Monday, August 13, 2012

CHEESE AND WINE BREAD



I would call this bread a definite breakthrough!  I've been doing bread experiments lately.  This is a take-off from the Caraway Rye I did a couple days ago.  Instead of coffee, to render a rye flavor, I used Marsala wine as the liquid, and added something else, a secret ingredient to this bread that gave it a heavenly aroma along with a taste that made me keep going "mmmm-mmmm-mmmm" all the way through eating it.  The texture was the closest I've come to yet in a low carb, gluten free bread, to an actual real bread.




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The flavor enhancers in this bread are the wine, the cheese, and nutritional yeast flakes.  I usually have a bottle of wine in my house, which can last me 6 mo. to a year.  I'm not one that is a drinker of wine, and I am not encouraging anyone to buy it if you don't want it in your house and never use it, but I keep it in my house because it adds flavor to so many dishes, and to use medicinally... it lowers my blood sugar on those rare occasions that it shoots up for one reason or another and nothing brings it down.  All it takes for me is 1/4 to 1/2 cup dry red wine and it comes down pretty quickly.  But I like what it does to this bread and to many soups, sauces, etc.  I understand if you don't want it in your house or don't use it, and in that case you can substitute either chicken broth or cooking wine.  Cooking wine will add salt to your recipe.

I've been wanting to try nutritional yeast flakes (NOT Brewers yeast) for 2 reasons.  1) Because I wanted to see how it would add flavor to breads, soups, sauces etc.  It does wonderful things to chicken broth or any soup!  It adds a cheesy flavor.  To the bread it was amazing.  2) I also like to add more B vitamins as naturally as I can to my diet, since it seems Diabetics need more B vitamins.  It was several B vitamins that healed me, it seems, from Pudendal Nerve Neuralgia which was thee most painful condition I've ever experienced in my life.  Do a search on it, and pray you never get it.  If you do, take B vitamins! Benfotiamine and B-12 especially.

And again, I'm loving that I discovered the psyllium husk powder!!!  It also does wonderful things to bread texture!  And you don't have to use very much. A little goes a long way.  I'm just learning how to work with it.  It also is having a wonderful effect on my IBS problems.

This bread was made in my GT Xpress 101, which I picked up pretty cheap at a thrift store.  I looked up the manual online and recipes and have been learning to use it for some low-carb ideas.  If you don't have one, you can microwave this bread also the same as the Caraway Rye, I'm guessing, but if you do have one, you'll find it made this bread come out exceptionally good, better, I think, than the microwave version. I have not tried doing it in my oven, but if you try it, let me know how it works for you!



I have the nutrition info for you for the bread, but not the entire sandwich I made today.  But it shouldn't be hard to figure out, if you make the exact sandwich, or you can choose your own!  After I ate this I was still going "Mmmmm that was good!"  I hope you will think the same if you make it!  I loved it!


                   
CHEESE AND WINE BREAD, LC, GF

1 large  egg
1 teaspoon  extra virgin olive oil -- (any oil you like, this is my preference)
1 tablespoon  dry Marsala wine
2 tablespoons  Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon  almond flour -- (blanched, such as Honeyville, for best results)
1 teaspoon  psyllium seed husk powder
1 teaspoon  nutritional yeast flakes, NOW brand
1/4 teaspoon  baking powder
1/4 teaspoon  Splenda, Or equivalent, (does not make it sweet, just brings out flavor)

Preheat GT Express.  In small bowl, combine egg, oil, and wine.  Whisk together until frothy.

Add Parmesan cheese, almond flour, psyllium powder, nutritional yeast, baking powder, and Splenda granular.

Mix well until blended smooth. Once light is off on the GT Express, fill one side with entire bread batter.  Close lid and let bake for 10 minutes.  Unplug GT Express.  Carefully remove bread and slice in two.

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2 Servings/Per Serving: 122 Calories; 8g Fat (61.0% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 110mg Cholesterol; 191mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

*Entire Recipe:  244 Calories; 16g Fat (61.0% calories from fat); 15g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber

Options: You can microwave this for 2 minutes or until done in center, if you don't have the GT Express.  I have not baked it in the oven, but you could try baking it for 10 minutes or until it tests done with a wooden pick.  The GT Express makes this come out excellent in texture and taste!

