When I was a kid, my mom used to mock me every time I would try to cook something (or to do anything in the kitchen for that matter). That’s because she always said she wanted me to be much more than a housewife and she did her best in offering me the wings to aim high. So she would always make fun of me having two left hands when it came to cooking 🙂 But now look at how life turned all my priorities upside down, and forced me into cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, as a part of my AIP diet! Don’t tell anyone but I’m really proud of my new lifestyle and of my cooking skills today 😀
Today’s story is about a new AIP bread recipe:
So I made AIP bread rolls, this time using cassava flour and tapioca starch. They are a bit different than the previous AIP bread recipes I made, as cassava flour tends to give baking a bit of crunchiness compared to other types of flour. Anyway, I like a bit of crunchy, as it reminds me of toast that I sometimes miss 🙂
Here are the ingredients I used for the bread rolls:
- 130 g cassava flour
- 4 Tbsp tapioca starch – I used my favorite from Bob’s Red Mill:
- 2/3 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground Himalaya salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 and 1/2 Tbsp gelatin for making a gelatin egg
- 100 ml water
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 Tbsp olive oil, for brushing the rolls
- 1 Tbsp thyme, for sprinkling over the baked rolls
And here’s how I made my AIP bread rolls:
- I first preheated my oven at 200 C or 400 F.
- I mixed all the dry ingredients in a bowl until well combined (cassava flour and tapioca starch, garlic powder, salt and baking soda).
- I then started working on my gelatin egg: I put the water in a small saucepan and sprinkled all the gelatin over evenly, making sure it does not create any clumps! I let it sit for 5 minutes and then put the pan on medium heat for one more minute. I then started to stir slowly until I made sure it is all dissolved.
- Once dissolved, I put the gelatin egg and the apple cider vinegar in the bowl with the dry ingredients and mixed them all together using a wooden spoon until dough was formed.
- I let the dough rest for 3 minutes and prepared for creating my rolls by dusting some tapioca flour on my hands to make sure the dough doesn’t stick.
- I then divided the dough into five separate pieces, trying to make them all as equal sized as possible. Don’t worry if the dough may crumble, just try to smooth their edges as even as possible using your fingers, for being able to put them in the pan as whole rolls. I flattened the rolls a bit (like in the photo) and placed them on the baking tray lined with a parchment paper, making sure there’s enough space left between them.
- Before putting them in the oven, I brushed them with olive oil until completely covered and baked them for 10 minutes. I then took them out and brushed them again with olive oil to make sure they turn to a golden color. I put them back in the oven and baked them again for another 10 minutes. Then I took them out and brushed them again with olive oil for the third time, sprinkled thyme over them and let them bake for another 2 minutes or until their crust turned to golden.
They turned out DELICIOUS! Their consistency is a bit different from the previous AIP breads I baked, as the cassava flour tends to make them a bit crunchy. So they reminded me more of toast than of regular bread 🙂
Anyway, I liked them so much that I used them for making tapas with prosciutto, which is one of my favorite AIP appetizers.