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Carbohydrate free
Fri 22-Jul-16
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Aly
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Thought it would be an idea to start this off. I love baking so needed to find some suitable recipes.

Today I have made crackers taken from 'everyday grain free baking' by Kelly Smith. It uses almond flour which I bought from Holland and Barrett as they will deliver here. It is a constant battle to find ingredients which does limit my choice.

I have also found cloud bread on the BBC good food site. Will be making that next.

The crackers will be for lunch tomorrow as a variation to never ending salad!

Cheddar cheese crackers

2 cups almond flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp paprika

1 cup grated cheddar

2 egg whites

2 tsps olive oil

combine almond flour, sea salt, mustard and paprika. Mix in the grated cheese. Mix in egg whites and oil and combine to form a ball.

roll out to 1/4 inch thickness between two sheets of baking parchment. I used a pastry cutter to cut rounds. Leave on the parchment and remove excess dough. Keep doing this until all dough is used.

bake at 150 for about 15 mins. They should be brown at the edge. Open oven door and leave the crackers to crisp! Store in airtight container in the freezer until needed. I plan to take out what I need for the meal. I made 14 crackers from this mix. I guess you can change the flavours with other herbs etc.

They tasted quite nutty but with a bit of cheese and chutney I think they will be good.

Hope you enjoy them 

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Fri 22-Jul-16
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I got almond flour in Costco last year - I tried to use it as if it was ground almonds, but it was too dry, so I guess it was just what you needed. Pity it i such a long way to Costco for you!

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Sat 23-Jul-16
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Yes it is different, all new stuff for me but am trying to do low carb. I miss things like biscuits, bread and cake so am investigating alternatives. It has also to fit in with my policy of eating clean which is more important to me! Might have to give in and make a seeded loaf as I love my toast for breakfast. Yogurt does not do it for me! We agreed to do carb free for a week and then take stock. It has to fit in with our lifestyle.

Hope you manage to get rid of the extra pounds. 

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Sat 23-Jul-16
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Sorry did not see it was you Jean, thought it was Bonnie.

Too early!

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Sat 23-Jul-16
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I've given up on low carb/alternative flours baking of any kind, Aly.....it was all so hit and miss, mostly miss!  And I really resent having to throw food away, especially since the alternative flours cost a lot!  I think the almond flour and gram flour produce the most acceptable results.....coconut flour seems to produce a strange texture and tastes too coconutty for savoury things.  Husband's not that keen on things made with almond flour (he doesn't like almonds).  Gram flour does make pretty good pancakes or wraps though.  I might give your cheesy biscuits a try, if I use strong enough cheese (maybe a combination of mature Cheddar, Parmesan or blue) it might overpower the taste of the nutty flour.

Good luck with the cloud bread.....I tried that and it went straight in the bin - horrible!  Nothing like bread or rolls at all, tasted a bit like a chewy unsweetened meringue.

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