My sandwich was spread with a homemade Ranch Dressing (sorry it was one I threw a little of this and a little of that in together and didn't write it down! But the ingredients were mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic and onion powders, salt, pepper, dill weed to taste, and I think I used some sour cream and almond milk to thin it, but you can use whatever you have).

Then I made some thin cucumber slices with my Spiral Slicer using the slicing side.

I added two slices of Roma tomato, 2 slices of GF deli turkey slices, and some Cheddar & Mozzarella sliced cheese


I would have added bacon slices, which I did yesterday, but I ran out of bacon!  NEVER run out of bacon!  ;)

















So this was lunch today at Ginny's Low Carb and Gluten Free Kitchen!  Enjoy!

112 comments:

  1. Can I use another type of flower besides almond? There is a nut allergy at my household!

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    1. Oh sorry about the nut allergy! I have not experimented with other flours in this, so not sure how another would work. They don't all work the same. Sorry! If I try another kind and it turns out, I'll let you know.

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    2. I also have nut allergies so I used gluten free oats that I ground into oat flour using a coffee grinder. Ups the carbs a bit but the texture and flavor are outstanding! I did this for both the single bread and the loaf recipes...
      I went on EBay and found a GT Express for $17 brand new never used in the box! Shipping included.... Works like a charm!
      Love your site Ginny. I have made many things that are so satisfying and delicious that I never would have thought up myself!!!
      Hurray for low carb recipe writers everywhere!!

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    3. That's so great that you found something that works for you in this recipe! Thanks for posting it so others maybe can try it too. I'm so happy that you're enjoying the recipes. :) Wonderful that you found the GT Xpress on ebay for such a good price. I'm just really loving mine. I use it daily. I'm afraid I'm going to wear it out and have to get another one. LOL.

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  2. Okay, what is this GT Express thingy! I've never seen that. Mind you, I do NOT need any more kitchen gadgets!

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    1. Ha ha, me neither! My hubby is going to go nuts if I bring home one more kitchen gadget! But I can't resist when I see them at a thrift store for so cheap. I'm really not trying to sell these gadgets but this one is really nice for low carb goodies quick and easy, especially to take along on a trip to make a quick breakfast sandwich or something. You can get them on Amazon, in some stores, and I see them all the time at our local thrift store.

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  3. Any idea what one could use instead of the parm cheese? Dairy allergy. :)

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    1. Hmmm...I'm not sure Cherie. I'd have to experiment with it and see what would work. Maybe someone else has an idea?

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    2. Ginny,
      on my mobile phone it looks great! but I won't be able to see the computer until late tonight or tomorrow. if it's off center I'm sure I can fix it. I told 3 new people about your site today! they had read wheat belly and needed some recipe help...

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    3. That's fine. :) Thanks so much for telling people about my site! I hope they find some recipes they enjoy.

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    4. Cherie, I used flax meal because I was out of parm cheese and it was amazing!

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  4. Red or white wine lowers your blood sugar? I'm Type 2 as well.

    This bread looks great - need to get me one of those sandwich makers.

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    1. dry red wine works for me. White doesn't. The dryer the wine the better it works.

      Look in the thrift stores if you have any in your area for the GT Xpress. I frequently see them there.

      Otherwise available on Amazon..
      Just do a search, there are some used or new.

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    2. Thanks, Ginny. Made some in a sandwich maker with smaller wells and it was kind of like something for small open face sandwiches but DELISH - and with a glass of Shiraz it would be delightful.

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    3. Wonderful Wisconsingal! :)

      By the way, I am originally from Wisconsin... my home state. Beautiful country! :)

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  5. Just found your blog and added it to my reader, so I can get more of your great LC,GF recipes! Thanks for this one - I'm hoping to try it this weekend...I don't have that unit, so will try it in the oven!

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  6. This looks great! I don't have yeast flakes. If I leave them out, do you think it will still turn out okay?

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    1. It should turn out without fine without the yeast flakes but won't have the same flavor without them. They do add to the flavor and even the aroma. But it will still be a good bread.

