FIBERFLOUR LOW CARB OLIVE BREAD BUNS
Made with a new flour mix I have recently discovered, these rolls are superb and unlike any other keto ‘bread’ rolls you’ve tried. My Amazing Protein Bread Loaf and Quick & Easy Seeded Protein Bread are still my #1 choices as they are much lower in carbs and taste just like ordinary sliced bread. But for special occasions or when I simply fancy a change, these bread rolls are just perfect.
Don’t like olives? No problem. Just leave them out. Want a different flavour? How about adding some Italian seasoning, sun-dried tomatoes, or seeds of your choice? You can get really creative here.
Fiberflour Low Carb Olive Bread Buns are very easy to make. Just Fiberflour, salt, yeast, warm water and some extra virgin olive oil. You do need to prove the dough for a long time, but that’s no effort at all, as the oven (or a warm place) does all the work for you.
What IS FiberFlour?
First and foremost, it is NOT a gluten free flour. Therefore, if you’re very sensitive/allergic to gluten, you shouldn’t use it. FiberFlour actually contains wheat gluten, which is obtained by separating the gluten from wheat and discarding the latter. You can read more about it HERE.
Secondly, it is made up of certain ingredients that I would normally run a mile from. The listed ingredients are: oat bran, golden linseed meal, wheat gluten, resistant wheat starch, oat fibre, wheat fibre, inulin, polydextrin, guar gum & HPMC (E464), Vitamin C.
Lastly, none of the ingredients are listed as being GMO free or organic.
I must admit that, being accustomed to baking with 100% natural, organic ingredients since my departure from high carbs + processed foods a long time ago, I am not overly keen on some of the above ingredients. I had to look up polydextrin and HPMC in particular, as I had no idea what they were. Both are polymers, which means they are synthetic laboratory products. HPMC works with yeast to make the bread rise. I think polydextrin is one of the new breed of fibre additives that are being incorporated into foods everywhere, but I cannot be certain as a Google search returned zero information.
To conclude: I get it. Low carb flours just don’t function like wheat, so to make spongy and well-risen bakes, without using wheat, manufacturers have to broaden their horizons and seek alternatives. FiberFlour is a new product on the market, and still in the development stage (although it’s already available for purchase on Amazon). I really hope that the creators will fine-tune it, source better ingredients, find organic sources, and thus make it more appealing to naturalist foodies like me.
Is FiberFlour a good flour?
Yes, definitely. It works. It’s lower in carbohydrates than wheat. It’s reasonably priced. Bread tastes very nice indeed. Perfect if you have nut or coconut allergies preventing you from using those ‘flours’.
Is FiberFlour good for you?
Yes. Unless you are gluten sensitive. Its high prebiotic fibre content is great.
Will I use FiberFlour in future?
Yes, definitely. It creates amazing baked foods.
Would I recommend FiberFlour?
Yes. The flavour is spot on. You will never be able to replicate the wheat taste with coconut or almond flour. With FiberFlour, you get very close indeed.
Here is the Fiberflour Low Carb Olive Bread Buns recipe
If you like olives, follow the recipe below as it is. Otherwise, omit them or replace them with something else of your choice (but remember that the macros will be different). The olives I use are Italian. From the western shores of the Ligurian region, to be exact. They are called Olive Taggiasche and are my favourite olives: softer and sweeter than any other. Plus zero carbs. Taggiasche olives sold in Italy are preserved in extra virgin olive oil. In the Uk, Waitrose seems to be the only supermarket that sells them, although they’re in sunflower oil with a bit of EVOO. No idea if they are available in other Countries. In France the Taggiasca olive is known as Cailletier.
Anyway, that’s just my choice. You can add whatever type of olives you want. Or, like I said, none at all.
As for the technique, the main points to remember are to use warm water, knead the dough vigorously for at least 5 minutes and then prove it twice.
Not something you can make quickly like my other breads. However, there is no difficulty or intense labour involved in making Fiberflour Low Carb Olive Bread Buns. Other than 5 minutes of elbow work if you don’t have a kitchen mixer with dough attachment to do the kneading for you.
Fiberflour Low Carb Olive Bread Buns are truly delicious, with a whole bread texture and flavour that I hadn’t tasted in ages.
And don’t be fooled by the small size of the buns: they are loaded with fibre and therefore very satiating.
- mix dry ingredients, add EVOO and then warm water, and knead for 5-10 minutes until dough becomes smooth and springy (it will be sticky at first – that’s normal)
- cover it with a lint-free tea towel and let it prove in the oven (max 40C) or in a warm area for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
- knead a few more times to knock back the air, then incorporate olives, divide the dough into 6 bun shapes and continue to prove for another hour or until puffy.
- pre-heat oven to 175C fan (195C static).
- bake for 35 minutes.