This past weekend after working one of our weddings with Vancouver Mobile Makeup in the valley we drove by an adorable sign simply saying “Cheese and Pork” at a farm on Lickman Road in Chilliwack, so obviously we HAD to stop!
My version of crack chicken (or crackpot chicken) is modified to add colour and a bit of interest to an already amazing and rich main entree. Basically if you took a creamy chicken breast and some veggies on the side and then mixed it all up in a bowl so it looked like a mash of stuff and then added bacon crumbles on top, that would be it.
I have been successfully following a low-carb lifestyle since February 2015 and loving it. However, there is the odd time I miss some of my old favourites, such as cheese scones. Using a product called Carbquik I have been able to enjoy my precious scones again! Carbquik is made with wheat, unlike some low-carb flours that are made with a soy or nut base, so it is not grainy at all and acts much like regular flour.
Low-Carb Cheese Scones
Pre-heat oven at 425 F
2 cups Carbquik
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of garlic powder
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup shredded cheese (I used white cheddar)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup water
Add Carbquik, baking powder, baking soda, garlic powder and salt to a mixing bowl. Add cubed butter and blend with pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in shredded cheese. Add your liquids and mix until dough starts to form. Turn out on counter sprinkled with Carbquik and knead 10 times. Pat down to about 1 inch thick and cut out round shapes. Bake at 425 F for 10 minutes until lightly golden.
Makes 10 scones.
Approximately 2 net carbs per scone!
Texture: fluffy, flaky, not grainy, very close to original scones.
Taste: very close to original scones, delicious.
Caution: made from wheat, so for those who are gluten-free, this is not appropriate.
Have you tried Carbquik? What are your favourite things to make with it?
P.S. I also make waffles regularly using Carbquik, so I *may* have to share in a future post.