Tuesday, March 5, 2013

cauliflower ricotta pretzels

recipe: cauliflower puree
2 cups of "rice" cauliflower
1/4 cup of heavy creme or almond milk

cook  your rice cauliflower in the microwave like i said in my previous post i don't like boiling my cauliflower because it will add water and moisture to it. microwave for 5 minutes. then while its still piping hot put in in a blender or processor and add your liquid to puree it. left overs can be used with your next meal.

 recipe for the dough:
1/4 cup of cauliflower puree
2/3 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup of unflavored protein whey powder
1/4 cup of ricotta cheese
2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp of coconut flour
1/2 tsp of xanthan gum ( it helps the dough to bind, you can omit this but be very careful with your dough)
5 tbsp of physillium husk powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp of baking powder
2 whole egg beaten
1/4 -1/2 cup of boiling water ( start to put 1/4 cup then add in slowly until you get a slightly thick batter)

mix everything together using a hand electric mixer except the water, then when everything had been properly mix add your boiling then mix again. cover your dough and put it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

divide your dough in 8 equal parts
roll your dough in a long log as seen in the picture above
shape it into pretzels or bread sticks ( YouTube how to shape it if you don't know how)
because this dough don't have any gluten in it just be gentle with it the first time i rolled it and shape it, it breaks a couple of times i just connect it and press it so i can have a continuous long log. as you can see in the picture above it has a couple of cracks.
then at this moment the fun begins, you can virtually make any flavor you like, my favorite is the pizza flavour

 pizza flavour:      spread a pizza sauce, add your meat, vegetable and mozzarella on top
 garlic Parmesan:  brush some egg wash on top of your dough then sprinkle some garlic powder and          
                               Parmesan on top
cheddar:                brush egg wash then put some cheddar cheese
cinnamon:              in a separate bowl melt just a tbsp of butter then mix your cinnamon powder and brush it
                              to the dough.
sesame:                  brush egg wash then sprinkle some sesame seeds on top
sea salt:                 my least favorite, brush egg wash then sprinkle some sea salt.

when your done let it rest at room temperature while your waiting for the oven to heat up.  heat your oven to 350 F and bake it for 20-25 minutes. you also can put it under a broiler to add color to it when your done cooking.

serves 8 with 2.75g of net carbs each. adjust nutritional value and carb count according to your ingredients.