I've made gluten free soda bread many times before,
you can't escape soda bread with an Irishman at home,
but buttermilk is out of bounds as we're dairy free too,
so I had to be creative and make something totally new.....
As usual I stood in the kitchen staring at the fridge,
looking for a substitute and found some coconut milk,
I added some lemon juice and prayed to the bread god,
who blessed me with smile and a result that left me awed ;-)
1/2 cup millet flour (bajra)
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1 cup buckwheat flour (jowar can be used)
1 cup coconut milk
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder (need to get aluminum free baking powder, Thanks Jenny xox)
2 tsp arrowroot powder or 1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp sea salt ( I used Himalayan pink salt)
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Make a well in the center.
Add the lemon juice to the coconut milk.
Add the milk and juice to the flours in the center
then mix well to bring together and work it lightly
for a few minutes without any real kneading.
keep a light touch throughout.
I divided the dough into 4 balls and flattened them
to make round soda scones.
Place them on a greased baking tray and
bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for around
25 to 30 minutes, till a knife comes out clean.
Trevor and Saatchi ate one scone hot, right out off the oven,
with coconut butter - What's new? :-)
The other 3 were allowed to cool and sliced horizontally,
very very carefully as they have a tendency to crumble.
One side was topped with avocado, salmon spread and
cucumbers - the other with hummus, shaved zucchini,
and salmon spread.
Sprinkle some sea salt and lots of black pepper and serve with
a mixed green salad / olive oil lemon juice dressing.
You can use any other toppings for the sandwich, whatever your
heart desires - there are so many variations!!
Poach 2 to 3 Salmon filet and flake them
once they're well cooked.
Add Juice of 1 lemon, sea salt, lots of black pepper,
dill, crushed garlic and chives or spring onions.
You can add any other herbs or spices you desire too.
Mix it all very well together and Enjoy :-)
The chives, dill and the cucumber is from our garden.....
Keep it Simple. Be Creative.
Taste and Play. Find your Own Way