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    2. That should be *turn out fine*

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  7. In your comment at the top you put into parentheses (NOT brewers yeast), did you mean to say 'NOW' brewers yeast? Because I looked on Netrition and find the NOW brand of brewers yeast and see all those vitamins listed in it. And in your recipe you recommended the NOW brand.

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    1. No I really meant Not brewers yeast! They are not the same thing. Has to be nutritional yeast. I use the NOW brand, but you can use whatever brand you have available. :) Thanks for asking!

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  8. Great job! Looks fabulous! What brand and type of psyllium do you use Ginny?

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    1. I've just been using a bulk psyllium powder from my health food store, but I ordered some from vitacost.com this morning.

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  9. Ginny, I love this recipe! I made it for dinner, used the microwave and it came out great. The nutritional yeast gives it that "real bread" smell and flavor I've been looking for! I find it amazing how almond flour, psyllium husk and nutritional yeast can work together so well. Thanks for posting!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it as much as I did! :) Yes, I found that amazing also how well they work together!

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  10. Ginny, are you using the Parmesan shreds or the canned Parm?

    Also, I tried a variation of this tonight, going with a T of almond milk, .5t corn flavoring (Superior Flavorings), .5T salsa, mexican spices, 1T canned Parm and 3/8 oz crumbled cheddar cheese (trying to get a mexican cornbread taste)(used above ingredients in place of the wine and 1T of the Parm in your original recipe). Was very tasty, also very comforting and quite filling. Needed a bit more than 10 minutes, but next time I'll know. I almost used the little muffin liner pan in my GT Express!

    Next I'll make your recipe as written!

    Thank you SOOO much for all you do and share.

    Alice

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    1. Alice your variation is interesting! I've been wanting to do a good corn bread also with this. Thanks for sharing! :)

      I'm using the canned Parmesan, but I think it should work with the shreds also, and they are better for you. Some people won't use the canned. I'm not a purist, ;) I use it. I am thinking mozzarella may work in this also, but have not tested it yet.

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    2. Corn flavor??? I have to find that. I miss corn bread!!!

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  11. Sorry to belabor this point, but I'm looking online. I get it not to buy regular yeast, but my question is whether there is a difference between "nutritional yeast" and "nutritional yeast flakes." Obviously I'd buy the flakes if that's what I find on the shelf, but is "nutritional yeast" OK? Thanks so much for your recipes!

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    1. I have only seen nutritional yeast as yeast flakes... if it comes other ways, just make sure it says "nutritional" yeast and not Brewer's yeast.. here is some info about it:http://www.livestrong.com/article/411794-what-are-nutritional-yeast-flakes/
      I'm no expert on it, I just started using it, and use the NOW brand because that's what I can get locally.

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  12. I'm wondering if I could make this in a waffle maker instead of the sandwich maker? I really hate to go buy a sandwich maker, like someone else said, I don't want another kitchen gadget! Is there a reason you can just bake this bread in the oven?

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    1. I think it would probably work just fine in a waffle maker! You can try it in the oven also, in a small bowl maybe or small loaf pan? I haven't done it so you'd have to experiment with the time. I may have to experiment and see what else I can do with it. I don't expect everyone to go out and buy a GT Express just for this recipe. :p But if you have one, it's great. Someone also tried it in the microwave and said it came out great for them.

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    2. I may try it in a loaf pan with sausages...my mother used to make "toad'n the hole" with sausage and yorkshire pudding. For some reason, this hit that memory chip and now I must have it lol.

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    3. That sounds like it would be really good with sausages!

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  13. I baked these and they were fine. I did the one with the hot dog in it..I baked @ 350 for 14 minutes. I have silcone rectangles that were just perfect!!

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    1. Thanks so much for reporting back! That's great! :)

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  14. For people on a diet such as GAPS or SCD who aren't allowed psyllium husks I'm wondering if psyllium seed powerd would work as well? It's sold at Mountain Rose Herbs. http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/search/search.php?refine=y&keywords=psyllium+seed+powder&x=0&y=0

    I'm also wondering if it would work alright without the baking powder as that is not allowed either?

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    1. I think you could probably improvise and do that. In place of baking powder use baking soda. I believe that's allowed on SCD isn't it? I'm not familiar with GAPS but have read some on SCD.

