Is it Possible to Make Gluten Free Bread?
September 21st, 2011
Bread is one of the staples of life… unless you happen to be on a gluten free diet. While you can buy gluten free and wheat free bread in the shops it never seems to taste the way you want it to.
So what do you do when you want to eat bread but you can’t find a loaf that fits the bill?
Simple – you make it yourself. It’s easy enough to find plenty of inspiring recipes for gluten free bread online. Don’t be nervous of making bread if you’ve never tried it before; you don’t need a bread machine and you’ll probably love every step!
The best bet is to try a few recipes until you find one you like, and then you can start experimenting with it in order to make it your own.
A simple loaf can be turned into something sweet or savoury depending on your mood. A few simple twists can also turn your standard gluten free loaf into something even tastier:
- A dash of olive oil and some sun dried tomatoes make for a winning combination
- Work some poppy seeds and sesame seeds into the dough before baking for a seeded loaf that is packed with flavour
- For something sweeter try adding some small chunks of gluten free chocolate into the dough – they’ll melt as it bakes!
Bread can also be transformed by what you put with it
Again, be led by what you fancy. Our caramelised onion marmalade is simply divine, especially if you cut the bread while it’s still warm and pop some on top. You could also add a couple of our gluten free meaty pork sausages – the pork and onion are a winning combination here. Toast the bread first and slather it in your choice of butter if you wish.
The very idea of making bread seems to knock the confidence out of the best of cooks. This is perhaps even more so when you’re dealing with gluten free bread. But as you can see, a little confidence and imagination can go a very long way.
As the cold nights draw in what beats fresh crusty bread and homemade soup? Take a look at our soup recipe hailing from Finland.
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