300ml tea – make as usual but don’t add the milk!
2 tablespoons marmalade
6 tablespoons soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon mixed spice – I put a little extra as I like it spicy!
450g self-raising flour
Milk as necessary
To glaze: honey
3 3/4 cups plain flour
3/4 tea. baking soda (bicarbonate)
1 3/4 tea baking powder
1 1/4 tea salt
1 Tbl ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tea ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups black Treacle
1/2 cup + 1 Tbl packed brown sugar (dark or light)
2 large eggs
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 Tbl freshly grated orange zest
1 1/4 cups Stout, poured & settled
Icing sugar for dusting
Just follow the stages… and you’ll get two fine loaves.
I developed this recipe because the shop-bought GF bread was soooo dire. The key ingredient (as in all GF baking) is the Xantham Gum. This ‘glues’ together the flours in the absence of the gluten present in wheat flours.
I found that using a mixture of flours makes for a more tasty dough, so I just mix together a few of the following - G-F white bread flour, brown rice flour, white rice flour, gram flour (also known as Chick Pea flour) and Soy Flour. You can also add Buckwheat flour which has a unique flavour, but makes the bread rather grey!