The Homemaker who started it all is Martha Greene, of Marmee Dear & Company. Go ahead and check out her website, but hurry back here for the rest of the story.
A quick aside - Martha, Rebekah Wilson and I wrote a book together that is available on Amazon here.
Back to the main story!
Martha's daughter, Erica, has started her own homebased business, and what a business!
I'll let Erica tell you the story in her own words from her website:
I had to try Erica's bread, so I waited (a bit impatiently!) for her to put the product on the market.
This week, I received my first two mixes:
I made the "Just-Like-White" loaf to have with our supper that night...
The directions are super simple:
Empty the contents of the package into a small bowl - I used my favorite four cup mixing bowl.
Stir the mix and egg whites together for about 40 strokes, until the mix resembles cake batter.
Pour the batter into an oven safe 2-cup size round or square baking dish, and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
When the bread is done, it will be golden brown on both top and bottom and firm to the touch.
Let the bread cool slightly, then remove it from the dish. Erica says that when it's baked, the tightly wrapped "bread" keeps in the freezer for four weeks.
But our loaf didn't make it past supper.
So, how did it taste? Absolutely delicious!
The texture was light and airy - different from most "breads" made with almond meal. And the flavor was out of this world. I ate it fresh out of the oven with a bit of butter, but it would also be delicious toasted with a smear of jam :)
Now the rest of my family likes their normal bread products. They liked this bread, but don't want to change to it full-time. But since it fits right into my THM lifestyle, it's perfect for me. It's also perfect for anyone who is looking for a grain-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, sugar-free "bread."
The mixes are a bit pricey for daily use ($4.95 each), so I promptly ordered Erica's cookbook (e-book download) from her website, and a bag of the one item I can't buy at my local store, Heather's fiber. (By the way, Erica is also a Trim Healthy Mama affiliate, so look for the THM button on her website!)
As soon as the fiber arrives, I'll be set to make this quick, delicious bread to accompany any meal I want!
So, let's chat. What is your favorite "diet" food that makes you feel like you're "cheating" when you eat it?
And by the way, stay tuned for the next installment in the Great Sourdough Experiment!