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  15. Can I use something other than wine? I would like to try this in my sandwich maker but don't have any wine ever.

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    1. Yes, I think chicken broth would work just fine in place of wine for flavor.

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  16. Ginny, I bought a GT Xpress today just to make this recipe. I ran home with it! LOL! AFTER I cracked the eggs I realized I didn't have some ingredients! Arghhhh! I subbed flax meal for parmesan cheese, and I didn't have any nutritional yeast flakes so I did without. I added salt since the flax has a lot less than the parm. OH, and I don't have wine so I used chicken broth (I read that somewhere). Anyway, IT WAS DELICIOUS! I'm about to see if the GNC has the nutritional yeast flakes. YAY! Great recipe!

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    1. Oh my goodness you bought the GT Xpress just for my recipe? LOL! I'm so glad your improvising turned out so good! I think any of the "muffin in a minute" type recipes, quick microwave bread recipes would all work in the GT Xpress. The yeast flakes really make the flavor and smell so wonderful in this one! I think if you get them, you'll love it!

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    2. Yes, and can you believe it, my hubby is on his way home with my nutritional yeast from the Vitamin Shoppe! LOL! I'm thinking hot pockets! I'm so excited!!! This is going to lead to a baking/experimenting marathon finish to our weekend. I spent last weekend reading every single post on this blog! I've enjoyed it so much! I cried when you shared your loss of Ben, I can't imagine such heart-hurt, but I know your faith is carrying you. I'm praying for you and your family! I've learned a lot from you!

      I do a lot with blogger, so if you ever need anything you want to add to your blog, please let me know and I will help you out.

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    3. Wow! YOu're blessing the socks off of me! :) You really read my entire blog? I hope you share some of your experiments! Hot pockets, that would be great! Would be great to come up with a whole low carb cookbook for the GT Xpress, ha ha. For those of us who have it now anyway! ;)
      Thanks so much for sharing! and for your prayers! Yes, God has taken this family through much. I may take you up on that off. I am not very techie with blogger. I'm very blogger challenged. LOL!

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  17. Yes, and I made several recipes this past week too! I wouldn't turn off my computer so I wouldn't lose my "place." Your down-to-earth sweet personality and delicious recipes, and helpful health tips (like Quark) and your commitment to family and faith was soooooooo inspiring.

    If you would like, I would love to work on your header for your blog. When people come they want to see your delicious post right away. What do you think about a scrolling header with all the same images and some of your new pictures too?

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  18. Aw thanks! I would be very happy to have you work on my header. A scrolling header would be great! I don't have any idea how to do that. LOL. Thanks!

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    1. I'm working on it... I didn't want you to think I had forgotten you baking your delicious recipes all day!!!

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    2. I figured you maybe were! :)
      It's been good baking weather lately!

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  19. Ginny, it's ready!
    Please backup your blog first, just in case.
    Here's the animated image to substitute for the one you have now.

    http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv302/PastornNeilFamily/GinnysBlogHeader_zps9f1d2daa.gif

    Let me know if you need any help...

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    1. Oh wow! That is super cool!!! I was just heading to bed but I'm going to work on this tomorrow after work. You are a doll!!! Thank you so much!!!

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  20. Oh and you can change your NAVBAR color to match the cream and brown you have here....

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  21. Yay! I can sub any pictures, add more, etc. Once a month, I can update it! Have a great day!

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    1. Very cool! Thanks a bunch!!! I put it up. Do you think it looks a bit off center? Not sure I can do anything to center it. I just add the link, no place to let you do any positioning.

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    2. I'm just getting on the computer! Definitely off center! I will work on correcting that this weekend! The tan navbar looks great!

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    3. No hurry! I appreciate it! :) Thanks again!

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  22. Oh my gosh. This bread is lovely! I bought a GT Xpress 101 Deluxe (it has 4 wells) just this past weekend at the thrift store JUST so I could try this bread out. All week, I've been making omelets and cakes and firm poackhed eggs and I haven't found one yet that I didn't love! Today, I finally passed Whole Foods and picked up the Psyllium and the yeast and just made the bread. It's wonderful! I'm sure that everyone in my family will love it.

    I'm having a poached egg sandwich with colby jack cheese and mayo right now. I think I'm in love.

