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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Rosemary and Thyme Loaf - Gluten Free

These next words are Elissa's at 'Food Matters' ....

"Living gluten free is pretty easy, but when it comes to the bread, that’s where I have a real issue. I miss soft, moist bread, that doesn't have a spongy consistency! I miss flavor and memories of warm bread coming out of the oven.
I have found one of the most flavor packed, most satisfying gluten free loafs of all time. It’s a BOLD statement, but whether you’re living gluten free or not, you will love this bread. In fact, I encourage you to make this, wrap it up, and take it into your office or next gathering just to prove how delicious unprocessed, gluten free “bread” can be! "

So how abut making one and enjoying the waft of wonderful flavours as that warm Rosemary and Thyme Loaf cooks. Here's how it's done.

Makes 1 5” x 9” loaf


2 1/4 cups almond meal
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp fine salt

4 large eggs (or 5 small)
1.5 tbsp coconut nectar
1 ½ tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Herbs (fresh):
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, pulled of stem
2 tsp fresh rosemary, pulled off stem, finely chopped
Additional herbs are optional

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and blend with a whisk for one minute, until very well combined. Add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined, and smooth as can be, about 1 minute. Once base is mixed well, add the fresh herbs. Stir in herbs, mix by hand for another 20-30 seconds, until herb mix is evenly distributed.
2. The dough will be like a thick batter but should be thin enough that it wouldn't roll into a ball. Pour dough mix into a well-greased bread pan. It will come up to less than halfway, and that is normal.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let cool in the pan before serving.

More on this original recipe idea here

All the best Jan


Jo said...

It does look delicious. I can just imagine the gorgeous aroma in the kitchen whilst it cooks.

Anonymous said...

Looks good enough to eat, I can smell it from here :)

Rustic Pumpkin said...

I really like the look of this, but have a question ~ is almond meal the same thing as ground almonds, please?

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jo ..... by the way I love your avatar. Yes, I too can imagine the gorgeous aroma in the kitchen when this is cooking. Haven't made it myself yet but the combination of rosemary and thyme works well I think. Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Anonymous and thank you for your comment .... have to agree the loaf in the picture DOES look good enough to eat. Thanks,

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Deb ShireGardener - many thanks for your comment. Almond flour and almond meal are both just ground up almonds.

Almond meal has recently become important in baking items for those on low carbohydrate or gluten free type diets. It adds moistness and a rich nutty taste to baked goods.

Best place to buy it is from health food shops, although you may need to shop around for best price.

I'm sure if you do get a chance to make this loaf you will enjoy it.

Many thanks for your comment and question....

All the best Jan