Cauliflower Bread

Preparation Time: 20m

Cooking Time: 40m

Serves: 8

Calories: 200 per slice

  • 3 cups of Cauliflower
  • 6 large Eggs, seperated
  • 6 tbsp of Oilve oil
  • 1 + 1/4 cup of cauliflower Flour
  • Can substitute flour for Almond, Rice or corn flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp of fresh Thyme
  • 1 tsp of Salt

Firstly, pre-heat your oven to 180’C

Prepare and line a tin which looks like it would bake a loaf of bread! I believe mine was 8 inches.. And when I say mine, I mean my neighbours. (Bless!)

Begin by separating the Cauli-florets and add them to a food processor to create ‘cauli-rice’ If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate it!
And I’m sorry in advance for the mess if your grating..
A food processor is a God-send, just saying.

Place your newly created cauli-rice in a bowl with about 1/4 cup of water, cover with cling film, a few layers, though this stage is not an environmentally friendly one, nor do I promote using a microwave, it is however very simple… so, with my tail between my legs, microwave on high for roughly 5-6 minutes.

After the mix has cooled, (I learnt the hard way, you must wait, Ouchies, Burnies!) place your cauliflower into a nut bag or thin cloth to drain the liquid away, it should end up in a large clump. This now entices every part of me to create pizza bases!
sorry I am easily distracted)

Focus! Now, In a large bowl, add your 6 egg whites and whisk, whisk, whisk to form stiff peaks.
Oooo… Souffle inspo!… See what I mean, focus loz!)
It is crucial to ensure no water is near the egg whites as this will stop the process of peaks forming. Even a single drop.
NOTE this IS in fact possible with a hand whisk also, however ensure you have an extra 10 minutes up your sleeve.

In a separate bowl add remaining ingredients, including egg yolks and combine to form a glowing golden paste.

Now, a quick side note, I used Cauliflower flour!! I as so excited and happy to have discovered this at Woolies, however, it did add quite a unique flavour. I would suggest opting for another flour if you find the same.

Slowly combine your golden paste with one spoon of egg whites and fold through, slowly, using a cutting motion, like a Karate Chop to ensure your air is preserved and mix is not, well, deflated, like you shall be if you hand beat the egg whites!! Trust me.
Once all the egg white is combined into the yolky, cauli mix, Add to your baking tin!

After a baking time of around 35 minutes, check with a skewer as you do when things are baked.. I suggest this time as I don’t know the muscle power of your oven, mine was done after 35 minutes.

After at least 10 minutes to cool, slice and be amazed by your cauliflower bread!

Awesome side note, it toasts really well and the consistency is epic!

I hope you enjoy, play around with your own herbs, or stay tuned as I trial some other veggies, I’m feeling, broccoli oo and some Cheddar or something delish!

Much love x

Author: Lauren

A passionate foodie, Lauren creates healthy dishes that will nourish your mind, body and soul.