Gluten free, egg free sunflower bread!
I don’t know why but I have been obsessed with buying some millet flour but I just could not find it. Today I had lunch with my friends in town, so I went to one of the posh supermarkets who have a huge selection of imported ingredients! and yes!!! I found it!!!
But then I realized, my freezer is still full of muffins and brownies. What else can I bake…. what about BREAD!?!?!?
After going through various recipes, I’ve decided to choose the Gluten-Free Vegan Bread (xanthan gum-free) recipe by www.forkandbeans.com. What a wonderful website!
But I did modify a bit and used a different combination of flours. Here is how I changed:
- 1 cup Oat – as it is
- 1 cup Millet – as it is
- 1/2 cup Arrowroot – I used kuzu starch
- 1/2 cup Tapioca – as it is
- 1/4 cup Buckwheat – I used quinoa flour
And sorry vegan people, but I just love grass-fed ghee so much, I used that instead of vegetable oil (click on the link to see how I made it)! The rest was the same, although the dry yeast I used did not really work (probably too old!!! I cannot even remember the last time I used it, ooooops!).
For non-dairy milk, I made hemp seed milk (see my post on hemp seed milk) by blending hemp seeds with water, and used the entire thing including the pulp. Why not???
This is the original recipe from this page:
- 2¼ tsp. dry active yeast
- 1 c. warm nondairy milk
- 2 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1 c. warm water
- 5 Tbsp. ground white chia seeds
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
- 1 c. oat flour
- 1 c. millet flour
- ½ c. arrowroot powder
- ½ c. tapioca starch
- ¼ c. buckwheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
Actually, there are many recipes, which do not use yeast. Actually I love dense bread like this. It does not have to be fluffy inside.
After blending it in a food processor (which was not really necessary), I mixed sunflower seeds, and I also sprinkled some over the bread.
This was baking at 190 degrees for 40 minutes. It could have been shorter! I put the batter into 2 moulds because I love the crust!!! hehehe
Et voila! how beautiful is this! The crust is so good, and it turned up more than perfect! I just realized that I put 2 tablespoon of sugar instead of teaspoon, but never mind…. don’t think it was fed by yeast!
Funny thing is, after the meal, I felt extremely tired and fell in sleep while watching TV! We’ve cut refined sugar, so it must be the effect of sugar, oh my!