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Cassava Bread with Garlic, Rosemary & Caramelized Onions

Cassava Bread with Garlic, Rosemary & Caramelized Onions

I’m extremely excited to share this recipe with you cus it's ALL THE THINGS. It’s a bread loaf made with cassava flour, and it’s entirely gluten-free, nut-free, grain-free, dairy-free and paleo! And it tastes INCRED. No lie.

Here are all the reasons why this bun is a #winner: It looks like a bread boule. The crust is nice and crisp and hard. The inside is doughy, moist and chewy. It cuts just like a bread loaf, unlike so many gluten free/almond breads that fall apart or have a dry consistency. The caramelized onions are the secret star of the dish, providing the moisture and sweetness, and when you add rosemary, garlic and olive oil to them, you get a truly wonderful flavor combo. The salt level is also on-point, making this loaf the perfect accompaniment to a savory meal, or a great sandwich bread (it toasts very well too, btw).

Cassava flour is made from cassava root, which is a tuber. It’s very starchy and has barely any flavor. Think of if in the same family as yams, plantains or potatoes, but with the taste of white flour. It’s definitely very high in carbs, so don’t go eating this every day, but once in a while, it’s nice to feel like you are eating real bread! You can order it here on Amazon.

I’m gonna cut to the chase and give you this recipe asap because you need this in your life. PRONTO.

Cassava Bread with Garlic, Rosemary & Caramelized Onions

(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free)

What you need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup caramelized onions (you'll need 1-2 raw onions)
  • 1 clove grated garlic
  • 2 cups cassava flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. chopped rosemary
  • 1/4 cup h20
  • maldon salt to finish

What to do:

1. Caramelize the onions, aka cut the onions into tiny pieces, and cook them on low in a pan with olive oil for about 30-40 minutes till they become soft, turn caramel in color and taste like heaven. Salt them along the way.

2. Preheat the oven to 360 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Combine eggs, olive oil, ACV and water in a bowl.

4. Add the dry ingredients - cassava flour, salt, baking soda. The mixture will become very doughy and hard to mix. At this point, add the caramelized onions (which will give it the moisture), the grated garlic and the rosemary. Get your hands in there and mash everything together. You want to form a big, doughy ball. If it’s still sticky, add a little more olive oil or h20.

5. Place the ball on the baking sheet. Garnish with a rosemary sprig, and sprinkle some Maldon salt on top. 

Cassava Bread with Garlic + Caramelized Onions + Rosemary // livingfullz
Cassava Bread with Garlic + Caramelized Onions + Rosemary // livingfullz

6. Place that bun in the oven, and let it cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, brush some olive oil on the top of the loaf. Repeat this process once more after 40 minutes. The entire loaf should take about 1 hour to bake. The crust should be nice and golden brown and #crusty.

Variations: I think that you can really experiment with this bread, keeping the proportions the same, but switching out the oil and the flavoring. For example, coconut oil with cinnamon and smashed dates would create an amazing raisin bread type loaf. Or, you could use nutritional yeast with bacon lard and make a dairy-free "cheesy" bread. You decide. Play around, and please let me know if you are into this loaf!! I'd love your feedback! :)

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