Thursday, 13 March 2014
Quinoa Bread, Avocado and Goji Ketchup
I, like a lot of others, love finding new recipes. Recently I've been on a mission to collect and try out as many different bread recipes as I can.
This is my new favourite.
Ashley's Quinoa Oat Bread initially attracted me because I just received a sack of Quinoa flour in the post! I've said it before, I'm not really that struck on Quinoa (nor am I that struck on writing it, such an annoying word to type!) but I keep trying it with the hope that one day I'll like it!
The first attempt at this recipe didn't go that well, mainly because in my haste I put the mixture into a cold tin, lined with greaseproof paper.
Bad idea. Don't do it. A hot pan is definitely the key.
I also used a tin with a removable bottom which I'm sure did help with the removal, I was anticipating a struggle the second time I made it, just like the first, but it worked brilliantly.
I made this bread, and then instead of slicing and turning into a sandwich to serve with the Goji Ketchup, I spread the bread with the Ketchup, covered it in Spinach, Sweetcorn and onion and then sprinkled it with a little Soy Cheese, baked it for 5 minutes and served with a simple salad.
Trust me, it's brilliant that way too!
I am currently using Kiwi Compote- unsweetened, however that's just due to a little Kiwi Accident I had the other day! I was really quite surprised that the flavour of the compote did not affect the overall taste of the bread. At all.
If you've been reading some of my posts, you'll understand that I love Avocado. Therefore this Sandwich of grated Carrot, Avocado, Salad and Sliced Tomato was one of the best lunches I've had in a long time.
I'd love to try different herb (and fruit!) combinations as well as different fillings. I'd also like to give this bread recipe a go with more Chia and/or Flax.
This Ketchup Recipe is SO simple, really all you do is blitz in a food processor. The original recipe is one I found in the book Raw Magic (my sister bought me it!) but I made a few of my own alterations (because, I can't help myself!)
I also 100% reccommend Kate Magic's book Raw Magic, it is not only full of tasty things, it's also a really interesting read! (but maybe you have to be strange like me and actually enjoy reading cookery books as novels. . . ) I'm not raw, but the idea really intrigues me. . . I'm just not sure I'd want to eat cold food all the time, but that may just be my lack of knowledge!