This bread will make you strong*. Lots of people find that flour, particularly wheat flour, does not bring out the best in them. While life might be dull unless we eat carb filled bread to exploding point every now and then, flour from wheat (and many other high carb grains) can leave us sluggish, tired and more hungry.... But avoiding all bread is a major bummer, how could anyone deny themselves the joys of the mighty sandwich? The solution: the bread of power!
This bread contains lots of goodies that you might not consider typically 'bready'. Fear not! This will give you all that sandwiching potential and not take away from your healthy aliveness. It is dairy free, gluten free, wheat free and vegetarian (but not vegan, sorry). Why the bread of power? It is high protein and has lots of good things like Omega 3 in it, plus it doesn't take too long to make, and it tastes yum -yehhaaaa!
*Well, it might, it certainly should not make you weak, unless you have a nut allergy!
Step 1: Ingredients
- 5 eggs (big organic, free range ones are best)
- 70g (2.5oz) of walnuts
- 70-90g (2.5-3.5oz) of seeds
- One courgette / zucchini (medium size)
- salt and/or handful of salty peanuts
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Optional secret seasoning
You can probably use whatever combo of seeds and nuts you like, but we haven't tried them all, so as always experimentation is in order!
Try replacing zucchini with carrot and/or apple for a sweeter version or mashed up pulses (butter beans, chickpeas etc) for even more protein and a slightly different texture.
You could add fresh herbs or cheese, there is vast potential for food jazzing here...
- Two bowls, one to whisk egg whites in, one to mix the other ingredients
- A tool or method to grind walnuts and seeds into a flour-like crumb (no Bongo, we're not using the pillar drill again!)
- A bread tin or tins (this quantity needs a large, 1lb/450 gram loaf tin or two smaller ones)
- Baking paper to line tins
- Spoon, knife
- Scales or willingness to guesstimate
- An oven (will want preheating to gas mark 5, 180C, 350F)