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    1. You're making me hungry Melissa!! LOL! I'm so blessed that you liked it! :) I didn't know they came with 4 wells! That would be great. You could make up a batch of 4 of them all at once! I'll have to keep my eyes open.

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    2. I know, right? They had a 2 well one and the 4, so since there are 4 of us, I went with it. I'll probably pick up a couple of extras to stash in the shed in case this one ever breaks. What a handy gadget.

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    3. Yes it is a very handy gadget. I'm so glad I discovered it!

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  23. Ginny, I'm just guessing the size. I hope this one is not too big. I will just have to do trial and error until I get it right. Your recipes ROCK!

    http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv302/PastornNeilFamily/AnimationGinnyHeader3_zpsbcf9a5b9.gif

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    1. Aw, it was smaller actually. I put the other one back. Thanks for all your work!! You're a gem!

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    2. I think it needs to be 600 pixels wide

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  24. Okay, I will work on it... It was 767 x 262 pixels.

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  25. I'm going to work on it some more, but it might be next weekend....

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  26. Ginny! I'm sorry I haven't gotten to work on your header any more right now. I'm completely overwhelmed at work! Soon, I promise! Thanks for all your hard work and have a blessed week!

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    1. Don't worry about it! I've been pretty busy at work myself lately.

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  27. You can add this to your html on your blog and adjust the number to get it moved to the right position:

    http://makincuteblogs.com/2011/02/how-to-center-your-header-in-blogger/

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    1. I don't know why it didn't work. I followed the directions and it did not budge no matter what number I put in there. I'm going to be gone all day. I'll try to work on it later. Thanks for all your work on this!

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  28. Ginny, I tried enlarging it on photobucket. Try this link:

    http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv302/PastornNeilFamily/AnimationGinnyHeader1.gif

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    1. Thanks! I tried it and it was off the page. I put back my old one for now. Mine is 600 x 400 pixels I found.
      Sorry for all your hard work! I know you are trying hard. It's rather frustrating blogger is so difficult in some of this stuff. There is the option to "shrink to fit" if it's uploaded from my computer but not if it's a url from the web. Maybe I can save yours to my computer and see if I can get it that way. But when I tried doing that the animation didn't work. So not sure why. Sorry to take so much of your time with this!!! You do such beautiful work!

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  29. If the last one doesn't work, I can make a single image with lots of your pictures instead of an animated header.... Just let me know!

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  30. Okay, so this bread is phenominal! I've been making little ziplock bags of the ingredients and keeping in the fridge so that all I have to do is whisk up my wet ingredients and then add the dry mix! YUMMMM! Thank you so very much!

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    1. Thanks for you feedback! I'm so glad you are enjoying it. I've thought of doing the same thing with putting the dry ingredients in ziploc bags. So much quicker that way!

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    2. That is a great idea! Since I make hot pockets with this recipe (pour half batter in GT express, then add meat/cheese/etc., then add the remaining batter) premixing the dry ingredients is super smart!!!

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    3. What a great idea about the hot pockets too!! I'll have to try that. :) I love it when everyone shares their different ideas!

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    4. I tried the hot pockets last night. Some with ground sausage that I had leftover from pizza, with smoked cheddar and then some with roast beef and saurkraut and cheese. Amazingly good and fun! I never thought I'd be eating like this ever again. Thank you everyone for the ideas! Even the kids liked these! 8-)

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    5. I'm so happy so many are enjoying this recipe! It has become my favorite. I also use the dry ingredients now to make a personal pan pizza. I am thinking of doing a video of that one soon.

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    6. A video would be great! I've thought of trying a pizza crust, but haven't gotten around to it. Today I tried out a new pan that I got from Amazon (USA mini round cake panel pan.....it's not mini and it's the perfect hamburger bun size!)and now tonight we'll have perfect hamburger buns!!!! Thanks again!

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    7. Nice pan!
      You're welcome! :)

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    8. Finally tried your recipe X4 in a SS 12in. pizza pan with a small lip for pizza crust and baked in oven. Awesome, even my husband rated this as his choice now for pizza crust! Thanks again and again! Tried it with the flax seed meal too, but didn't like the flavor as much, but still good!

