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We love whole grains! We have found that we prefer their flavor. They are also far healthier than the refined foods which characterize the typical modern diet.
Switching to whole grains helps maintain a low glycemic diet. That means you will have more sustainable energy levels throughout the day, and probably fewer problems with weight control.
We created this website with one goal: to build an online community of like-minded people who either share our enthusiasm about whole grains or just want to learn more about them.
|Decadent Chocolate Cake|
|Written by Zen Baker|
|Sunday, 13 January 2008 19:01|
So it's the big 4-0 for my husband and he insists on a whole grain cake. The concept is something that goes against every fiber of my being. Don't get me wrong, I'm as healthy as they come. I eat whole grains daily with every meal, but in a cake??? Cakes are for special occasions and are meant to be enjoyed. They should be decadent and invoke guilt after consumption. A whole grain cake??
As this is an important birthday (he has been reminding me for the past 6 months that he will be 40), I relent. I embarked upon my quest by google-ing "whole grain cake" . My hope was that I might find a few examples of whole grain cake recipes to inspire my masterpiece. That proved to be a dead end. It seems that whole grain cakes remain largely unchartered waters. Undeterred, my pioneering spirit drove me forward. My perseverance paid off. I must say I literally ate my words. I am now an absolute convert to whole grain cake.
This whole grain chocolate cake is possibly the best chocolate cake I've ever had. It is incredibly moist and so decadent, you wont believe it's whole grain. The secret is to use whole grain pastry flour. It made all the difference. I modified a very good old recipe, replacing the bleached ultra fine cake flour completely with organic whole grain pastry flour. I also increased the amount of chocolate and egg. The result was amazing. Since it is whole grain, go ahead and have an extra slice, you'll be getting your fiber. The only thing that will surpass your sense of indulgence is the astonishment that "decadent whole grain cake" is no longer an oxymoron.
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