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Old 02-08-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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Joseph's Lavash/Flatbread as Flour

Hi Folks:

I was in the middle of several experiments when I ran out of the flatbreads, so I won't be able to post exact finished recipes here, but I wanted to throw this out to all of you experimenters/tweakers who don't want to play with all of the usual low carb baking specialty ingredients:

If you grind up your flatbreads (or pitas as well, I assume) in a Magic Bullet or processor, to the consistency of a powder, you can use this as a low(er) carb/calorie flour. I tried a cookie, which had oatmeal cookie consistency with a nice whole-wheaty kind of taste. Tried a 1 minute muffin, with some baking powder, egg beaters, milk, DiabetiSweet, etc which I then toasted and got a pretty nice piece of dense crunchy toast. (Not sure how much this is going to rise on it's own -- may need a touch of some other type of flour to help with a substantial rise). I imagine that combining this flour with some milk, egg white, touch of xanthan and butter etc may yield a nice cream of wheat type of hot cereal.

I've been experimenting lately with oat fiber as well (0 calories, 0 carbs, no aftertaste) and I think when I get some more lavash in I will try to bulk the flour up with some fiber for even less carbs and more volume per serving.

Anyone want to give this a whirl?

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Old 02-08-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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Unfortunately those are items I still have to order, however, Ill be looking for them the next time Im in the States as this sounds exactly what Im looking for. Thnaks for posting this..
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Hi Mallory:

I just want to be sure you understand that I don't think this is going to be practical as your solution to high-volume baking -- a cake, for instance, but it might be useful to you as a quick single-serving fix that doesn't have the Carbquick/Carbalose, WPI issues -- if you can afford the lavash carbs.

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Old 02-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #4
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Hi Mallory:

I just want to be sure you understand that I don't think this is going to be practical as your solution to high-volume baking -- a cake, for instance, but it might be useful to you as a quick single-serving fix that doesn't have the Carbquick/Carbalose, WPI issues -- if you can afford the lavash carbs.

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Yup, I understood! Anything that I can pick up and experiment with (without having to pay shipping) goes on my list to try.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:34 AM   #5
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I ground up a Joseph's pita bread, which I think has similar ingredients as the Lavash bread, to make breadcrumbs to use in meatballs.

I absolutely love the Lavash bread as crackers! I can find it at Hannaford's.
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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I absolutely love the Lavash bread as crackers! I can find it at Hannaford's.
FYI: Our board sponsor, Netrition, carries these Lavash and Pitas, and ships at an incredibly cheap, flat rate.

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FYI: Our board sponsor, Netrition, carries these Lavash and Pitas, and ships at an incredibly cheap, flat rate.

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Thanks, Susan. I have ordered them from Netrition, also, and I agree about the fabulous shipping. My order usually arrives the next day! It's incredible! Netrition rocks!

I'm trying another use for the pita "breadcrumbs" tomorrow. I will mix them with almonds, lemon zest, parsley, and melted butter to use as topping for some baked haddock.
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I'm trying another use for the pita "breadcrumbs" tomorrow. I will mix them with almonds, lemon zest, parsley, and melted butter to use as topping for some baked haddock.
Oooh! Nice!

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