I just made your bread recipe. I very carefully followed the recipe and instructions. The final result was awesome. Thanks! One variation I had was the 20 minute proof time. It hadn’t risen much at all in 20 minutes so I left it. It about doubled in an hour and 10 minutes. It held most of it rise even after slicing it warm. I’ll definitely be making more.
Hi Amber, Yes, the baking powder and egg whites do help it rise a bit, just not as much as regular bread. It’s hard to say what went wrong, if anything. Everyone’s palate is a little different, so it’s possible you just didn’t like it, or maybe something didn’t go as it should have. It could be that the batter and whites weren’t folded together quite enough?
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Hi Aamash, Sometimes egg whites from a carton are more difficult to beat to stiff peaks, though I do use those all the time myself. Usually it’s best to add some cream of tartar when beating especially if you are using the whites from a carton. This will help them come to stiff peaks. Having the egg whites at room temperature also helps, versus cold from the fridge.
I’m notoriously pathetic in the kitchen. But since being on the Keto diet, learning how to try new recipes has become a necessity for me. I think the food I most miss has been bread; so I’ve tried several different recipes in the hope of finding one I actually like. Yours is the only one I can honestly say that I really love! I was sure I had messed up another recipe when I poured it into the bread pan. But it came out smelling fantastic and tasting even better. Thank you for sharing it. Keto on!!
If I did not know that this was not bread made from wheat flour, I would not have known the difference – taste-wise. I added all of the ‘optional’ ingredients. Now, this loaf is not nearly the size of a regular loaf of bread. But it is incredibly filling. I slice it a touch thinner than 1/2 inch to make, what looks like, a finger sandwich. It satisfies my love for sandwiches and fills my up.
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Hi Ashley, Usually egg whites take just a few minutes to beat to stiff peaks. Definitely not 40 minutes. Old eggs can sometimes be the culprit, or a bit of leftover fat/grease from something else in the bowl can prevent stiff peaks (this is especially common when using a plastic bowl). Lastly, it could be that your mixer isn’t powerful enough to beat that many whites to stiff peaks, but this reason is a last resort and probably less likely. Cream of tartar is a huge help in reaching stiff peaks so you can try adding that next time.