Chickpea Oatmeal Waffles
(makes 1 sandwich)
- 1/4 cup Chickpea Fava Flour (Garbanzo Fava Flour)
- 1/3 cup Oatmeal (I used Quick Cooking)
- 1 Tbsp Flax Seed Meal (plus 3 Tbsp hot Water)
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tspSsalt
- 1/2 hot Water
Chickpea Oatmeal Waffles
(makes 1 sandwich)
I’m not sure how many of you enjoyed our Wheat Free Dinner Rolls during the holidays, but now you have another chance to buy them. One of July’s in store specials is our Gluten Free Homemade Wonderful Bread Mix. As you may know we continue to sell our Wheat-Free/Dairy Free Bread in the freezer section. Lucky for you this month we are showcasing this great mix by making two different types of dinner rolls! You’ll find 6-packs of regular and pesto Wheat-Free dinner rolls for $4.99 through July, available in the freezer. These rolls are great to accompany summer salads, or even soup.
If you’d rather bake them yourself, the Gluten Free Wonderful Bread Mix is 25% off for July. In the bakery we’ve found the following recipe to work well, it is also dairy free. Other Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store summer savings include black beans, red kidney beans and the delicious potato bread mix. Come on down, grab a pack of Wheat Free Pesto Rolls and enjoy a sunny lunch on our patio. See you soon!
Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Mix together in a small bowl:
Pour mixture into a bread pan and let rise until dough is just above the top of the pan about 30-40 minutes. Bake at 350°F degrees for one hour, rotating pan once during baking. Remove from oven and let cool on rack.
Makes: 1 bread loaf or 24 dinner rolls
A couple of weeks ago I told you about the Newport Celtic Festival as something fun to do if you were around the area. Today, I bring you the winning Irish Soda Bread recipe so you can enjoy a little Celtic festival at home.
Irish Soda Bread with Caraway & Drambuie
submitted by Margaret Boone, 1st prize winner
2011 Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Baking Contest
In a small bowl, combine raisins and Drambuie. Let stand for 30 min.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease baking sheet.
In a large bowl, using a whisk, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and caraway. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs and butter. Beat slightly with whisk. Add macerated raisins. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Stir with wooden spoon until moistened. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured counter. Knead gently about 6 times or until it comes together. Form into 2 round loaves; place on baking sheet. Using a serrated knife, slash the tops with an X no more than ¼” deep.
Bake 40-50 min. or until loaves sound hollow when tapped and are brown & crusty. Serve warm.
I don’t know about you, but a long weekend means we are swamped on Tuesday morning. I’m just going to post a quick note about the winners of our giveaway and will be back with more recipes and information tomorrow. We received over 350 legitimate entries for this giveaway!! Here are our winners:
In the unlikely event that a winner does not come forward to claim their prize within 7 days, we will pick a new winner. Congrats to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who entered. For those of you who did not win, but still want to own this wonderful bread machine: Hamilton Beach HomeBaker 2 lb Breadmaker (model 29881).
Last summer, I worked with the nice folks over at Hamilton Beach to help them launch a new bread machine with a gluten free bread setting—The HomeBaker 2 lb Bread Machine. They came to us for help with gluten free bread recipes and advice about gluten free baking in general. We also tested our mixes with the machine to be sure they would work before we embarked on this project. In return for our help and partnership, they gave me 3 of these machines to share with you guys! How cool is that??
I know bread machines seem like a throwback from the 80′s and many folks still have one lying around in the garage collecting dust, but they have seen a resurgence in the last few years with people looking for ways to eat better and eat fresher.
Do you know how easy a bread machine is?? Seriously, you just put the ingredients in and press a button. Before you know it, you’ve got fresh bread and a house that smells like a bakery. It’s the Crockpot of bread baking! I had sort of brushed them off as a another appliance to take up space in my kitchen, until I got one of these new Hamilton Beach machines to play with. It sat in its box for an embarrassing amount of time and when I finally pulled it out, it was with resignation. Ok, I have to use this so I can tell our readers about it. Let me tell you, after one loaf, I was hooked. Now I use it to make all sorts of things- like pizza dough. Just throw my ingredients in and come back in 90 minutes to wonderfully springy and perfectly risen pizza dough ready to be baked.
