Ok, it's not really anything to do with angels, but I'm trying to be good and cook/bake without any gluten and dairy as we've been having problems (between us) with them.
As with anything you can't have..I am suddenly finding that I'm having cravings for things I shouldn't have. Things like a gooey pizza with lots of stringy cheese and meaty toppings (oh and wouldn't that cause me a world of pain), BREAD, pasta cabonara and more. Bah humbug.
So, I've been doing my research to try and find alternatives and substitutions we can use. I'm fed up of having no snacks, and, as one thing I've always wanted to try making is bread..this is my mission: to bake the perfect gluten and dairy free bread. I shall call this Project Loaf.
Today, I attempted Irish soda bread. I adapted from a "normal" recipe and came up with this:
I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but the crust is very hard and crunchy while the inner bit is quite damp looking. It's also quite solid. A friend advised me to reduce the temperature and bake it for five more minutes and as this supported my suspicions, I'm going to try this next time. Stay tuned for the next installment of Project Loaf!
Oh yes, and I've also been reading this blog () and am hoping to try making sourdough bread, pizzas and stuff. I'm going to make a starter today..if I remember. I quite fancy trying her pizza recipe, if I can get my mitts on a good non-dairy cheese substitute.
I miss the good old days of eating whatever I liked and thinking I had no problems with food. Mind you, I don't miss the side effects..so I'll soldier on.
Before I forget, I'm also typing all this accompanied by the warm scent of fresh rock cakes. Yep, dairy and gluten free. I haven't tried them yet as I'd like to not have a scorched tongue..but here's a sneaky peek.
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