The mix of brown rice flour and gram flour gives this bread a distinctive flavour. It’s a solid bread that tastes divine when still hot dipped in extra virgin olive oil. Once cooled it makes the best toast ever! Keeps for 3-4 days.
Equal amounts of: Brown Rice flour and Organic gram (chickpea) flour
The amounts depend on how big a loaf you would like to make. For a small loaf 3 x cups of each flour (6 in all)
Half to 1 cup of flax seeds - soaked in water
Hand hot water from kettle (can mix with cold water so not too hot)
1-2 Teaspoons of quick yeast depending on amount of flour
Place all the flour and yeast into a mixing bowl and mix together. Create a whole in the middle, mix in the soaked flaxseeds and slowly add the hot water in a little at a time and mix until you have a soft dough. If you have poured too much water just add more flour until you get a nice knead-able dough. Use brown rice flour on the work surface so it doesn’t stick.
Knead for around 3-4 minutes, place into a bread tin that has been greased with olive oil.
You can bake the bread straightaway in an oven warmed to 180 degrees
for 45 minutes, but for a slightly lighter bread leave the dough to prove or rise
(it won’t rise much) in a warm place.
Then cook for 45-55 minutes (depends on size) in 160 degree oven. When browned on top take
out and remove from tin straight away - turn upside down to allow moisture out.
Once cooled, wrap in grease proof paper to keep fresh.
Dip in Olive oil when hot from the oven.
Health benefits of this recipe: Full of fibre as well as high in protein. Gluten Free.
Contains healthy Omega3 fats from flax seeds. A good source of selenium, phosphorus,
copper, magnesium, molybdenum,folate, copper, iron, zinc and niacin (vitamin B3).
Added benefit: Very filling and satisfying should be eaten as a small portion.
Supports microbiology of the gut, and the health of the cells lining the gut.
NOTE: Use organic brown rice flour to reduce arsenic content. Contains natural lectins.
Soaking the flaxseeds allow them to release their mucus which is protective of gut lining and helps absorb lectins to reduce irritants that are even in healthy foods.