Friday, 22 July 2011

Gluten Free Seedy Loaf

 So yesterday, I got miss sold a brick. an expensive brick. I bought a loaf of gluten free bread from a health food store on the premise (from a overly pushy cashier) it was seedy, soft and fluffy. Rushed home sliced up my special loaf and.... spat it out. ewwww it was like eating dusty, sandy clay topped with seeds. outraged i'd spend £3.50 on dust, and still itching for a good egg salad sammmmich, I took the dough into my own hands a whipped up my own bread...
I had had this warm, fresh out of the oven, and can honestly say its the best bread ive had since becoming GF. actually has  abread texture and is fluffy it is amazing toasted too. oh it just ticks all the boxes. But maybe I'm biased as anything tastes better than the crumbly brick I had earlier, so the bar hasn't been set very high... any way... Bake this.
  • 300g brown GF bread flour mix flour
  • 20g coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp xantham gum
  • 30g sesame seeds
  • 15g poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 400ml hand-hot water
  1. Mix the flours with the xantham gum, seeds, and salt in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients.
  2. mix with wooden spoon until it forms a sticky dough, then knead for around 1 minute.
  3. Transfer to the loaf tin. smooth the top for a nice presentable finish, (unlike me)
  4. Cover loosely with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place until the dough reaches the top of the tin – approx 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 200 C. Remove the cling film and bake in the oven until risen, golden,  around 40 minutes.
  6. Tip out of tin on to a wire rack.

 after our supper, me and Beebz headed out for a evening stroll, which turned into a 2 hour walk along the seafront. Just kept on walking. It was a beautiful serene evening.

 On Monday we will be leaving Hastings, the sea, the beach and our flat, as I have taken a new job in the countryside. Its a new chapter in our lives and the first time in 3 years me and Harry wont be living together. But I'm determined to make it work and hopefully it will be like a new adventure.

Once we got back in, I decided that I should really begin the process of packing... the big move is only 4 days away!  but first... some toast, PB and a cuppa.
 Let the procrastination begin.


  1. I'm glad you saved the day with your baking skills! Sorry about the crappy bread!

  2. Ugh I hate that when something's not as it was described..on the plus side, you've created a delicious new recipe! :)
    Haha good luck with the packing!

  3. Yum - that bread looks really tasty! Good luck with the move - moving is always my least favorite!