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Keto Italian Bubble Bread

Keto Italian Bubble BreadKeto Italian Bubble BreadKeto Italian Bubble Bread. No telling what I may Google on any given day and I have no recollection how I started seeing pictures of something called bubble bread but I did, and this keto Italian bubble bread is the culmination of what I saw and gads, it is easy, cheesy, garlicky, herby, goodness at its best. Now that I think about it I may have seen the pics when I finally finished my Keto Monkey Bread recipe.

When I am testing a recipe, many times I only make half just in case I end up not liking it and because uh, I am going to have to eat it but, that was not the case here. This keto Italian bubble bread is terrific and…I ruined another dinner cause…I immediately ate it after taking my pictures and about an hour before a good planned Sunday dinner.  This is not the first time I have done this and probably won’t be the last. I have a really good sugarfree Dry Italian Herbs Mix if you want to make your own. It makes tons at a time for use in the future.

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Italian Bubble Bread
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Dough
  1. 1½ C Carbalose Flour***
  2. 2 T Coconut Flour
  3. 2 T Gluten
  4. ¼ t Salt
  5. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  6. ⅛ t Xanthan Gum
  7. 2 T Golden Flaxseed Meal
  8. 2 T Warm Water
  9. 2 T Olive Oil
  10. 3 Drops Liquid Sucralose***
  11. ½ C Warm Water + More As/If Needed 1 T At A Time
  12. 1½ T Yeast
  13. ½ t Sugar
Dough Wash
  1. 3 T Olive Oil
  2. 1 T Garlic Paste***
  3. Mix And Set Aside
Topping
  1. 2 T Parmesan Cheese
  2. 1 t Dry Italian Herbs
  3. Mix And Set Aside
Instructions
  1. Bloom yeast & sugar in 1 cup warm water for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Add flaxseed to 2 T warm water for 10 minutes. (It will become quite gelatinous)
  3. Put first 6 ingredients in processor and pulse to blend.
  4. Add flaxseed mixture to dry ingredients and pulse to blend.
  5. Add olive oil to bloomed yeast and with processor on, slowly add to dry ingredients and run for 1-2 minutes. If needed, add more water 1 T at a time.
  6. You want to make sure there is enough water. Dough should hold together, have a loose consistency and should not be sticky on your hands. At this point the dough should have the same look and feel of regular bread dough.
  7. Form into a ball and put into un-greased bowl and cover with film for about 15-20 minutes or until less than doubled. If over-proofed it will not rise well the second time.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°.
  9. Using either a 9” glass pie dish (easiest) or a 9” removable bottom cake pan (what I used) grease bottom and sides with 1 t butter.
  10. Dump dough onto counter and knead to get rid of bubbles.
  11. Divide dough into 4 quarters. Divide each quarter into 4 pieces and then the 16 pieces in half again for a total of 32 pieces.
  12. Quickly make into small balls, place evenly in pan, and brush liberally all over with garlic oil.
  13. Sprinkle with topping, cover and allow to rise about 15-20 minutes.
  14. Bake 25 minutes and slide on to serving platter.
  15. I drizzled a couple of T more olive oil but it is not necessary. Notice the small puddles of it in the top left picture.
  16. 8 Servings
  17. 171 Calories, 6.9g Protein, 14.3g Fat, 9.8g Carbs, 5.8g Fiber, 4.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This is gonna make your kitchen smell REALLY GOOD.
  2. If you by chance have some low carb marinara sauce this is of course delicious dipped into it.
  3. I didn't do it but I can imagine some full fat melted mozzarella cheese might be good on the top.
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Keto Brown Sugar Cookies

Keto Brown Sugar CookiesKeto Brown Sugar Cookies. Yep, and they are so easy too. Tons of butter to sooth any savage beast and They. Are. Huge. To be more exacting they are over 4″ huge so one is plenty enough after a good low carb dinner. A while ago I did a recipe for Giant Ginger Cookies and this is just kind of a sister-cookie. When baked, and after sitting, these keto brown sugar cookies have kind of a soft-crunchy texture but, that’s if you get people to leave alone long enough to actually sit.

