Monday, 16th September 2013

This bread wandered around in the english bloggersphere for months and after ignoring it first, I took a chance, bought some ingredients and baked it. Two times. It’s just that good. Sarah from My New Roots says it’s life changing. I can’t disagree.

First I was quite sceptical, if this bread tastes good and if it tastes like bread after all. But after the first bite I didn’t even realized that there wasn’t any flour involved. It just tastes like bread with nuts and seeds. Which it is. Moreover it is gluten-free and vegan. Especially the first point might be interesting for some of my readers. I know some people with celiac disease and I already baked and cooked gluten-free for them. But most of it didn’t made it on the blog. Which is really sad, because a lot of things are very good and gluten-free flours open a whole new world of flavours. Gluten-free baking and cooking can be very delicious, it can lead to disappointments, but it can also lead to some very scrumptious food.

So this month will be all about eating gluten-free. I want you to sensibilize for the topic “gluten-free”. Which is gluten and what is celiac disease, why to live gluten-free and why this isn’t a new trendy diet at all. And how to bake gluten-free, make pizza and make gluten-free pasta, which doesn’t pulverize between your fingers or are hard as rocks, but delicious ;). All others are truly welcome to open up to this topic and remake these recipes with “normal” flour. Nobody needs to buy a bunch of new ingredients, although I promise this would be a benefit for your taste buds!

It is presumed that every 100. person has celiac disease or a gluten intolerance (estimated number of unknown cases is quite high, since celiac disease is often not diagnosed), not a curiosity as some might consider it. Unfortunately Germany is everything but progressive concerning this topic, so I want to bring some light into the darkness and encourage you to take a look over the border into some other countries to gain some tipps and experience. And yes, I’m talking about you Deutsche Zöliakiegesellschaft! The recipes of them give me the creeps. But when I look at other countries I’m suprised what can be possible, but of which nobody talks in Germany.

Back to this awesome bread, which is great for everybody with celiac, but also for all who want to eat low carb or just for everybody wanting to eat great food! The bread needs mostly normal ingredients, except for the chia and psyllium husk seeds. The psyllium husk seeds are great for gluten-free baking, since they can immitate the characteristics of gluten. Chia seeds and also the flaxseeds soak up the liquids and provide volume and fluffiness for the bread. All these ingredients can easily be used for more baking experiments! Also this bread calls for rolled oats. You can already buy gluten-free rolled oats and it’s already medically acknowledged in Scandinavia, Great Britain and the US that with having celiac you can eat oats in moderate amounts. But of course everybody should decide that for himself and if you aren’t reacting well to gluten-free oats, use sorghum, millet, soy or other gluten-free flakes instead.


Seed Loaf

One year ago: swiss chard quiche

Two years ago: vanilla pear tart


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