The recipe I tried comes from Pop An Egg On It!
Cauliflower seems to be taking the paleo threads by storm… everyone is making cauliflower breads, cauliflower pizza crusts, cauliflower rice…. with this wonderfully versatile vegetable!
I decided to try out a recipe last week, and I thought I would share a thorough review. (NOTE: all my future reviews can be found in the navigation menu under “REVIEWS”)
First off, I would say that I loved the flavor of the “bread”. It does taste like cauliflower, so if you hate that taste… maybe this isn’t for you. The texture was a bit too crumbly for a strong sandwich, but I think that adding an extra egg and flour would help that.
1. The recipe calls for 200 grams of cauliflower, which I didn’t really understand, so I estimated that my whole cauliflower head was fine – it was about three cups. I think it wound up being too much, so I would recommend 2 cups, or increase the amount of egg and flour you add.
2. GREASE YOUR PAN OR FOIL!! She mentions this in her recipe, but look at me… going all “rogue” and not listening! My “buns” stuck to the foil I was using and I had to slice them off. Luckily, I was able to save them, but in the future, I know to put down some butter or oil.
3. Feel free to add in extra spices. Katy suggests dashes of garlic, salt and rosemary – perfect combo! Since I’m a crazy flavor-holic, I added more garlic and salt, and a bit of thyme. In the future I think I would try to add some cheese to make them cheesy biscuits… yuuuum!
4. When mushing the “dough” together with the eggs and spices: Grab a handful of the cauliflower mixture and hold it over the sink and squeeze out extra liquid. I found my mixture was full of water, naturally occurring from the veggie. No big deal.
5. CLEAN everything that has wet cauliflower in it that same day. Rotting cauliflower is stinky! (Not that I know from experience… ha … ha..)
Here are my buns ready to go in the oven:
Like I said, I think I used too much cauliflower, so I had 3 pairs of buns (6 total). Recipe says 200 degrees celsius, which is around 428 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m always nervous to put my oven up that high, so I did it at 400, and had to cook it longer.
MY FINAL WORD?
5 Stars! Delicious and highly recommended! I would definitely make these again!