Sunday, March 02, 2008
Gluten-Free Recipe: Orange-Nut Bread
I really had intended to post this gluten-free bread recipe back around the holidays, as it seemed a perfect sweeter-type bread for parties and get-togethers. Well, fact is, I like the bread any time, and I also didn't get around to posting the recipe until now :) This flavorful and semi-sweet bread works well as a gluten-free dessert, or simply as a snack food or treat.
Here's a link to the full gluten-free recipe: orange-nut bread over on my gluten-free / wheat-free recipe library pages.
It's similar to a panettone bread in some ways, and perhaps a bit like a kuchen (German sweet bread / cake). This recipe has lovely hints of orange and a nice bit of white-chocolate added to it. Yum! And, it also features some healthful flaxseed, while making use of the whey-protein isolate (I have blogged about here) for enhancing the texture and moistness and sponginess. The end result is just simply delicious.
I love my gluten-free diet, especially when I have gluten-free food options that are so enjoyable to consume. I really don't feel like I am missing out on anything while living gluten-free, as I have been able to replace nearly all "normal foods" (i.e., the old gluten-containing items) with wheat-free and gluten-free alternatives. This is just yet another gluten-free recipe that keeps me happy and satisfied while living without gluten!
And, it is a relatively simple bread to create too (baking-soda leavened, so nothing too complicated here). And, though the bread is best fresh-baked (like most breads), it is fine the next day. I have even placed thick-cut slices into a wide-mouth toaster to warm it back up and slightly brown the surface a couple days after baking, and that worked out quite nice too.
Hope you like it! I have some more recipes coming soon, as I start to address my backlog and get these things posted on my gluten-free blog and my recipe site for all to enjoy.