Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Recipe #4 - Juvela's gluten-free & hassle-free white loaf

Juvela's gluten-free white loaf

So, this was our first attempt to make our own bread loaf! 
I  made with the recipe provided by Juvela as I used their white mix which David got with his doctor's prescription :) 
With Juvela's white mix, it only required just a little ingredients + spoon + bowl + my right hand + lightly oiled loaf tin + oven :D I never thought making gluten-free bread was this easy! 
And it was such a great success as David got scared and kept asking me.. 
"Is this really gluten-free?" :) 
And indeed, it turned out very soft and tasted like normal white bread :)
So, now let me share this amazing recipe of Juvela Gluten-free White Bread Loaf!




12g of yeast (A sachet included in the box)
1 tablespoon of salt
1tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
Warm Water (40℃) 450ml (or 250ml)**

* Ingredients: Gluten Free Wheat Starch, Skimmed Milk Powder, Sugar, Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Hydroxy-methylcellulose), Raising Agents (Glucono-delta-lactone, Sodium Bicarbonate), Iron Powder, Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid.

n.b. If you get this directly from pharmacy without any prescription, it'll cost ridiculously expensive - £11 for a box (500g), or £16 on Amazon! XD But when you are diagnosed as coeliac in the UK, you might be able to get this prescribed by your doctor for much much much cheaper :)

** This is the amount in the instruction, but I reduced to 250ml and I will explain why in a little while :)




Firstly, mix flour and yeast throughly so that the yeast will be equally distributed, and do the same for other dry ingredients as well :) 
After that, add oil & warm water, mix well, rest it for 30 min, and bake it for 25 min:) 
It was indeed very easy but I did a bit differently in the part where I was supposed to make "a batter rather than a dough" :D
Their instruction is as follows:
"Beat the mixture well until a smooth batter is formed. The mixture should fall quickly back into place when a knife is drawn through it like a paddle." 

"Do not be afraid to add more water if the batter is too thick." 
I admit that I was not reading this part carefully enough when I was preparing, and this was my first try ever to make gluten-free bread... 
As soon as I added just a half of the water, I started to get very very afraid to add another half to make it equal to the guided amount of 450ml.
After all, I ignorantly followed my instinct that I developed only through making normal wheat bread, and disobeyed this instruction - I just added a little more than a half of water, and I made a dough rather than a batter :D 

And it turned out like this...

Nonetheless, this whole loaf turned out amazingly delicious so I guess you can do it in either way with this mix :) Phew...!

Also, though it said it will allow you to make 2 loaves of bread, obviously the way I made the dough wasn't even enough for one loaf tin of mine so I made it just for one loaf :)

First, I divided in half, stretched and rolled each of them, and put them next to each other.

Seems like I didn't do a good job dividing equally, which you will see in a little bit :D

And I smoothed the surface with sunflower oil and a spoon as it was recommended in the recipe :)

Then, let it rest to prove with wet tea towel on for 30 minutes...

While doing that, start pre-heating the oven for 220℃ :)

Here's the lovely fully grown dough :)
I loved the smell of the yeast!

Right before I put this lovely thing into the oven, I lightly sifted some flour on top :)

Now, bake for around 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown!

Here is the lovely bread right out of the oven :)


Even this unevenness is adorable, isn't it? :) haha

Loooovely :)

It's so soft & crusty as well :)

...and guess what! It's gluten-free (well, of course...)! :D

This bread really goes well with anything and stays soft even the next day :)! Since this white mix already includes some agents, it was such a hassle-free gluten-free breadmaking for the first-timer like myself :)

Sadly, as this was the last box and we can no longer get this from our nearby doctor & it's no way paying £11 for just a loaf, we will not make with this mix anymore for a while :( But we are now very excited to use different flour to make more bread loaves! :D

So, there will soon be another experiment to make white loaf with...
Dove's Gluten-free Plain Flour Mix :)



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