I wanted a bread with some extra protein for breakfast, so I came up with this.
This is an excellent very faintly sweet breakfast bread with an unusual but satisfyingly ‘bread’ texture. The crust has a great flaky/chewy consistency while remaining soft. It is dense but not heavy and the extra protein from the almond flour keeps the mid-morning munchies away. It is very good with a slice of cheese and some fruit on the side. This is not (nor was it intended to be) a gluten-free recipe; the addition of vital gluten is critical to maintain cell structure for the rise. The xanthan gum is only in there because I like the ability to slice my homemade bread and use it for sandwiches.
Combine water, almond oil, salt, honey, almond flour, whole wheat flour, vital wheat gluten, xanthan gum, and yeast, respectively in a bread machine. Follow manufacturers' instructions for a 2-pound loaf.
Per Serving: 117 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 22g; fat 1.9g; sodium 205.8mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it night before , then finish it off the next day.