This version of the yeast-free bread turned out well! It uses baking soda and baking powder to rise, so there is a danger that the bread will turn out cake-like. In this case, it wasn’t too cake-like at all! And I didn’t even use gum. The only obvious issue with this bread was a very slight baking soda-taste, however I stopped noticing it after a few bites. The mixture was very runny pre-baking, so I might try reducing the water next time… the only issue there is that it might be the moisture that made the bread non-cakey. This bread was good the day after baking as well! No deterioration in taste or texture. For the next version, I’d start by trying less water and a little less baking soda.
1 1/2 cups potato flour (aka potato starch)
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
3/4 cup besan (chickpea flour)
1/2 cup tapioca starch (or arrowroot)
1 scant teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used sunflower)
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons apple cidar vinegar (I used a good rich organic one)
1. Sift together the flours, starch, salt, baking soda, and baking powder (most important step!). Stir with a whisk until well combined.
2. Combine oil, water, molasses, and apple cidar vinegar in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring together.
3. Stir in some seeds. I tossed in about 2-5 tablespoons each of pepitas, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.
4. Pour mix into oiled bread pan. Sprinkle top of loaf with seeds (optional), and lightly spray with oil.
5. Cover bread pan with foil, and bake in a preheated oven at 180degC (350degF) for 60 minutes. Remove foil, and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until top is brown. Test loaf with a skewer to make sure it’s done.
7. Cool in pan briefly, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
Now that we’ve made some bread… How about baked beans on gluten-free toast? -
Dinky likes it, too:
Verdict: 4 OMNOMNOMs out of 5.
And while I’m here, here’s a picture of last nights dinner – Palak Chaval Shorba (Indian Clear Soup with Spinach and Rice):
It’s amazingly tasty stuff. Might post the recipe later…