Did you know?
Brown bread is a good source of fibre. Eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. Government guidelines say our dietary fibre intake should increase to 30g a day, as part of a healthy balanced diet. As most adults are only eating an average of about 20g day, we need to find ways of increasing our intake (NHS).
Gluten Free Brown Loaf
A traditional Irish brown soda bread, that's gluten free.
- 250 g gluten free brown flour sifted
- 200 g gluten free self raising flour sifted
- 1 tsp bread soda ensure gluten free
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp salt
- 350 ml buttermilk
- 1 tsp honey
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.
- Mix the flours, bread soda, xanthan gum and salt together in a bowl.
- Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey in a jug, then mix into the flour. Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough.
- Pour the dough into a lightly oiled loaf tin. Sprinkle sesame seeds or gluten free porridge oats over the top of the loaf if desired.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes. Then remove from the oven, turn the loaf upside down, and return to the oven for a further 6-8 minutes. You'll know the loaf is ready when it sounds hollow when you tap the bottom.
- Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling to keep the crust soft.
I use Freee Brown Bread Flour.