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Home made Vegan gluten free fruit bread.

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Hi everyone,

I thought I'd experiment with some gluten free plant based bread baking as there's nothing like a challenge and this is my first attempt. I used a vegan egg replacer (it's plant cellulose) appart from that I used the same ingredients and this is how it turned out, it has sunk slightly in the middle but I used a mix of gram flour and GF bread mix so am pleased as its tastes nice, I love fruit bread and what makes this interesting is the crust as it has a mild crispness to it and the texture of the bread is good as is the taste and I'm looking forward to having some with a cup of tea later as it'll help to make up for the weather...😊

I hope everyone is staying dry and safe with the heavy rain and floods. πŸ™

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That looks great πŸ‘

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JerryAdministrator in reply to

Thank you 😊

That looks delicious Jerry and well done on your gluten free fruit bread, you can't beat a bit of fruit bread, particularly in this horrible weather.

Stay safe and warm :)

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Thanks Alicia 😊

Activity2004 profile image

Wow! :-) That's a fantastic looking fruit bread, Jerry! :-) I know you'll enjoy it. Way to go!

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Activity2004

Hey thanks Leah and I have already enjoyed some...😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

Awe! You're welcome! Glad you had a chance to try some already. :-)

Zest profile image

Wow, that Vegan Gluten-free fruit bread looks really scrumptious! :-)

Zest :-)

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Zest

Thank you Zest 😊

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Oh my Jerry, that does look really professional and with a crispy Crust. That would go down very well with a cup of tea 😁 i think the egg replacer is a really good substitute and a reasonable price

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Hey thanks Debs, I'm very impressed with the egg replacer and will be baking more plant based breads, in fact I made a large vegan loaf as well and am going to try that for my breakfast this morning. πŸ˜€

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Kitten-whiskersVegan star in reply to Jerry

How lovely Jerry, your GF bread is so impressive : >

This looks great! I feel inspired to give it a go as like most of us I love bread. If you make homemade juices, using the pulp as a base for muffins or breakfast bars is good too. For easy bars just use gluten free oats, maple syrup to sweeten and nut butter (almond seems to work best). Whizz in food processor to make a dough, shape into bars and bake for 30-40 mins. Yum!

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JerryAdministrator in reply to StevieKatz

Thanks StevieKatz muffins made with fruit pulp sounds really good. I personally do not risk oats as oats still contain oat gluten avenins but in much smaller quantities so I see pure oats as low gluten food.

Oats are very controversial amongst coeliac societies and the CSA does not recommend coeliac eating oats.

Sadly oats and allowed levels of gluten are the bane of my life and I avoid many so say gluten free foods and I loathe the crossed grain symbol.

Good luck if you make some bread and I'd love to see some photo's.

Jerry 😊

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StevieKatz in reply to Jerry

Thanks Jerry. My mum and sister are both coeliacs so I follow their lead. Mum eats them sis doesn’t. Always trying to find good recipes for them, mum is a veggie/no eggs too. Will keep you posted on my bread endeavours. πŸ™ƒ

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JerryAdministrator in reply to StevieKatz

Hey StevieKatz at least you're in good company with your family, we have lots of GF recipes some with oats.

If you like oat flour it would be good in bread I expect. 😊

Wow! This looks great. Can you list the ingredients and how you made it so I could have a go at making it for my grandson please?

Thank you.

TT x.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to ThyroidThora

Hi ThyroidThora and thank you,

Here's the recipe:

450g gluten free Bread Flour mix

100g Raisins

1 tea spoon sea salt.

2 tea spoons yeast.

1 tea spoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon mixed spice

450ml lukewarm water

3 tea spoons egg replacer

1 table spoon olive oil.

First dissolve the sugar in 100ml boiling water add cold water to 450ml and add the yeast and leave to wake up while you put everything else in a good processor and then add to the rest of the mix and whiz up, Spread into 2 loaf tins. Leave to prove for approx 30 mins I use my top oven slightly preheated then bake in the main oven for approx 2530mins.

I think it's great that you want to make this for your grandson so good luck with your baking,

Jerry 😊

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ThyroidThora in reply to Jerry

Thank you for listing the ingredients and instructions for making your fruit bread. I don't have a food processor, but do you think it will be easy to make by hand? I'm tempted to try it and perhaps make it a bit more festive for Christmas by adding some mixed peel and glace cherries. Your thoughts are very much appreciated.

TT x.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to ThyroidThora

Hi ThyroidThora a food processor merely speeds up mixing so by hand is fine and with cherries and mixed peel it would be even nicer. I only had raisins or sultanas.

With gluten free bread it's important not to knock the mix back as it won't rise a second time.

I think it's wonderful that you want to make this for your grandson. 😊

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lawli56 in reply to Jerry

That looks good. I'll have to try your recipe but I'll substitute wholegrain spelt for the flour as I'm just wheat intolerant and I prefer whole grains.

Jerry good day can Almond flour be used?Did not know if nuts were out my husband has colon issues and consumes both. This bread looks so good and is getting time to bake with the cooler season. He has been poking me additionally can a bread machine be used?

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Good morning cherv I've not tried ground almonds in bread but use them in baking other things, what does work is topping it with flaked almonds.

Now a bread machine can be used for GF bread but you must use either the gluten free setting or the quick setting, otherwise the bread is knocked back after it rises to rise a second time and this does not happen with a gluten free mix so the result can be brick like. This is where most people go wrong with a bread machine.

I also suffer with microscopic colitis so sympathise with your hubby having colon issues and fortunately for me I can keep it under control with my diet.

Well done for making an effort for your hubby and good luck with your baking. 😊

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cherv in reply to Jerry

We eat keto and have good sucess with Almond flour in the diet and his disease. use it for being a diabetic. I'll have to look at your suggestion I have had some some failures with the bread machine will attempt your gluten fee idea. I have not made his breads with the machine would love to this fall/winter. I got him to a healthy weight on the diet and my insulin stablized. I've worked hard to gain weight and the diet has assisted in this area, which is a terrible battle caused by illness. Has help reduce my seizures. The keto diet is recommended by many doctors.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to cherv

Hello cherv sometimes I grind quinoa and add that as flour and almond flour sounds really good.Now when baking GF bread you want to use the GF setting or the quick bake otherwise the dough rises and is knocked back to rise again and GF dough doesn't rise a second time hence the quick or GF setting.

it certainly looks yummy.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to secrets22

Thank you secrets22 😊

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