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    9. I'm so glad! I do love the pizza crust too! Yeah, flax has such a strong taste. I like it in some things, but never have liked it in pizza crust.

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  31. I made my best hot pocket yet! It was chicken spinach alfredo! Wow! Wow! Wow!

    Thanks for my favorite bread recipe. Oh I finally found the Marsala cooking wine (it was in the section with the vinegars at the grocery store) and it really does jazz up the flavor!

    You are a genius, a genius I say!

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    1. Oh that sounds good! do post the recipe!

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  32. Make the wine and cheese bread, according to directions. Make the chicken spinach alfredo - 2 ounces of grilled chicken diced into small pieces, 1/3 cup of wilted spinach (or frozen that is drained and excess water squeezed out) and 3 tablespoons of lowest carb alfredo sauce (I use Walmart brand which is 1.5 carbs for 3 tablespoons). Put half of the batter into the loaf cavity of the GT Xpress, add chicken spinach alfredo mixture, top that with the remaining batter. Plug up your GT Xpress, and bake for 8-10 minutes.

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    1. Thank you!!! That sounds wonderful! Will sure try it. :)

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  33. Sorry if I respond so late to your comments! I'm getting them really late sometimes, before I can approve them, for some reason. I try to respond as soon as possible.

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  34. Wow, great taste! Tried one with dry red wine and another with dry white wine, both were hmmmmmmm - as you said. I made it in my kenwood snackwichmaker - even though it didn't rise as high as yours it tasted lovely. Thanks for sharing the recipe, that is a job well done!

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    1. I'm so glad it worked well for you! :)

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  35. I have been eyeing this recipe since I started low carb last year, finally got the yeast flakes and made this last night. I used cooking sherry because that is what I had on hand and put hot dogs in it. Oh my they were good!!!! Glad I could dust off my GT Express! HEHE

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    1. Somehow your comment didn't get sent to me right away, but thank you! I just now saw it. I'm so glad you found a good use for your GT Xpress! :) Glad you liked it!

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  36. I have a question. My family can never seem to get past the "wet" texture of most breads. Is that problem solved or mostly solved? and Does it have any type of eggy taste. Every time I cook something like this, the eggy aftertaste makes me gag (and I like eggs). Just curious, because it looks delicious.

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    1. I have never noticed an eggy taste with this bread at all. I would not like that either. This recipe is the most like real bread of any low carb bread recipe I've made. If it is too moist for you try leaving out or cutting in half the liquid. Or bake a couple minutes longer. I've actually been doing it now for 12 minutes and that seems better. Also the longer it cools the less moisture inside when you cut it open. If I cut it open hot I toast the inside before using it on a grill. Hope that helps! :)

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  37. Yes, that helps a lot. I think I'll make it without the GT, maybe try it in the oven. If I love it as much as you said, I may consider buying a GT Express for myself. Thanks again!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you like it!

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  38. I just made hot dogs buns with this recipe! I omitted both the psyllium and the yeast as I had neither, but still wanted to try it. I can imagine having the yeast really takes it to another level, but still SO good.

    I have a tip! I was thinking about the shape and size of a hot dog bun and it hit me! I used my Tupperware butter stick holder! The top of the holder is the perfect size and it makes perfect hot dog buns. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad it worked great for you anyway without the yeast or psyllium! Sounds like a great idea for the hotdog bun!

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  39. New to low carbing...I saw this recipe a week ago and happened to be driving by a Goodwill thrift store today and decided to stop in. I go to the back and there is a working GT Xpress machine for $6! I can't wait to try to recipe. My daughter HATES cheese -- do you think I should leave out the yeast flakes (you mentioned they add a cheesy flavor)? Also, what other recipes use this wonderful machine? Thanks! Kelly

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    1. Kelly, the nutritional yeast adds more of a yeasty smell and flavor in this bread. There is Parmesan cheese in it, but it does not taste cheesy, at least not to me. The Parmesan adds to the whole texture of the bread. If you want to not use it, you would have to use more almond flour or another low carb flour in its place to make up for it. You can try it with or without the nutritional yeast flakes but I would encourage you to give them a try! They do add much to this. It's what makes it almost seem like real bread. I'm glad you found a good deal on the GT Xpress. I want to eventually post more recipes using it. You can do lots of things with it, like pocket sandwiches, or just using it to cook chicken breast or other meat, to make cakes, or my donut bun recipe you can make in it instead of the microwave. I've been doing that and like it much better that way. Also if you do a search online for GT Xpress recipes, you can find their pdf of recipes and print them out. I use them to convert to low carb ideas. If you use the above search engine for this site and type in GT Xpress it should bring up the ways I've used it. I hope to do more. Happy baking! :)

