sharing recipes from one generation to the next
“The Life Changing Loaf of Bread” recipe has come to me via my daughter Leah’s blog “Sharing the Food We Love.” The original recipe came from My New Roots. It’s worth a peek!
Leah made this loaf when we visited her in Brisbane a few weeks ago. We finished her preprepared loaf, so she made another allowing me to see firsthand how easy it was to throw together. The process is a little like magic. The loaf becomes firm as it rests before baking. The oats, chia seeds and psyllium husks absorb all the moisture and expand to hold the loose nuts and seeds together.
The flavour is nutty and toasty, the texture crunchy and chewy. It’s a loaf with presence unlike most gluten free bread. I’ve enjoyed this bread with both sweet and savoury toppings. It is just delicious!
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
4 tablespoons psyllium husk
1 tsp fine sea salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 1/2 cups water
Line a loaf tin with baking paper so that it comes up over the sides like “loaf handles.”
In a bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the centre.
Combine the melted butter, water and maple syrup in a jug.
Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. Work quickly as the mixture will thicken rapidly.
Press the dough into the paper lined loaf tin and allow to stand for at least 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 180c.
Bake the loaf for 20 minutes then turn the loaf out of the tin directly onto the oven rack. Bake a further 30-40 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
Cool before slicing thickly. Makes 1 loaf
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Beautiful bread! I took a peak at your daughter’s website and was surprised to see a photo there which I had seen before and LOVED! Wow! That was your daughter!!
Yep, that’s my girl!! She lives 2000kms away and we miss her so much, but she’s followed her heart and is very happy!
Liking this post from Sydney. Will give it a go once I’m back home and recovered from my trip. Those ingredients, I’m imagining it’s all going to be delicious.
It’s almost too simple, and too good to be true!
Wonderful recipe! I can imagine how $$ this would be to purchase at the market. I love seeded breads but at $6 a loaf usually pass it up. Thank you for sharing. I just visited “sharing the food we love”. Gorgeous and so artistically talented!
Yes we’re immensely proud of her!