Saturday, February 13, 2016

Frugalicious Chick Also Bakes

 Hello my fellow peeps. Its so nice to have you visiting me again or for the first time. 

I am always busy. Either I am decorating, painting, reupholstering, cooking or here is my gluten free vegan braided bread loaf and some of my gluten free vegan dinner rolls. They were truly delicious. Here are some photos of my baking and my recipe for the bread and the dinner rolls.

Bread before rising.

This recipe does require shortening because bread does not taste good to me if there is no shortening. That's what makes it smooth, fluffy and so desirable with some non-dairy butter melting all over it.
My recipe:
3 c. gluten free flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 fast rising yeast package
3 c. hot water
1/3 c. non- dairy butter
3 T. shortening
In a small bowl pour yeast and 1 c. hot water, stir well and set aside until needed. In a large bowl pour the flour, salt & sugar, mix well. Then add yeast mixture, butter & the rest of the hot water slowly until mixture is soft and smooth, then add 3 tablespoons of shortening, start kneading by hand, and as you knead sprinkle more flour into the mix slowly...knead well until the flour mixture is no longer sticky but nicely floured and smooth. Place flour dough inside a bowl and cover with a clean towel. Let it sit for 1 hour until it rises. Then knead very well for about 15 more minutes. Put the dough back inside the bowl and cover with the towel for another hour until it rises again. Repeat the kneading for 5 minutes and then separate the dough in 3 pieces and then roll out each piece with both hands to make 3 long pieces. Braid the 3 pieces together to create a beautiful braid  like the picture above and don't forget to tuck under the bread the 2 ends before baking. Smear non dairy butter on top of the loaf and then let it rise for 30 minutes on the baking pan. Bake at 360 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown...enjoy.
Note: Always spray your pans with some Crisco baking oil spray before placing your bread & dinner rolls on the pan,
For the dinner rolls follow the same recipe as the bread, then after the last kneading-cut the dough with your hand into small round balls to fit inside the pocket of a  muffin pan. But instead of filling the muffin pocket to the top with dough you are only going to fill it only half way, to leave it space to rise. Let them rise in the muffin pan for about 45 minutes or an hour covered with a clean towel.  Before baking brush over them some melted non dairy butter and then bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown at 350 degrees...Enjoy.

Have a great weekend and may the love flourish on this Valentine's Day with the love of your life.

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