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Low Carb / Gluten Free Bread and Pizza Crust

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Shalom,

Here are a couple of recipes from the low-carb community over at <http://www.about.com/> . You could easily substitute your choice of natural sweetener.

Focaccia -Style Flax Bread

From Laura Dolson,

Your Guide to Low Carb Diets.

I call this "focaccia" because it is baked in that style - flat on a sheet pan, and then cut up into whatever sized pieces you want. It works for toast, sandwiches, and other bready uses. It is "rough" in texture like heavy whole grain breads. Since it isn't made with wheat, it doesn't have the same kind of grain as wheat breads, but the carb in flax is almost all fiber. Flax is very useful on a low carb diet, as well as being amazingly good for you.

INGREDIENTS:

* 2 cups [organic] flax seed meal [freshly ground]

* 1 Tablespoon [gluten-free]baking powder

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 1-2 T natural sweetener of choice

* 5 beaten [organic]eggs

* 1/2 C water

* 1/3 C [extra virgin olive]oil

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. You don't need a sharp knife - I usually just cut it with a spatula.

At 12 servings, each piece of bread has less than one gram of carbohydrate - .8 to be exact - plus 5 grams of fiber.

Flax Meal Pizza Crust

From Laura Dolson,

Your Guide to Low Carb Diets.

This is a variation of my flax meal focaccia bread, which is a dense "food for you" type of bread. It makes a pizza that is about 12 inches in diameter, although you can spread it thinner and larger if you want.

INGREDIENTS:

* 1 and 1/2 C [organic] flax seed meal [freshly ground]

* 2 teaspoons [gluten-free] baking powder

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 1 teaspoon oregano

* 1 Tablespoon of natural sweetener of choice

* 3 Tablespoons of [extra virgin olive]oil

* 3 [organic]eggs

* 1/2 C water

PREPARATION:

Preheat oven to 425 F.

1. Mix dry ingredients together.

2. Add wet ingredients, and mix very well.

3. Let sit for about 5 minutes to thicken.

4. Spread on pan (I put it on a silicon mat or greased parchment paper).

5. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cooked through, then add toppings and cook until they are done.

Nutritional Analysis: Whole crust has 7 grams of effective carbohydrate, plus 52 grams fiber, 47 grams protein, and 130 grams fat.

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Guest LadyC

THANK YOU! just what i wanted you to post!

i'll be posting some this afternoon.... right now the swimming pool is calling my name!

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Shalom Y'all,

I made this pizza crust tonight and WOW is it ever good!! I left out the sweetener and I added 2 TB Parmesan cheese and extra Italian Seasonings. Very yummy! Very bread-y.

I topped the pizza with Ranch dressing (no msg), roasted garlic green beans, roasted organic chicken, organic mozzarella cheese. So good and filling! Hubby and I couldn't even finish one, we had some left over. I made mine 12 inches.

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