I am not a baker. For some reason everything I bake turns into a hot mess. I once cooked my sister a spotted dick that my darling dad still describes as a weapon that was good enough to replace the nuclear bomb.
I love to cook. In fact I would say that I am a very good cook. But I just can’t bake. I think it maybe because I have a tendency to experiment a little bit too much. I don’t use the exact quantities and feel to restricted by the recipe.
Not one to turn down a challenge I attempted The Londoner’s Low Carb Grain Free bread. A recipe that comes from her mummy.
I love to try new foods and thought that this might be my new healthy bread replacement as I often find that bread leaves me feeling full and bloated. I had a complete disaster. Some might even call it a Breadaster.
Here’s what I did:
1. Line up the troops for a pretty photo.
2. Preheat the oven to 200 and crack 4 eggs into a bowl.
3. Add 3 tbsp of water.
5. In a new bowl add 1 cup of Flax meal ( I could only find milled flax seed…i think that this is the same thing.)
6. Add 1/2 cup of ground almonds.
7. Add 1/2 of salt and 1tsp of baking powder.
So it looks like this.
8. Toss by hand.
9. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
10. Mix together.
11. Into a bread tin and bake for 25 minutes.
12. Pop out onto wire rack to cool.
I gave my mum the first slice as this is a recipe that comes from a mummy so it’s only right the first slice should go to a mummy. She grimaced and told me it was like having a mouthful of the sea.
Too much salt.
I looked back over the recipe and realised I put a tsp of salt in rather than 1/2 tsp. I also used good proper sea salt.
This will not defeat me! I will try again tomorrow morning. With some bog standard salt and my 1/2 tsp measure firmly by my side.
I’ll let you know if I have another breadaster.
Let me know if you see any glaringly obvious mistakes.