Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cheesy Smokey Bread Sticks

 


One of the first (and only) types of bread things my kids liked was a bread stick style thing i used to make from scratch.
This recipe is very similar in texture and taste - the big difference being that it's oh so tasty and oh so healthy to match.
Sonnett van Zyl posted a recipe from a website called "myoregonkitchen" - but it looked a bit complicated with food processors and freezing stuff beforehand - this is my version!
There are a few tips that you need to know about though:
  • This needs to be eaten on the day you make it. The recipe is small in quantity enough to do that though - especially if its to be shared. Why? Because if you leave them out they lose their crispness. You could however place them in a ziplock till the next day or so.
  • DO NOT overmix the egg whites once whipped and you're adding the new ingredients - you will be beating all the air out.


So easy even a 5 year old can do it...view the how to video here!



Ingredients:

 4 large egg whites
A pinch of Cream of Tartar
75g hard cheddar
2 tbs HEBA OR Almond flour OR sunflower seed flour OR Flax flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder OR onion powder (optional)
1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
more smoked paprika for dusting after (optional)





Method:

Preheat oven to 160C.
 Beat egg whites and pinch of cream of tartar until stiff.
Finely grate 75g Hard cheddar.
Mix flour of choice and spices with stiff egg whites, folding in.
Add grated cheese and do the same. 
Place this mixture into a ziplock bag or piping bag and snip off the side of the bag.
Pipe long "stick" like shapes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper or a silicon mat.
Bake for 15 minutes, turn around in the oven, then bake for a further 15 minutes.
Sprinkle extra Smoked paprika ontop - allow to cool and enjoy!

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