A diet high is refined carbohydrates is certainly not advisable for optimal health. Refined carbohydrates, can be found sugary snacks and baked goods made with processed white flour. Such foods are lacking in nutrients and cause undesirable swings in blood sugar levels, due to having a high glycemic index (GI). However, not all carbohydrates are created equally and carbohydrates with a lower glycemic index, such as whole grain baked goods, should not be avoided. [Read more…]
Its not often that I am motivated to bake a bread for its aesthetic value, but whilst browsing around some of my favourite bread baking blogs I happened upon this beautifully impressive to look at bread and I immediately wanted to try it out. I also am a fan of swirl breads as it is a great way to combine different flavoured doughs and create new breads. [Read more…]
Here is a nice recipe for Whole grain spelt flaxseed rolls. They are made with 50% whole spelt flour, which is higher in fibre and protein than regular wheat flour and in some cases easier to digest.
The addition of crushed flaxseeds gives these rolls a good healthy dose of Omega 3 fatty acids as well as extra fibre and a lovely nutty taste. Its important to seek out and use crushed flaxseeds rather than whole as the whole flaxseeds will largely remain undigested and therefore your body will not be able to extract all the heart health benefits contained in the flaxseeds. [Read more…]
These nice little cinnamon buns are decadence in disguise. Read on and you will see what I mean. [Read more…]
This bread is undoubtedly the easiest bread recipe I have ever tried and tested. Its very nutritious being made entirely from wholewheat flour and whole rye flour. Its also easier to digest than yeast leavened whole wheat bread because it is leavened with a combination of sourdough, a pre-ferment (Biga) and a minimum amount of commercial yeast. [Read more…]