As I don’t eat gluten, I am always on the look out for new bread recipes to try. Many of the GF recipes are made with white rice flour and tend to taste very bland and have no fibre content. I don’t eat sandwiches much any more but eat bread as toast, to get a bit of a crunch. Using seeds and nuts helps with the crunch as they crisp up when toasted.
This recipe by Ella Woodward from “Deliciously Ella’ is full of wholesome ingredients. It requires no kneading, no tin and just a bit of effort for a great loaf.
I usually make it and have a few slices warm, keep a couple of slices out for the next day to toast and freeze the rest in slice portions, ready for a toasty breakfast.
When I fancy a change from granola, I know there is some good and wholesome bread. It takes a while to toast but when its ready, I slather in butter and peanut butter (I know…) or marmite or jam if I feel like it.
Please have a go, you will be surprised at just how nice it is.
When we arrived in Spain, I knocked this loaf up. I hadn’t got any almonds so used pecans and macadamias instead and it worked just as well.
The ingredients you might not have in your cupboards are psyllium husk powder and chia seeds.These are the ingredients that bind it together. Both of these ingredients, can be bought on Ebay and health food shops. Chia seeds are now available in most supermarkets.
Please let me know how you get on.
Ingredients for 1 loaf
260g pumpkin seeds
200g brown rice flour
85g sunflower seeds
3 tablespoons psyllium husk powder
3 tablespoons mixed herbs
2 tablespoons chia seeds
600ml cold water
Salt and Pepper
Blend the almonds and half the pumpkin seeds in a processor until a flour forms
Add the ‘flour’ to all the other dry ingredients in a large bowl
Add the cold water and mix together
Leave for 1 hour
Pre heat oven to 200 c
Turn the dough onto a greased baking tray
Shape into a loaf shape with your hands – don’t make it higher than 5-7 cm tall
Bake for 45- 50 mins until it turns golden brown and you can pull a clean knife out of the middle.
Let it cool on a wire rack.