When I first went “Paleo” the thing I missed most was bread ..
Which I’ll admit is kind of funny considering I don’t even eat that much bread, I mean it’s not like I’m a sandwich kind of person – unless of course there happen to be freshly baked slightly crunchy on the outside whilst being soft and spongy on the inside bread rolls in the house and then don’t stand between me and those rolls because I may just bowl you over in my haste to get to them. Although if Master 6 gets wind of fresh bread rolls in the house, well we are all out of luck because I’m pretty sure that Elias loves bread more than Minecraft!
Thankfully when I first started Paleo I was having my meals delivered by Fit Me In (because A) I’m lazy and B) I wasn’t quite sure what Paleo food was at that time) and every couple of weeks they would have a paleo bread on the breakfast menu so I didn’t feel like I was missing out as I was having “fancy designer bread”.
I have looked into how to make a paleoesque type bread but if I’m honest I put most Paleo baking into the too hard basket as you either need a tonne of fancy ingrediants I don’t have or a food processor (which I also do not possess) however I received a recipe from a friend last week that was just my kind of baking, eg put all ingredients into a bowl and mix and even better it tasted good! So good it’s worthy of sharing.
The By Joves it actually tastes like bread bread
1 1/2 cups almond flour
2 T linseed (I used LSA as that’s what I had)
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt*
4 T olive oil (or melted butter)
4 large eggs
35 mls water
*The actual recipe calls for 1t but I found the bread to be quite salty so I’d reduce it.
Sift together all dry ingredients and make a well in the center.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs then add the oil and water.
Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix.
Pour into loaf tin and bake at 160 for 25-30 minutes.
As this is the first time I’ve made this loaf I was unsure whether it should be browner (and I may leave it to cook slightly longer next time to see if it makes a difference) but when it was sliced open it was super fluffy which is nice as most Paleo bread tends to be quite dense being that they are primarily nut based.
I ate it fresh on the day I made it and since then I’ve just popped it into the toaster, I’ve also only eaten it plain as in my opinion it doesn’t require any toppings but I’m guessing it would be really nice with guacamole or hummus, however Isabelle (8) had some and topped it with jam and she exclaimed that it was YUM and she’s the most honest kid out there.
Till next time