That’s the cool thing about this machine- it has all sorts of great settings (did I mention gluten free??) and a handy delay-start so I could put the ingredients in on my way to work and come home to fresh bread! Another problem that it solved for me was the rising temperature. The hubs likes to keep our house just above freezing, which makes it difficult to get my dough to rise properly and this machine keeps the dough the perfect temperature for rising- so no matter how frigid my house, I can still get my dough to rise.
Ok, enough about how much I am enjoying this machine. Now for the good parts! How can you enjoy this machine?
Three winners will receive a brand new Hamilton Beach Bread Machine and their choice of either our Gluten Free Bread Mix Gift Set or our regular Bread Mix Gift Set. As an extra bonus- there’s even a coupon inside for more of our bread mixes!!
How to Enter
It’s simple, but because of the nature of this giveaway, I need to be strict. If you don’t follow the rules exactly, I will not count you.
To enter, simply leave us a comment here, on our blog on this post, and tell us which gift pack you would like to win. That’s it. Nothing fancy.
Most importantly: YOU HAVE TO ENTER HERE ON OUR BLOG- NOT ON FACEBOOK. I’ll remind people to head over to our blog, if they enter on Facebook, but I won’t be looking there to pick the winners.
Winners will be chosen using Random.org from all those who enter by 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011. I will announce winners by May 31st. Unfortunately, we have to limit winners to residents of the United States (our apologies to our Canadian friends).
Want more information about this machine? Check out this site for great info.
Try this gluten-free rosemary olive bread with red pepper hummus. Gluten-free cocktail breads are a party-giver’s secret weapon. Bake, slice and freeze to be ready for any gathering. Toast up frozen slices when you need them, or use these tasty loaves fresh out of the oven.
GLUTEN-FREE ROSEMARY OLIVE COCKTAIL LOAVES
But don’t be intimidated! Although they can seem complicated if you’ve never tried making them before, bagels are a fun and simple baking project to try out. Because of the short ingredient list, they are a great way to experiment with and all of our different flours. They’re also an easy way to prepare a week’s worth of healthy breakfasts ahead of time. If you decide to make a double batch, you can keep them fresh by slicing them and freezing individually so that you can defrost them one at a time.
I have been really enjoying making bagels with our Organic Kamut Flour because of its rich, buttery flavor. Here is the recipe that I have been using lately that is based on a very basic recipe for bagels that I found online:
2 Cups Kamut Flour
2 Cups Unbleached White Flour (I prefer organic)
1 ½ teaspoons of Sea Salt
1 tablespoon Buttermilk Powder (totally optional)
1 tablespoon Vital Wheat Gluten
1 ½ cups warm water, 110°-115°
2 ¼ teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
2 tablespoons Barley Malt Syrup
If you don’t have any barley malt syrup on hand, you can also 2 tablespoons of Molasses or 2 teaspoons of Barley Malt Extract.
In the bowl of a Mixer outfitted with a bread hook, combine the Kamut and Unbleached White Flour, Vital Wheat Gluten, Buttermilk Powder (if using) and Salt.
In a separate small bowl stir the yeast in to the warm water. Add the Barley Malt Syrup and stir until combined.
Turn on the Mixer and add the wet ingredients. Let the mixer knead the dough for 8-10 minutes. The dough should not be sticky to the touch. If the surface of the dough feels tacky, add slightly more flour to the mix until it forms a firm ball.
Remove dough from the mixing bowl and divide into 8 little balls. If you like small bagels, you can divide the dough into as many as a dozen portions. Place the dough in an oiled bowl in a warm place and cover with a towel. Let the dough rise until it has doubled in size, usually about an hour or so.
Prepare your baking sheets – I like to use oiled parchment as a baking surface, because you never have to worry about sticking. Take the dough balls from the bowl and roll each between your hands until the surface is smooth. Don’t worry if they have stuck together in the bowl a little. If any part of the dough has dried slightly you can use a little olive oil to knead in the rough spots.
Now is the time to add the Bagel hole! Just poke your thumb through the center of the dough ball and smooth out any lumps or creases. Place each bagel on your prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rise again for a half hour or so.
Preheat the oven to 425°
Bring a wide pot of water to a rolling boil. I like to add a tablespoon of salt to the water, but I don’t think it is completely necessary. Carefully drop each bagel into the boiling water and boil on each side for 30 seconds to a minute. Remove the bagels from the water with a large slotted spoon or spatula, and let rest on the prepared baking sheets for 5 or 10 minutes.