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Brown Sugar Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 2¼ C Carbalose Flour***
  2. 3 Sticks Butter
  3. 1 C Just Like Sugar Brown***
  4. 30 Drops Liquid Sucralose***
  5. 2 Eggs
  6. 1 T Vanilla Extract
  7. ⅓ C Just Like Sugar Brown*** Additional for sprinkling on top.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° .
  2. Mix eggs, vanilla extract and Sucralose.
  3. In large bowl cream butter, then add and beat in egg mixture.
  4. Slowly add 1 C Just Like Sugar Brown.
  5. Slowly add in flour. Mixture should be a very thick dough.
  6. With a ¼ C scoop place 8 balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet and with your fingers, press each ball to flatten a bit.
  7. Generously sprinkle on more sugar and press with a flat surface to about 4" and it's the sugar that keeps them from sticking to whatever you use for the final flattening. I use, of all things, my meat pounder but whatever trips your trigger.
  8. Bake 18-20 minutes or until just beginning to brown at the edges.
  9. Repeat for last 8 cookies.
  10. Allow cookies to cool on sheets.
  11. 16 Servings 85% Fat
  12. 206 Calories, 5.3g Protein, 19.4g Fat, 6.9g Carbs, 4.1g Fiber, 2.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I have a very large baking sheet that fits all the cookies at once but since you may not, it's why you either need 2 sheet pans or to repeat the process for all your cookies.
  2. Yes, they freeze very well, I wrap mine individually, and thawing is a snap.
  3. The dough will be fine if you are doing the cookies in two batches and they do not have leavening in them except for the eggs.
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Keto Monkey Bread

Keto Monkey BreadKeto Monkey BreadKeto Monkey BreadKeto Monkey BreadKeto Monkey BreadKeto Monkey Bread.  It’s been a whirlwind of recipes since I came up with Keto Rum Caramel Sauce.  and this will probably be the last recipe for more than a couple of reasons but have given you enough to branch out and come up with your own.  I have had this recipe for keto monkey bread on the drawing board for about 5-6 months.  It’s not that I’m not busy because I am, but one would think that with all the other new Carbalose Flour dessert recipes I have done recently, that I should have done this before now.  Every once in a while I have to hit myself in the head and say oops, I coulda had a V-8.  This is one of those times.  My problem was getting the nut mixture in between the little dough balls and of course it really turned out not to be a problem at all.  Several months ago I did a recipe for Rich Rum Sticky Buns and this keto monkey bread uses nearly identical ingredients (a bit more butter) and just put together a little differently.  So stop monkeying around and get to makin.  I have shown the keto monkey bread on a couple of plates but the idea is really to individually pull each ball by hand and eat it.  Incredibly, it is not sticky, yes it is messy, and your kids will love eating it with their fingers.  I personally think about 4 balls is plenty enough as they are filled with so much fat but…that is up to you. Really easy to eat and very easy to overeat because of the oh-so-high fat content.

That sweet little 8″ angel food cake pan is something I have had for 45-50 years so keep that in mind when choosing your cake pan size.  I have found one by Chef Made with a removable bottom on Amazon for 18.99 and here is one made by Fat Daddio also on Amazon for 15.99.

