I'm a reluctant cook. I do it because I need to eat properly and at times I can enjoy the creativity of it, it's just that there are so many other creative things I prefer to do! I am however making my own bread at the moment, mainly because I can't eat gluten or yeast, but also because it has turned out to be quite satisfying. It makes the kitchen smell really nice and there's the added bonus of ripping a bit off the end as soon as it comes out of the oven...
I call it 'Speedy Soda Bread' because it takes me less than 15 minutes (including the washing up) to prepare, has only 6 ingredients and takes just 20-25 mins in the oven.
3 dry ingredients:
6oz Gluten-free flour* (I expect normal flour would work too but I haven't tried it).
1 tsp bicarb of soda
½ tsp salt
3 wet ingredients:
¼ pint of natural yoghurt
2 tbsp olive oil
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix wet ingredients well and add to dry ones. Stir together until combined into a soft batter (if it looks too dry add a little bit of water, or too wet add some more flour), then spread mixture out in a small greased loaf tin and bake at 200°c for 20-25 mins or until it looks and sounds done!
It makes quite a small loaf (don't expect it to rise very much) and it has a texture more like cake, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! If you're serving it to a gluten-free friend they probably won't mind how it turns out, they'll just be delighted to have something homemade they can eat! You can also add dried fruit etc if you want more of a tea bread.
Quick and simple - my kind of cooking.
Do you like to cook?
* I mill things like buckwheat grain, gf oats and some linseeds in my nutribullet to make my flour - only takes a few seconds and means I can have a mix of gluten-free flours with what I happen to have on hand.