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  40. This bread was great for sandwiches! I made it in two small square corningware dishes, microwaving both together for 1 minute, 20 seconds.
    Just as an aside, I just got delivery of my 3 volumes of Low Carbing Among Friends, and your recipe for Flax Meal Sandwich Bread was the first recipe I made! I used a muffin top pan, and the recipe made 6 buns for me, which we used for hamburgers. The buns were moist, and held well together after slicing in half.

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    1. Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm glad you're enjoying it, and good to hear you got all 3 books!

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  41. We made this bread today and my daughter liked it (YEAH -- she has been missing bread since starting LC). It was a salsalito turkey, bacon, and mayo sandwich. She said it would be better (for her) without so much Parmesan cheese (she hates cheese!). She liked this bread better than the other GF LC sandwich bread (made in the GT machine).

    Do you think I could make it with less Parmesan cheese? If so, what would I substitute in (more almond flour, flax meal, etc.)? And in what amount would you suggest? I love cheese and the bite I got (she had the sandwich - we only made one as a tester) was quite tasty!! Thanks for all of your great recipes. I can't wait for my 3 volumes of LCAF cookbooks to arrive!
    Kelly

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    1. If you want to replace the parmesan cheese, you could replace it with the same amount of almond flour, or you could use a tbsp. of coconut flour in place of the 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese. Or you could do half almond flour and half flaxmeal. it will come out differently with different flours, and won't have the same flavor, but you can try and see what you like best. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I love being able to help people find things they can enjoy on their diet. That's great that you ordered the books! I hope you find lots of enjoyment out of them! :)

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    2. Thanks, Ginny -- we have had SUCCESS! I omitted the parmesan cheese, used 2 T almond flour and 2 T flaxmeal (and skipped the psyllium husk powder for now) -- the rest was the same. My daughter liked it a lot. I thought of mixing the dry ingredients and putting in a ziploc and then adding the wet ingredients before putting in GT machine but I don't always have time for that. She asked me to freeze some for her. Do you think these would freeze well?
      Thanks!
      Kelly

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    3. Yes, they freeze well. I've done that. I'm so glad you found what works for you and your daughter!! That's what's important. That we find what works for us, not someone else. :)

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  42. Hey Ginny, I made this today exactly as you wrote the recipe, it seemed to be quite a lot darker on the outside and only just cooked in the middle. The bread has a very egg texture to it. The only thing I can think that I may have done wrong is the eggs were a little too big (they were 700g) do you have any ideas or recommendations.
    I have made lots of your recipes and love them thanks :)

    Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      It may be the egg, not sure. I make this quite often and it never tastes eggy to me, but maybe it's a matter of taste that some seem to taste egg more than others? I dunno! I should maybe weigh the ingredients so I can give weights. Perhaps that would be more accurate so that people get consistent results. Did you do it in the GT Xpress or oven? I have not ever baked mine in the oven but only have gone by what a couple others who have done it that way have told me how theirs came out. If you let it completely cool before cutting it open that makes a difference as well as to how done it is inside. If I cut mine right away while warm, it is wetter inside. But if I let it completely cool it is not. Mine has always come out with a very bread-like texture when making it this way. Just don't know what else I can tell you!

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    2. Thanks Ginny, I could not get the GT Xpress in Australia but I did manage to find an omlette maker which I believe to be similar. I probably did jump the gun cutting it open as it was still warm. When my husband got home he had a taste and absolutely loved it. I made double quantity which I will do again and try one less egg and see how we go. Either way it tasted great. Thanks!

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    3. Ok, not sure what your omelet maker is like as compared, but I'm glad you like the taste! :) I just made some for lunch, and did weigh the egg this time and my egg, cracked open was 51 grams. Maybe less egg will work better for you!

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