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Seeded Oat Loaf {Redux}

Seeded Oat Loaf {Redux}

When the original “Life Changing Bread” made the headlines, I gladly jumped on the bandwagon and adopted it, as I was in the painful throes of bread withdrawal. Suddenly this wheat free version would bring the simple civility of toast back into my life and I no longer felt renegaded as a vestige of third world-ism. I jest of course. But, not really. To an avid bread enthusiast, the diagnosis of intolerance of refined carbs was a fatal blow. I reeled for years from it. I made do with weekend cheat treats and genuine substitutes such as this loaf. I suppose if it did not save my life, yet it did save my joy!

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Let's Begin!

Let's Begin!

So, here we are - Mid January of a New Year! 2016.

This is my first post of the year. Where do I start? There is so much to say. Should I just take the plunge? It has to be better than procrastination, right?! Yes, I think I will just get right in. 

{Deep Breaths} 1...2....3... Ok, I am ready! Are you? OK! Here we go!

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Apple and Pear Loaf {Gluten Free}

Apple and Pear Loaf {Gluten Free}

This wonderfully light and moist Fall/Winter fruit loaf is one of those delights I have been making with simple alternate baking flours. Here I use my everyday staple mix of oat and almond flours for a nutty, robust and flavorful finish. Mixing cooked and grated fresh fruit makes for a moist cake that holds its flavor and suppleness for more days despite the use of naturally drier (compared to wheat) flours. The good thing about this recipe is that it does not need any binding agent other than egg and butter. So, no added gums or starches, which, for me is one of its elegant highlights.

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