What a life saver is all I have to say of this! We were on a family shopping trip yesterday afternoon which seemed to extend to a supermarket trip, which naturally turned the day trip into an early evening one and of course, we were all shattered by the time we were home! One of the things I love about being home is that I get to cook for my whole family, and last night was my night for cooking. I’d offered to make a homemade pizza and also some tear and share garlic bread to go with it. The only problem… time (in all honesty when isn’t this the main problem?!) But, thankfully I had a trusty bag of gluten free Foodmentalists Bread Flour in and I knew exactly what I was going to do.
Also, as I’m now training for my 40 mile bike ride, I’m trying to fit training into my days, so the proving time for the dough provided me with a much needed second (yes second on a weekend!!!) bike ride of the day – granted it was on the exercise bike, so I wasn’t out battling the elements, but I am extremely grateful of any opportunity I have to hop onto my bike. So, all in all, this saviour of a bag of flour provided two wonderful points last night – a happy family as I was able to make some delicious bread to go with the gluten free homemade pizza I made (I made a soya and gluten free plain flour base with sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, ham, mozzarella and pineapple topping).
The only addition to the bread was some melted (my dad will go mad for me saying that as he always implores that butter does not melt, it ‘clarifies’) butter and chopped, home grown garlic. I used three cloves and put them into the butter as it was melting. Then, layered one half of the dough onto a greased tray, poured over a little of the garlic butter, pushing it through the dough at points. Layered on the other half of the dough and repeated the garlic butter drizzle. Then baked in the oven at 200 C for 30 minutes. Delicious!
I served the pizza and garlic bread with salad, coleslaw (gluten free!), beetroot (my absolute favourite at the moment) and a glass of wine! What a wonderful way to round-up a very busy Saturday! Thank you Foodmentalists for your wonderful bread mix! Now… I need to stock up on some more. Here’s where you can get some too…