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Monkey Bread
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Caramel Topping
  1. ¼ C Butter
  2. ¼ C Heavy Cream
  3. 2 T Sugarfree Maple Syrup***
  4. 1 T Rum
  5. ½ t Vanilla Extract
  6. 6 T Just Like Sugar Brown***
  7. ⅔ C Un-Toasted Pecans (To Be Used Later)
  8. 1 t Butter (To Be Used Later)
Nut Filling
  1. ½ C Pecans
  2. ¼ C Just Like Sugar Brown***
  3. 1½ t Cinnamon
  4. 6 T Melted Butter (To Be Used Later)
Dough
  1. 1½ C Carbalose Flour***
  2. 2 T Coconut Flour
  3. 2 T Gluten
  4. ½ t Salt
  5. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  6. ⅛ t Xanthan Gum
  7. 2 T Golden Flaxseed Meal
  8. 2 T Warm Water
  9. 1 Large Beaten Egg
  10. 2 T Heavy Cream
  11. 2 T Refined Coconut Oil (Un-Refined Is OK Too But Will Add What I Consider Too Much Coconut Flavor).
  12. 12 Drops Liquid Sucralose***
  13. ⅓ C Warm Water + More As/If Needed 1 T At A Time
  14. 1½ T Yeast
  15. ½ t Sugar
  16. 1 t Orange Extract (This Is An Important Essential Ingredient)
  17. 1 t Butter (To Grease Bottom Of Pan)
Caramel Topping
  1. This can and should be made a day or two in advance (for time’s sake). Be sure to hide it in the fridge or someone will get into it. Bring to room temperature the day of final assembly.
  2. In a small sauce pan barely, and I mean barely, melt butter, take off heat, add heavy cream, syrup, rum & vanilla.
  3. Begin mixing in Just Like Sugar 2 T at a time until all is incorporated.
  4. Bring to very slow simmer, stirring occasionally and cook for about 15-18 minutes. It will begin to darken and get a little thicker. The idea is to have an overall bit of bubbling for the total cooking period.
  5. The color will start out very light, get darker with cooking, and then lighten again.
  6. Cool to warm.
Nut Filling
  1. Put pecans, cinnamon, and just Like Sugar in small processor and grind until nuts are finely ground. Set aside. This can also be done a day or two ahead of assembly and trust me, it’s easier. I do mine the night before and it only takes a couple of minutes at most to do.
Dough
  1. Put first 6 ingredients in processor.
  2. Add 2 T warm water to flaxseed meal for 10 minutes, add to dry ingredients and pulse to mix.
  3. Bloom yeast with sugar in warm water for 10 minutes.
  4. Add Sucralose, orange extract, and melted coconut oil to top of bloomed yeast.
  5. Beat egg and add cream.
  6. Add egg mixture to bloomed yeast mixture.
  7. Start processor, add liquids, and process for 1-2 minutes or so.
  8. If needed, add more water 1-2 T at a time.
  9. Carbalose flour is not sticky but eggs are so this time your dough might be a little sticky to begin with and as you are cutting and forming dough to put into your pan it will then end up pretty much non-sticky. It's kind of like magic.
  10. Place dough in a small round pan, cover with film and let rise about 15 minutes.
Final Assembly
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Begin bringing caramel sauce to room temperature and when ready, heat slightly until warm and slightly liquified.
  3. As lightly as is possible grease bottom of pan with 1 t butter. Evenly distribute ⅔ C un-toasted pecans (they will get roasty-toasty in the oven). Butter is to hold the pecans in place more than anything else as the monkey bread will slip out with no help after baking.
  4. Invert dough onto countertop (or your trusty Silpat is perfect), cut dough in half and them cut into 24 pieces. Repeat with second half of dough for a total of 48 pieces.
  5. As best you can roll into balls and they DO NOT need to be perfect. (See Picture)
  6. Place 24 dough balls in kind of a zigzag around the bottom and on top of the pecans. Sprinkle with ½ of the nut filling and then drizzle with ½ the melted butter. Repeat with last 24 dough balls, nut filling and butter.
  7. Cover and allow to rise for about 20 minutes.
  8. Place monkey bread in oven for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Invert onto serving plate with the pecans on top.
  10. Allow to cool for 8-10 minutes.
  11. Drizzle warmed caramel topping all over top & down the sides and voilà, it’s ready.
  12. 12 Servings
  13. 279 Calories, 6.6g Protein, 26.3g Fat, 9.3g Carbs, 5.7g Fiber, 3.6g Net Carbs
  14. 8 Servings
  15. 418 Calories, 9.9g Protein, 39.5g Fat, 14.0g Carbs, 8.6g Fiber, 5.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. CAVEAT: I use the ingredients that I feel are the best available, for me personally. If you decide to make this (and I sure hope you do) I am unable to vouch for substitute sweeteners. I have multiple reasons for NOT using eryritol with or without oligosaccharides, food grade glycerin, or anything with probiotic tapioca fiber. None of them are as low in carbs as you may have been lead to believe.
  2. I do occasionally used EZ-Sweetz liquid Sucralose (and have for over 9 years with zero ill effects) as it adds a different depth of sweetness rather than leaving something one dimensional and neither of the products used here have any carbs in them no matter how much you use. None of the above mentioned can begin to say that which is why you see a nutritional label for 1 t or God forbid ½ t.
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Low Carb Carbalose Flour Dumplings

Low Carb Carbalose Flour DumplingsLow Carb Carbalose Flour Dumplings.  I have had a lot of people over the years who have either Googled or emailed me about low carb carbalose flour dumplings and I really didn’t have a recipe per se except for the dumplings in my Creamy Chicken & Dumplings so I thought I would do a plain version of them just in case you don’t want the herbs/spices.  My personal opinion is that they go quite well with a gravy like Basic Cream Gravy or the Keto Primal Gravy.

Sautéed in a bit of butter? With gravy?  Yep, they make a great side dish to many meals and this is a really easy way to get dumplings for anything you might want them for.  I have a sneaking suspicion these are going to be a big hit and I believe, if you don’t tell anyone, they’ll not know the difference so…Don’t tell.   No, these are NOT, I repeat NOT, made with Carbquik.

For many other Carbalose Flour Recipes please see the All Things Carbalose informational page.

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Carbalose Flour Dumplings
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Carbalose Flour***
  2. ½ t Baking Powder
  3. ¼ t Pepper
  4. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  5. ⅛ t Grated Nutmeg
  6. 2 Eggs
  7. ⅓ C Heavy Cream
  8. ⅓ C Hot Water
  9. 1-1½ t Chicken Base*** (This Is Your Salt).
  10. 2 Drops Liquid Sucralose*** (Only If Flour Tastes Bitter To You And WILL NOT make it sweet).
  11. More Freshly Ground Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Beat eggs.
  2. Mix hot water & Sucralose, add chicken base until dissolved, add to eggs and beat, add heavy cream and mix. Add to dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
  3. Using a two teaspoon scoop (about the size of a small melon baller #100 size scoop) drop dough into water (don't crowd) and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until they are no longer doughy. They will float almost immediately so that is not any indication of doneness. Also if you make them larger they will also need a longer poaching time.
  4. Drain and repeat until all dough is used.
  5. You should get about 32-34 good size dumplings. (About 1-1½” in diameter)
  6. 8 Servings-4 Dumplings Each
  7. 87 Calories, 5.5g Protein, 6.3g Fat, 6.1g Carbs, 3.6g Fiber, 2.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You only see 15 dumplings in the picture because I only made a ½ recipe and...I popped one into my mouth before I got it into my soup. Oops.
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Low Carb Stuffed Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Low Carb Stuffed Strawberry Cream Cheese French ToastLow Carb Stuffed Strawberry Cream Cheese French ToastLow Carb Stuffed Strawberry Cream Cheese French ToastLow Carb Stuffed Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast. Was watching Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives one evening some “dive” made close to what this recipe is. Regular French toast with 2 pieces of bread and maple syrup would set you back carb-wise somewhere North of 60-65 carb grams and that’s with only 2 paltry tablespoons of  maple syrup.  Add another tablespoon, & add another 14g carbs and as you can see they begin to add up quickly.  So the short of it is:  This recipe has only about 20% of the carbs most regular French toast has.  Now I am not saying to eat this everyday (and you could) but certainly once in awhile and I do it for dinner too.  Ah yes, breakfast for dinner.  Your kids will love you for it. (But hate you for something else).  That little blob of white on top?  It’s Crème Fraîche and once you have made it you’ll not want to be without it.

To make this you’ll either need your own low carb bread or a loaf of Carbalose Flour Bread.

All my other Carbalose Recipes are listed at the bottom of the Carbalose Informational Page.

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Stuffed Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Slices Carbalose Flour Bread***
  2. 2 Oz Softened Cream Cheese
  3. 2 Sliced Strawberries
  4. 3 Strawberries Cut Into 8 Chunked Pieces
  5. 1 Egg
  6. 2 T Heavy Cream
  7. 2 T Water
  8. 1 Drop Liquid Sucralose*** (Optional)
  9. ¼ t Vanilla Extract
  10. ¼ t Cinnamon
  11. ¼ t Nutmeg
  12. 1 T Butter Divided
  13. ¼ C Sugar-Free Maple Syrup***
Instructions
  1. Spread 1 oz. cream cheese on each slice of bread.
  2. Lay on sliced berries and make a sandwich.
  3. Heat ½ T butter to medium.
  4. Beat egg, heavy cream, vanilla and water and put onto flat plate.
  5. Mix cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Dredge French toast sandwich on both sides, put into butter and sprinkle ½ cinnamon- nutmeg on uncooked top.
  7. Cook until done on one side, add rest of butter, flip and cook the other side adding the rest of the cinnamon-nutmeg mix.
  8. Barely heat maple syrup & add your chopped strawberries.
  9. Cut French toast on the diagonal and arrange as you wish.
  10. Drizzle syrup and strawberries over all.
  11. 1 Serving
  12. 748 Calories, 16.9g Protein, 58.6g Fat, 17.4g Carbs, 5.9g Fiber, 11.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include Carbalose flour bread.
  2. The one egg, heavy cream and water should be enough for 2-3 orders so if you are making multiple orders do this step accordingly.
  3. In the restaurant I always had a large shaker of cinnamon and nutmeg mixed fifty-fifty which is the ratio above.
  4. That little dollop of crème fraîche? What a difference it makes.
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Low Carb Pantry Essentials

Low Carb Pantry Essentials:

Low Carb Pantry EssentialsLow Carb Pantry Essentials. OK, here’s the deal. We all know Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your pantry.  Buy things as you can and then keep them stocked while you add to them. I think one of the problems people considering when going lowcarb is OMG I don’t have any of this stuff and they give up.  Eating lowcarb does take commitment and that’s really about all it takes. If you are eating recipes from this site you will be eating keto lowcarb and trust me, I am not into suffering.  As a chef in my former working life it has been relatively easy for me to formulate my recipes and all you have to do is now follow them. I realize most people cannot do this (re-formulate recipes) and now it should be much easier for you. Some of the recipes may look complicated and some of them actually are and if you want a finished meal that tastes like anything people will actually eat it takes time, good ingredients, and patience. I have eaten all the recipes here and have eaten this way for the last nearly years and as I said, I am not into suffering. I eat a lot of fat cause fat makes your pants fall down, as in lots of weight loss and…it is good for you. I eat full fat cheeses, tons of butter, olive oil and 40% heavy cream. I render and use my own lard and tallow and I am not asking you to do that, only that you use healthy fats which means, if possible, no vegetable (seed) oils. Butter, olive oil and coconut oil should do you very well in almost all cases.

