This weekend I visited my boyfriends Mum. It was a great weekend filled with puppy cuddling, tickling the kids and more pupping cuddling.
This is little Shiz Tau bear. What a pudding! I need to get a puppy.
Ahhhh, I can dream. Back to London today. I was rudely awoken at 5am by a neighbours alarm. The worst part was they didn’t even wake up! The constant drone of and apple phone. When I got to work I was moody and tired. Dying to come home to the comfort of my corduroy sofa.
When I finally got home, I decided to bake. It really does help to put me in a good mood!
Last week I was experimenting with my new chestnut flour. I have been meaning to buy it for a while and it was really worth it.
My first experiment had meant to turn into rolls to go with my pumpkin soup.
However, I didn’t make the mixture quite thick enough to rise as rolls do. The bread was DELICIOUS and reminded me of a seedy granary loaf. I decided it made sense to try it as a loaf.
- 1 x cup tapioca flour
- 1 x cup ground almond
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 4 x eggs
- 1/2 cup chestnut flour
- 1/2 cup mixed seeds
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 x capful cider vinegar
- 1 tsp date syrup
Line a baking tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the seeds, tapioca flour, ground almond, desiccated coconut and chestnut flour.
Crack the eggs into the bowl along with the salt and mix the ingredients together evenly.
Add the date syrup and continue to mix.
Lastly, add the baking powder and pop the capful of cider vinegar on top. Allow the baking powder to foam and then gently fold into the bread mixture.
Leave to sit for 10 minutes.
The mixture will have risen slightly. Gently fold into the baking tin and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Add a sprinkling of seeds to the top.
It’s best if you can leave the oven shut however you may need to check halfway as some ovens can be slightly hotter.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. The loaf should have formed a golden crust.
Serve with some cashew butter and cherry, berry jam!
Keep the bread in an airtight container.