Yesterday I told you I’ve been trying to find the “Best” gluten free, grain free, bread. I’m working on my own creations as well as trying other blogger’s recipes.
Have you visited the gluten free, dairy free, paleo blog, The Spunky Coconut?
Kelly’s recipes are gorgeous and exciting, the blog itself is beautiful, but the best part is that her recipes are creative and fun. Something you don’t experience very often when leading an allergen free life.
I tried her Coconut Milk Bread recipe a few days ago, but didn’t follow it exactly… Remember yesterday when I discussed how frustrated people get when they say they followed a recipe “exactly” and didn’t get the same results as the person sharing the recipe?
Exactly means exactly. I knew full well that because I wasn’t following it exactly, I more than likely wouldn’t get the same results she did. And I was right.
Here’s what the Spunky Coconut’s Bread looked like:
And below is what mine looked like.
I didn’t have the psyllium husk powder her recipe called for. After a little research on how to substitute, I used ground flax instead. The result was something that didn’t look anything liker her bread. Go figure…ha! But, that’s how we learn, right? Ground flax is not a good substitute for psyllium husk powder.
Now we know.
She also uses a special 5 Cup glass bread pan to get the shape and rise. You can find the link for ordering within her recipe link above.
However, all was not lost.
This slightly adjusted bread recipe didn’t turn out how I had hoped, but it made for some excellent French toast.