All righty. After some poking around and researching, I came up with a challah that reminds me of the eggy bread I used to eat pre-Primal every Shabbat. Is it low-carb? No. It's made with rice flour and potato starch and I figure an extra 25g of carbs for 1/4 of a small loaf once a week is worth the nostalgia. Eaten with loads of butter, naturally.
If anyone is looking for a recipe to try, here's the link to the recipe on my blog. I'm going to give coconut flour a try to lower the carb count (probably up the egg count to compensate) for those who aren't comfortable using rice flour. I used a silicone challah mold since braiding was out of the question.
If anyone else has challah recipes that are gluten-free or primal, please share 'em. There's a couple challah threads floating around, but I'm hoping this can be an easily found and focused one.
Honestly, I just eat the challah. I make sure after the shabbat service when we are given some challah, I take the smallest piece I can find and take a bite. I figure that the one bite of challah every other week (I don't go weekly... I'm a bad Jew!) isn't going to de-rail my progress or harm my gut too much!
I may give this recipe a try for Rosh Hashannah though; I'll have to buy that challah mold mentioned in the post you linked to, as the braided look is pretty much necessary! (It will be sad, though, knowing I can't braid it... sigh...)
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I'd just eat it too, but I get some pretty uncomfortable sinus congestion and ear issues if I eat even a small amount of wheat. And yeah, I do miss the braiding... but just being able to sit and break bread was nice. I hear you can add a few buckwheat groats for the hamotzi if that's important to you.
And the challah mold is worth it's weight in... well, challah. It's amazing.
Not Jewish but our church does offer GF wafers. We are a small town and I think they primarily did this for me (so nice!) but others have come out of the woodwork about avoiding gluten too!
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