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« on: Dec 01, 2007, 11:30PM »

I found this recipe for Flax meal bread on a Low Carb forum that I participate in - and I have made it a couple times and LOVE IT!

a) making it just as described below is wonderful - just cut out some squares and enjoy, or
b) try it as a muffin - and perhaps add a bit of cinnamon and extra sweetener

Try it - flax seed is so good for you!

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Focaccia–Style Flax Bread

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups flax seed meal
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 T sweetening power from artificial sweetener (packet or two of Splenda, for example)*
5 beaten eggs
1/2 C water
1/3 C oil

*for those of you not worried about carbs, use sugar or brown sugar to taste - but I'm not sure how that will effect the 'chemistry' of the recipe. (FYI - I actually use 4 drops of Sweetzfree liquid sucralose, not powedered Splenda, to avoid all the extra fillers and useless junk...)

PREPARATION:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare pan (a 10X15 pan with sides works best) with oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat.

1) Mix dry ingredients well - a whisk works well.

2) Add wet to dry, and combine well. Make sure there aren't obvious strings of egg white hanging out in the batter.

3) 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.)

4) 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).

5) 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.

6) Cool and cut into whatever size slices you want.


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« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2007, 03:59AM »

Sounds good, I'll have to try it.  How many carbs in a serving?  I'm also montitoring my carb intake right now.  Could you share the address of the low carb forum you mentioned?
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 02, 2007, 06:29AM »

Good lord, Tom. I have a high fiber diet, but man! And the recipe needs all those freakin' eggs just to hold it together. More like a flaxseed custard! Evil
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 02, 2007, 05:02PM »

Sounds good, I'll have to try it.  How many carbs in a serving?  I'm also montitoring my carb intake right now.  Could you share the address of the low carb forum you mentioned?

Divided into 12 servings, each piece of bread has less than one gram of carbohydrate - plus 5 grams of fiber. Flax seed is pretty good for a low carber - virtually all the carbs are indigestible fiber.

Here is the site I am referring to:

http://forum.lowcarber.org/index.php?

Very cool site for low carbers of all types...
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 02, 2007, 05:03PM »

Good lord, Tom. I have a high fiber diet, but man! And the recipe needs all those freakin' eggs just to hold it together. More like a flaxseed custard! Evil

I'll make you a batch, Scott, if you are interested. It really has a nice texture, nice bread vibe, and delicious taste.

As you, I view bread as just a vessel for butter!
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2007, 06:27PM »

Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Chippewa Falls Wisconsin is quite tasty.
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2007, 09:23PM »

Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Chippewa Falls Wisconsin is quite tasty.

Dobbins - did you mean to post this here, or in the beer thread?
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 2007, 09:38PM »

Where's my muffins?
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 30, 2007, 11:50PM »

Heh. I don't know. Where have you looked?
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 31, 2007, 01:53PM »

I'm glad The Sheriff couldn't find his muffins. It reminded me that I want to try this recipe! :D
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 20, 2008, 03:19PM »

D'oh!!

We were going to make this tonight and I thought we had everything we needed. So then, being a "wise guy", I checked the recipe again.

Oops, flax MEAL.... :cry:

Maybe tommorrow night.....
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 21, 2008, 10:50AM »

You can buy Flax Seeds and do the grinding yourself....

Make a big batch and have the butter ready!!
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 21, 2008, 12:53PM »

I have flax seeds. How do you grind them???? Don't know
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 21, 2008, 04:51PM »

Coffee grinder or a blender would probably work.
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 28, 2008, 06:23PM »

Okay, I finally got some proper flax meal and made this. It is very tasty and I think it could also be very versatile. Tonight I just put butter on it. My wife used Splenda and cinnamon and that was also good. I think it would be excellent with just about any jam/jelly/syrup/chutney imaginable. We are also already contemplating an herbed version as well as an adaptation for some sort of low-carb pancakes. As is, they would also be great split in half with a sausage patty in the middle!

Really a very nice low-carb recipe. Simple to make, tasty, and versatile. And surprisingly "bready" tasting. Good!
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 28, 2008, 09:45PM »

Glad you are digging them, Dave!

I use a coffee grinder to make meal from seeds, too.
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