Category Archives: Breads

Low Carb Sweet Rolls

Low Carb Sweet Rolls

I am a diabetic so I am always looking for ways to enjoy food without raising my glucose levels. I was introduced to low-carb mozzarella dough recipes. The first try was a little dry. So I continued to play around with it. My kids wanted me to try sweet rolls. The second try was amazing!!!

Dough Ingredients

4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
4 oz Cream Cheese
1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
2 Eggs

Cinnamon Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter melted
1/3 Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar
2 T Cinnamon

Orange Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter melted
1/3 Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar
1/2 tsp McCormick Valencia Orange Peel
15 drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil

Frosting Ingredients

4 oz Cream Cheese
1 T Unsalted Butter
1 T Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F.

Mix together filling ingredients of choice and set aside.

Mix Frosting ingredients together and set aside.

Low Carb Frosting

Combined cheese and almond flour. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir return to the microwave for 1 minute. Add Egg and incorporate completely. Place between 2 pieces of baking parchment paper and roll out into a rectangle. Remove the top baking paper/parchment. (If the mixture hardens and becomes difficult to work with, pop it back in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften again but not too long or you will cook the egg.) Spread filling over the dough and roll. Slice into 8 pieces and place in a greased 9×9 baking pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Spread with frosting while warm.

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Cheese Bites

Cheese Bites

These tasty cheese bites are inspired by Brazilian Cheese Bread that I was introduced to by my friend who is from Brazil years ago. Then my brother found a great recipe and shared it with me. Then by accident I added too much cheese one of the times. It was a little too dense, but my family love the stretchiness of them. I experimented on the next batch and that is the recipe we have used ever since.

Ingredients

2 Eggs
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup Milk
2 1/2 cups Tapioca Flour
6 oz Shredded Cheese (we prefer Mozzarella or mix of Mozzarella and Colby Jack)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combined all ingredients in a blender, pulse until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula so everything is well blended.

Pour batter into well greased mini-muffin tin, not quite to the top; leave about 1/8 inch from the top.

Pre-cooked Cheese Bites

Bake for 13-18 minutes, until all puffy and lightly browned. Makes approximately 24-48 depending on size of muffin tin.

For crispy bites place on cooling rack.

For soft bites place in an air tight container for 10-15 minutes to steam.

Refrigerate any left over bites. Reheat by covering with a wet paper towel and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.

 

 

Garlic Bread

We love garlic bread as a side dish to many of our meals especially Italian meals.

Ingredients

1 Loaf Italian or French Bread
3/4 cup Butter softened
1 T Johnyn’s Garlc Spread
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Mix together butter, Johnny’s Garlic Spreed and Parmesan cheeses. Slice the bread into 1/2 to 1 inch slices. Spread butter mixture onto each slice of bread. Broil for 4-5 minutes.

 

Soda Biscuits

We love biscuits, biscuits & gravy, and biscuits & gravy supreme. Like all recipes I love playing around with recipes and that is how I came up with these biscuits.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flours
1/2 cup white cornmeal
1 1/2 T baking powders
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sour cream
1-12 oz can lemon-lime soda
1/4 cup unsalted butter

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Combined dry ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup butter & shortening into the dry ingredients. Fold in sour cream. Fold in lemon-lime soda. Melt remaining butter and grease a 9X13 pan with a pastry brush. Spoon dough into the pan (12-15 biscuits). Brush remaining butter on top of the biscuits. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

 

Multigrain Pan Rolls

Most wheat rolls are too heavy and dense, so I played around with different flour combination to come up with a roll that is flavorful and has a good texture. These make a great side dish to any meal. They also make great sandwiches.

Ingredients

2 T Dry Active Yeast
2 T Honey
1 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Scalded Milk cooled to luke warm
3/4 cup Potato Flakes
1 cup Hot Water
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 Eggs
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Spelt Flour
1 cup Oat Flour
1 cup Rye Flour
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Butter

Directions

Combined yeast, honey, olive oil and luke warm milk in a large mixing bowl. Allow to raise for 15 minutes. In a separate bowl combined potato flakes, salt and hot water. After the 15 minutes add potato mixture and eggs to the yeast mixture. Stir in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough for 3-5 minutes in bowl. Allow to raise for 4-6 hours. Pounding done as needed.

After 4-6 hours, turn out onto floured surface and knead for 3-5 minutes. Melt the 1/2 cup Butter. Brush Casserole Pan with butter (19 x 12 or a 9 x 13 + 9 x 9 inch pan) Shape in to 2 inch balls. Place in pan 1/2 inch apart. Brush with butter and allow to raise for 30 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and sound hollow when you thump them.

Garlic Knots

I love bread and I love garlic. I have had good and bad bread sticks, garlic knots, and garlic bread. Last week I was craving garlic knots so I stirred up the following recipe. They turned out amazing!

Ingredients

1 T Yeast
3 T Honey
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Warm Water
1 Egg
3 1/2 – 5 cups Flour
1 cup Butter
2 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 cup Parmesan Shreds
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
2 tsp Johnny’s Garlic Spread & Seasoning

Directions

In a mixing bowl combined yeast, honey, oil, and water. Let raise for 15 minutes. Stir in egg. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Let rise for 10 minutes.

While the dough is raising combined remaining ingredients.  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Knead dough for 2-3 minutes. Break off 2-3 Tablespoons of dough and form into 6 inch long ropes. Repeat with all the dough.


Roll each piece of dough into the Parmesan mixture and tie into a knot.


Bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Salty Buns

My mom taught me how to make breads and rolls when I was around nine or ten years old. When I was 12 years old one of my weekly tasks was to make the bread for our family for the week. I would make 4 to 6 loaves on a Saturday based on the needs of the family that week. Since then I have enjoyed learning and playing around with bread recipes. This is a recipe of my own and we love it as a hamburger bun.

Ingredients

2 T Dry Active Yeast
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Luke Warm Water
1 cup Potato Flakes
1 cup Hot Water
1 tsp Salt
1 Egg
4-5 cups of Flour
1 cup Salted Butter Melted

Directions

In a large bowl combined yeast, honey, oil, and luke warm water. Mix for 2-3 minutes. Allow to raise for 15 minutes.

Combined potato flakes, hot water, and salt. Stir until fluffy. Add in egg and combined.

Add potato mixture to the yeast mixture and stir for 3 minutes. Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time until it is not sticky.

Allow to raise for 2-6 hours stirring down every 30 to 60 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Brush baking dish or pan with melted butter. After raising turn out onto a floured pastry mat and knead for 2 minutes. Free form the rolls into balls or roll out to 1/2 to 3/4 in thick and cut out with a round biscuit cutter.  Place on pan and brush melted butter on top. Raise for 10 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.