Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Back to Bread...

I'm afraid to see how long it has been seen I posted a bread trial. Please do not disown me. I made this Gluten Free yogurt bread during the summer before I got side tracked with the soda bread and never got round to posting it so here it is.
I'm going to put together a sourdough starter this evening and get working on those trials I talked about in eh......August.
Dry Ingredients
Four Flour Bean Mix 3 cups
Xanthum Gum 2 1/4tsp
Salt 3/4tsp
Egg replacer 1 1/2tsp
Baking Soda 3/4tsp
Brown Sugar 4 1/2tbsp
Dried Lemon Peel 1 1/2 tsp
Dry Yeast Granules 1 tbsp

Wet Ingredients
1 Egg plus 2 egg whites
Margarine 4 1/2 tbsp
Vinegar/Dough Enhancer 3/4 tsp
Honey 3/4 tsp
Yogurt 1 cups + 2tbsp
Warm Water 3/4 cup

 Grease and prepare pan. Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl whisk the egg and egg whites, margarine, vinegar/dough enhancer and honey. Warm the honey to 110C. I microwaved it for about 1 minute in 30 second bursts. Add the yogurt and most of the water to the egg mixture.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time with your mixer on low. Add the remaining water if needed. The mixture should be like cake batter. when all the dry ingredients have been incorporated turn the mixer up high and mix for 3 and a half minutes. Pour the dough into your prepared pan, cover and let rise for 35-45 minutes for rapid rising yeast or until the dough reaches the top of your pan.

While the dough is rising pre-heat the oven to 400F once risen bake for 50-60 minutes, covering with foil after 10 minutes.

Bette Hagman has included lots of variations for this bread. How does Granola Yogurt Bread, Cinnamon-Raisin Yogurt Bread or even Herbed Yogurt Bread tickle your fancy. This is what I love about these bread recipes, they are so versatile and easily varied to suit your families tastes. Let me know if you try any variations, love to hear how it turns out!

Have a great week!


Michelle xxx
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Step 3 and a bit....

Ok so I've gotten no further on Step three in the last three weeks. Seriously has it been that long since I posted, where is the time going? It will be September before I know it...

The cavalry (my mam) arrives in two days to put the dress shopping to bed. We have back to back appointments and I hope we bang it out of the park this weekend. Did I tell you I dislike shopping, shopping for a wedding dress is not doing anything to make me change my mind on that I can tell you.

We've been tipping away working on other things and have managed to cross a few things off the list over the weeks- photographer, videographer, florist, cake (very important), hair and make up for the day, music and accommodation. We have 2 classes of our marriage preparation course left and have to send off the church paper work next month so all is good on that front I think. It's the pretty stuff I have to figure now :-)
In case anyone is interested we are taking the marriage prep at St. Basils in Toronto. The course is a new programme for them and so far has been ok. Neither of us knew what to expect from it and have been happy with how it is going. In terms of relevance the course is based more around faith in the church and our relationship with it and each other, more than everyday aspects of live. I want to be able to say that I feel we have taken something from the course so far but to be honest it has not brought anything up that myself and J haven't already discussed or been through. I suppose that in itself is something good to take away...right!! (in saying that we do not for one minute think we have it all figured out by any stretch of the imagination)
We both kinda said if a couple had gotten this far and not discussed these things then maybe they shouldn't be getting married. I suppose that's the point of the the course though right?!

But anyway back to the pretty stuff....

I'm looking at these super cute seeded invitations. Have you seen them? Has anyone had any experience with them? I'd be really interested in hearing your feedback.
Disclaimer: For some reason I am not able to add pictures today but if you wanna pop over to my Pinterest page you can check out the prettiness for yourselves.

I know I've been lacking on the Gluten Free baking lately apologies, once the big stuff is outa the way I hope to get back to some form of normal service.

Have a great week

Michelle xxx