Recipes

Low-Carb Bread Recipe (Number 2)

Here is another recipe for low-carb bread. As we’ve said before, we reckon bread is one of the things people really miss when they embark on a low-carb lifestyle so having some replacement recipes up your sleeve is really handy…

One of the other bonuses about low-carb bread is that it lasts longer than ordinary, home-made bread. You can keep it in the fridge or bread bin, or slice it up and freeze it.

For two loaves:

  • 6 cups ground almonds (600g)
  • 125g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 500g mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence (can be left out)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, or 180 C
  2. In a mixer, cream together the butter and marscapone. Add the almond essence if using.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the ground almonds, baking soda and powder and salt. Add the eggs to the wet ingredients, then add the ground almonds a large spoonful at a time with the mixer going.
  4. Grease two loaf pans (about 4 x 8 inches) generously with butter or spray with non-stick cooking oil . Spoon the batter into the pans, smoothing the top.
  5. Bake at 350 F or 180C for 50-60 min until lightly browned on top.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Run a spatula around the sides of the pan, pressing gently against the loaf to loosen at the corners and bottom of the pan.
  7. Wrap in tin foil. You can freeze these for weeks. Take out the night before you intend to use it. This bread is particularly good toasted.
  8. Each loaf yields 6 thick slices.

CHO per slice – 6g

 

Sugar-free peanut butter keeps the carb count down.

Sugar-free peanut butter keeps the carb count down.

Most people have their own favourite bread or toast toppings, but here are some ideas…

  • Half a ripe avocado, mashed up with a little lemon juice, salt and chilli.
  • Cream cheese topped with smoked salmon.
  • Peanut butter and sliced cucumber (it sounds weird, but the cucumber cuts through the richness and mouth-claggy feel of the peanut butter).
  • Butter and reduced sugar fruit spread.
  • Cheese spread and chopped ham.
  • A little smoked mackerel mashed up with cream cheese and a little horseradish sauce for bite.

Check out the Diabetes Diet for lots more low-carb recipes to help you achieve good health and good blood sugar control. Almond picture thanks to Wikipedia

 

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