Waffle Bread & Muffin Bread
OK, I’ve regained my composure, and I can speak calmly with you about this amazing, yummy, texture right, bread. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve had bread…. Ener-G use to have a tapioca loaf that was ok, then they added xantham gum. I’ve been without ever since. I digress. Back to the bread!
I had an epiphany some time ago, and have been waiting to find the right moment to try this idea. I got to thinking… my pancakes taste good, and the texture is amazing. My waffles taste great, and I love the texture. The texture of the muffins were great too. Therefore, would it be safe to assume that I could make fake bread by changing the ingredients a bit?
As it turns out, you can. After doing a lot of research on gluten free breads, I tried to create something that was corn free from what I found.
Here’s what you will need:
2 cups All Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Guar Gum
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon “dry egg” mix (or 1 small egg)
1 Tablespoon Organic sugar
2 Tablespoons Organic honey
2 Tablespoons Organic extra virgin olive oil
1 3/4 cups water
Cook in waffle maker (on setting 4) or in oven at 350 for 25 – 30 minutes or until done
Some tips and thoughts from your friend: If you make it in the waffle maker, somehow, it senses when the batter is fully cooked. I was afraid to overfill it the first time, so I didn’t put in a lot of batter. Then, it was taking longer than usual, and I opened it too soon. It was still kind of gooey, but I actually liked it. If you make muffins, they have to cook for at least 30 minutes I believe. I cooked them for 25 minutes, and thought they were done. They were very gooey in the middle, but again, it wasn’t so bad.
I put a waffle section and 2 muffins in a baggie and left it out. The next day, they were really hard. I reheated them in the oven, and they were better, but not like on day one. I also froze 2 muffins, and reheated these. They did much better than the ones on the counter, but, they still weren’t as good as day one. Bottom line: make small batches, and freeze them when they’re cool to ensure they will keep for as long as possible.