Yes, I am lucky to be living in foodie town heaven Portland, Oregon. I have access to absolutely everything here. Not all of you will be this lucky and my only advice can be to do as well as you can under your own circumstances. Here is another lucky thing for me. Portland is the home of Bob’s Redmill.  I go to their only store and buy things in bulk for 40% less than any grocery.  Most of the products & prices I get from Netrition are probably the best I have found and their shipping is ridiculously low and free with a $99.00 order.  I have marked them with a red X.

It will cost a bit more in the beginning but I would suggest trying a product before you stock up unless you are familiar with it.  I will say as the guinea pig, these are the products I highly recommend. You may have a product you have used & love and I say continue using it as I am absolutely not wed to anyone else’s decisions.  Each link will take you to pictures & prices of the products and NO I am NOT compensated for any endorsements I may make here as these are all products I use…everyday.

It is almost always less expensive to order from @Netrition than from @Amazon.

Examples:                                           $Netrition                      $Amazon

Carbalose Flour                                     9.99                                17.99

Pork King Good Pork Crumbs            8.99                                12.99

Bob’s Almond Flour                            10.99                                14.37

Lily’s SF Chocolate Chips                     6.99                                  9.30

Mt. Olive SF Sweet Relish                   3.89                                  7.27                              

Many times Amazon is forcing you to purchase 3-6 items to get the prices above and the list goes on.  It is my opinion that Netrition is not only less expensive, it is very easy to get free shipping with a purchase of $99.00 or more. Where do I shop?  Netrition.

Here, in one tidy package, are over 550 Keto~Paleo~Low Carb~Diabetic Chef’s Recipes

Essential Equipment: Pretty short list but I’m going to blab about a couple things first.

A Good Quality Set Of Knives And What To Look For:

 Chef's KnifeBoning KnifeParing Knife

 

 

My preference happens to be Forschner Knives made by Victorinox which is the same company that has been making Swiss Army Knives forever and first delivered to the Swiss Army in 1891.  I have had my chef’s knife nearly 40 years which is pretty good testament as to its quality and durability. There are several reasons why I like these knives. 1.) The balance and feel in my hand and yours may be different 2.) The prices. They are extremely well priced for what you get. 3.) They are easy to sharpen and keep sharpened. There are different hardness’s of steel blades and Forschner is what I call a middle of the roader. It is easy enough to realign the blade on a knife steel quite easily and hard enough to keep its edge for a time. I do have a honing stone and I use it maybe every 3 years. Remember every time you use a stone you are grinding away part of the blade. All you are doing when using a knife steel is realigning the blade which happens with use. Knife EdgeI liken a knife blade to my beloved Rocky Mountains. If you could see a straight on view of a blade that needs sharpening it is kind of raggedy. By steeling the blade it aligns those raggedy edges back into line which sharpens. Every time you hone a knife you are actually wearing away part of the metal. Keep this in mind when purchasing your knives. How often do I want to hone them? How often do I want to just steel them? How long do I want them to last? If you end up with very hard steel blades the edge will last a long time but they are much harder to sharpen and depending, it may need to be done professionally. As you look at the pictures notice the Rosewood Handled Knives and each is riveted three times. These are my preferred knives but you can’t put them in a dishwasher and I never have.  All knives should always be hand-washed. The three rivets will hold the blade forever. When looking at the length of a knife it refers to the blade length-not an overall length. It is absolutely essential to have knives that feel good and have the right balance in your hands and this will be different for each of you. Buying knives is an investment. I have more than 3 knives but really it is my belief you only need 3 working knives. I do have an electric knife. One last thought: The absolute easiest way to cut yourself is using a dull knife. Ever notice how it can “bounce” off an onion and into your finger or hand? That’s a dull blade so keep those puppies sharp.

Baking Pans:

Low Carb Pantry EssentialsI have talked several places on the site about the importance of quality metal baking pans and this is another reminder.  If you are going to bake it would be a very good idea to use professional pans.  Magic Line Pans are the best quality available, they come in about every size & shape you will ever need and…they are made here in the USA.  There is a complete size set of square pans (6″, 7″, 8″, 9″,10″ and 12″) and with these you will have what you need (and perhaps more) to make my recipes.  Since there are only two of us I often make a ½ recipe, use the 6″x6″ pan and cut into 8-10 pieces.  I think because I promote this set of pans several places on this site they keep selling out of them so if you don’t see the 6 pan combo call 309-747-2125 and they will make one for you. 

The rest of the stuff and I’ll add as needed:

I have always pretty much been a chef of limited gadgets but there are a few essentials you will need. For me if it only does one job then I don’t need or want it, if it does two jobs then maybe, and three or more count me in baby. And before you laugh, there are a few gadgets that do only one thing but they are few and far between. I have had and used the same Chef’s knife for nearly 40 years and same goes for my Sharp convection microwave. Got it in 1978, I have no idea how many times a day I use it but it’s plenty, and it still has the original bulb in it. It was produced long before the notion of planned obsolescence. I guess now-a-days you can buy a microwave for $40. but what are you really getting?

