Recipe of the Week: BBC GoodFood’s gluten-free sun dried tomato bread

Batch No.2 - my house now smells good enough to eat!

If you suffer from gluten intolerance or allergy, then you’ll know just how difficult (and how blimmin’ expensive) it is to find a half-decent loaf of bread. Even though I adore baking cakes, the thought of kneading dough and leaving it to rise for hours is something I just don’t have the time (or inclination) to do – so I usually end up nipping down to Infinity Foods in Brighton for their freshly-baked gluten-free loaf if I need a quick carbohydrate fix.

But lo and behold! Imagine my delight when my boyfriend found this absolute GEM of a recipe on the BBC GoodFood website… a bread that is so super quick to make it left me thinking I couldn’t possibly have done it properly. In fact, this bread is so simple it’s probably harder to get it wrong than to get it right. Just mix the dry ingredients together, whisk the wet ones in a separate bowl, fold them together, whack in a handful of sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan and Bob is actually your Uncle. It’s that easy. No kneading, no rising, no waiting. I made it for the first time yesterday and my second batch is already in the oven to take along to my Book Group this evening to wow my girly friends with my immense baking skills. YUM.

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