Baking….

A little bit of a foodie post now, not only because I love talking about food, but because I need to have a record of the recipes I create. I’m so terrible at keeping track of them…..

Okay, so recently I’ve had a bit of a bread craving. Not just run of the mill bread, but a mixture of all types of breads, from cinnamon toast, to burgers, to banana bread. Being gluten and lactose intolerant, and therefore following the Paleo lifestyle, grains and the likes are out. So I’ve been experimenting with ways to feed my cravings.

I’ve been successful in creating, what I think is a delicious alternative. The base is the same for both sweet and savoury; it’s what you add after that changes the tastes.

Almond, Coconut Bread Base serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • hazelnut milk (as needed)

Method:

  1. Blend egg and almond meal together.
  2. Add coconut flour to thicken mixture. You want it to be a bit sticky and doughy.
  3. If the mixture is too dry, add small amounts of milk until you reach the desired consistency.

Now that you have the base, it’s up to you what flavours you want to add to the bread

Paleo Beef Burger

Paleo Beef Burger

To make the bun for the Paleo Beef Burger, I simply added salt, pepper, garlic and a little chili spice mix to the base.  Ensure everything is thoroughly blended. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake at around 180 degrees Celsius for around 15-20 minutes. Keep checking on it, once it feels firm to touch, its ready to come out of the oven.

Allow to cool (if you can, hehe, I have failed this many of times) before using. Then add whichever ingredients you want to make your burger. And finally enjoy your delicious creation. Honestly this is better than any burger I’ve eaten out at restaurants or cafes, although a burger made by my dad is probably the best, must be the love he adds to it 🙂

Poached eggs on almond bread

Poached eggs on almond bread

To make ordinary or plain bread, use the base and just add a little Himalayan salt, and then follow the same baking procedures. The salt just ties the flavours of the coconut and almond meal together.

And lastly……..

Banana and Pecan Paleo Loaf

Banana and Pecan Loaf

For the Banana and Pecan Loaf add, 1-2 Bananas (depending on how strong you want the banana flavour), cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg to taste ( I love this combination so I added quite a lot),and some honey. Blend this until its smooth.

When you are happy with you mixture, add a small handful of pecan and pulse the blender. You want chunky bits to remain in the batter. Pour into a loaf baking dish or in my case a pie baking dish, and top with pecans. Again bake for around 15mins.

You can wait for this to cool, or in my case, I ate it warm with a little butter. Delicious!!!!

B xx

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