First crack at keto bread…. massive success.
1/2 cup of Oat Fiber (41g/1.45oz)
2/3 cup of Flaxseed Meal (70g/2.46oz)
1.25 cups of Vital Wheat Gluten (190g/6.7oz)
1 teaspoon Salt (6g / 0.21oz)
0-4 Tablespoons powdered Sweetener (0 – 60g/ 0-2oz) I used 30g erythritol
1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum (2.5g/0.088oz)
1 cup warm water (50-55C / 120-131F) (240ml/8.1oz)
1 Tablespoon INSTANT Yeast (8g/0.28oz)
1 teaspoon Honey (7g/0.25oz)
2 Eggs (lightly beaten)
2 Tablespoons softened Butter (30g/1.05oz)
Warm up 1 cup water, add honey, dissolve, then add yeast, Proof yeast for about 10 minutes.
Once yeast is ready (should rise a bit) Add all ingredients to hand mixer or bowl, (I mix dry ingredients together first then add liquids together) mix together for few minutes. If using a Stand mixer, switch to kneading attachment, need for 5 minutes, or knead by hand. should become very rubbery and stretchy. Form dough into a log shape.
Add to a bread pan (I spray avocado inside) Spray plastic wrap with oil spray, put plastic wrap on top of pan, give plastic slack, allow it to rise if need be, you don’t want the plastic to prevent the dough from rising. The dough will TRIPLE in size.
Proof for 2 hours. I’ll give two examples on how to proof. First, my way. I put a cookie sheet with water in it on the bottom rack for extra moisture. I used a thermometer with two probes, and set them in different parts of the oven to get an accurate reading (on the top rack where the dough will sit). I turned on the stove for 5-15 seconds (natural gas) and waited for the thermometer to hit 130f. Turned off the stove. Open the door to let out excess heat if it climbs above 130f. Once the temperature stopped rising above 130f, I closed the oven door (usually 125f-130f). Set a timer for 30 minutes. Repeat. I did this a total of 4 times. Again, the dough will TRIPLE IN SIZE!
Second method is to put the dough in a microwave with a warm bowl of water and to replace it every 15-20 minutes. I have never done this method but I know it works.
Oven, 350F 30-40 MIN (30 min it was done for me) let it rest for about 1 hour at room temp. cover with plastic once completely cool to store. Send. Incredible bread, very soft and pillowly. Enjoy