Ben's Low-Carb "Rye" Bread
- 2 cups ground flaxseed (300g / 10.6 oz)
- 1 cup coconut flour (300g / 10.6 oz)
- 2 tablespoons caraway seeds (300g / 10.6 oz)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (300g / 10.6 oz)
- 1 tablespoon erythritol
- 5 drops liquid stevia
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon salt (300g / 10.6 oz)
- 8 eggs (free-range
- 1/2 cup ghee (300g / 10.6 oz)
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil (300g / 10.6 oz)
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (300g / 10.6 oz)
- 1 cup warm water (300g / 10.6 oz)
- Move the oven rack to the centre position of the oven, and preheat to 175 °C/ 350 °F.
- Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl and thoroughly whisk to combine (ground flaxseed, coconut flour, caraway, baking soda, Erythritol, salt and xanthan gum or ground chia seeds).
- It is especially important to evenly distribute the xanthan gum (or ground chia seeds).
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and keep the egg whites aside.
- Add softened ghee or butter and toasted sesame oil into the eggs yolks.
- Note: Although the original recipe doesn't ask for separating the eggs, I found that doing so makes the bread a bit more "fluffy".
- "Cream" the egg yolks and the ghee (butter or olive oil) until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they create soft peaks and "fix" them with the cream of tartar.
- Add the dry mixture to the bowl with the egg yolk mixture and process well.
- It's a thick batter, and will come together slowly.
- Take the time to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.
- Add the vinegar and mix in well.
- Add warm water and process until combined.
- Add the egg whites and gently fold them in.
- Try not to deflate the batter completely.
- Grease a large loaf pan with some ghee or butter and add the batter.
- Smooth the batter out evenly in the pan and "cut" it on top using a spatula to create a wave effect.
- Note: If you use a silicon loaf pan, you won't need to grease it.
- Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes (depends on the oven).
- When the bread is ready, remove from loaf pan to a cooling rack, and allow to cool thoroughly.
- Slice thinly and enjoy! It makes great toast under the broiler and it's delicious in sandwiches, panini, with grass-fed butter or cream cheese and as a dipping bread with extra virgin olive oil.
Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:39:11.