Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Amazing Wheat Free Bread!

I never thought I'd put amazing and wheat free together in the same sentence, but there ya go!
I found a recipe online for focaccia style flax bread and have altered it to suit me better. It's got 2 thumbs up all around including a professional chef!

Here's the recipe:

Amazing Wheat Free Bread

1 1/4 C. Brown Rice Flour OR Oat Flour

1 C. Ground Flax OR Teff flour OR Oat Flour

1 Tbsp. Baking Powder

1 Tsp. Salt

2 Tbsp. Sugar (xylitol instead of sugar)

5 Eggs

1 C. Water

1/4 C. Olive Oil

Mix all ingredients together and let sit for 10 or so minutes. Letting it set gives the baking powder time to activate making the bread fluff up more during baking.

Spread batter on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I made awesome stuffing out of this for Thanksgiving too! Just add a generous dash or two of garlic powder and a few sprinkles of poultry seasoning, maybe some extra salt. Bake normally, then cut into cubes, spread on 2 baking sheets and bake some more around 250 degrees for a couple hours (?) I wasn't timing it, just poking it every now and then to see if it was crusty yet or not. Then follow your normal stuffing recipe, watch out for too much liquid/stirring. It tends to mush and disintegrate, but still tastes great!
Croutons are another option! As well as GF bread crumbs.

Let cool and cut into squares. Store in air tight container in the fridge. Mine got moldy after less than a week, I think, when I left it in a zippy on the counter so now I always keep it in the fridge where it lasts over a week if I don't eat it, but that's rarely the case.

I live at a mile high so those of you living at lower elevations may have different or even better results with the fluff factor in your bread.

Another version
Add roast zucchini (cube zuchs, oil and salt, place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 til golden, about 15 minutes, but keep an eye peeled!) and roasted garlic to your batter and bake in an 8" cast iron skillet for a loafier looking bread.
 This one is the same dough, but roll style

1 comment:

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Good recipie i am going to try it soon. Thanks for sharing such a nice article with us. Keep on sharing.