As I have been venturing into the world of unprocessed foods, no sugar and only natural carbs, I came across this carb free bread. I was suspicious, yet curious. A co-worker of mine made this bread and it was good!
I decided this is a great substitute. The thing is, I don’t really bake. I love to cook, but rarely bake at all. First things first, I ordered an immersion blender. I figured this was the best option as I could use it for mashing cauliflower, potatoes and soups. Which is true, it does not whip egg whites as stiff as needed for this recipe though.
I had to get a more powerful hand mixer to get the job done. Inexperienced baker has learned her lesson.
Finally made a batch last night and it was so good! This bread can be made into buns or a single baking sheet that is later sliced up. I sliced up smaller pieces last night to be eaten with the artichoke, spinach dip and hummus. Sooooo good!
This is the recipe:
- 3 eggs separated
- 3 Tablespoons cream cheese or cottage cheese
- 1/4 Teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 packet stevia OR 4-5 drops liquid stevia OR 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- Separate egg yolk from whites – so I found that you cannot have even the tiniest bit of yolk in the whites, they won’t whip stiff enough. Inexperienced baker learns again.
- In one bowl add cream of tartar and egg whites, beat on high until fluffy with super stiff peaks. Like you flip the bowl and they don’t budge. Takes a bit.
- In another bowl mix together the yolks, cream cheese (or cottage cheese) and sweetener of choice.
- VERY carefully fold the yolk mixture into the egg whited. Carefully fold a little at a time and try not to break the fluffiness of the egg whites down too much. Fold till combined.
- Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper and you can “scoop” for buns or spread for one ginormous sheet to be cut up after.
- Bake on the middle rack for approximately 30 minute, until golden brown. Watch it, as each batch’s timing is unique.
- Remove from pan and let cook.
- Eat hot off the pan for light crisp bread or put into baggies for a chewier version the next day. You can freeze them too for a later time!
This is a great alternative and actually really easy to make. Enjoy!
Let me know how yours came out, did you do anything different?