My belly aches from all of the bread I have been eating in the last 2 days!!!! I have been in touch with a lovely lady called Anna via email, and we have been sharing recipes. She gave me a recipe for her current favourite bread and raved about it, so naturally I wanted to try it out!
The recipe was fantastic, but being the difficult person that I am, I decided to make a few changes just to put my own spin on it and add in a few of my own healthy substitutes. What came out of the oven was a gorgeous loaf of hot, moist, light tasty bread. One of the best things about this bread is that it is bendy (but not chewy)! That is an odd description of bread, but what I mean is that you can bend it to make sandwiches or (in hubbys case) wrap around sausages! This is often difficult to achieve with gluten/grain/dairy free breads - they do have a tendency to be a little crumbly.
Hubby has been on the hunt for a good bread substitute for those times when nothing but bread will satisfy his cravings, so we are going through phases of research and experimentation. Yesterday I made 3 loaves and to be honest, although I am posting this one today, I am still experimenting to get the ultimate loaf - I have a few ideas that I am working on so watch this space! I have also been working for a few weeks now on perfecting a yeast based loaf. I know that there are plenty of people out there who have problems with almond meal due to nut allergies, not to mention that it is not ideal for school sandwiches due to nut restrictions in schools and preschools. I am yet to perfect that recipe - I keep ending up with a delicious looking loaf that is soggy on the inside....good things take time!! (and lots of trips to the supermarket for ingredients!!). Although one of my passions in life is baking of any kind, baking bread has not been something I have done a lot of in the past, and my inexperience with the science of yeast based bread is showing. I think a bit more reading and a lot more baking will eventually reveal the perfect loaf...oh my goals in life are just so inspiring!
Gluten-free, Grain-free, Dairy-free Bread