I have an EXTREMELY ignorant question…. Does tenting mean you just cover it? Or do you actually make it look like a little tent and keep the ends open so the air can get it? I just made this, and just covered it. The bread looked AWESOME after the first 40 minutes but then after covering it it came out a lot flatter. First slice was still pretty yummy, even though I probably should have cooked it a little longer. THANKS!!
There’s no need to fry the chicken in grease once it’s coated, just pop it in the oven! I much prefer oven-fried chicken for a few reasons. Fried chicken is usually such a nuisance! The grease splatters, the wasted oil, the extra calories, getting the oil to the right temp to thoroughly cook the chicken without burning the coating. I’ve done it, but the hassle-to-taste ratio doesn’t make a lot of sense to me when I can achieve the same level of crispy right in the oven.
I followed the recipe to a tee, used all recommended ingredients. I’ve attempted making it twice, the first time I didn’t have a food processor and that was a complete fail. The second time, today, I bought a food processor and attempted it again. The egg whites were fluffy but never got to stiff peaks… maybe my eggs were too cold? Anyway, I baked for 30 mins, and it wasn’t even golden brown on the top so I didn’t put the foil on time and cooked it another 20 mins. I just pulled it out about 20 mins ago and it is golden brown. However, it is a very moist almost like a banana bread texture. I just popped it back in the oven hoping it will “dry up”. Any recommendations? Do I need to cook for and hour ?
I made your bread yesterday. You are right–it IS the best tasting keto bread yet! And I’ve made dozens of recipes through the years! I enlarged it–made a recipe and a half, and used a 9×5 glass pan. I confess, I did make a mess of it at one point. I used carton egg whites, and they didn’t do as well as fresh egg whites do. I ended up with a lot of foam on top and liquid on the bottom. I tried adding the dough to it, but had trouble smoothing out the many lumps. Soooo, I used my hand mixer to mix the whole mess. I put it in the pan and decided to just throw it out, thinking it could never turn into a good loaf of bread. But I went ahead and put it in the oven, and it turned out great! The rise was higher than any other almond flour bread I’ve ever made. So it’s obviously a very “forgivable” recipe. Many thanks!!
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I made this for Sunday breakfast. Not EXACTLY like bread, but had excellent texture, structural integrity, and not eggy. I used a glass Pyrex and digital thermometer to verify a center temp of 205 degrees F. It did cook through and expanded no more than 10%. After completely cool it settle by about 25% and reminded me of how angelfood cake will sink if not cooled upside down. Next time I will use my angelfood cake pan, skip the parchment, and cool inverted for a taller bread and cook for an additional 10 mins for a drier bread to improve toasting. This is the first keto bread I ever made, and was pleased with the overall results. I did make croutons in a fry pan with butter,salt and garlic powder for a salad topper. I also plan on making some crostini for snacking and soups.
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My bread came out a teeny bit “eggy”…which wasn’t bad, I still enjoyed it. Maybe some egg yolk made it in the batter??? Anyway, the slight egginess made me think of French toast. So with the last few pieces, that’s what I made. I mixed an egg, heavy cream, and a little vanilla to coat the bread…used browned butter to sub for syrup…then topped off with Swerve confectioners sugar. It was delicious!
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The two major issues that will lead to a flat loaf is not whipping the egg whites and gently folding them in OR using almond meal instead of a finely ground almond flour. If you’ve tried everything and they don’t seem to be working for you, the next best option will be to make a larger recipe. Try making 1.5x this recipe (it’s easy to do using the servings slide bar) and you’ll have a much larger loaf.
So, I’m newer to cooking, for sure, but I’ve been using your website to expand my horizons while on the keto diet, and I LOVE it! This chicken was amazing. I’ve done various pieces of chicken with it, and it’s perfect! I get that little crunch that I miss for sure. I’ve been cooking for my boyfriend so much more now, and he’s loving it. He’s normally the chef in the relationship, but I’m switching things up. Love your recipes and I look forward to trying so many more. Thank you so much for all your ideas! They are massively appreciated by this novice chef! Bless you!