So being on gluten free, yeast free and egg free diet means bread is pretty much out. However I am feeling in need a bread fix today so I just rustled up a small Gluten Free Squash Bread ala Gillian McKeith – You Are What You Eat cookbook.
It was pretty much a resounding success and really beefed up my lunch and was really easy too.
Gluten free squash bread ingredients:
- 1 small butternut squash or other variety
- 300g Gluten-free flour
- 2tsp gluten free baking powder
- 1tsp herbs
- 2tbsp olive oil
Gluten free squash bread recipe steps
Preheat oven to 200c or gas mark 6
Place squash in oven on a baking tray and roast for 45 mins until very soft. Remove from oven and cool.
Peel the skin and remove the seeds from the squash. Transfer to a bowl and mash well. Season to taste. You will need around 375g of squash for the ingredient rations above, so adjust ingredients where required so as not to waste any squash.
Add the flour, baking power and herbs to the squash and mix well. Add mix to a food processor and blend. Add in olive oil and enough water to make a doughy texture (65ml water). Remove mix from food processor and place on a lightly floured board and knead until soft and spongy. Adding a little more oil or flour to get the right texture.
Form the dough into a round loaf. Place on a lightly oiled baking tray. Make a cross on top of the dough with a knife and sprinkle with some sesame seeds (optional). Bake in oven at 200c for 30-35 mins.
To test to the Gluten Free Squash Bread to see if it’s ready remove from the oven and tap the base, if it sounds hollow it’s ready.
Gluten Free Squash Bread recipe challenge verdict:
|How easy…||Super fast recipe and a doddle to make. I added less water and a little more oil to give what i thought would be a tastier bread.|
|Taste||Tastes great and really filling.|
|Cook again||Will definitely be cooking again, next I need to use Gluten Free Baking Powder as didn’t have a great effect on me after I had eaten it. A rooky mistake for someone newly diagnosed as being Gluten Intolerant.|
This gluten free squash bread is a great little recipe and I am looking forward to trying other recipes from You Are What You Eat cook book.