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Tuesday, December 3, 2013


These buns were made with spreadable cream cheese. You can also leave the grated cheese out of the buns.  They will rise a little less, but not much, and they will be more tender; more like a soft bun.  You can slice them in three rounds and fry in bacon fat and serve a round or two with your omelet.  Gosh, it really tastes like bread and you don't miss it one bit!  You do this EVEN while dieting strictly - believe me!  Ian and I do intermittent fasting...we typically skip breakfast or supper and don't snack when we're dieting.  Some people have to give their bodies the idea that there is no incoming food for a raid the fat stores.  This is not true for everyone though.  Everyone is different!

These buns below were made with regular cream cheese (they do rise a bit more, but I think I like the taste of the ones made with spreadable cream cheese a little more.)

Great for hamburgers, tuna burgers or anything you would normally put on a bun. I like to serve them as open-faced buns (toasted they are great as well) - each with toppings and eat them with a knife and fork. This is a substantial bun and very bread-like. Slice into 3, if desired.  I love them sliced in three and buttered (using my Healthy Butter - spreads like margarine from the fridge) and fruit spread and sometimes grated cheese or peanut butter.  I often make these buns for us. I also have a jiffy bun recipe that's very easy if you only want one or two buns and want one or two in a hurry.  Now you can butter and wrap one of these and put it in your purse and you can go to your favorite fast food restaurant, order a burger without the bun and use this instead.  These should freeze well, but since they keep well in the refrigerator for over a week, we haven't actually put it to the test.  We use them instead of bread - slice and toast for breakfasts, etc.  We have a wide-slot toaster that works well.  Actually it's quite a fancy toaster that we bought in America.  We can't find them here.  There are 4 wide slots - like a double toaster.  Refrigerated buns can be reheated in the microwave oven to be like fresh from the oven, or just leave them out to come to room temperature.

Try making French toast with Brown Butter Syrup with these buns.  Yummy!

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NOTE:  You can use Bake Mix #2 with problem!  You would use 1 1/2 ts unflavored gelatin.  The two bake mixes seem to be fully interchangeable which is handy!

12 oz regular cream cheese, softened (375 g)
  (to save money, use spreadable cream cheese in the big tubs)*
6 large eggs
1 tbsp olive oil (15 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
21/2 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 1 (625 mL)
11/2 tsp baking powder (7 mL)
3/tsp baking soda (3 mL)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (500 mL)

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 2 nonstick muffin top pans (with 6 large forms each).  In food processor with sharp blade or in large bowl with mixer, process cream cheese.  Add eggs, olive oil and vanilla extract; process well on low speed.  In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 1, baking powder and baking soda. Add to cream cheese mixture and process until thickened, about 1 minute.  Add cheese and process until incorporated. 

Place 2 level ice cream scoopfuls in each form (use a spoon to scoop out the dough).  Using a frosting knife or regular knife, smooth the surfaces and shape the buns. 

Bake buns in oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.  Cool and refrigerate; keep a few out as their texture changes in the refrigerator.  Nuke refrigerated buns briefly or toast them to enjoy again.

Helpful Hints:  If you do not have muffin top pans, line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and grease well.  Drop the dough onto the greased parchment paper or foil and shape. 

See page 60 of Low-Carbing Among Friends, Volume-1 for a Sesame Seed Hamburger Bun version of this recipe.  You can simply add the egg white glaze and toasted sesame seeds to this newer, improved version.

*Spreadable cream cheese in the big tubs are available at stores like Costco or PriceSmart.

Yield:   12 buns
1 bun
322.2 calories
14.6 g protein
26.0 g fat
6.3 g net carbs

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