Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quick mixes save time on vacation

There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked bread. On vacation it is glorious. 

We looked at the local supermarket and could not find any fresh baked gf bread. ANY. It's a good thing that we kind of expected that. Resort towns don't always carry specialty items since the tourist leave when the weather turns cool.

We decided that since gluten-free yeast bread is really easier to make than wheat bread, we would bring bread mixes. You don't have to knead gf bread and it only needs to rise one time. We just brought the mix and a glass two-cup measuring cup.

We put the yeast and sugar in small baggies, and put the flours, salt and xanthan gum in a gallon baggie. We placed the smaller baggies into the large bag and packed it away.

The condo had mixing bowls and we poured the dry ingredients in and put warm water, yeast, and sugar in the measuring cup. We then added a half-teaspoon of vinegar and the EVO oil and waited until the yeast formed a layer of frothy bubbles.

We poured the wet mixture into the dry mixture and gave it a good mixing by hand. We then poured the dough into an oiled loaf pan. (Incidentally the loaf pan came with the condo.) When the bread rose to the top of the pan, we baked it.

The bread made incredible gf finger sandwiches on the beach for our hungry crew.

I can only say that the mixes you make yourself are an incredibly easy time-saver.

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