Cheese and herb bread, gluten free and yeast free

Tomorrow is episode 8 of The Great British Bake off , The theme is Grandad grains, the signature challenge is to bake a loaf using non traditional flour . This may include a gluten free loaf but we don’t know yet. It may just be Spelt, Rye etc.

I decided to bake along with a gluten and yeast free bread,

The recipe comes from the Gluten free baker by Hannah Miles. Her book is brilliant with lots of achievable recipes. Hannah now has a new book out called the savoury Gluten Free baker.

I have just tweaked this recipe slightly. Hannah’s recipe uses onion seed’s. I have chosen to use herbs.

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Recipe-

250g S R gluten free Flour

3tsp GF baking powder

1tsp Isabel’s baking fix ( optional )

3 beaten large eggs

50g melted butter

280ml buttermilk I used 140ml milk and 140ml greek full fat yoghurt mixed together

60g grated Gruyere

60g grated Cheddar

1 tbsp herbs ( thyme, oregano, rosemary ) or onion seeds

3 tbsp Parmesan

You need an 8inch springform cake tin lined and greased

Pre heat oven to 180c

In a bowl put flour, baking powder and baking fix if using, in a bowl

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add beaten eggs, melted butter and milk and yoghurt. mix together

Fold in cheddar and Gruyere cheese and dried herbs.

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This will look like a batter,

Spoon into lined greased cake tin and sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top.

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Put in the oven for 50 mins, 180c

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cool for 5 mins in cake tin before removing and cooling on a wire rack.

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Slice and enjoy with some delicious butter.

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Great with salami’s cheese etc

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makes a delicious bacon sandwich!

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Happy gluten free baking!

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gluten free fruity cinnamon bread

Its Tuesday so it must be The Great British Bake off ! Now tonights theme is Sweet dough which is a tough one for me. As well as being intolerant to gluten I also can’t tolerate Yeast. This makes dough making tricky.

I decided to have a play around with the batter bread recipe on my blog and make a sweet version without using sugar. I just add a little honey.

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Firstly I put 8 oz of Gluten free SR flour in a bowl with 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 grated eating apple and 4 oz of sultanas that I had soaked in tea earlier. I also added a tsp of Gf baking fix from Isabel’s naturally free from. This gives an airy texture. ( made from cassava starch)

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To this I added 3 whisked eggs and a 7 fl oz mix of melted coconut oil ( I used Lucy bee coconut oil ) and milk about half and half.

I mixed together the sweet batter with a whisk.

Poured half the batter into a greased baking tray and drizzled a mix of honey and cinnamon and mixed spice all over. Then I spread the rest of the batter on top and added more of the honey spice mix ( 2tsp honey 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a sprinkle of mixed spice) you can play around with this mix and add what you like.

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This is baked in a pre heated oven 200 c for 15 mins

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Once of the wire rack, drizzle on any extra honey and cinnamon that is left.

Delicious warm straight out of the oven or cooled with unsalted butter and a little extra honey or jam.

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It has a lovely bouncy , light texture. The sultanas add a slight sweetness but this is not an overly sweet bread. You could add a little sugar to the batter mix but I think it is unnecessary.

I think I would add more sultanas next time and possibly a little more cinnamon.

Happy inventing!

Sandringham Flower Show and gluten free picnic.

Today was my first visit to the Sandringham flower show in the grounds of the Queens ‘holiday home’ in Norfolk.

Knowing there would be very little that I would be able to eat there, I baked a loaf of Sukrin sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, which is gluten and yeast free.

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The bread slices beautifully and is very like a good seeded regular loaf. I would say almost better than regular gluten filled bread. Sadly just more expensive!

I made some yummy egg sandwiches and cheese and tomato ones, A real treat when you never normally eat bread.

I was accompanied by my Mum and we headed off early to avoid the crowds. Parking was easy and free. We were directed to one of Sandringhams large fields. Making sure we made note of where abouts we were parked we set off for the small gardens.

ImageSew and Sow was a small garden by Emily Louisa Smith

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Fancy a stroll? by Tamara Bridge

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Modern tranquility by Fakenham garden centre Landscape and design.

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Art, Cities and Landscape BY Sarah Moore, Borough council of Kings Lynn.

We moved on to the Large show gardens, fortunately the sun was still shining and the crowds had not  built up.

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Love every drop by John Farley

To raise awareness of how important water is.

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A large Gunnera plant was used as a centre piece next to the fountain which hit the leaves before disappearing into the gravel.

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Rural Norfolk by Linda and Ralph Nichols

Depicting a disused lime kiln and work shed.

ImageCretaceous garden by Hall landscaping and design.

Featuring a Sarcosuchus better known as a Super Croc!

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A story garden by Jonny Baker.

Inspired by stories from Beatrix Potter.

My favourite of the large gardens.

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We stopped off at the Horticultural talks marquee for a demonstration by Hunstanton’s very own Florist Nicholas Godfrey-Cole from Scent with love

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A very interesting demonstration with lots of tips and ideas for budding flower arrangers.

Outside the rain had started, just in time for Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall to make there entrance.

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Sadly umbrellas and Royal canopy obscuring our view.

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A surprisingly small display of vegetables and fruit. Reminiscent of a local garden show.

By midday we were desperate for our lunch but every food marquee was packed with people sheltering from the rain. We decided to make our way back the the talks marquee, sadly to late to see the next demo by Scent with Love but nice and early for a talk on growing organic vegetables. A great spot for lunch when its raining outside!

Good old British weather!

The sandwiches were delicious and very welcome after a busy morning. So glad we had brought a picnic as very little else available even for gluten eaters and difficulty getting to the stalls. Mainly due to people camping out in the food marquee’s to avoid the rain.

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After visiting a large floral marquee we headed back to the car with a few new beautiful plants to remember our day.