Bake the bagels for 10 – 15 minutes depending on the size you decided to make them. You will be able to tell that they are done when they turn a golden brown. Remove the bagels from the oven and quickly flip over each bagel. Cook another two or three minutes upside down.
Slice and serve with your favorite toppings!
On these cold rainy days many of us just want to sit in front of the fire and eat soup. What is better with your favorite soup than Irish soda bread! Bob’s Red Mill Irish Soda Bread Mix is delicious, nutritious and easy to make. This lovely bread was invented without yeast because of Ireland’s active climate. Softer wheat prospered in the land, which in turn reacted well with sodium bicarbonate, also known as, baking soda. Soda bread is commonly served in Ireland as a side for breakfast or a main dish, such as a stew or soup.
Many of you who have tried our Irish Soda Bread may have noticed it is a bit sweeter than others, but all together, delicious. In the past I have seen this bread served toasted with butter atop and also as the Irish serve it, on the side of a main dish. Bob’s Red Mill Irish Soda Bread Mix is compiled of various milled flours, buttermilk powder and for a nutritious addition, wheat germ and bran. Historically, buttermilk has always been the milk of choice for soda bread. The sour, acidic characteristics react well with the baking soda.
In the event you purchase our Irish Soda Bread Mix, here are a few tips and ideas.
Whether you buy a loaf fresh from our bakery or prepare it for yourself at home, experience the simplicity of this rustic old country bread. We think you will enjoy it.
When the weather gets cold, we like to turn on the oven! Call 503-654-3215 x 208 today to sign up for one of these great classes held at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store.
Hands-on Bread Baking with Tim Healea!
Thursday, December 2, 2010 4:00-6:30 p.m.
There’s no better way to create an atmosphere of love and comfort than with the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread. Tim Healea, owner of the acclaimed Little “T” Bakery is back to teach us a few of his fabulous breads using alternative fl ours and
grains. His featured breads include: Deli Rye Bread with Caraway, Multigrain Carrot Bread, Green Pea and Bacon Bread and Pear Buckwheat Bread.
Supplies to bring: a large mixing bowl, 8X4 loaf pan, cookie sheet, kitchen towel, a wooden spoon or spatula, bench scraper and apron.
Class Fee: $50.00
After working for three years on their cookbook, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes, Shauna James Ahern and Chef Danny Ahern can’t wait to share it with you. In their second class, they’ll cook some of the seasonal recipes from their cookbook that are sure to please. With Gluten Free Pasta, Seared Shrimp with Garlic, Warm Rice Salad, Warm Polenta with Goat Cheese, Lamb Chops with Breadcrumbs and Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies, this class will fill you up and send you home with new food ideas. This will be a demonstration class, with plenty of cooking tips, ideas for how to live gluten-free joyfully, and food for you to enjoy!
Supplies to bring: enjoy the sampling! Class Fee $45.00
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that I find absolutely fascinating. Coinciding with All Souls Day in the Catholic religion, the Mexican holiday on November 2nd celebrates all those we love who we have lost. Across Mexico and parts of the US and Canada, families build altars in memory of their loved ones using bright marigolds, sugar skulls and favorite foods of the deceased.
What I love about this holiday is the idea that we’re never very far from those we’ve loved and lost. I love that death is an extension of life and nothing to be feared. We spend so much time hiding from the inevitable, why not embrace it? In my opinion, November 2nd is as good a day to remember loved ones as any other. I like the idea of remembering people I’ve loved by foods they loved.
My grandmother used to make Taco Soup whenever there was a big family gathering. It’s not fancy, but whenever I make this soup I inevitably think of her and remember things she used to do… how she would wash, dry and iron dollar bills to be perfectly crisp, then tape them together, end on end for your birthday. We always got one extra dollar than our age for good luck. I remember going to do laundry at her house one of the last times I visited and finding dollars in the washing machine. I had long since become too old for this birthday gift, but she was still washing and ironing for my younger cousins.
Pan de Muerto is an essential part of Dia de los Muertos. It is a sweet, yeasty bread that is baked into a variety of shapes- from skulls to favorite animals- and serves as a part of the sustenance provided to the deceased on their journey. I could not find a gluten free version of this treat, but here are some conventional recipes to try. Enjoy!
» What dish reminds you of your loved ones?