“Take 1” –
This is the bit that Amber left on the counter. When it had cooled, it sliced well.
The main part of the loaf went with her to her bed in the living room. She said it was delicious – quite unhappy when I took it from her, saying, “Bad Dog!”
It was a gluten-free, low-carb recipe that only had 4 ingredients: eggs, whey protein, baking powder, and almond butter. I feel kind of like the kid who said, “The dog ate my homework,” but that’s what happened. Amber showed us that she can now reach anything left on a counter in the kitchen, teaching us yet another lesson. We did get to taste a BIT of the bread, though. My husband said it tasted to him like rye bread. It tasted nutty to me (imagine that with the almond butter :0) ) and it was pretty nice, but it wasn’t what I was looking for in terms of taste as bread for a sandwich, hamburger bun, hot dog bun, or roll. I’ll probably make it again, but I’ll put it in a different category in my mind.
“Take 2” – I had a package of Bob’s Red Mill Low Carb Bread Mix in the pantry, so after going to the store for some whipping cream, I tried it. This is low-carb, but not gluten-free. I wasn’t sure it was going to work, even though it did say you could put the mix in a bread machine. I was careful to use the general guidelines of my bread machine, putting dry ingredients in first, then wet, and finally, the yeast.
Before I could even get a picture, my husband grabbed a knife and cut off the whole top of it, then cut it into two pieces, slapped some butter on them, and we tried it. He pronounced it ‘good,’ particularly for toast.
This is the bottom of the loaf, where the stirrer of the breadmaker works. (I have to tell you my husband is a Wonder Bread kid in his childhood and still prefers bread with no texture, no ‘bite,’ soft, etc. I agree that this would be good for toast, but I also think this would be good for a sandwich, or any other time one would enjoy a piece of bread. The fact that it’s only 5 carbs per slice is great, too.
The loaf after my husband whacked the top off.
It’s a nice sized loaf. I wrapped it up and put it in the fridge, but I think I’ll go ahead and slice about half of it, and put the rest in the freezer.
“Take 3” – will be a low carb recipe done in the weird new silicone breadmaker thinger I got online.
I got a neat bread recipe book to go with it, so I’ll see what I can find and get back to you.