May 17th Update: They cancelled my surgery. Now I have to wait, again. I have no idea when it’ll happen now. I don’t know when the blog will resume, bear with me, dear reader.
This was typed on the 14th of May.
Did I mention that I tried this in a loaf tin, a small one mind, I have to use this flour sparingly at first, and that it stuck like a barnacle? I honestly can’t recall the last time that that happened and that might be because I repressed it, but I digress, this flour needs to learn one very important fact: I know why recipes fail and I am dogged when it comes to getting to them work. I knew the bread was fine, but as to the sticking, well, I know that greaseproof paper alleviates the problem of sticking in even the most sugar laden batters, so it was a simple matter of lining a round tin completely. If you’re struggling I have a guide that let’s you know how to line a round tin to avoid seepage and thus sticking. Did it work? Of course! I’m Jack of the Single Flour Recipes after all.
You know I don’t often see single flour recipes, I don’t think I’m some visionary, but I like to think I’m at least doing something different and, hopefully, helpful in creating these recipes. They’re not always the best or the tastiest. They can be, at least until further tweaks, a case of function over flavour. Science over scintillation. So, what have we here? Anything unique? Mmmm. Not really. I’m not ragging on my own recipe, I’ll leave that to you, dear reader. Kidding. Don’t hassle my bread, as the kids say these days, probably. It’s just not that wonderful a bread for the work it takes to create it. In all honesty the microwave version is better, but I wanted to prove that it could be made and made to be quite nice. Oh, yes, sorghum doesn’t seem to have much taste, but it does have one interesting thing going for it: This bread has a light texture, but also a melt in the mouth appeal. Strange to type that about bread, but it’s true. It makes a nice, soft loaf. I also tried frying it in butter and it does crisp up, but it does start to fall apart a trifle. Which leads me to the one caution here: This isn’t the strongest bread when cool. It’s can hold its shape, don’t mistake me, slices fine too, but I think the more it dries the easier it’ll break. I tossed mine in the freezer fairly rapidly, but I cold see it starting to crumble if left out. I did say that there isn’t much taste, but I do like what taste there is. It feels reminiscent of brown bread, or at-least what I’m remembering brown bread as. It’s been a very long time, dear reader, as you can imagine. I think I enjoyed the taste most of all in this recipe.
It’s a recipe made solely to say I could. I think I might look into combining it with other flours in the future to use its softness and lightness to change them. Maybe inplace of Quinoa in my Bap recipe? I still have other recipes in mind for just this flour too, don’t mistake me, it’s just I have so many ideas some take precedence over others. I might end up regretting the delayed publishing with these posts, but it’s what’s best for me and I’m sure my readership will understand. So, for now I’ll pop into the kitchen and keep stocking my freezer. I’m the only one who can do it, so I have no time to stay feeling sorry for myself. You can do that for me, dear reader. Kidding. I’ll be back again soon with a new recipe. Take care.
100g Sorghum Flour
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Large Egg (65g-75g In Shell)
1/6 Tbsp Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
Makes one small loaf.
Can be frozen.
1. Preheat oven to 175c (No Fan).
2. Line the bottom and sides of a 4 1/2 inch springform pan.
3. In a large bowl mix together the Egg, Olive Oil and Salt. Add the Sorghum Flour and Baking Soda and stir until combined, then gradually add the Water and stir until a thick Batter has been formed. Add more Water if too thick.
4. Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 30-40 minutes, turning halfway if needed, until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean and bread doesn’t feel sticky inside.
5. Cool in tin for a few minutes, then remove, peel away grease-proof paper and let cool completely on a wire rack.