To help living plastic-free a little easier, we’ve teamed up with waste-free wholefoods store The Source Bulk Foods, to share a series of recipes that can be easily prepared without the use or waste of any plastic.
This gluten-friendly bread recipe is easy to follow, saving you the days of work that sourdough preparation calls for, and is made (in line with The Source ethos) without ingredients from plastic packaging. For a softer crust, add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the mixture, and for a sweeter flavour, add one or two tablespoons of organic coconut sugar or maple syrup.
600g room-temperature water
1 packet active dry yeast (7g)
500g Easy Bake Gluten-Friendly Bread Mix
from The Source Bulk Foods
1½ tbs apple cider vinegar
In a large bowl, combine ingredients. Mix well by hand or in electric mixer until thoroughly combined (5 minutes), scrape down the sides regularly.
Let the mixture stand to rise for 15 minutes.
For loaf: Scoop or using oiled hands, shape dough and put into a lined loaf tin.
For buns: Using oiled hands, shape into buns (100 – 120g portions). Arrange buns close to each other on a baking tray.
Brush top of dough generously with water, sprinkle seeds if desired and put inside a closed container.
Allow dough to rise until almost doubled (approx. 30 – 45 minutes). Do not over-rise.
Bake in a preheated fan-forced 220°C oven for 20 minutes.
Reduce heat to 165°C and bake for a further 20 – 25 minutes for buns; 35 – 40 minutes for a small loaf; and 45 – 50 minutes for a regular loaf. The inner temperature should reach 100°C.
Cool completely prior to slicing. Keeps fresh and soft for a few days in closed container. Bread freezes and thaws well.
To stock up on the ingredients required for this recipe, and other zero waste wholefoods and sustainable homewares, pop in to your local store or visit thesourcebulkfoods.com.au
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