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St Patrick’s Day – Irish Barmbrack

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Barmbrack – recipe from my Dad

Barmbrack is a famous traditional Irish leavened bread often eaten at Halloween and at St Patrick’s Day although it can be eaten anytime of the year.  My Dad enjoys baking and makes amazing breads and rolls.  After recently trying a shop bought Barmbrack he challenged himself with coming up with a gluten free Barmbrack. After a few attempts this is his recipe…..

Ingredients:

85g raisins
4 tablespoons brandy
140ml water
half a teaspoon of salt
25g unsalted butter cut into small pieces
25g golden caster sugar
1 egg
225g gluten free white bread flour plus extra for dusting fruit
25g mixed peel
half a teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon dried easy bake yeast

Instructions: (using a bread machine)

Soak the raisins in the brandy, preferably overnight but for at least 2 hours. Drain the raisins and put the liquor in the pan of the bread machine together with the water. Add the salt, butter, sugar, egg, flour and xanthan gum and finally sprinkle over the yeast.
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Set the machine on a normal white loaf programme for a 500g loaf size (program 1 on many makes)

After about 15 minutes add the raisins and mixed peel which have been lightly dusted in flour (to stop them sticking together) to the dough mixture and let the machine continue to the end of the programme.

Remove the pan from the machine as soon as the programme finishes and leave the loaf in the pan 5 minutes before tipping out to cool on  a wire rack.

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Serve sliced and toasted, spread with butter. Freezes well

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Barmbrack

2014-01-19 17.45.37
Barmbrack – recipe from my Dad

Barmbrack is a famous traditional Irish leavened bread often eaten at Halloween and at St Patrick’s Day although it can be eaten anytime of the year.  My Dad enjoys baking and makes amazing breads and rolls.  After recently trying a shop bought Barmbrack he challenged himself with coming up with a gluten free Barmbrack. After a few attempts this is his recipe…..

Ingredients:

85g raisins
4 tablespoons brandy
140ml water
half a teaspoon of salt
25g unsalted butter cut into small pieces
25g golden caster sugar
1 egg
225g gluten free white bread flour plus extra for dusting fruit
25g mixed peel
half a teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon dried easy bake yeast

Instructions: (using a bread machine)

Soak the raisins in the brandy, preferably overnight but for at least 2 hours. Drain the raisins and put the liquor in the pan of the bread machine together with the water. Add the salt, butter, sugar, egg, flour and xanthan gum and finally sprinkle over the yeast.
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Set the machine on a normal white loaf programme for a 500g loaf size (program 1 on many makes)

After about 15 minutes add the raisins and mixed peel which have been lightly dusted in flour (to stop them sticking together) to the dough mixture and let the machine continue to the end of the programme.

Remove the pan from the machine as soon as the programme finishes and leave the loaf in the pan 5 minutes before tipping out to cool on  a wire rack.

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Serve sliced and toasted, spread with butter. Freezes well

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Product review – Mrs Crimble’s Bread Mix

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This is the first of a weekly product / supplier review and this week I am featuring Mrs Crimble’s Bread Mix.

Everyone that I know that is on a gluten free diet wishes for great bread and rolls that are as close as possible to real bread. Using the Mrs Crimble’s Bread Mix I have consistently been making loaves and rolls that are light, crusty and with a texture and taste that is just like real bread. It is the best bread mix that we have found and as it makes a good dough rather than a batter it is perfect for making bread rolls.

While the mix is sometimes available in some supermarkets and health shops it is readily available on line either from the Mrs Crimble’s site or Amazon and similar sites.  www.mrscrimbles.com  Follow Mrs Crimble’s on Twitter @mrscrimbles

The price for 1 packet is about £2.00 (2013) and you will need to add yeast and oil.  Makes 1 loaf or 8 bread rolls.

By using the mix and the dough making setting of my bread machine I have mastered bread rolls that I am really proud of and my wife loves.

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Ingredients:

1 packet of Mrs Crimbles Bread Mix
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
300 ml tepid water
7g dried yeast

Instructions for bread rolls using a bread machine:

Add the water and oil to the bread pan then add the bread mix and sprinkle the yeast on the top

Set the bread machine on the dough mix, after about 5 minutes using a spatula scrape the mixture from the sides of the pan

Once the dough making cycle is complete tip the dough on to a well floured (gluten free) board.

The dough is quite sticking but with floured hands make into small rolls about 65g each.

Place the rolls on a lightly oiled baking sheet.

Brush with either a watered egg wash or water only and sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds on each roll

Cover with cling film that has been oiled and leave in a warm place for about 20 – 30 minutes until they have risen to double their size.

Remove the cling film and put into a oven that has been pre heated to 220C

Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Put the rolls on a cooling rack to cool

 

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