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This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Not so "Sesame" Bread !!

I'll be the first to admit, I'm a novice in the bread machine world. Today, I retrieved a recipe for Sesame Bread from a book , "500 Low-Carb Recipes" by Dana Carpender.

The book is based on a ONE POUND breadmaker, whereas my bread machine makes a 1.5 to 2 lb loaf. Her book called for simply 'doubling' the recipe given to make a two pound loaf. Sounds easy enough right ? I followed the recipe (doubling the amounts), and here is the final product :

It looks delish and all, but it is very dense and way too many sesame. A friend of mine just suggested making the 1 lb loaf recipe and put it in my machine that way and run it through the cycle. Since I am new to this , I thought I HAD to fit the recipe.. 'to fit the machine'., thus the final product.

On an upward note, my 84 year old father in law graciously bestowed this wonderful hand crafted bread slicer to me :) I got the instructions of how to make the slicer off of the internet.

My delicious low carb sesame sliced bread ready to be eaten !!

I think next time I will stick with the one pound sesame recipe, then put it in the bread machine (even though the machine is for 1.5 to a two pound loaf.)

For breakfast today, I had slices of bacon on wheat toast with lettuce and tomato.


NewVision said...

The bread looks delicious!
Your father in law is very talented. Was it hard to make the bread slicer?

bayoubabe said...

iT WAS Not hard. The measurements were given, and its just three pieces of wood put together, with a slot for the knife to go through. If I get a chance, I'll go on my other computer to get the link for the bread slicer instructions. :)

Erika said...


The bread does look good. I kinda like my bread a bit dense ;) I would think it would be good with a thick slice of cheese. What are you having it with?

I used to have that book but gave it to a friend in more need than me. Maybe I should buy another copy? heheh Do you think this recipe could be made with a conventional oven instead of the bread maker??

bayoubabe said...

Hi Erika, I do not know much about making bread in an 'oven', lol, that's why I let the bread machine do all of the work for me !

Yes, I am slicing the bread thin, but today, the sesame is 'not so strong' tasting. lol. Its my first try with 'seeds' in a bread recipe.

Check for my Sunday blog to find out what I ate today :)

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