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Friday, April 3, 2009

Adding a New Twist to an Old Favorite

I love the quick-bread recipe (if I don't say so myself)! Recently I was out of flaxseed which I like to add to recipes now and then. I was thinking of what else I could add to the bread and saw a bag of almonds on the counter. I buy the raw, slivered ones in the bin at Winco. I decided to try a quarter to one-half cup in the bread. I grind them in a coffee grinder and it works just fine. I think it made the bread come out moist and with a great texture. I reduced the number of eggs in my basic recipe to three and have decreased the sugar to 1 tablespoon. I've also been putting in 1/3 cup mayonnaise and 1/3 cup plain yogurt instead of the 2/3 cup mayo. Finally, I've gotten away from using the gelatin and have been adding a total of 1 1/2 teaspoons of guar gum (or xanthan gum) instead.'s what it looks like:

The All Purpose Quick Bread:
First mix:
3 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar

1/3 cups mayonnaise
1/3 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Then add:
1 1/4 cups rice flour
1/4 cup sorghum
3/4 cup tapioca starch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon guar (or xanthan) gum
Mix well for about one minute. Pour into greased loaf pan (batter will be more like cake batter).
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

If you try it this way, let me know what you think!!

1 comment:

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

Hooray for Quick Breads!!!! This sounds FANTASTIC :) I bet the mayo & yogurt helps to make it moist. Yum - I NEED to make this right away!

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