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Home made gluten free Fruit Bread with chia seeds, linseed, flaked almonds and sultanas. 🍇

Home made gluten free Fruit Bread with chia seeds, linseed, flaked almonds and sultanas. 🍇

Hi everyone, I make all my own bread and having the smell of fresh bread baking is great, I often eat fruit cakes but thought I'd make some fruit bread and I add very little sugar to it.

One really good tip if you want to make something appear sweeter is to add a teaspoon of brown sugar and spices to the dried fruit and leave it to soak. This gives the fruit extra flavour makes it softer and because its slightly sweeter we miss that there's no extra sugar in the fruit bread.

I made 2 small fruit loaves and 2 fruit buns so will pop some in the freezer and I'm about to go and test my kettle and the fruit bread...😊

Have a great afternoon everyone and keep safe.

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Wow Jerry freshly baked bread 😋Looks delicious...😋

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Thank you, I enjoyed it too...😊

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Wow, Jerry, that looks so delicious and yummy. I wish I could have a slice right now! :-)

Zest :-)

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Thank you Zest, it's nice baking when its so cold outside...and then eating some is even better... 😊

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Ooh Jerry I could eat that now, looks absolutely yummy.

Alicia :)

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Hey thanks Alicia 😊

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Hey Jerry ... I want to visit you next time you bake some of that fruit bread ! :) ha, just kidding

RealEyes here ... and i have been away from HealthUnlocked for some months now and just getting back here ... soo, plz excuse me if it is wrong of me or you have already posted it - is it possible to get your Recipe for your Fruit Bread ?

Gluten free and your idea for making it sweeter is Excellent ! I can really appreciate how good the bread smells when baking it, too.

I've been put off from doing the yeasty bread thing and i think if it is gluten then you miss that part, yes ?

Anyhow, thought i would ask about your recipe -

thanks in advance for considering my request Jerry and

Happy Baking :) RealEyes

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Hi RealEyes, thank you, I use yeast here is my bread recipe I just add a teaspoon of brown sugar to the sultanas and leave them to soak in boiling water, so maybe you could make it with baking powder And Iim sorry about the delay, 😊

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no problems on timing Jerry ... thanks for your reply and the info about the sultanas, etc

Am i correct in assuming that your reply to Debs about 'arrowroot' is the replacement for using yeast in the recipe (I have yet to check out that link you sent Debs)?

+ While I am here ... do you have any suggestions on how to address my Unwillingness to bake n cook for myself ? In living alone i find it very challenging to give myself that gift of sharing and the making of good food for myself ...

just a thought and thx in advance if you or anyone else has ideas about how to increase Healthy Eating for my self ! :) all the best Jerry n later, realeyes

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yes, thanks for the link to Debs about Vegan bread @Jerry

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Hi there, when baking gluten free bread, you have to replicate the gluten which is a long chain molecule that’s very elastic so it binds bread brilliantly and strong bread flour contains over 10% gluten, so with GF bread we add gums like xanthin gum, guar gum psyllium husk and egg whites and then milk to give it protein. So vegan gluten free bread needs a binding flour like arrowroot so you can use plenty.

Now your other question about motivating your self is interesting and you want to realise that ‘you’re worth it’ so cook something special that you like. As you have the opportunity to cook whatever you choose with out thinking of any one else.

What we eat is part of a package including eating, sleeping and keeping fit and this adds up to our sense of well being.

So what’s stopping you?

Jerry 😊

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This looks wonderful Jerry, i am very impressed. I have not mastered GF bread, it just turns out like a brick : >

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Thank you Debs, I bet you could make bread, this looks interesting as it uses arrowroot to bind it:

forkandbeans.com/2014/01/01...

Jerry 😊

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That is brillant Jerry, thank you so much : >

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Recipe!?!

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Hi mom2018, I put a link to the recipe on my reply to RealEyes, above, 😊

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