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Low Carb Spaetzle Pasta/Noodles

Low Carb SpaetzleLow Carb SpaetzleLow Carb Spaetzle. Oh good grief-this is the first pasta/noodles recipe I have tried to make with Cabalose Flour and it is fantastic.  If you have never had spaetzle you are in for a treat.  Please pardon my description but they look kinda like little white rabbit turds gone wrong.  I know, I know, sorry but the taste will more than off-set the description.  It seems just about every country in the world has its own way of making pasta and this is the way the Germans make theirs.  DO NOT USE CARBQUIK-IT WILL NOT WORK.

After you have made these once or twice your mind will go nuts with the things you can put/do with them.  Fried in butter with poppy seeds, with chives, with mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, your favorite sausage, under a light marinara sauce or a robust Puttanesca Sauce, Tomato Sauce loaded with full fat mozzarella, Tomato Basil Cream, heavy cream & Pistol River Porcini Dust, mixed with spinach & gruyere, a few carmelized onions, any cold pasta salad, and gads, these are just a few quick things I can think of.  Here is the recipe for Macaroni & Cheese  Anything you can do with pasta you can do with this recipe so if you like spaetzle the this low carb spaetzle is for you.

Spaetzle1You will need an old fashioned large holed cheese grater or if you actually have a spaetzle grater all the better (I do not).  I am of the Alton Brown school of though regarding kitchen tools.  If it only does one job I don’t need it.  Two is iffy but three or more…sign me up.  If you have a potato ricer (again I do not) this will give you a longer skinnier low carb spaetzle which is good for soups like the pic to the right.

All my other Carbalose Recipes are listed at the bottom of the Carbalose Informational Page.

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Spaetzle
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Carbalose Flour***
  2. 2 Eggs
  3. 6 T Heavy Cream
  4. 6 T Water
  5. ½ t Salt
  6. ¼ t Pepper
  7. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  8. ⅛ t Grated Nutmeg
  9. 2 Drops Liquid Sucralose***
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to simmer.
  2. Put flour & spices together and stir.
  3. Beat eggs then add water, heavy cream, & Sucralose and add to flour.
  4. Batter should be of a medium thick consistency.
  5. Using an old fashioned large holed grater, put about ½ C batter on top, and with grater over the water, run your index finger gently over the dough and let it drop into the water. It will sink and almost immediately float. Cook about 2 minutes.
  6. Remove with a small strainer or spider.
  7. Repeat until finished.
  8. 6 Servings
  9. 136 Calories, 7.3g Protein, 8.3g Fat, 8.1g Carbs, 4.9g Fiber, 3.2g Net Carbs
  10. 4 Servings
  11. 201 Calories, 10.9g Protein, 12.1g Fat, 12.2g Carbs, 7.3g Fiber, 4.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you think your batter is a bit too thin, add a tad more flour.
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Low Carb Carbalose Flour Almond Raspberry Braid

Low Carb Carbalose Flour Almond Raspberry BraidLow Carb Carbalose Flour Almond Raspberry Braid. It seems unbelievable when you look at this braid that it could possibly be low carb.  This is lovely and perfect with afternoon tea or a Sunday brunch.  With this basic braid recipe you can also fill it with savory vegetables Vegetable Mélange Encased In Pastry or meats or a combo of both to make a meal for two or a side dish for six people.  The combinations are almost endless.

Carbalose Flour may be purchased in 3 lb. bags from www.netrition.com

All my other Carbalose Recipes are listed at the bottom of the Carbalose Informational Page.

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Carbalose Flour Almond Raspberry Braid
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Dough
  1. 1½ C Carbalose Flour
  2. 2 T Coconut Flour
  3. 2 T Golden Flaxseed Meal
  4. 2 T Refined Coconut Oil
  5. 1 T Gluten
  6. ½ t Salt
  7. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  8. ⅛ t Xanthan Gum
  9. 1 Large Egg Beaten (Reserve 2 T For Brushing)
  10. ¼ C Heavy Cream
  11. 10 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  12. ½ C Warm Water
  13. 1 T Yeast
  14. 1 t Sugar
Filling
  1. 1 C Sugar Free Raspberry Preserves
Drizzle
  1. 1 ½ oz Cream Cheese
  2. 3 T Warm Heavy Cream
  3. ½ t Vanilla Extract
  4. ¼ t Almond Extract
  5. 1 T Melted Butter
  6. 6-7 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  7. ¼ C Toasted Sliced Almonds
Directions
  1. Put first 8 ingredients in processor.
  2. Bloom yeast with sugar in warm water for 10 minutes.
  3. Add Sucralose to top of bloomed yeast.
  4. Add beaten egg and heavy cream to processor, start, add water & yeast and process at least one minute.
  5. Carbalose flour is not sticky but eggs are so this time your dough might be a little sticky and as you are forming the rectangle to put into your pan it will then end up pretty much non-sticky.
  6. Since you will be rolling this into a rectangle place dough in your bread pan, cover with film and let rise about 30 minutes.
  7. Invert dough onto bench floured countertop and roll out rectangle to about 10”x16”.
  8. Now, leaving center 4” uncut and beginning at the top, cut every ¾” down one side and correspondingly down the other side at about a 60 degree angle. I use a bench scraper for this because it is blunt but it will cut completely through the dough and if you have to use a knife be very careful not to cut your counter.
  9. Spread center 2 ½” with raspberry filling.
  10. Brush about 1” of the inside braid tips with your reserved beaten egg.
  11. Starting, again at the top, bring one braid across filling and cross it with one from the other side all the way down.
  12. OK, here comes the tricky part. If you have help great and most of the time we don’t so…you have to kind of scrunch it up and quickly transfer braid to parchment lined sheet pan. (Or better yet your Silpat) Once you have made the transfer you can re-position and stretch it.
  13. Brush the entire braid with egg wash, cover with film and let rise 15-20 minutes. It may not rise much and it will a little in the oven. You want pastry a bit denser and not bread-like.
  14. Put Braid in 340 degree preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely.
  15. Put cream cheese in small bowl and beat. Add melted butter & both extracts and start adding the warm heavy cream a little at a time until it will “drizzle” and then drizzle the top of your braid and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Voila-finished.
  16. 12 Servings
  17. 143 Calories, 5.7g Protein, 8.12g Fat, 11.7g Carbs, 3.2g Fiber, 8.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. There are certainly other options for your filling. Any sugar free jam would work and any butter, sugar, and ground nut combo would work. So experiment and have fun. An orange glaze on a strawberry filled pastry comes to mind.
  2. If it’s summer and you have access to fresh raspberries the drizzle is wonderful on them too.
  3. **If you decide to use this braid recipe with a savory filling reduce Sucralose to 4 drops.
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Low Carb Carbalose Flour Bread

Low Carb Carbalose Flour BreadLow Carb Carbalose Flour Bread. Like all true diabetics I went on the internet trying to find a “recipe” for low carb bread.  I never did find that recipe but the quest led me to do this website and is the culmination of this recipe.  Who’d have guessed that looking for a silly bread recipe would also catch a crook.

DO NOT USE CARBQUIK-IT WILL NOT WORK.

Low Carb Carbalose Flour BreadLow Carb Carbalose Flour BreadLow Carb Carbalose Flour BreadIt took me many, many tries to get this recipe just right and I paid nearly $700.00 to have it tested through Exova Laboratories so I know all the figures are correct.

If you think you can’t live without bread then here you go. This bread is good, good, good.

  • Equipment Needed:
  • Large Cuisinart or other Large Food Processor
  • Electric Knife
  • Small Cutting Board
  • 4½” x 8½” x 3″ Small Glass Loaf Pan
  • If you use a larger loaf pan then your bread will be longer, not rise as high, and will be wider that the picture above.
  • Use this recipe if you have a Standard 4″x8″ Loaf Pan

Martha’s Picture

If you do not have an electric knife you will probably not get the slice counts.  This of course is OK but your nutritionals would vary slightly and accordingly.

This recipe may or may not work in a bread machine.  I personally do not have one so I am unable to test it.

 

Use for Stuffed Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast and the dough may also be used for rolls, buns, individual baguettes, and whatever else you might imagine.  Not only does low carb carbalose flour bread makes great bread crumbs and yes, even Basic Pizza Crust.  A roll, hot out of the oven?  Slathered with butter?  Heavenly.

For many other Carbalose Flour recipes please see All Things Carbalose informational page.

If you will just make 3 loaves of low carb carbalose flour bread, one for bread, one for croutons, and one for crumbs, I doubt you will ever want to be without them. Many other recipes are built around this basic recipe using more or less some of the same ingredients.

  • Carbalose Flour may be purchased in 3 lb. bags from www.netrition.com
  • Complete Nutritionals for rolls, buns, baguettes, cubes and crumbs are below recipe.

