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Sunday, October 1, 2017

MIRACLE DOUGH BACON CHEESE SPIRALS













MIRACLE DOUGH BACON CHEESE SPIRALS

These amazing pastries were inspired by a video I saw on Facebook. Here it is (click for video) I tried to make a copycat version, only low-carb, so that we low-carbers can also enjoy this wonderful, fun treat!  They will keep you reaching out for another later in the day!  Don't be intimidated at all.  This is very easy to make and your family and/or friends might just be impressed.  Don't tell them how easy it is to make! 

8 oz regular cream cheese (250 g)
1/cup mayonnaise (60 mL)
1 tsp dried parsley (5 mL)
1 tsp crushed garlic (5 mL)
3/cup chopped red onion, stir-fried (175 mL)
6 cooked, crispy bacon slices
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese (250 mL)
1 egg, fork beaten
Miracle Dough:
2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese (500 mL)
2 tbsp butter (30 mL)
1 cup Gluten-Free Bake Mix (250 mL)
1 egg, fork beaten
1/tsp Montreal Chicken Seasoning (1 mL)

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

In food processor, process cream cheese, mayonnaise, parsley and garlic.  Spread on surface of rolled-out dough.  Sprinkle with onion, chopped bacon and Cheddar cheese.  Start rolling and folding dough over filling from one long side until the filling is completely closed in the form of a log.  Seal the edges using your fingers.  Cut into 14 spirals and space well on a baking sheet. Brush with egg wash. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown underneath and turning golden brown in spots on top.  They spread quite a bit, so make sure to space the spirals nicely on the baking sheet.

Miracle Dough:  In microwave oven in microwave-safe bowl, melt Mozzarella cheese and butter together.  This takes 2 minutes in my 1200 Watt microwave oven.   Be careful when removing the bowl with molten cheese. Place Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, page___ on top. In small bowl, beat egg with fork.  Add 1/tsp Montreal® Chicken seasoning; beat again with fork to combine.  Add to Mozzarella cheese. Stir with a fork or mixing spoon to form a dough ball.  Knead a little to form a soft ball. Use a little extra coconut flour, if necessary.  Place on clean surface or use parchment or wax paper and using a rolling pin, roll dough out to be 13 x 10 inches (33 x 25 cm) in size.  If need be, cover the dough with plastic wrap and then roll it out.

Helpful Hints:  For a Grain-Free version, use a bake mix made up of 2 cups (500 mL) almond flour and 2/3 cup (150 mL) coconut flour.  Use 3/4  cup (175 mL) of the mixture.  Or, simply use 2/3 cup (150 mL) almond flour and 2 tbsp (30 mL) coconut flour for each batch of Miracle Dough (I have not tested this smaller version, but the Grain-Free Bake mix - yes!). I still prefer the Miracle Dough goodies made with the Gluten-Free Bake Mix, however, this is an very lovely option and the net carbs get reduced by 1.0 gram per serving usually.

Yield:  14 servings
1 large spiral
254.5 calories
12.2 g protein
21.0 g fat
0.1 g fiber
3.7 g net carbs

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MIRACLE DOUGH TIPS: - USE BOB'S RED MILL COCONUT FLOUR FOR ALL MY RECIPES AND ESPECIALLY FOR THIS MIRACLE DOUGH - COCONUT FLOURS DIFFER GREATLY IN THEIR ABILITY TO ABSORB MOISTURE!  There are several variations of this kind of dough on the internet, but mine is different to all the others out there.  I am getting very adept with this dough.  Use a fork to make it come together.  At first it looks impossible (might even have strings of cheese in it), but keep mixing and then turn out on a cutting board.  Knead for a couple of minutes, adding a bit of coconut flour as needed to make a lovely elastic dough. The more coconut flour one can add (usually about 1 tbsp or a bit more), the more bread-like the dough becomes (more substantial).  Since coconut flour is mostly fiber, you're not really adding much in the way of carbs, spread over several servings.  I put the dough ball on parchment paper and cover the dough with plastic wrap and using a  rolling pin (sometimes I use my special small one for pie dough), roll it out with ease.  If at any time the dough becomes resistant to rolling, nuke it approximately 10  to 20 seconds and away you go again!

Here is a pic of the dough ball - lovely, soft and malleable!!


Mozzarella cheeses that I have successfully used with the Miracle Dough and The Sweet Miracle Pastry Dough as well.  I get mine from Price Smart in Central (technically South America) America, which is the same as Costco in the United States.

I tried this one a couple of times and it is WONDERFUL!!  Also, very convenient.

I usually grate my own cheese using my 20-year old Braun food processor, which has a ton of gadgets - this is the cheese I use most often - looks like it might be very similar to the one above, however, I think they sometimes add something to their grated cheese to help it last longer.  I could be wrong.  CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE A BIGGER IMAGE.