Saturday, January 18, 2014

Low Carb Focaccia

Bread,  often referred to as the 'staff of life'.  Bread is an incredibly basic food that supports life. The world of bread is immense and varied: some type of bread is found in almost every society of the world and is made with the simplest of ingredients.  

With the evolution and modification of grains, many folks have digestive issues with gluten and wheat products, others have opted to eliminate wheat as well as grains from their diet. I personally feel better since eliminating wheat from my diet during my low carb journey.

As those of you who join me on the low carb journey probably know, finding a good low carb bread isn't easy and if you like bread, that's a big deal!

I adapted this from a recipe found in About.com and I hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do.  It produces a thin, flat whole grain textured bread that is wonderful for dipping in your favorite olive oil, slathering it with fresh creamy butter, or thinly slicing it in half to make your favorite sandwich or panini.







Low Carb Focaccia



Ingredients:


2 cups flax seed meal
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon erythritol or sweetener of choice
5 beaten eggs
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup good quality olive oil
2 teaspoons dried rosemary, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Topping:


2 teaspoons dried rosemary, chopped
3 Tablespoons, grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper as desired

Directions:


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a 10-15" baking pan with parchment and coat it with oil to prevent the bread from sticking.

In a large mixing bowl combine the flax seed meal, baking powder, salt and sweetener.
Add the dried rosemary, grated Parmesan cheese and black pepper and mix to thoroughly combine the ingredients.

In a smaller bowl, add the eggs and beat them thoroughly.
Add to the eggs, the water, olive oil and mix together thoroughly.

Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring just enough to combine the ingredients.
Let the mixture sit briefly. (about 2 minutes)  During this time it will thicken up.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan, top with the additional rosemary, Parmesan and black pepper. Bake in the preheated 350 degree F. oven for 20 minutes.

Cool and cut into 12 servings.

My Fitness Pal produced the following results when the recipe was entered:
270 calories, 17g fat, 10g protein, <1g carb and 5g fiber per serving.


....and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!


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