Saturday, 22 February 2020
Bread and milk
Gluten free bread is really expensive. A small sourdough loaf or tiger loaf is usually between £3 and £3.50. And they're just ok. I've tried making my own using many different recipes and packet mixes over the years, some good but still expensive. On a whim I made a very simple soda bread today (with GF flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, honey and oat milk pre mixed with a tiny drop of cider vinegar). And it tasted really good. And best of all cost just under 50p to make!!
Edited to add: I've linked the recipe in the comments. I used GF brown bread flour which makes my loaf a bit darker than the one in the link. Next time I'll use my normal white GF flour.
Oat milk is also pretty expensive, usually around £1.50 - £1.80 per litre unless it's on offer. I made a batch in my Nutribullet. Just 2 cups of water with 1/2 cup of oats and a few cashew nuts. Blend for 30 seconds and strain. I used muslin over a sieve and squeezed it.
It tasted better than the one I usually buy!! And only cost about 40p (the cashews bumped up the cost but totally worth it!) There was about 1/4 cup of oat fibre leftover once I strained it. I gave it to the chickens but I've read that you can use it in recipes. It even freezes well until you have a large amount. More research is needed on that!
So I made gluten free bread and dairy free milk for under £1. Result! 😊