Thursday, 11 October 2012

Instant Homemade Bread

About 2 years ago, during our time living in South Korea, we were introduced to the concept of "primal living". This is a way of living designed by Mark Sisson based on the more widely known "paleo" diet. The Primal Blueprint was created to offer a general way of living in order to be more healthy. The main focus is on weight loss but it does cover all apsects of health including exercise and how to prevent disease through diet.  Don't get us wrong, we are not a blog designed to convince you to diet and constantly watch what you are eating. I'm sure you can tell that by some of our posts so far! But we have been taking note of some of what Mark says and we do feel it is a very simple and effective way of looking at the kind of foods we eat. One main crux to his argument is that we should remove any kind of grain from our diet. So this means no bread, pasta or biscuits! Trust me on this, by simply cutting grains out altogether for just a couple of weeks will make an amazing difference to how you feel. We do enjoy eating bread though, but this imitation comes pretty close to satisfying our appetite.

One thing to consider is, why does the flour we use have to be from wheat? From what we have read, there is substantial evidence that eating wheat products does have a negative impact on our bodies. Try substituting wheat flour for other versions made from coconut or perhaps almonds and you can still make pretty good food. This simple and instant bread recipe uses a combination of the two, mixed with egg, a little fat (which, by the way is not necessarily an unhealthy thing) and some baking soda as a rising agent.
As we have said, this is not a health blog and never will be but try eating food as outlined by Mark Sisson and see what you think. We would be interested to hear your results!
To make two rounds of bread, enough for two people, then follow this recipe.
2/3 cup coconut flour / ground almonds
2 eggs
4 tbsp fat (butter is best but olive oil is also OK)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1. Add the 2 eggs to the flour mix and combine.
2. Melt the butter slowly and add to the mixture.
3. Fold in the baking soda and allow to sit for atleast 1min.
4. Divide onto two microweable dishes. We just use small sideplates.
5. Place in the microwave, one at a time, for about 1min 30secs or until completely cooked through.

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