The times where all-purpose wheat flour dominated every bread recipe are long gone. Today, there are more types of flours than ever, made from everything, from almonds to coconut. And, you know what? They’re awesome!
Sure, coconut flour might not have gluten, essential for making fluffy bread, but you can work around that. After all, baking is the science of cooking, and what’s science but experimentation? So, let’s make sandwich bread with coconut flour — the sandwich bread we all deserve.
To make a loaf of bread that you can slice to make sandwiches, you need soft, resistant bread that’s not too crumbly. For that, we’ll use coconut flour, plenty of eggs and xanthan gum as a binder.
We’ll also need milk, coconut oil, baking powder and salt for a rich, fluffy bread, even if we can’t rely on gluten for this one. The result is quite lovely, and yes, you can make yourself a sandwich with it.
Why not start with a sandwich? This bread is best if slightly toasted with butter in a skillet. It gains, let’s say, structural integrity — a must for making sandwiches.
This bread also makes the nicest bread pudding and the most tropical French toast you’ve tried! Just treat this one like any white bread, and you’ll be fine.
Consume the bread within a few days or freeze it for up to two months. Thaw it in the fridge the night before using. Let’s make some coconut sandwich bread. Did someone say club sandwich?
In a mixing bowl, combine the milk and coconut oil and incorporate the eggs.
In a second bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt. Stir to incorporate.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture while stirring and fold until a firm dough is formed.
Cover the mixing bowl with a kitchen towel and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Flour a surface and knead the dough for 10-15 minutes. Form a ball and place it in the mixing bowl. Cover and let it sit for 30 more minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350° and grease a loaf pan.
Pour the dough into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until golden and cooked through