- November 22, 2011 at 10:47 am #68058
Hi, I have recently made a bread suitable for the diet. I am pleased with the texture, which is a bit like a cake but I find the taste very bland.
I wondered if anyone had some tips for making a better flavour or what people put on it?
The ingredients I am currently using are: buckwheat flour, eggs, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, xantham gum, probiotic yoghurt. (I use buckwheat flour and not coconut flour as I have a food intolerance and can’t tolerate coconut).January 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm #70814
AshlayMemberTopics: 12Replies: 57
I agree the taste can be very bland, however I have started adding xylitol to the ingredients and it makes a huge difference. Also, I have tried squeezing some lemon juice and ginger in to make a lemon and ginger loaf, was quite nice.
Also, slicing the bread And then Toasting/grilling it made it that bit more enjoyable for me too.January 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm #70874
I hadn’t thought of adding the lemon and ginger, good idea. ThanksFebruary 7, 2012 at 8:06 am #72833
piloteminuitMemberTopics: 1Replies: 7
While you’re adding lemon, don’t forget that lemon juice + milk = buttermilk. 🙂
scant 1 cup dairy (almond milk, yogurt)
1 TBSP lemon juice
mix, let sit 5 minutes.
An egg wash, water spritz, or ghee could change the crust up for more variety.
I also love a savory bread, what about adding spices?
1 TBSP rosemary
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp curry
2 tsp turmericFebruary 7, 2012 at 8:22 am #72839
LaurenMemberTopics: 44Replies: 267
Great ideas!! Thanks!
LaurenFebruary 12, 2012 at 6:47 am #73267
I love the idea of putting rosemary in the bread. I have a rosemary bush in the garden so will be very easy to do. ThanksMay 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm #80814
DoggiemamaMemberTopics: 43Replies: 204
I had the buckwheat and it was HORRIBLE! I also used the coconut..didnt care for it either too much. i added some cinnamon and xylitol and it was somewhat better. But this recipe calls for almond flour so i am going to try it next. one of them has to taste good. But i like the sound of this recipe.
2 ½ cups blanched almond flour (NOT Bob Red Mills)
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon Stevia/xylitol
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, then add xylitol and vinegar
Stir wet ingredients into dry
Scoop batter into a well greased 6.5 x 4 inch baby loaf pan
Bake at 300° for 45-55 minutes on bottom rack of oven; until a knife comes out clean
Cool and serve
Makes 1 loaf (about 12 slices)May 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm #80823
weynMemberTopics: 11Replies: 33
I haven’t baked on the diet yet, but the breads I used to bake were actually non yeast breads. The only thing going against the diet would be that I would use some syrup or honey to sweeten, and then lots of dried fruits and nuts in it. So soon, when I start baking breads again (as soon as I’ve tested the flours that I want to use) I’ll just exclude those things that we can’t have on the diet.
Anyway, what I used to use in my bread to get a nice flavor were spices like cumin, anis and fennel (mortal it first). I can’t remember the amount, but you really don’t need to be careful with these spices. It gives a delicious depth to the bread..
Also, I would mortal some fresh rosemary, oregano, thyme, whatever I would have with some olive oil to get the tastes out and put it in the dough.
I used to grate a couple of carrots and mix it into the dough to make it extra juicy, but I’m thinking about grating in zucchini now..
Anyway, I’ll probably start baking within a week, so I’ll come back with some tips when I have the baking more fresh in my head:)
Just a quick question. Is there anything else we could use a sweetener which is not those stevia etc?May 4, 2012 at 1:07 am #80833
orka1998ParticipantTopics: 53Replies: 673
Hey CT, are you having oat bran yet? I hated the pure buckwheat bread as it didn’t have any taste and it is always a bit dry. I am now doing half oat bran flour and half buckwheat flour and it tastes pretty decent. Rosemary is a great addition to it. here is the recipe:
3 cups flour (I do half oat bran flour and half buckwheat)
1 table spoon baking powder
sea salt to the taste (I put like half a teaspoon)
2 tablespoons of EVO (or whatever oil you are using or ghee)
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups of warm water (you may substitute half for milk kefir or yoghurt if you are having it)
you can add different spices to it: rosemary, sunflower/flax seeds (if you are eating them), garlic powder or garlic salt…
I bake it for about an hour on 180 degrees Celsius.
ArijanaMay 5, 2012 at 4:14 am #80933
DoggiemamaMemberTopics: 43Replies: 204
Orka, I noticed you using baking powder. Do you buy any that is aluminum free and doesnt have cornstarch?
I think Baking soda has less junk in it that we cant have. I am getting some aluminum free baking soda instead.
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