Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews and Recipes: All GLUTEN FREE!
As it is another Bread Week on the Great British Bake Off, it was timely to get out my bread-maker and make some GLUTEN FREE Bread. Helen’s Brilliant Bread was a mix that I received as part of July’s Crate of Nothing, so at the weekend, I gave it ago. (Unfortunately, Crate of Nothing have sent out there last box of Gluten Free delight and stopped this monthly subscription service, which is a shame. I found it useful to have delivered new products to my home that I could try but I suspect they ran out of “new” products and suppliers?) Would it be a “Star Bake”?
It’s a straight-forward mix, adding just water (330ml) and oil (1 tbsp spoon), making up the mix and of course, the Bread-Maker, does all the hard work. The recipe also works baking in the oven, in a tin but it’s clearly easier with a bread-maker!
The smell of freshly baking bread was beautiful. And when it “pinged”, I was quick to review the loaf. After a little bit of banging, the loaf left the tin and cooled on a wire rack.
It had a good colour and the crust was firm and crunchy without being too hard. As you can see from the pictures, the loaf was very airy and light, and perfect for sandwiches. Strangely, at first it seemed a little “wet” when cutting it up, but after a day (in sealed box), the bread actually tastes better and is a little more dry.
The range of Breads by Helen include Brown Bread, Seeded Bread and the White Sandwich Bread (which I have baked) all available at £2.49 on her website! In addition, there is a Scone Mix as well as some cake mixes available on her website. These are also stocked in Sainsburys, Asda and Ocado, and in Ireland in Tescos, Dunnes Stores and Musgrave Stores.
Definitely a Star Bake!
Other “Better Breed” Breads tried and tested on my blog include: