Gluten Free and Low Carb Bread
Serves: 1 Loaf
  • Required Equipment:
  • Kitchen scale
  • Electric hand mixer or standing mixer
  • Loaf Pan: I use a Pyrex 9"x5"x 3"
  • Ingredients:
  • coconut oil or butter for greasing pan
  • 10 ounces almond meal (also called almond flour)
  • 3.25 ounces psyllium husk powder(also called ground psyllium husk), see note below about brands
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 ounces apple cider vinegar
  • 7 ounces egg whites
  • 12 ounces boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease the bread pan with coconut oil or butter.
  2. Put large bowl or bowl of standing mixer on scale. Zero it out. Add almond meal.
  3. Keep bowl on scale and zero it out again. Add psyllium husk powder. Add baking powder and sea salt. Remove from scale and mix on low until ingredients are well combined.
  4. Put bowl back on scale. Zero it out. Add vinegar.
  5. Keep bowl on scale and zero it out again. Add egg whites.
  6. Keep bowl on scale and zero it out again. Add boiling water.
  7. Remove from scale and mix all ingredients, starting on low speed so water doesn't slosh out of bowl. Increase speed to medium and mix until ingredients are well combined and dough comes together and firms up a little.
  8. Put in bread pan and press gently into pan so you make sure the dough has gotten into the corners. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  9. Notes:
  10. Psyllium Powder: Buy it ground if you can. If you must buy whole psyllium seeds and grind them yourself, make sure to grind them really well (about 1/2 their original volume). Some ground psyllium powder, very mysteriously, turns the bread purple. You can't tell ahead of time by looking at it since it appears to be the same color as the ones that don't. The one from Whole Foods turns it purple. I use the Now brand(they call it psyllium husk powder) and the bread comes out beige-brown.
  11. Oven Temperature: It's important that the oven temperature is accurate. So if you suspect that your oven is off, check it with an oven thermometer (easy to find).
  12. What to do with all those egg yolks: see my recipes for lemon tart, creme caramel, and chocolate pudding (the chocolate pudding can be made with all egg yolks instead of whole eggs).
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