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Fathead Pizza Base

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by bulkbiker, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Been reading a lot about this on the Keto diet Facebook pages so thought I would try it.
    Made a small base with no toppings just to see what it was like then sprinkled on some parmesan to make pseudo breadsticks..
    Considering it didn't have any nice fatty pizza toppings it was surprisingly nice and even hubby (who doesn't like almonds ) said it was ok.
    Now need to get more mozzarella to try it for real.
    Gave a convincingly crispy pizza base and was even slightly doughy.. woo hoo.
    This was the recipe I used
    Melted the cheeses in a pan as no microwave

    http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2015/04/23/fat-head-pizza/

    Just took bloods one hour after eating... 5.1 after an FBG of 5 this morning!
    6 after 2 and 3 hours so still not too bad..
     
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  2. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Looks delish. I can't do dairy :(. However the cracker recipe I use would work.
    2 c almond flour/ meal
    1 T olive oil
    2 T water
    Wisk oil and water add to almond flour, roll between parchment until thin and bake

    For crackers I add herbs and garlic. Would make a great crust. Just shared it with a friend and apparently they don't stick around long. That's why I stopped making them. Too addicting.

    I have often thought , but never have yet, is to throw all the favorite topping in a bowl or pan and heat and eat it with a spoon. Drooling....
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    The does sound good.. is it very almondy though? I think the cheese and egg in the fathead take away the almond flavour.
     
  4. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Nope, it to me anyway. I have never used it as a crust and always put herbs and garlic oil in it so that probably takes away some almond flavor. It is a tad crumbly but I would just make it thicker. You bake 350 for about 10 min just until starting to brown. I have also made it in a bread shape and thick slices. Same bake time.
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is there any flour that could be used other than almond or coconut flour which I do not like the taste of .Wondered about buckwheat or gram flour
     
  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    to be honest it didn't really taste almondy and I had to use ground almonds rather than flour.. all I had.. might be worth a try..
     
  7. MaxineKL

    MaxineKL Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Allergic to almonds. Does anybody know if ground walnuts work in this kind of recipe?
     
  8. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I'm sure they would pecans too
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use ground pecans sometimes in recipes instead of almond. They are different in taste and texture, coarser, but good.
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh yum I havnt made a fathead pizza for ages. I will have to try the cracker recipe as well.
     
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    lbd Family member · Member

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    My Wife prepares it much better than i... She wets her hands lightly with water when handling the dough,,, she reckons thats part of the trick... And we use SIlicon Mats to bake on... :)
     
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    how can you have 5 blood sugar one hour after eating? even if you didn't eat carbs
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Quite easily especially if you are eating something like this.
     
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    shivles · Well-Known Member

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    The fat head dough can be used for other stuff too, I've made cinnamon rolls with it before now!
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    I cook it on a hot pizza stone - works very nicely, and dries it out a little as well...
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Our family uses this very recipe, and it has turned out to be a firm favourite So it appeals to carbophiles as well/
     
  17. rag01

    rag01 I reversed my Type 2 · Member

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    Try a Cauliflower pizza base: Been using this for years and it works: More effort is required to make it but it's a much lower cost route to a pizza base than Almond flour.
     
  18. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I had some ground almonds in the cupboard anyway so used those.. seemed to work fine..
     
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    MaxineKL Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! That makes good sense.
     
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    MaxineKL Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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