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I used a blender because I just got a set of them cheap and wanted to use it. The eggs are really fresh and from well fed hens, hence the colour.
I always like to think that I tread a slightly different path when it comes to these recipes. I don’t use blends, nothing wrong with them or anything else I mention, I just can’t, nor do I use added starches. My recipes often celebrate single ingredients , at least I hope they do. So I don’t often find a lot of bloggers who bake in the same vein. Little did I realise that in starting this blog I’d not only find someone similar, but that I’d find someone who far exceeds me and someone I’ve come to deeply respect for her undeniable skill and expertise. I’m taking about Dr. Irena Tarvid of Cooking Without Gluten whom I hope won’t mind this preamble. I hope one day to be able to match her skill, maybe even exceed it. If nothing else we all win. More experience for me and more recipes for you. The bread recipe below is the first trial, (From here) this time with fresh apple pieces, I will re-try it with vegetable purée at a later date. Though I’d happily stick with just this version. If I ever think myself better than most I’ll simply have to bake this and shamefully slink back to my kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not giving up, if anything I want to be better than ever before, but this is such a wonderful bread that it really has knocked me for a loop. Go read the original recipe, there’s more in that one recipe to learn from than most blogs. This isn’t mere hyperbole, this is just an outpouring of respect. Thank you for this recipe Doctor.
If this were wheat flour this would be spongy white bread, whilst my own, albeit similar bread, would be brown bread. As I said check out the original for an in depth review, this is just my usual ramble. That’s why you’re here, really. This is really simple to prepare, I went with fresh apple as I said and I will be back with a few more tries over time. The most labour intensive part is blending the egg and apple and as the original states you can use pre-made purée. I just got the eggs and had nothing much to hand. Even the chicken who laid them were killed because someone doesn’t want me having them. Why, Mr. Fox? Why?! It’s just a matter of wet to dry and you end up with with a thick elastic batter, strange way to term it but accurate. Then you add water, rinsing out the blender as you do, until it loosens to a porridge consistency, that’s the original’s term. Accurate. Pour it into a tin and there you go. Cor chase my Aunt Fanny up a gum tree, it’s done and dusted before you know it. What? My Aunt Fanny? If I had one I’d gladly let you chase her up a gum tree reader of mine.
It takes time to bake for a small loaf. But patience is rewarded with a wonderful loaf.
So the bread bakes and you slice it quickly and in haste. And there isn’t even a crumb. It’s warm and buttery, What? the butter just slid on there I swear. It’s soft with a slight crust. It reminds me of a wheat-bread from the long gone days, I can’t remember what type, but regardless it’s delicious. There’s no apple taste whatsoever. Cor stone the crows, it’s….what?…Wodehouse, curious reader, where do you think I aped my style?, just so good. I’ve popped mine in the freezer to have again and again. I think I’ll make this alongside my own bread and have a selection. This is much to good to be relegated to the once-in-a-while pile. This is an incredibly edible bread. There’s no added oil to boot. So go on and try this, I have another post and I can’t stay here holding your clammy hand all day. See you in a ‘mo.
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Fresh Apple Bread
150g Fresh Apple, Peeled and Chopped or 150g Steamed Vegetable Purée or 150g Raw Courgette, Chopped
130g Buckwheat Flour
10g Flaxseed Meal
2 Large Eggs
6g Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
Makes one small loaf.
Can be frozen.
1. Preheat oven to 170c (No Fan).
2. Grease, with Butter, and line a 6×3 inch loaf pan.
3. Blitz the Apple and Egg together until smooth and set aside.
4. Add everything else to a bowl and shake together. Then add in the Egg mixture. Stir together with a fork until combined. Batter will be elastic and thick. Add a little Water until the batter is more of a runny consistency.
4. Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 60 minutes, turning halfway if needed, until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.
5. Cool in tin for 20 minutes, then remove and let cool completely on a wire rack.