Best Gluten Free bread you’ll ever have

By   October 13, 2018

…or not but I’d give it a go! I know this is all about beers but what is a good beer without some tapas next to it? And how can you make proper tapas without bread? Whilst you puzzle it out, get baking!

I tried many gluten free bread recipes I found online and not many worked for me. I tried adapting some of them and had better results but none of them were good enough for me. I created even a harder challenge for myself when my new dietary requirements would not allow me using some of the most common gf flours such as rice flour and buckwheat flour.

There aren’t many alternatives to use and I finally settled for Millet flour and Sorghum flour. Many trial and errors later I finally cracked it.

Millet and Sorghum bread
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Easy to bake gluten free bread which can be made into burger buns. You can also make with and without eggs. Flavour is different but they are both equally satisfying. To make it vegan replace the three eggs by 3 tbsp of flaxseed flour and 7.5 tbsp of water.
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 2 hours
Millet and Sorghum bread
Print Recipe
Easy to bake gluten free bread which can be made into burger buns. You can also make with and without eggs. Flavour is different but they are both equally satisfying. To make it vegan replace the three eggs by 3 tbsp of flaxseed flour and 7.5 tbsp of water.
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 2 hours
Ingredients
  • 170 grams warm water
  • 7 grams instant yeast
  • 85 grams millet flour
  • 85 grams sorghum flour
  • 113 grams arrowroot flour replace by tapioca flour if you can't find it
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs or 3 tbsp flaxseeds and 7.5 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
Servings: loaf
Instructions
  1. Measure the warm water into a glass with the sugar and the yeast. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes until it starts to foam.
  2. Shift the flour and through it together with the rest of the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  3. Using the stand mixer flat paddle mix all the ingredients at medium speed. You may need to stop from time to time and scrape the bowl to make sure everything gets mixed evenly.
  4. The dough will be quite thin and sticky. Carefully tip it into a prepared loaf pan or with wet hands make 4-5 even round and flat "balls" or baguette shape. All of them will work well. Cover with cling film and let it raise until they double in size (up to 2 hours) but leave some room for the dough to raise, if it sticks to the dough it will not raise well.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees centigrades.
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Ocho Reales

By   October 10, 2018

I went a few days ago for lunch to one of my favourite restaurants in Leeds, Lupe. It’s a very good Mexican I recommend. It has lots of gluten free dishes and recently they added the Ocho Reales beer which is also gluten free! It is a brown ale like beer with a creamy white foam. I found it to be a bit toasted with caramel hints. I really enjoyed it and will have it again on my next visit.

If you cannot make it to Lupe, try Amazon.

Chmielakia IPA

By   August 6, 2018

It has been a while since I review a beer here.  I had to change diet further due to health issues and my current diet is less tolerant of beers. But today I had to have a beer I found on a polish supermarket whilst on holiday.

Chmielakia is a polish IPA. For what I found this is the only polish made IPA. The beer was created in cooperation with the Association of Celiac disease sufferers from Bydgoszcz. I haven’t had an IPA for a while and I really enjoyed it. It full bodied, well carbonated and with quiet evident citrus taste and aroma.

You can find it in large polish carrefour. I haven’t been able to find it online.

 

Bellfield Brewery: Lawless Village IPA

By   March 23, 2018

A few days ago I talked about Bohemian Pilsner by the same brewery. The former was silver medal whilst this new one, Lawless Village IPA, is gold medal. A a well deserved one! I found this beer deliciously refreshing. I’ll go as far as saying it went up to the top of my favourites or very close to.

My other half also agrees and she enjoy this one with dinner. It’s available from your local Morrisons and from Amazon.

Bellfield Brewery: Bohemian Pilsner

By   March 11, 2018

It’s been a while since a review a beer. It’s just they getting harder to find. Luckily Morrisons supermarkets (which is showing to be among the best for GF stuff) has this new beer for sale.
I opened it tonight to drink with a nice chicken korma I just prepared. It’s a tasty beer and quite refreshing. It’s light with some lemon hints. It doesn’t have a lot of body and it’s quite carbonated. I liked it but at the same time it was the wrong choice for a curry.
It has won the silver World Beer Awards and if you’d like to try it wander to you local Morrisons or try Amazon.

First Chop: POP

By   December 11, 2017


First Chop beers are now a regular occurrence on this site for two main reasons: first I keep finding them in the pubs I frequent the most and they are pretty good. There may be one or two you don’t like as much but with the variety there is there probably is something for everyone.

Their web site says it all about this nice beer:

A big hoppy US style IPA, pale amber in colour with orange and spicy hop notes, blessed with an extra orange citrus burst from a ‘dry hopping’ with orange oils.

I thought it was pretty good but not excellent. 5.4% ABV is a bit too much and it could have a stronger flavour but good enough for a second attempt when I see it again.

Skinny

By   October 21, 2017

I find rather funny that the Skinny beer is being advertised not because the taste of because it’s GF but because it’s low in calories. I guess that they will know better but what interests me is that I can drink it.

Product Details (per bottle – 330ml)

  • 4% ABV
  • 89 Calories (Corona – 149)
  • 1.32g of Sugar (Peroni – 11g)
  • 2.97g of Carbohydrate (Corona Extra – 14g)
  • 0.3g of Fat

What does it taste like? Funny enough the look and taste is very close to a Corona which it was discussed in these pages as being a GF beer though not marketed as such (I can have it without ill effects but do your own research). Corona is not among my favourite beers though on a warm summer day it can be delicious and refreshing. If you like beers like Corona and if you care about your waistline Skinny may be a good option for you. I’ve never seen it on sale on a pub and I bought from Tesco but it can also be found online at Amazon.

First chop: Jam

By   October 21, 2017

It’s  lunch time and what best than pizza and beer!! Oh, wait: pizza has gluten. Quelle horreur! Gluten free products are more readily available than ever and I even know a couple of places in town with decent gf pizza but unfortunately Belgrave Music Hall is not one of them.

But at least they do have decent beer. First chop is entering the ranking of my favourite gf beer brand. They different beers are all pretty good and they cover an ample range of flavours. First Chop Jam is a pale ale with a nice orange colour and fruity taste. It’s pretty sweet and pours very well. Like all the First Chop I’ve seen so far it comes on a can so please remember to ask for a glass! They can taste can easily ruin the beer.

As I said I had this one from Belgrave but it is also available online from Amazon and other retailers.

Meantime

By   October 19, 2017

Meantime Brewing Company created this pale ale. It pours very nicely with a nice golden colour and decent head. It’s not as hoppy as some other beers but it’s not bad at all. I personally liked it. I’m trying to think on another beer to compare against but nothing in the GF category comes to mind. It reminds a mild lagunitas (has gluten!).

I bought it at Tesco.

Kent IPA

By   July 31, 2017

I do love an IPA and I relish the idea of trying something new. This Kent IPA is not bad at all. It’s quite carbonated something I tend to prefer on warm summer days and it’s tasty as well.
It pours with a pale golden colour and it has a citric or fruity aroma.

I bought it from M&S and I haven’t seen it anywhere else. It may just be available to them for all I know. It’s drinkable and worth a try.

Enjoy!

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