I'm really not excited by the prospect of these "Paleo __" products that are likely to proliferate over time. Not a fan.
Don't think of it as bread, think of it as a nut-butter & egg loaf. I pointed out in the previous thread on the subject, Richard Nikoley did some playing around with the already published paleo bread recipes, read about it here: http://freetheanimal.com/2012/07/fat-bread-third-times-the-charm-mission-accomplished.html
I made a tahini loaf and it was quite good: bruschetta, SB&J, grilled cheese, bread pudding... all darn tasty!
I particularly like it because it gets some folks' paleo hackles up.
Still waiting also. At some point the USDA will step in and attempt to define "paleo" for labeling purposes and we'll have to call this lifestyle something else, cause you now they will f it up.
Paleo bread: Good God. Dr. Kurt Harris is rolling over in his Porsche somewhere. Candy cigarettes...
it did take a ridiculously long time to arrive but i actually liked it more than most of the gluten free breads.
Honestly, I find this awesome. I know Paleo is about REAL food and I could MAKE my own Paleo bread, but I already spend so much time in the kitchen that something like this would be nice to have on occasion.
I mean, make some sandwiches and bring em on a hike? Score! I know it will be frowned upon but I think that it's nice to have some "healthy" processed options out there (even for people who might want to dip their feet in the Paleosphere but don't want to give up their precious bread).
Why won't you try to do your own paleo bread?
I use this recipe for making paleo loaf, and it is delicious.
For your convenience, I posted the directions below:
- 6 free range eggs
- 1 large grated courgette (zucchini)
- 1 tbsp of fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp of fresh rosemary chopped
- 1/2 tsp of either garlic powder or 1 garlic clove
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 170g or coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
- 110g melted grass fed butter
For the topping drizzle olive oil and sprinkle a mix of the thyme and rosemary then a pinch of crunchy salt. This gives it a lovely focaccia style crust on top!
Mix all the wet ingredients together, then in a separate bowl mix the dry. Mix the wet into the dry with a mixer or wooden spoon. Pour into a 1.5lb loaf tin or mini loaf tins. Sprinkle for the crunchy top and bake at 175c for 45-55 mins (check with a skewer that it is cooked through).
I do like the paleo bread. I agree, it took a long time to get to me, and I'm only 1 state away. Do not expect it to taste like SAD bread, but it EXTREMELY convenient, and it has also had a positive effect on the weight loss goals I am going for. I have one slice with breakfast, spread with butter or cream cheese (I eat dairy) and some good bacon. Sometimes, you just want a food transportation mechanism, like for your tomato slices and such, and the bread is great for that. The ingredients are all paleo.
Mine took a long time to ship. Finally arrived about 3 weeks after I ordered. The bread is ok, but I'm not sure I would purchase again. The texture is a little off on both the almond & the coconut loaves, and I'm really not a fan of the coconut bread flavor. Even though this is so convenient I think I will just keep making my own. More cost effective & I only have it occasionally as a treat anyway.
Check your bread as soon as you receive it though, a friend also purchased 1 loaf of each & both of hers were moldy by the time they were delivered.
Even though I do not support the idea of substituting wholesome foods with Paleo treats, let's face it - most of us cheat once in a while. We all have Neolithic foods at least once a month or every six months. So for those people who get a sudden bread craving - this might be it. I would not make it a staple though.
I also want to say it was a very very cool idea to develop Paleo bread. Like if you are planning a party for those of your friends who are not Paleo - that would be perfect. Also, if somebody is trying to transition and is having difficulties quitting SAD cold turkey. And for all those kids who are not Paleo, but are grain-free because of their autoimmune issues. If they bring a Paleo sandwich to school, they will "fit in" more.
So... neat idea!