Baking with low carb flours

Ingredients for low carb baking
I've been working this basic recipe for a while now. Read more - here. I've got it waxed and it works perfectly. I can vary the flavourings. This mixture makes either cake, bread or muffins.

They always turn out perfectly. And the best bit is the resultant food is sooo filling. One or two slices of this cake for breakfast and I'm full all morning.


The original recipe comes from - Colette Heimowitz - Atkins cookbook.
Below is my slightly modified version of the basic recipe. You have to add your preferred flavours as the basic recipe has no taste.

Cheese Herb Muffins, Choc Nut Cake and Cardamom Lemon Cake
The recipe for the basic mixture is as follows:-

Ingredients: -

115ml unsweetened soy milk
50g gluten flour
50g soy flour
50g ground almonds
75g whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
115g melted butter
2 large eggs
1 x 251g - Alpro soy single cream


Method: -

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Melt the butter in the microwave in a small bowl
Beat the eggs, cream, and milk together in another bowl.
Add the melted butter to the egg/milk mixture.
Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and pour into an oven proof bread container.
Bake at 190'C for 50 minutes and allow to cool on a rack.

I mixed up three batches of this low carb baking mix during the last session in the kitchen and made the following variations: -

To make Cheese Herb Muffins I added
1 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
300g of mature cheddar cheese.

To make Cardamom Lemon Cake I added
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
15 sachets of - Truvia - a UK brands of stevia, in SA I use liquid stevia from - Health Connection
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon lemon essence
grated rind of two lemons

To make Chocolate Nut Cake I added
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon chocolate essence
15 sachets of Truvia - see above for details
100g chopped pecan nuts
2 heaped Tablespoons cocoa powder

The great thing about this recipe is you can do your own thing. Visit the recipe page to see more low carb, low GI, vegetarian recipes by clicking - here




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