down and form a loaf. Let rise and bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees

This one had a better flavor, was the same consistence of Wonder Bread, but was a little on the chewy side. We chose to have this one with our sandwiches, and I would defiantly make this one again ! I realized as I was eating that this loaf is also vegan- could be a definite plus for some people !

1 comment:

spunkysuzi said...

I have to say my favorite bread is ezekiel sprouted bread. Stonemill also has a sprouted bread thats pretty good.