“You can’t try to do things.  You simply must do things.”  Ray Bradbury

So you think you have problems!  I not only decided to cut down on carbs, especially gluten, but I announced it to people who know me.  When I asked my friend and favorite baker par excellence for her recipe for plum cake that I would sell my first born to have, she asked, “What about gluten?”

Sneak eating gluten laden products won’t due because I have an eating buddy and I’m obligated to text her every day with a report on my eating behavior.  I’m not good at lying.

So my craving for bread-like foods was rearing it’s ugly head.  I did have a recipe in the past for a faux bread that was more a pancake, but I needed something a little more savory.  Enter Penzeys.

I took my standby breadish recipe made with cream cheese, eggs, and almond flour, and added one other ingredient.  I added a Penzeys spice called Mural of Flavor.  The ingredients listed include shallots, onion, garlic, chives, along with lemon and orange peel. It was the perfect addition to my bread recipe, except now I had to fight my husband for them.


4 ounces cream cheese

2 eggs

1/4 cup or so of almond flour

1/2 t or so Penzeys Mural of Flavor


Place all the ingredients into a blender and add more or less of the different ingredients until you have something that resembles a pancake batter.  Heat up your cast iron pan.  Make little pancakes with the batter.

Wanting to serve these little savory darlings with some soup I put a couple of slices of pepperoni on each along with a pinch of grated cheese that was in the fridge.  These were pancakes made up the day before and longing for embellishments. I slipped them into a hot oven for a few minutes while the soup heated.

Of course, I forgot to take a picture until there was just one left and sitting on the edge of the serving plate.


This is what it looked like just before I turned my head and my husband scooped it up.  “You didn’t want that, did you?” he asked.  Actually, if you look closely you can see the edge of a second one but that doesn’t make such an interesting story.

Although these are now one of our most versatile pseudo bread foods, I still wasn’t done exploring the possibilities.  Wait till you see what I came up with next!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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