Just because a ready-made loaf or bread mix tells you on the front of the pack that it’s low carb or lower carb, doesn’t mean that it is low carb, or healthy. It is really important to read the total and net carbs and read the ingredients carefully.
We have used a recipe from Dr Sarah Myhill, to make rolls, or as she calls them, Paleo buns. This does necessitate buying flaxseed and grinding it ourselves. We bought an electric coffee grinder, for this purpose.
On The Skinny Food Co Official Site | Zero Calorie Syrups Sauces & Snacks – theskinnyfoodco I spotted a gluten free low sugar bread mix.
The Skinny Food Co low sugar bread mix has 24g of protein per 100g, no added sugar and it’s high in fibre. It’s vegetarian friendly but not vegan, because it requires 4 eggs and 150g of ‘cream yogurt’ to make. We used Greek-style full fat yogurt, because this is strained yogurt and less likely to make the bread or rolls wet. Once baked, the mix doesn’t taste eggy or in any way sour or yogurty.
We bought our first bread mixes with a code from Honey and then used an Easter bank holiday code, to get 35% off. Standard price is £2.95 for a 150g bread mix or £2.66 (10% off) on a Subscribe & Save deal.
A 150g bread mix makes one loaf OR four small bread rolls OR eight slices of bread. That’s 73p per roll or, with a subscription, 66p each.
Carb counts are 10g carbs per 100g or 2.5g carbs per 25g bun (roll).
We tried our first batch of rolls (eight halves) with butter, Leerdammer sliced cheese, poached eggs with Frank’s Hot Sauce, egg mayonnaise and Polish cottage cheese. The rolls were dense but not dry and chewy with a nutty seedy flavour, like real seed rolls. Better than some bought previously, in shops.
The rolls didn’t ever seem like they would collapse and made a good vehicle for the food. We can think of more things to try, eg smoked salmon, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese with piccalilli and all sorts of pâtés.
Great for packed lunches (brown bags) !
Small children could make the rolls, with adults handling the oven.
Ingredients: Sunflower and pumpkin seeds, gold and brown flax flour, potato fibre. psyllium, salt, caraway seeds, xanthan gum (stabiliser). Baking agents: Cream of tartar (potassium hydrogen, tartrate), sodium bicarbonate, yeast.
Xanthan gum is a common food additive, a polysaccharide and is the second to last ingredient ie a very small amount is used. Xanthan gum – Wikipedia
The baking agents aren’t anything out of the ordinary compared to bread baked using the Chorleywood process.
Best gluten free bread mix tried so far, with great results.
Recommend trying the mix and watching the video, before making rolls.
We won’t be trying the sauces and syrups, as they cntain more sweeteners than we are comfortable with. We will try the some of the seasonings from The Skinny Food Co, however.