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 2¼ C Carbalose Flour
  2. ¼ C Wheat Gluten
  3. ¼ C Coconut Flour
  4. 1 t Salt
  5. ¼ t Guar Gum
  6. ¼ t Xanthan Gum
  7. ¼ C Golden Flaxseed Meal***
  8. ¼ C Warm Water***
  9. 3 T+1 t Coconut Oil
  10. 1 C Water + (Only If Needed)
  11. 1½ T Yeast
  12. 1 t Sugar
  13. 7 Drops Liquid Sucralose*
Instructions
  1. Bloom yeast & sugar in 1 cup warm water for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Add flaxseed to ¼ C warm water for 10 minutes. (It will become quite gelatinous)
  3. Put first 6 ingredients in processor and pulse to blend.
  4. Add 3 T melted coconut oil and pulse to blend.
  5. Add flaxseed mixture to dry ingredients and pulse to blend.
  6. Add liquid Sucralose to top of bloomed yeast and with machine running add to dry ingredients.
  7. Run processor for at least 2 minutes and probably a little longer adding any additional water as needed 1 T at a time.
  8. You want to make sure there is enough water. Dough should hold together, have a loose consistency and should not be sticky on your hands. At this point the dough should have the same look and feel of regular bread.
  9. Form into a ball and put into un-greased bowl and cover with film for about 20-25-30 minutes or until slightly less than doubled. If over-proofed it will not rise well the second time and will more than likely "fall", leaving a less that desirable looking loaf.
  10. Preheat oven to 350°.
  11. Take dough out of bowl and knead (very gently) until you are sure ALL air pockets are out.
  12. Form gently into loaf, put into greased (remaining 1 t coconut oil) pan, very loosely cover with film and let rise for 25-30 minutes. Do not over proof as it will rise a little more in the oven.
  13. Bake 45 minutes.
  14. Rest the bread in the pan at least 10 minutes.
  15. Make sure bread sides are not sticking to pan, remove gently, put on wire rack, and cool completely.
  16. Slice bread with an electric knife.
  17. 16 Servings
  18. 93 Calories, 6.8g Protein, 5.0g Fat, 8.9g Carbs, 5.4g Fiber, 3.5g Net Carbs
  19. 18 Servings
  20. 82 Calories, 6.0g Protein, 4.4g Fat, 7.9g Carbs, 4.8g Fiber, 3.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Please note the use of *Sucralose in each of the recipes using Carbalose is only to negate the bitter taste of the flour and DOES NOT make the recipe “sweet”.
  2. Slice size is equivalent to a normal slice of pretty much any other normal bread.
  3. ** I plugged all the ingredients (except the Carbalose Flour) into a food database to get the figures below and added them to the Carbalose figures to get my Totals Per Loaf.
  4. ***The only difference between this recipe and the first one is soaking the flaxseed in warm water. It turns into a gelatinous mixture that seems, for some reason, to give the bread better structure, consistency & with less chance of “holes” in the bread. I have now tried this several times and it absolutely does work.
  5. If at any time after the loaf is form and touched, the indentation will remain even after baking and the same thing when taking out of the pan until the loaf in completely cooled. This is the reason I keep using the word gently.
  6. Flaxseed in warm water was suggested by Jeff L and my hat goes off to him.
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  • Carbalose Flour                                   
  • Calories           Carbohydrate             Fiber               Protein            Fat
  • 675                  108g                            65g                  70g                  25g
  • Rest of Ingredients**
  • 705                    37g                            21g                  29g                  53g
  • Totals Per Loaf
  • 1380                145g                            86g                  99g                  78g
  • Divided by 16 Slices=42g slice             
  • 86                        9g                              5g                    6g                    5g
  • Divided by 18 Slices=37g slice          
  • 77                        8g                              5g                    6g                    4g
  • 16 Slices/Loaf
  • 86 Calories, 6g Protein, 5g Fat, 9g Carbs, 5g Fiber, 4g Net Carbs
  • 18 Slices/Loaf
  • 77 Calories, 6g Protein, 4g Fat, 8g Carbs, 5g Fiber, 3g Net Carbs
  • Bread Cubes 11 Cups/Loaf
  • 125 Calories, 9g Protein, 7g Fat, 13g Carbs, 8g Fiber, 5g Net Carbs
  • Bread Crumbs 8 Cups/Loaf
  • 175 Calories, 12g Protein, 10g Fat, 19g Carbs, 11g Fiber, 8g Net Carbs

  • 12-2 oz. Rolls/Recipe
  • 115 Calories, 8g Protein, 7g Fat , 12g Carbs, 7g Fiber, 5g Net Carbs

  • 12-2 oz. Buns/Recipe
  • 115 Calories, 8g Protein, 7g Fat , 12g Carbs, 7g Fiber, 5g Net Carbs

  • 2-12 oz. Baguettes
  • 690 Calories, 50g Protein, 27g Fat , 73g Carbs, 43g Fiber, 30g Net Carbs
  • 3-8 oz. Baguettes
  • 460 Calories, 33g Protein, 18g Fat , 48g Carbs, 29g Fiber, 19g Net Carbs
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