If there’s one thing that Callum always asks for, it’s bread! There’s nothing he loves more than a slice of bread with some homemade jam, or smothered in dairy-free butter to dunk in homemade soup.
The trouble is, when you need to be dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, it is really really hard to find bread that is tasty and that doesn’t cost the earth!!
The only one I have found so far is DS ciabatta rolls. Pretty much everything else has egg in it.
That is, until I found ‘Helen’s Brilliant Bread Mix’, which was on special offer when I went to do the weekly shop at the local supermarket. I figured it couldn’t hurt to give it a try!
The method does call for the use of 1 egg, so I chose to use Orgran egg replacer in the hope it would work.
Callum wanted to be a part of the experiment, so we got to work following the instructions on the packet, beating the Orgran, adding the vegetable oil and milk, and then the bread mix, stirring until well combined. Then turning out into a prepared loaf tin, and then putting in the oven to bake.
The whole process took a matter of minutes, unlike the usual baking process of mixing, kneading, proofing, kneading some more, and then proofing some more before baking.
It was really simple, and Callum had great fun!
35 minutes of baking later, and we had our bread.
It didn’t rise as much as I expected, but I’m guessing that had something to do with the fact that I couldn’t use actual egg. I will try it again with egg to see if it makes much difference, to cure my curiosity more than anything!
Callum wasn’t fussed, he was just really pleased to have actual ‘safe’ bread that tasted quite scrummy!
Overall I'm quite impressed! It really was a quick and simple process, and in under an hour you get bread that is edible and doesn't cost the earth! I just need to figure out how to make it rise more, to compensate for the lack of egg.
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