Paleo Proof Bread – This is IT!
Ahhhh, finally….. nothing pleases me more than experimenting (and more experimenting) with different versions of a recipe and then finally “cracking it” to get it right. I have done this with several versions of a grain-free bread and below is my PBv.3!
It is a stretch to actually call this a proper bread, but then, I have the same issue with “banana bread”, which really isn’t a bread – it’s a cake!!
It won’t have the chewyness of a gluten rich bread, nor the crust of the same, but it is very nutritious, high in protein and grain-free! And it does toast really well.
Most gluten free breads use alot of eggs. Due to my experimenting, I was running out so I tried using an egg substitute: chia gel. This worked really well. You can use a mix of nuts but I tend to stick with almonds. Hazelnuts & walnuts proved to be too strong a flavour. If you throw some Brazils into the mix you will get a really good dose of selenium.
Make the gel by mixing half a cup of water with 2 tabs of chia seeds and leaving for 20 minutes to swell. The gel can be used to substitute oil or eggs and I will post on this further soon.
Paleo Bread recipeMill 50g nuts & 25g linseeds until fine. Add 80g coconut flour & 40g potato starch, 1 teas bicarb & 1 teas baking powder Mix for a few seconds. Add: 4 eggs, 120g oil or butter, 100g water & 1/2 cup chia gel Blend SP 5, 10 seconds and pour into a greased loaf pan and cook for 40 mins. To make chia gel: 1/2 cup water + 2 tabs chia seeds. Let sit for 20 mins to absorb.