Last night I had an itch to cook something new. Since I have not been to the grocery store in a while and will be going tomorrow, I had to use what I had on hand. That is how I decided to make my first attempt at Paleo friendly bread. This try was Jalapeno Bacon Bread, yum! I had the flour, the eggs, baking soda, etc. so I was ready Freddy. I am sorry for not taking pictures as I went along, I thought about that as the batter was baking in the oven, but there is always next time!
I started out by preheating the oven and preparing the bacon and jalapenos on a baking sheet covered with foil. This just helped by containing the mess and making clean up much easier. The recipe called for fresh jalapenos, but all I had on hand was the ones in a jar, so I used those instead. I hope they do not have sugar or anything unPaleo in them…
Once I had the bacon and jalapenos in the oven and cooking (turning after 5 minutes and cooking for another 5), I turned my attention to making the batter. I am calling it batter because it was the consistency of cake batter, not really dough. I whisked the ghee, eggs, and water together until mixed thoroughly. Then I began to add coconut flour to make the batter thick and ooey gooey and was combined well.
Once the bacon and jalapenos had been removed from the oven and cooled, I diced them up. The recipe called for them to be placed in a food processor, but why dirty up another machine? I just simply cut them up with a pair of kitchen scissors. I folded those into the batter.
I then greased a baking dish with ghee, added the batter to the pan, smoothed it out, and baked at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
The result was a nice, brown and crispy bread. The bread was thin, it did not really rise, and actually shrunk a little in the pan while it was cooking. The texture was slightly eggy, since there were six in the batter, but it still turned out delicious. The taste was almost like cornbread to me. This would be a nice bread to have when you fix a big pot of Paleo friendly chili. I will be making this one again for sure! Below you will find a picture of the end result ~ my Jalapeno Bacon Bread! I call this a success.